British firms who do not export to the EU should be freed from the most burdensome Brussels regulations, hundreds of business leaders will say today.
Business for Britain, a Eurosceptic campaign group representing 800 business leaders, will propose that only the five per cent of UK companies who trade with the Continent should be subject to the rules of the single market.
For the aim and point of he single market is that it is, err, a single market.
Meaning that foreign firms trading here should face the same rules…..and thus all firms trading here must face those same rules otherwise it ain’t a single market, is it?
As to the larger picture the flaw in the single market idea is that us free marketeers only won the first part of the argument. That it should indeed be such a single market. The part we lost was that then everyone decided that it should be the continental style regulated by bureaucrats style market. Not a free one.
It’s from that that we suffer. Not at all that it’s a single market, but from the fact that it’s the wrong type of market. A French one, not an Anglo Saxon one.