THE majority of Britons believe the UK would be better off quitting the EU so the nation can trade more freely, a poll revealed yesterday.
Seventy-one per cent of people said Britain should join the European Free Trade Association instead.
The survey provides fresh evidence that most people in the UK want us to leave the European Union and adds further weight to the Daily Express crusade calling for Britain to quit the EU. Robert Oulds, director of the Bruges Group think-tank that carried out the poll, said: “This poll not only adds to the growing body of evidence that a majority of the British people are realising that Britain would be better off out of the European Union but it also shows there is a viable alternative to EU membership.
“The option of re-joining EFTA and becoming like Norway and Switzerland is very popular with the British public.”
EFTA differs from the EU in that it would not have jurisdiction over the UK’s agriculture, fisheries, home affairs or justice policies.
Britain would still have access to the single market – while having to implement 60 per cent fewer regulations and saving £3billion.