Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News Analysis -

As some­one who sup­ports the free move­ment of goods and ser­vices through­out Europe, it’s no sur­prise to see me fall­ing on the same side as those cam­paign­ing for us to re­main as part of the EU. And that leaves me in a bit of a pickle, be­cause it also means fall­ing on the same side of the fence as our Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­che­quer and Prime Min­is­ter, who – cur­rently – are fight­ing to get the best deal they can for us within Brus­sels and Stras­bourg.

Al­though us Brits forged our great­ness as the world’s most suc­cess­ful trad­ing na­tion over the cen­turies, in the 21st cen­tury, we’re now bet­ter served as part of a strong block of coun­tries, which are out­ward look­ing to­wards the emerg­ing su­per­pow­ers of China and In­dia.

With re­gards to buy­ing and sell­ing clas­sic cars, for me, it makes the ut­most sense to re­main a part of the EU. Never has it been eas­ier to buy a car from main­land Europe – our com­mon trad­ing laws, and lack of red tape, re­ally are a pos­i­tive th­ese days. Would you still be able to sim­ply buy a car in France, drive it to the UK, get it MoT’d and have it reg­is­tered in a post-Brexit EU? Of course not!

Look at the hoops you have to jump through to im­port a car from the USA or Ja­pan to see how much tougher things will get if you de­cide to buy and sell clas­sics if we do de­cide to leave the EU. And on that, I re­ally would rather stick with ‘The Devil You Know’.

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