AGAINST BREXIT KEITH ADAMS
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’.