28 March 2014
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success” – Henry Ford
The EU debate on Wednesday night between Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and UKIP’s Nigel Farage proved to be an interesting watch. It’s an issue that seems to have divided the nation somewhat and whilst I understand that the European Union has some faults, I’m still of the opinion that we’d be better off staying in it.
The world is about collaboration, and being isolated isn’t advantageous in any form, especially when it comes to business. Richard Branson recently blogged about the threat to entrepreneurial talent if Britain leaves the EU and I see his point. Being part of it means that businesses here can trade with a greater number of people – millions in fact – and, as Nick Clegg said, it gives us more “clout”.
As I said, I understand that there are problems within the EU but aren’t there problems with almost any venture or organisation? We can always be better and we can always improve. So doesn’t it make more sense to stay engaged, involved and eager to help fix the faults we’re finding? What do you think; is being in the EU good for business?