I find it hard to understand why people always state as one of the arguments against leaving the EU is " you will have to still comply with our rules and you will not have any say in them" Well right or wrong many people in the UK do not believe we have much of a say in them now, but putting that to one side well yes we will have to comply with European rules on goods we export to the EU the same way as we have to comply with the rules in the USA or India or China etc when we export goods to those countries.
Similarly EU products have to comply with UK rules if they want to export to us as they do now BMW--- VW
---Renault etc all supply cars to the UK with Right Hand drive and the speed is given in MPH.
The biggest barrier in trade with the UK in the past might have been the cross channel ferries but the roll on roll off ferries have improved that, well they have when the French Unions do not try to stop them.. Lorries coming to the UK from say Poland would have their free access across Europe and only be checked at the Channel , which is not much different to today
Slowly over the past 50 years the UK has been converting it's weight and measures to the metric system with the llast bastion of the system being the retention of miles for road signs. Now was this because we joined the EU well no but rather than the rest of the world was changing to the metric system.
An argument often used for staying in the EU is there is no import duties when we export to the EU , well Ford Built the Transit van at Eastleigh near Southampton for the last 40 years or so, but 2 years ago decided to close the factory and relocate it to perhaps another EU country but no they take it to Turkey !!!!! BMW assemble the Mini in Swindon, but as far as I know the engines are built in Brazil.
One of the most stupid argument in favour of the Euro is when people from Europe say they like aa they can go from one country to another for their holidays without changing their money, and then they went to Turkey, Egypt , Morocco etc and were quite happy to change their money.
Now there are arguments for staying or leaving the EU but the deciding factor will be immigration. Nothing wrong with immigration that is controlled to suit the needs of the host country and sometimes the donor country, but the uncontrolled immigration from Europe that the UK has had to cope with in say the last say 10 years is unsustainable
Anyway enough for now litlevc10