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  1. Which Way Out?:How Britain can withdraw from the EU Presentation by Tim Congdon CBE to the Bruges Group conference in London on 9th November, 2013

  2. What is the world we are now living in? • The United Nations has 193 member nations, but many jurisdictions are not included in this total, including – for example – Hong Kong, Monaco, Puerto Rico, Gibraltar, the Falklands. The number of jurisdictions is more like 220. • 27 of the 193 UN nations belong to the EU. 166 do not. The great majority of the world’s UN members do not belong to the EU. (And don’t forget 25 or so other jurisdictions.)

  3. What is the world we are now living in? • 27 of the 193 UN nations belong to the EU. 166 do not. The great majority of the world’s UN members do not belong to the EU. (And don’t forget 25 or so other jurisdictions.) • EU membership is not the normal state of affairs for the great majority of the world’s nations in the modern world.

  4. What is the world we are now living in? • 27 of the 193 UN nations belong to the EU. 166 do not. The great majority of the world’s UN members do not belong to the EU. (And don’t forget 25 or so other jurisdictions, many very small.) • EU membership is not the normal state of affairs for the nations of the modern world. • Why is the proposition that the UK should become like the great majority of the world’s nations so controversial or difficult?

  5. Between 1963 and 1971 22 former British colonies/protectorates achieved independence from Britain.

  6. Britain has a great future ahead of it in the 21st century, as one of the leading nations of the English-speaking world – and don’t forget that the world has 65 or so independent English-speaking nations!