1.      As per the Treaty Establishing the European Communities, or TEC


2.      Article 133 TEC


3.       As per the Treaty on European Union, or TEC (also known as the ‘Maastricht Treaty’)


4.        Cabinet Office web-site: April 2004


5.        Articles 211 and 249-254 of the TEC.


6.        Articles 2,3 & 6.4 of the TEC; and Protocol 30 of the TEC.


7.         Article 48 TEC  [Treaty of the European Union]


8.          See, for example, Colombani, P, Le Commerce Mondial au 21esiecle:  Scenarios pour L’Union Europeenne, Institut Francais des Relations Internationales, November 2002, Also Baroness Cox, House of Lords Hansard, 27th June 2003, Cols 540-543


9.           And see groundbreaking new study A Cost too Far? By Ian Milne, July 2004, published by Civitas www, ISBN 1-903 386-37 3


10.          Speech by Dutch Vice Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Mr Gerrit Zalm, to the UK government-sponsored conference “Advancing Enterprise: Britain in a Global Economy”, 26th January 2004.


11.           UK Balance of Payments: The Pink Book 2003, Office for National Statistics


12.          HM Treasury, Budget Statement, 17th March 2004, HC301.


13.         Table 2.1: Supply & Use Tables for the United Kingdom, in United Kingdom National Accounts: The Global Year Book 2003, Office for National Statistics 2001,  Summarised in Global Britain Briefing Note No 22:  Ninety per cent of the British economy is NOT involved in exports to the EU  20th September 2002.



14       Written Answers, House of Lords, 5th July 2004 (HL 3440 & 3441


15.       See, for example, Global Britain Briefing Note No 33:  Customs Duties: Hardly Worth Collecting 17th September 2004,


16.       Pain, N and Young, G., Continent Cut Off?  The Macroeconomic Impact of British Withdrawal from the EU< National Institute of Economics and Social Research  (NIESR), February 2000.


17.      The Impact on the US Economy of Including the UK in a Free Trade Arrangement with the USA, Canada and Mexico, International Trade Commission, Investigation No 332-409, Publication No 3339, August 2000.


18.       Hindley, B., and Howe, M., Better Off Out? IEA  1996 and 2001


19.       See Geographical Breakdown of the EU Current Accout, 2002 Edition, Eurostat/European Commission.  Summarised in Global Britain Briefing Note No 27:  Single Market: USA Main Beneficiary, 6 June 2003

20.        See Chapter 6 of A Cost Too Far? – The Importance of Inward Investment to the UK Economy, by Ian Milne, July 2004, published by Civitas ISBN 1-903 386-37 3


21.        The 18th June was chosen because it is the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. (No more wars in Europe, thanks to the EU) –[A Myth of monumental proportions]                                    


22.       See House of Lords Hansard, 25/2/04, cols 313-328.


23        The proposed EU Constitution. CM 6289.  For indexed version with summary of key issues, see The Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe, published by the British Data Management Foundation


24        Article 43 TEC [Treaty of the European Union]


NB For detailed bullet-point analyses of the above, supported by official figures and impeccable sources, see also the Briefing Notes and other material on