Cheap flights and mobile phone calls – Cameron’s reasons to stay in the EU

Cameron outside parliamentSpeaking recently, Prime Minister David Cameron (left) praised the EU for making short haul flights cheaper and cutting the cost of mobile phone calls whilst roaming abroad.

Ignoring the real reasons why our membership is bad for the UK such as surrender of sovereignty, red tape strangling business, our inability to control our borders and the huge amounts we pay to be members of this undemocratic institution, Cameron’s appeal to the public shows how little he will actually be able to change in his ‘renegotiation’ and lays bare the shallowness of his arguments.

 

However, let’s look at the reality of what he is saying.

1 – Cheap Flights

The Prime Minister’s claim that the EU has promoted the ability of airlines to provide cheaper flights for both business and holiday traffic misses a number of major points.

Firstly, business flights are on the decrease across the EU and the world in general. With the rise of ever better internet and communications technology, more companies are using this technology for business rather than flying to meetings overseas. Therefore, any EU intervention to make flights cheaper (Which I don’t actually believe has happened anyway) will not have a massive effect on business.

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