Global Vision (UK)
Global Vision is a British eurosceptic campaign group. It is an independent, not-for-profit group, with no links with any political party. The "Parliamentary Friends of Global Vision" cross-party group has 24 Members of Parliament, all of whom are Conservatives, two Members of the European Parliament, both of whom are Conservatives, and 17 Representative peers, of whom ten are Conservative, six are cross-benchers, and one is independent Labour.
The group was started by Ruth Lea and Lord Blackwell, and was launched publicly in March 2007. The group's premise is economic, reflecting the backgrounds of Ruth Lea and Lord Blackwell. They say that the regulatory burden of the EU holds the City of London back from its potential and has a detrimental effect on business. They argue that Britain should leave the EU and negotiate a trading agreement with it - a similar relationship to that of Switzerland.
- "Global Vision home page". Retrieved 2007-07-26.
- ""Who we are" page on the Global Vision website". Retrieved 2007-07-26.
- ""Parliamentary Friends" page on the Global Vision website". Retrieved 2007-07-26.
- "Position Statement". Global Vision. Retrieved 2007-08-08.
If Britain is not to be held back, our only option now is to negotiate a new, looser arrangement with the EU. ... Fundamental renegotiation of the UK’s relationship to one primarily of free trade and opting out of political union would mean we would no longer be a member of the EU as it is currently structured.