The Matrix of "Remove + Keep + Reclaim + Gain" within the Leave Question
The Electoral Commission has done a good job in converting the "In/Out" or "Yes/No" question into a "Remain/Leave" question. However it's still a very limited means of capturing the most relevant headline information per response. The above I hope helps demomstrate this?
The major consideration for Leave respondents is:-
Keep has been discussed "ad nauseum"; a particularly good summary at Campaign For An Independent Britain on The Market Solution primary path EFTA/EEA and this follows the rational of an interim state to ensure the above Political Question being resolved is not way-laid or sabotaged by Economic Questions. Hence the idea behind The Norway Option which secures Single Market Access, ensures cooperative schemes are all carried out to everyone's benefit. This is the mature attitude to ensure equal partners in our withdrawal and hence mutually agreeable and beneficial: It is of course a democratic decision and that must be respected by all: The way forward. It does hinge on Freedom Of Movement being conceded for this transition period. If you compare all that is gained then you'll find it a worthy concession to keep for the time-being.
Reclaim: If you have followed the history of the Fisheries by John Ashworth you'll see that it is a source of national shame concerning our politicians and civil servants against the people they are elected to serve. We will reclaim several major policy areas but it will take TIME! to reformat these over years.
Gain: Perhaps one of the least well appreciated or understood: We gain representation at the global bodies which have been advancing rapidly through the globalization process of regulations and standards where real global influence can be wielded. This is a true benefit and immediate upon withdrawal. Pete North has blogged about this extensively.
The exercise above is to "tot up" POSITIVES FOR LEAVING. Remember the "?" of Freedom of Movement if not combined will prevent any positives from being achieved most notably the "Remove" fundamentals of Brexit.
Questions Behind The Question: EU Referendum: Remove, Keep, Reclaim, Gain
For more information on the questions and to try the exercise (removal and keep at least) head on over to a Question Survey at Survey Monkey I wrote up with some descriptions per option to flex out the details and your understanding.
However there's a very important element to asking the right questions for the Leave Campaign. If we do not, guess what? Deceptive Actors will ask the wrong questions in our place and sabotage the argument, as some examples will demonstrate:-
- Immigration: Cameron’s Emergency Brake (The Brexit Door); Immigration is this all we're arguing about? (White Wednesday)
- Enemy Within: Jurassic Park (Lost Leonardo), Conscious Free Conservatives (Semi-Partisan Politics)
- Fallacy of the Better/Best Deal NOW!: Eurosceptic tantrums will keep us in the EU (Pete North)
- Legacy News-Media Bombardment of FUD: And so the FUD continues……… (Scribblings From Seaham)
- Cameron using his Prestige to Deceive: Cameron's red card is a political decoy (Pete North)