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After "winning" the last election, David Cameron pledged to cut net inward migration to the "tens of thousands".
But net migration in the year to March 2014 is 243,000 up 40% on the previous year.  Those coming from the EU accounted for 131,000. 

Cameron makes a big thing about limiting migration from the EU countries by putting an "emergency brake" on EU migrants - something he cannot do unless the UK leaves the EU.

Recently he made another "tub thumping" speech about the £1.7bn the EU is now demanding we pay, as our economy is growing at 3%.  This has been known about and agreed by EU treaty a long time ago. 
If he does not pay the £1.7bn in full by 2 December interest will be added at the rate of £3 million a month.
It should also be noted that despite Cameron's claims that "Britain will not be paying €2bn to anyone in December" we all know he has no choice.

What Cameron can do is call a referendum on UK membership of the EU NOW - not just "promise" one in two years' time!

The UK's net contribution to the EU in 2009 was "just" £4.3bn.
But despite "austerity", the UK's net contribution to the EU budget in 2013 was £8.6bn - nearly double.
This according to the Treasury's November 2013 white paper on EU finances.
But the ONS stated that the UK's "net transfers to the EU institutions" in 2013 were £12.9bn (up from £10bn in 2012).

So we could cut nearly £13bn from the budget deficit by leaving the EU and we must now do so.

We don't need to be 'in the EU' to trade.  Look at Japan, China and Norway. 
The World Trade Organisation means that we will still be able to trade with EU countries whether we are in or out.
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