Both have been debating vigorously as the electorate decides on whether the UK remains part of the EU or leaves the union. The vote is on 23 June.
The issues addressed by the campaigns form part of a feature outlining the arguments and industry reaction.
A spokesperson for the Vote Leave campaign told PN that the packaging industry would benefit from leaving the EU, as “instead of sending £350m per week to Brussels we will spend it on our priorities such as supporting business. We can take back control of our economy, our borders and our democracy”.
However, businesses have expressed concern that ‘Brexit’ could trigger a hike in material prices. Vote Leave claimed that this will not be the case
“There will be no reason for a material price hike as we will negotiate a free trade agreement with the EU,” added the spokesperson. “There is a free trade zone that stretches from Iceland to Turkey and it is ludicrous to suggest we won’t be part of that.”
A spokesperson for the Stronger In campaign argued that the UK would be “stronger, safer and better off in Europe”.
“The single market is the best economic relationship Britain can have with Europe,” added the spokesperson. “It allows us to trade without tariffs right across the continent and gives us a say over the rules of doing business. The Prime Minister’s EU deal protects us from further integration in Europe. It’s not true that Britain is ‘run by Brussels’.”
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