From London to Brussels, it is a common theme in the UK’s debate over Brexit: we want our own, more powerful, version of the EU.
But the UK, which voted to leave the EU in last year’s referendum, wants to remain in the single market.
And, with that in mind, is the EU doing enough to deliver a successful outcome to the UK?
And, more importantly, can we predict what the impact will be if we do?
The key to Brexit, experts say, is not whether the UK leaves or not.
The key is whether the EU is delivering for its citizens and businesses.
The single market is vital to our economy and to the wellbeing of millions of British citizens.
The Single Market is not only about goods and services.
It is about the rules that underpin trade and prosperity.
The EU, as the world’s largest trading bloc, has always done everything it can to ensure the rules are as free, open and competitive as possible.
This means, for example, that the free movement of goods, services and people within the EU does not apply to all goods and that the single currency, the euro, is recognised as the standard unit of account.
The European Union is a very big market.
It has the resources and the people to deliver, on average, more than 100% of what the UK does.
But what about the consequences if the UK doesn’t leave?
What does the single payer model look like?
It is a system that is already in place in many European countries.
It means that members of the single European market pay into a pool that pays out in a similar way to the British system.
The idea is that members can opt in or out of a programme of payments based on the economic benefits they can derive from the EU’s common market.
If they want to leave, they have to opt in.
If not, they are free to go elsewhere.
But there are several key differences between the UK and the EU that may give some pause to those who think the UK should leave the single markets.
For one, there are a number of different types of contributions that each member state can make to the EU budget.
Some countries may have a much greater share of the budget than others, for instance the United States has a much bigger share than the UK.
And some countries, such as Germany, are more economically powerful than others.
For instance, Germany is much bigger and has much greater economic clout than the United Kingdom, while France has a smaller economy than the rest of the bloc.
There are also many differences in how different EU countries spend their national tax revenues, such that the UK may have much lower revenues than the EU would like.
What about a hard border?
In theory, the UK could negotiate a free trade deal with any EU country that agreed to pay the EU a levy of 1% on imports from the UK – and, in the event of a hard Brexit, that would be paid out to the individual EU member states.
In practice, it’s more complicated because, according to the United Nations, it would be a major challenge for the UK to secure the 1% levy.
It is possible that the United states could offer a tariff of between 2% and 6% to encourage countries to negotiate a bilateral trade deal and, if successful, Britain would get a share of that.
But, for the moment, the only way to ensure that all member states would pay into the same pool would be to agree a bilateral deal, which is not going to happen.
What is the UK doing to encourage other countries to stay in the Single Market?
The single markets are not the only benefits of membership in the EU, but they are the main ones.
They are vital to UK business, our economy, our national security and our global reputation.
In addition, there is a strong sense in the British government that the Single European Market has helped us to forge our own identity.
We are a global power, so the single EU market is a key part of our European identity.
The UK has a strong interest in promoting the European Union and its single market, which it views as vital to the prosperity of our country.
And there are also strong concerns that the impact on jobs and trade could be disastrous for our economy.
Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has repeatedly said that the economic and security benefits of leaving the Single Europe will be greater than those of staying in the European Economic Area, the customs union.
But this claim is not supported by the EU itself.
The UK’s economy, which depends heavily on imports, is already heavily reliant on imports in order to meet its economic needs.
In fact, in 2017, Britain’s exports to the European market were less than 1% of its total trade.
The impact on the UK economy would be even greater, if the EU did not provide the same level of support as it did in the past.
What are the costs to our exports?
The most obvious costs are for British businesses.
If the UK is not able