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If the UK leaves the EU it does not automatically leave the EEA

It has been suggested to me that the UK's membership of the EEA is separate to its membership of the EU. The EEA agreement is here and the UK is a signatory rather than the EU on behalf of the UK.

This actually means that leaving the EU without leaving the EEA has no effect on freedom of movement - one of the big arguments.

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bongo said…
John, the UK has signed the EEA agreement to ratify it as a Member State of EU.
John Hemming said…
It, however, is a party as an individual state.

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