Standards are important because they level the European single market and enable individual companies to sell to 27 countries. Governments develop standards First of all, governments agree on fundamental standards and by doing so they set the playing field for companies to trade. Then businesses come in and develop their products based on these.
I have spent a lot of time justifying staying in the European Union but I worry about the motivations for voting to leave the European Union. Are we becoming a country of bigots?