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Why we need to remain in the EU: what the experts say

It’s not just the leaders of the main political parties that support our campaign. A wide range of independent experts, from union bosses to leading healthcare professionals, say that Britain is stronger in Europe.

Here’s some examples of what they’re saying about why being in the EU is so important for Britain’s economy, jobs, the NHS, science, the environment, national security and more.

The Economy

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England

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Martin Lewis, money saving expert

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9 out of 10 Economists believe Brexit will damage UK economy

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Frances O'Grady, TUC General-Secretary

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International Monetary Fund

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NUS President Megan Dunn

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Unison, public sector workers trade union

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Paul Krugman, Nobel prize winning economist

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Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies

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National Farmers Union

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Ngaire Woods, Oxford professor of Economics

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Paul Collier, Oxford professor of Economics

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Christine Lagarde, Head of the IMF

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What businesses say

Richard Branson, Virgin CEO

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Car companies backing Remain

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Seven Dragons on Brexit

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Lord Alan Sugar

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Andrew Swaffield, Monarch Airlines CEO

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Michael O'Leary, Chief Executive of Ryanair

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Warran Buffett, investor and philanthropist

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NHS

Prof. Lord Darzi, Director of Institue of Global Health Innovation

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Open letter from 200 doctors & Healthcare professionals

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Former Labour Health secretaries

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Simon Stevens, NHS England Chief Executive

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Peter Selby, professor of Cancer Medicine

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Cathy Warwick, Royal College of Midwives

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Science and Research 

Stephen Hawking, world-renowned scientist

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Open letter from 150 scientists

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Open letter from 150 scientists

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The Russell Group, representing top UK universities, submission to the House of Lords

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UK's top oncologists

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Nearly 300 Historians

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Security

Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol

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Sir Hugh Orde, former head of the Association of Chief Police Officers

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David Anderson QC, independent reviewer of terrorism legislation

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Sir David Omand, former Director of GCHQ

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Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO

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General Sir Richard Shirreff, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander of Nato

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World Leaders

World leaders backing Remain

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Barack Obama, US President

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Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

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Bill Clinton, former US President

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John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

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John McCain, US Senator

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The Right Rev Alan Smith, Bishop of St Albans

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Eight former US Treasury secretaries

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Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia

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Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

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