The situation Singapore found itself in when it declared its independence from Malaysia in 1965 bears some interesting similarities to the situation Britain finds itself in now, says West Midlands UKIP Euro MP James Carver.
He points out: “Predictions abounded that the country's secession would end in disaster, but its leaders took the decision to wholeheartedly embrace independence and free trade.
“Five decades on, Singapore is now far richer per capita than its much larger neighbour that it left behind.”
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In the National Museum of Singapore they play footage of the country’s first democratically elected leader, Lee Kuan Yew, breaking down in tears following the island’s decision to breakaway from their much larger neighbour, Malaysia, in 1965. One of the r