For the last 75 years I have lived in Britain and remember a little about the Second World War. It is tragic that from those early days when we “won the war” with others, we are now facing the results of our efforts. Being a cynic, I think there has been a “long term conspiracy” to ruin our country by unknown forces – who are they? We often blame our Government but it goes much deeper than that. I do not trust some members of the ruling classes because they do not seem to be interested in what is best for the common people; also any “deals” which the Prime Minister negotiated with the EU may be over-ruled by them if we stay in the EU anyway. Some 70 demands about changes in EU Rules by Britain have been turned down every time by the other 27 EU member countries over the last few years. The EU is run by an unelected body and can never be voted out. It is there only to serve the best long term interests of a few “top” European countries. In Britain we believe in democracy and although it is far from perfect, at least at every General Election it is the people who have the final say as to what they want.
What we need is a third powerful political party to bring common sense into the equation and from what I have seen and read so far, I truly hope that the groups representing the “EU Outers” will get together and form such a party. We can no longer put up with the huge waste of money spent on the EU and its members. We want our country back so that once again we can be a major influence on the world stage representing NATO, World Health Organisation, The Group of Seven (G7) -an informal bloc of industrialized democracies, The Group of Twenty (G20) – the premier forum for its members’ international economic cooperation and decision-making, etc otherwise it will be the EU alone representing the UK and most other European countries in these Groups.
We are just still recognised as a great country and that is why I think that the other 27 countries are jealous of us and want to keep us under control. That’s not for us – for our sake and that of future generations let us leave the EU on 23rd June 2016. If you think that in the long term, Britain will be able to retain its own currency – British Pound Sterling then you are living in cuckoo land! Sooner or later we will be forced into the Euro monetary system by a vote of 27/33 to 1 and, for instance, we will not have our own special veto to stop Turkey joining the EU. In particular, we must now stop this uncontrolled level of immigration. The EU wants Britain to be part of their European Military Army and controlled by them. The EU says that Britain will be more secure by voting to stay in. How can that be? The EU was responsible for military chaos in Bosnia etc in the 90s and like a red rag to a bull they want the Ukraine to join the EU. As we all know Russia is not going to let that happen! It appears that the EU wishes to form a united states of Europe controlled by an unelected elitist group. Doesn’t that remind you of history in Europe from the past?
But as an independent country we can control immigration, regain our territorial fishing grounds and agricultural policies. In 2015 the UK government paid £13 billion to the EU budget and EU spending on the UK was £4.5 billion. So the UK’s net contribution was estimated at about £8.5 billion which is money we can plough back into our own country, regain control of our own legal system and military forces, rethink our foreign aid policy and use the money for our own homeless, disabled people and supporting the NHS, disposal of EU red tape which stifles our trade and businesses, renegotiate our own trade deals with EU countries and around the world generally. Britain would still continue to be one of the world’s most generous contributors to help nations requiring financial help.
We must leave in order to protect the interests of future generations. The Government has produced so much bulls..t that to the uninitiated it has baffled their brains! It is disgraceful that so much fear has been communicated to the nation at large. It is only the older generation that really understands what is going on. The younger generation have not been taught very much about our proud heritage and experienced what their parents and grandparents have been through. If the younger ones had all the facts they would vote to leave. We are the 5th wealthiest country and have the 6th largest military force in the world. To those who say that it is better to stay in the EU – you know “ the devil you know!” forget it otherwise we will probably be controlled by the EU for the next 50 years or so OR as they say “no gain without pain!” let us be GREAT BRITAIN again and renegotiate our future with some short term pain! In the 1940s we stood alone for 9 months!!
Finally, food for thought – Britain would be better off leaving the EU if the Transalantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is implemented. Please copy and paste the following:-
STOP PRESS – John Barton is now concentrating on the promotion of Amazon products (Best Sellers) and of course singing! For the sake of convenience at present the question of the EU Referendum is being highlighted here!