EU Referendum

So here we go at last with ministers and MPs free to speak their minds – oh, what a nasty campaign will follow now right up to 23 June. Will it be in or out – Brexit or Fixit?

The ‘ins’ are muddying the water already, talking about our security being dependent on membership of the EU. God help us if it did! It never has and hopefully never will. Our security as a country depends on our own Armed Forces and our membership of NATO.

They are also saying that we are better off in a reformed EU.

The EU is beyond reform and in any case has NO intention of reforming. It is far too comfortable for its officials and MEPs to want anything to do with reform. David Cameron, however hard he worked, had no idea how to begin negotiating the reforms he wanted and has come back with nothing. You just DON’T go into negotiations – even with friends and relations – by telling the other side that you want a solution that makes it look as if nothing has changed.

If we don’t understand now how two-faced the EU can be, we never will and we’ll deserve everything they do to revenge themselves on us for having the nerve to even ask for reform.

How can anyone say that DC has achieved major reforms? He hasn’t and never will. There is no thought of treaty change and therefore the UK will be bound by the same set of EU laws after an IN vote as before. Anything DC thought he had negotiated will be ignored and/or reneged on. They’ve done it before and will do it again.

DC talks about being able to influence the ‘on-going’ process of EU reform from within if we vote IN. Hasn’t he learnt yet that we have absolutely no influence in the EU? Anything and everything put forward by us is automatically thrown out by majority voting. That’s not influence – it’s vengeance. Even the man in the streets of Moscow and St Petersburg cannot understand how we can possibly think that belonging to the ‘Soviet Union of Europe’ can be a good thing, when we put so much effort into achieving ‘perestroika’ in Russia with the help of the Russian people who were sick and tired of having communism thrust down their throats. The socialist nonsense that comes out of the EU Commission is NOT what most sensible people in the West want. We need the freedom that comes with real democracy – something the EU dreads and has no time for.

The in/out vote is not about economics or even about the vexed question of immigration. It’s about who governs our country – unelected officials in the EU Commission or MPs the electorate of the UK voted in to do the job for us.

I sincerely hope people wake up to that before it’s too late. This will be our last chance. No UK Bill of Rights can get us out of the mess that is Europe. We have to vote with our feet.

Author: John Timbers

Retired, ex-soldier, ex-tank technologist, ex-salesman, ex-project manager, ex-business development consultant, ex-security consultant, ex-editor. V happily married w/three grown&flown children and four grandchildren. Author of a number of books available on Amazon (see my website). Enjoy surfing the web, walking the dog and generally 'being retired'.

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