Written and posted by John Laforge
Hey… Guess what..!
• The UK had sovereignty all along
• Sovereignty of Parliament does not mean sovereignty of the government
• Sovereignty of Parliament does not mean sovereignty of the PM
• You can’t passionately advocate for the sovereignty of parliament and then call MP’s who stand by their principles “Enemies of the People”
• You can’t insist that we should control our own laws (which in reality we already do) and then call the UK Supreme Court’s judges “Traitors” when they make a ruling based on the facts of UK law.
• We already have control of our borders. It’s called ‘UK border Agency’. The clue’s in the name.
• After residing in the UK for 3 months, any citizen from any another EU country can be required to prove they have the financial means to support themselves. They can also be required to have private health insurance. If they don’t comply they can be told to leave. This is an EU law and most other EU countries use it. You haven’t heard about this EU law because our government can’t be arsed with the logistics. Is it the EU’s fault that our government choose to not implement it..?
• Turkey was never going to join and 12 million Turks were never heading our way, because every one of the 28 EU member countries have a veto.
• The NHS were never going to get £350M extra each week
• The bus was not a misunderstanding of the fine nuances of the English language. It was a lie
• We will need to have the same immigration of skilled workers because we need them
• We will need to have the same immigration of unskilled workers because we need them
• Turning our back on the world’s largest free-trade block will not make us better-off
• We already can trade with the rest of the world. New Zealand lamb doesn’t come from Wales. Tea doesn’t come from Yorkshire and TV’s don’t come from Harwich.
• Unelected bureaucrats never did dictate EU laws. We elected MEP’s. They are voted in via European elections. You might have heard of these elections – or maybe not.
• We were never going to be forced to join an EU army because every one of the 28 EU member countries have a veto.
• The CAP has given us surplus rather than shortage.
• You couldn’t (and you still can’t) name a single nasty EU law that has had a detrimental effect on the average UK citizen. The average citizen – not our political or industrial masters. I don’t care about bent bananas and I don’t care about 5p for a supermarket bag.
• You couldn’t (and you still can’t) name a single way that the average UK citizen will be enriched by leaving the EU. The average citizen – not our political or industrial masters. You don’t have money stashed away in Bermuda, so you won’t benefit.
• There are around 60,000 bureaucrats (civil servants) running the nuts & bolts of the European Union. Roughly the same amount as employed by the city of Birmingham
• We were told many times that we would still have access to the single market if we left. “They need us more than we need them”. “They want to sell us their motor-cars, their wine and cheese so they wouldn’t dare deny us access to the single market”. Now it appears that we won’t have access to the single market, the same people are telling us that they were aware of this all along..
• Being members of the EU, we have all benefitted from legislation such as equal pay for men and women doing the same job, a legal right to 4 weeks paid holiday and a statutory right to up to 12 months maternity leave. We can’t be forced to work more than 48 hours a week, we benefit from free medical treatment when on holiday in another EU country and we don’t lose our holiday entitlement because we happened to be ill. We have clean workplaces and an end to mobile phone roaming charges. We also have clean beaches, so swimming in Devon & Cornwall is no longer just going through the motions (it really was – I was there). British Turds for British Beaches..!
• Compare this to some of our own government’s recent legislation. Taking £30 a week – along with mobility & dignity from the disabled. The bedroom tax. Ending nurses bursaries. Seven years of austerity resulting in the doubling of our national debt. Tax cuts for millionaires. Cuts to police, fire & ambulance services. Cuts to prison services. Cuts to health and mental health services. Tuition Fees. Continually raising the retirement age etc…etc. Not to mention wanting to scrap the Human Rights Act. Constructing our one and only aircraft carrier but forgetting that it will need planes. Conveniently losing the Westminster pedophile dossier and schools sending letters to parents, begging for five, ten or twenty quid.
The thing is…… unless you want anarchy, someone has to be in charge.
…I prefer the EU thank you very much.