I do have very extremely grave concerns in regards to the European Union and I think expressing my own personal views on it would be a good start for my first blog, I realise some of you will not agree my views but I do hope it gives you enough reason to look closely at what the EU will really means to Britain and then come to your own conclusions.
In 1973 Britain entered the EEC (European Economic Community) which was also known as the Common Market, that was 40 years ago. It was in all sense and purpose nothing more than a trade agreement. In the run up to the 1974 elections Labour were against the EEC as it believed that the Tory’s had not negotiated the terms of the treaty in the best interest of the British people and pledged to renegotiate if elected, They won and did renegotiate and then offered the very first referendum on the EEC back in 1975. Labour said that the new negotiations now made it far more viable to stay n the common market and the end result was 67% in favour with a turnout of 65%. Do note that anyone who did vote in that referendum would now be over 56 years old. The important factor in this is, it was supposed to be nothing more than a trade agreement but over the next 40 years things changed dramatically without any consultation with the people of Britain, whatsoever. Today the EU parliament has created 34,000 laws that the citizens of the member states must abide by and new laws are being created as I write this, The EU created through backdoor negotiations and no doubt some unscrupulous dealings, what is effectively today a federal government, they created the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights) who have greater powers than our own courts and have been used to the detriment of the British people on numerous occasions. This alone should be reason enough to warrant anyone wanting to find out more about what the EU is really about but there are plenty of other reasons why I’m extremely sceptical.
What Benefit is the EU to Britain
Well currently the EU costs us £53,000,000 every day and what do we benefit from that, well the simple answer is nothing. there are two types of country in the EU, one contributes less than they receive and the other contributes more than they receive and guess what Britain is the latter. No surprises there. I know some of you will be screaming at their monitors now saying “But you are not taking into account the trade benefits” well in my honest opinion there are no trade benefits, we traded with the countries of Europe before the EU and we will certainly continue trading with them should we ever leave the EU. Britain has a remarkable position in the world trade market and I think at the moment we are about the 5th strongest in the world, this is not going to change based on whether we are a member of the EU or not. It is however something that we can be proud of, our little island has a lot of clout in business. So what do we get out of the EU, well I have read that every £1 we get from the EU it costs us £2.62, does make you wonder why our government thinks this is a good thing, doesn’t it.
Will the EU affect British Culture
Undoubtedly, just normal immigration has affected the British way of life, mass immigration will lead to diverse changes in our culture. Labour are pro multicultural societies and have expressed this on numerous occasions but I do fear that mass immigration will simply dissolve our culture, a culture that I am extremely proud of. Surely to any sensible person It is obvious that the more multicultural we become the more our own culture will be lost. The EU ‘Freedom of movement’ rights allows any person from the countries that are part f it, free access to live in any of the other countries so eventually Europe would be definite be just Europeans, no more British, French, German just Europeans. It worries me that there are a lot of people who fail to understand that. I was born British and I have always been proud of that fact, I hope to die British. I also hope that my grandchildren’s grandchildren will have that same sense of pride too but it will not happen if we all become Europeans.
Lest We Forget
This could be a touchy subject and could be misconstrued but it is factor that has led to my reasoning so it does need including. Through two world wars millions have given their life’s the protect our sovereign state, that is a fact we cannot deny nor ignore. They gave their life’s for our freedom so that we would not be dictated to by powers outside our country. I do look at the EU and think in reality there is very little difference in what they are trying to achieve through political persuasion to what Hitler tried to achieve through force. One government dictating the laws to other countries. It does concern me that not only our government but three of the major political parties seem to have forgotten what so many others had died for.
EU Corruption Worry
This is my biggest concern and certainly worries me more than anything else. For the past 16 years the European parliament has not been able to have their own accounts signed off by auditors because of major discrepancies in their accounts. 16 Years! if the European Parliament was a British company those in charge would now be serving prison sentences. Google ‘EU Corruption’ it is quiet alarming what you can find and it begs two serious questions.
1. Can the United Kingdom’s recent fall in the corruption tables be related to affairs with the European Union.
2. If our government know that the EU cannot even keep their own house in order why are they saying that Europe is good for Britain.
Well if you have got this far down, may I say thank you for taking the time to read my first blog, I do hope that it has given you some food for thought. Those of you that do know me, will know that I am an active UKIP supporter, those that don’t know me do not think for one moment that UKIP have led me to these thoughts. The reason I support them is simply because I believe they are the most honest party of them all and because of their honest approach that led me to question what was really going on with Europe. The reasons I have given for being anti-EU are from my own findings and I urge others to investigate for themselves and then come to their own conclusions.