EU debate: It's time we got out

Most of us who are old enough to have seen what has happened since we joined the EU wish to leave it.

Friday, 17th June 2016, 5:54 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:59 am

Younger people may not be aware of these things, so here are some of them to help them make the right decision on voting

The EU fishing policy has restricted our fishing areas and the size of the catch. Any surplus, which of course is dead, has to be thrown back into the sea. So our fishing industry was ruined, the fish stock depleted and some breeds of fish are almost extinct.

As for agriculture a vast amount of British taxpayers’ money goes to subsidise inefficient EU farmers, money which we should be directing towards our own food production here in the UK.

They imposed Green taxes on our steel industry adding to the difficulty of competing with China who don’t pay them. They banned us from imposing tariffs on China, so our steel industry was ruined.

The EU tax system allows big firms to only pay tax in the countries where their name plate is. This means that in total they avoid paying billions of pounds in taxes which is why they are keen to stay in.

The EU has just ordered us to build more houses and to accept even more immigrants. Unless we leave the EU to stop this happening the NHS will collapse, our schools won’t cope and traffic will hardly move.

The EU is acting like a totalitarian regime and trampling on the rights and wishes of ordinary citizens. They are in the process of banning chrome plating from 2017 for example.

All the evidence shows that we are better off out of the EU, but David Cameron is trying to persuade gullible people that we are better off in. For all of our sakes don’t be one of them.

Chris Gould

Georgia Avenue


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