Are we our own worst enemies?
I would like to congratulate Peter Burns for his letter in last week’s Chronicle. He quite rightly condemns those who support democracy only until or as long as it gives them the result they want. As he states, Wera Hobhouse and her Lib Dem party seem to epitomise that doctrine but we hear very little from them as to what they would do to about issues such as the net £8.5billion we pay to the EU; the fact that 65 per cent of our laws were made in Brussels, that we employ 73 MEPS each costing about £1.7m (three times as much as our MPS) and we help fund a monthly travelling circus when all MEPS and their staff (over 10,000) move from Brussels to Strasbourg where they sit for four days at a cost of £130m. Also border control, tax rates and our Government being able to support companies in trouble. Does Wera have a view? Much of the confusion and near anarchy we are seeing today is surely born out of the negative, almost Armageddon predictions being peddled by the ‘remainers,’ those who refuse to accept a democratic referendum result they did not like. Were everyone in the UK to accept the referendum result whole-heartedly and get behind it, the EU would see us as a greater challenge. United we stand, divided we fall!! At the moment the EU must surely be rubbing their hands and thinking that by making life difficult it allows the ‘remainers’ to keep saying “Hurray, we told you so.” They EU is using a proportion of our own population - the ‘remainers’ - against us and with their help, will succeed in inflicting a bad deal upon us.
Prior Park Road Bath