STAY: EU PEACE MAKES PROS­PER­ITY POS­SI­BLE

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

AN­THONY HOOK via email

THE case for a Re­main vote is over­whelm­ing.

For me it comes down to Peace, Pros­per­ity and Peo­ple.

Bring­ing Europe close has taken away the causes of con­flict be­tween us and our neigh­bours.

We have had the long­est ever peace in Europe. How many mil­lions of lives has this saved.

Some 500 mil­lion peo­ple liv­ing in peace with democ­racy and free­dom. Why would we want to weaken or un­der­mine that?

Peace makes pros­per­ity pos­si­ble. Three mil­lion Bri­tish jobs are linked to use be­ing in Europe. Leav­ing would put ac­cess to the Sin­gle Mar­ket and many of those jobs at risk.

Every sin­gle rep­utable eco­nomic body at home and in­ter­na­tion­ally says we are bet­ter off in Europe.

As peo­ple of a coun­try in Europe we en­joy shared prob­lems be­ing solved. Look how much cleaner our beaches, seas and air are thanks to ac­tion across Europe. There is more to do on this. I work in the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem.

Ev­ery­day, I see the ben­e­fits of us be­ing in as sus­pects are brought back to our courts. Ev­i­dence and in­for­ma­tion is shared.

The Leave cam­paign has ad­mit­ted their ‘£350 mil­lion’ is bo­gus.

The net cost works out at 26p per day, per per­son.

If be­ing in gives one of my neigh­bours a job, brings one busi­ness here, or short­ens a con­flict any­where in the world my 26p is very well spent.

For our young peo­ple and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions I hope we vote to Re­main in Europe.

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