Fight­ing to re­gain our sovereignity

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

WHEN in 1973 we first signed up to what was then called ‘the Com­mon Mar­ket’, it was a trad­ing ar­range­ment with four or five other Europian coun­tries whose economies, liv­ing stan­dards and way of life was very sim­i­lar to that of our own.

We were never told that this was the first step to cre­at­ing a ‘United States of Europe’, which would even­tu­aly have a Euro­pean Com­mis­sion and courts that would have soverignty over all mem­ber states’ leg­is­la­ture and courts.

Grad­u­ally, and with­out the con­cent of the Bri­tish peo­ple, we be­came a ‘semi-mem­ber’ of what had de­vel­oped into the ‘EU’, which now con­sists of 27 coun­tries with eight more so-called can­di­date na­tions, one of whom is Turkey, wait­ing to join, most of whom have a way of life, stan­dard of liv­ing and economies that are com­pletely dif­fer­ent to ours.

Over re­cent years, the Bri­tish peo­ple have learned that ve­ri­ous gov­ern­ments, whether by de­sign or in­ep­ti­tude, have re­lin­quished the overeignty of par­lia­ment and our courts to the EU.

This is to­taly un­ac­cept­able to the Bri­tish peo­ple.

In 1914 and 1939 we fought two wars to main­tain our sovereignty and way of life and now we have to fight a dif­fer­ent type of bat­tle to re­gain our sovereignty. Our par­lia­ment and our Royal Courts of Jus­tice have to be Sovereign over all mat­ters re­lat­ing to the UK, and if the only way we can achieve this is to leave the EU, then so be it.

If we left the EU there may be a short pe­riod of eco­nomic de­cline, but we have fought our way out of sim­u­lar sit­u­a­tions in the past and we can do it again, and in the long run we will be bet­ter of, so we must vote to leave the EU. DAVID SEA­MAN Royal Cres­cent South Ruis­lip

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