Tory scares on refugee camps
I am appalled by the Tories’ tactics so far in the EU debate (‘Migrant camps will come here if we quit EU, warns Cameron’, KE, February 11).
There will never be migrant camps in Kent if we pulled out of the EU.
The Calais Border has nothing to do with the EU, it was a created in bilateral treaties with France in 1993 and 2003.
France would have to give two years’ notice to change the rules.
The idea that camps would spring up on English soil is nonsense.
If border controls did revert to the UK, migrants would immediately claim asylum seeing that the UK is a soft touch, so why would they want to live in a camp?
They would disappear into the black economy.
This would not help France as thousands more would pour into Calais.
Europe is in crisis and looks like falling apart, Turkey is threatening to release another three million migrants into Europe, so why would we want to go down with a sinking ship.
Prime Minister David Cameron has come back with a pathetic set of proposals, he has no negotiating skills.
Who in their right mind asks for change saying that they want to stay in the club.
Europe will trade with us if we leave, we are too important a market to them.
Are the French and Germans going to stop selling us cars, machinery and food?
We are their second largest market, if we stopped buying them their goods their own economies would collapse.
We sell more to the rest of the world than we do to Europe and have done for the last two years.
The gap is £89 billion, so why do we need all the restrictions of the EU, and what could we do with £52 million a day that it costs us to belong to the club.
When over 100 Tory MPs look like voting ‘out’ I think Dave has a fight on his hands and that is why he is scaremongering. Mick Carr Kingsnorth