Seek­ing clar­ity as EU spin­ning be­gins

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

Are EU in or are EU out? The cam­paigns to win your vote in the ref­er­en­dum on Bri­tain’s mem­ber­ship of the Euro­pean Union have started in earnest. Na­tional fig­ures such as Michael Gove and Boris John­son op­pose Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron – po­ten­tially launch­ing their own bids to be­come the next Tory leader.

Ash­ford MP Damian Green and Folke­stone and Hythe MP Damian Collins have both de­cided to back the Prime Min­is­ter and the cam­paign to stay in.

Their cam­paign has al­ready taken to the High Street in Ash­ford to try to build sup­port, de­spite David Cameron’s ap­par­ent strug­gles in his ne­go­ti­a­tions in Brus­sels.

Those cam­paign­ing to leave the union have also en­coun­tered some early dif­fi­cul­ties in try­ing to ac­com­mo­date fig­ures across the political spec­trum, rang­ing from South East MEP Nigel Farage to for­mer Brad­ford MP Ge­orge Gal­loway.

No doubt we will be sub­jected to count­less claims and coun­ter­claims by ei­ther side of the ar­gu­ment over the next four months.

For our read­ers this may well be a grim and tire­some prospect to look for­ward to.

But the sig­nif­i­cance of the de­ci­sion by vot­ers on Thurs­day, June 23, will be the first time vot­ers have had their say on Bri­tain’s mem­ber­ship since 1975.

The Ex­press team will be do­ing its ut­most to sift through the spin and non­sense to bring you some clar­ity.

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