What we thought we were getting
ALMOST 30 years ago, Britain was signed up to what is now known as the European Union by the then Tory Prime Minister Ted Heath.
It wasn’t until two years later, in 1975, that the British public were allowed a referendum on whether we should have joined up.
Two-to-one were in favour of remaining part of the European community. But back then, it existed for specific reasons that appealed to the British public. Relaxed border controls between member states Cross-border red-tape scrapped for business Becoming a single economic market facing the rest of the world
Promotion of nuclear energy and cross-continental agriculture and fishing policies A common commercial trading entity The end of the extreme nationalism that led to World War Two An undemocratic European Court
of Human Rights that can usurp British law The diversion of Britain’s massive
£65.6billion annual EU contribution to countries Brussels-led not in need
regulations that stifle business A unwieldy Common Agriculture Policy
costing a fortune that none of the 27 member
states can agree on EU decisions made by unelected
commissioners Being told what to do by France and