STRAIGHT TALKING Don’t be fooled by scaremonger Cam
FROM UKIP’S DEPUTY LEADER
NOW that polling day for local, Welsh and Scottish elections have come and gone, there is no doubt that we have now entered a crucial stage in the EU referendum campaign.
I predicted long ago that the closer we get to June 23, the more intense will be a scaremongering campaign of fear instigated by the Remain side.
This week was no exception as David Cameron shamelessly gave his backing to a video that shows four unrepresentative war veterans speak out in favour of remaining members of the European Union.
In this new video, one of the servicemen speaks of the threat of countries “falling apart” if we left the EU, whilst another spoke of the EU as a “cure after the terrible tragedies of the Second World War.”
The thing is, in all my years I don’t think I have ever met a veteran who held those views on Europe. Many that I have met, rightly view the EU with suspicion and contempt. The video has already been widely panned by both the civilian and military community as out of touch.
Besides his backing for this video, Cameron this week has warned us of the potential security risks of Brexit.
The Prime Minister says that the EU has helped keep the peace in Europe. How wrong could he be?
Any GCSE history student could quite easily identify that the threat of Communism from the east and the formation of NATO in the west were undeniably the cornerstone to keeping peace between countries such as West Germany and France.
The EU is in fact guilty of exacerbating tensions on its frontiers, resulting in bloody wars and conflicts that bring shame to the civilised world.
The European Community, as it was then called, turned a blind eye to the horrors going on in Bosnia, leaving NATO to pick up the pieces.
Some 20 years later, and eager to expand its reach further east, EU leaders sought to poke the Russian bear head-on with interference in Ukraine, provoking military intervention by Vladimir Putin that has left thousands killed or displaced.
We are also being frightened by suggestions that we need to stay in the EU in order to fight Islamic State terrorists, and that through our membership we can share information on terror suspects.
This is despite the fact that these very same fanatics openly boast about using Europe’s open borders to travel the continent almost hassle free with no paperwork, no identification and no passport needed.
Sadly, these chickens came home to roost two months ago during the Brussels terrorists attacks that left 32 innocent people dead and a further 340 injured. Two of the attackers were previously fighting with Islamic State in Syria.
As for sharing data between European security agencies, this already takes place. You don’t need to be in a costly, undemocratic club to co-operate on national and international security.
We share information via Interpol and with non-European states such as the U.S. and our other NATO partners and there is no suggestion that this would come to an end after a Brexit vote.
The Prime Minister talks about how we need the EU for our national security, but what he fails to mention is that an EU post-2020 will include Turkey, a large, increasingly autocratic nation that shares a porous border with Iraq and Syria.
Does he really think that sharing a border with countries that harbour Islamic State terrorists will make it safer on the streets of London, Liverpool or Manchester?
Turkey is holding Europe to ransom over the ongoing migration/refugee crisis and are keen to offload the countless number of IS fighters using the country as a transit stop.
Don’t be fooled by the scaremongering lies of the Remain campaign. Britain is much safer with a vote to Leave.