STRAIGHT TALK­ING I won’t let Re­main-iacs fear tac­tics frighten me


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AN­OTHER week has passed as we march closer to our muchawaited ref­er­en­dum on our mem­ber­ship of the Euro­pean Union... and you can’t es­cape the des­per­ate fear cam­paign of those want­ing you to vote in favour of re­main­ing in the EU.

Two weeks ago, I ad­dressed the very se­ri­ous is­sue of what it would mean for our se­cu­rity if we voted to stay in.

This came about from the out­ra­geous sug­ges­tion that our na­tional se­cu­rity would be un­der threat with­out the back­ing of Brus­sels.

If you be­lieve the EU fa­nat­ics, then Vladimir Putin would be send­ing his tanks onto our streets quicker than you can say Brexit. un­der a worst case sce­nario trig­gered by a jilted Govern­ment.

The In­sti­tute of Eco­nomic Af­fairs – who I be­lieve are far more wor­thy of trust than a govern­ment hell-bent on mak­ing sure this ref­er­en­dum isn’t a fair fight – have said that the EU, with its out­dated Com­mon Agri­cul­tural Pol­icy, adds 17% onto our food bills.

Af­ter Brexit, we would be free to buy food from around the world with­out fac­ing puni­tive tar­iffs. poor peo­ple in coun­tries poor.

It is worth adding that the UK is the big­gest im­port mar­ket for t-shirts com­ing into the EU, yet we are pow­er­less to ne­go­ti­ate our own trade deals to suit us.

As you can see, this fear cam­paign is be­com­ing quite ridicu­lous.

Even SNP leader Ni­cola Stur­geon, who is busy head­ing the ‘Re­main’ side in Scot­land, has hit back at these govern­ment tac­tics, call­ing the words of Cameron and Os­borne ‘overblown’ while ac­cus­ing the govern­ment of ‘in­sult­ing peo­ple’s in­tel­li­gence’.

What Cameron, Os­borne and ev­ery­one else cam­paign­ing for a ‘ Re­main’ vote don’t seem to re­alise is that peo­ple like my­self and oth­ers in UKIP have done our home­work and stud­ied the facts on the EU our en­tire po­lit­i­cal lives.

For ev­ery scary lie they can throw at us, we have three sound, rea­soned re­sponses to re­buke it. So bring it on.

Be­cause this fear cam­paign doesn’t frighten me one bit. de­vel­op­ing

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