Stay­ing in the EU will be a ma­jor mis­take

The Oban Times - - Letters - Gor­don J Ste­wart, The School­house, Macken­zie Place, Avoch.

Sir, Here we go again. The gover­nor of the Bank of Eng­land, Mark Car­ney, has pre­dicted an eco­nomic dis­as­ter sim­i­lar to that of the 1930s if we leave the EU, Chan­cel­lor Ge­orge Os­borne has pre­dicted that we will all be £4,300 a year worse off and Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron has pre­dicted World War Three.

But, amaz­ingly, Mr Cameron did not think this was im­por­tant enough to in­clude in his £9.3 mil­lion leaflet he sent to us all, us­ing our taxes to pay for it, of course.

Isn’t it strange how those ‘lit­tle Bri­tain in-siders’ can pre­dict doom and gloom, fi­nan­cial dis­as­ter 15 or more years into the fu­ture, fac­tory clo­sures and so much more and yet are al­ways say­ing that we on the ‘leave’ side of the ar­gu­ment are un­able to say what the fu­ture out­side the EU will look like.

The plain truth is that nei­ther side can say ex­actly what will hap­pen out­side the EU but we who pre­dict a bright fu­ture as a demo­cratic, lightly taxed, lightly gov­erned, rich and im­por­tant world trad­ing na­tion again are not mak­ing it up as we go along.

We are bas­ing our pre­dic­tions on facts. You do not need ac­cess to gov­ern­ment books to see a fail­ing Euro­pean econ­omy in the world rank­ings, down from 30 per cent in 1980 to 20 per cent to­day and pre­dicted 15 per cent of world trade by 2025 (less than 10 years away), un­em­ploy­ment in the EU run­ning at over 50 per cent in some ar­eas, a fail­ing euro cur­rency but which Brus­sels is in­sist­ing all mem­bers will adopt in the near fu­ture, high taxes to pay for all this EU fail­ure and so on.

You just need to look around you: un­con­trolled, and un­con­trol­lable, EU im­mi­gra­tion is not just due to peo­ple want­ing to leave their homes and trek thou­sands of miles for the fun of it but be­cause their own na­tions are suffering even more badly un­der the EU than we are.

You do not need a crys­tal ball to see that the EU is not only un­demo­cratic in out­look but in­tends to end democ­racy it­self very soon.

Isn’t it strange that they who rec­om­mend we re­main never men­tion the blink­ing ob­vi­ous dis­as­ter which that move is bring­ing but in­stead con­demn those of us who are try­ing to warn the rest of you about it.

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