Sir, It’s difficult to understand the logic and sense of those who wish to stay in the European Union (not to be confused with a Common Market), especially when France is in flames, Italy with its rising debt of more than 130 per cent of GDP, not to mention long-suffering Greece and Spain where the unemployment is at a scandalous level. Then, of course, there is ‘borderless’ Germany. Where next will the riots be with cars burning on the streets and tanks entering cities to ensure the wishes of the ruling elite?
I am reminded of the inscription on the tomb of Sir Christopher Wren in St Paul’s Cathedral which states: ‘Reader, if you seek his monument look around you.’ Indeed, how apt for the UK in the 21st century, for after 40 years and counting would you honestly describe our country as a land of milk and honey?
Methinks not. UK infrastructure is a disgrace and I am thankful that I do not have to rely on the railways, although I am becoming quite good at dodging potholes in our badly maintained roads. The NHS is collapsing with doctors’ surgeries and hospitals closing, coupled with the shameful treatment of the elderly and the closure of many nursing homes. Drug and knife crime are on the increase with hardly a ‘bobby’ to be seen on our streets. Of course, the cost of the smart meter will go on a customer’s bill and the meter will lend itself to some very imaginative billing – all very good for the foreign-owned power companies. Bless the EU. One would think the world is a much safer place with our much reduced and under-funded armed forces. Hopefully, the reduction is not because a European army is on the books, with the potential of, say, British and German troops helping the French quell any future riots on the streets of Paris. Perish the thought of German or French troops doing likewise in the UK.
Yep, welcome to the 21st century EU-topia club where everyone’s a winner – and as The Eagles sang, ‘You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.’ Dave Haskell, Ceredigion.