A crusade for freedom
ORE than 150,000 people have signed up to the Daily Express crusade for Britain to quit the European Union. This newspaper has been deluged with overflowing mailbags packed with our special crusade coupons calling on David Cameron’s Government to launch an orderly withdrawal from the EU.
Support hit the six-figure mark within days of the historic crusade being launched. The astonishing response is on course to become the fastest-growing campaign in newspaper history.
The colossal surge of support, a clear signal of public frustration at politicians’ dithering, is a stark warning to Brussels that Britain has had enough of meddling and an ever-growing tax burden.
Tory MP Philip Davies, a member of the Better Off Out group of MPs, said: “This is an absolutely amazing response. It reveals the pent-up frustration among the public that none of the mainstream political parties is speaking up for what it believes in.”
UK Independence Party peer Lord Pearson said: “This is a huge level of support from the great British public to the greatest British newspaper. The strength of feeling shown by Daily Express readers reflects the growing support across the country for withdrawal.”
A survey by pollsters Angus Reid showed that 48 per cent of voters asked want Britain freed from the yoke of Brussels while 59 per cent believe EU membership has damaged the UK.
Support among Daily Express readers for withdrawal from the EU is overwhelming, with 99 per cent of the tens of thousands of callers who rang this newspaper’s exclusive phone poll backing an exit. Reader Stephen Beattie, a 69-year-old retired electrician from Leicester, said: “The Get Britain Out crusade is the best news I have heard in a long time. I hope everyone gets behind the lead taken by the Daily Express.”
Brian Goldie from Stenhousemuir wrote to us to applaud our groundbreaking crusade and spoke for the silent majority by calling time on interference from Brussels.
He said: “In a move that will send shock waves through the eurozone and hopefully our own Parliament, the majority of British people who took part in the poll have declared enough is enough and it is time we returned to the business of trading with Europe instead of being swallowed by this relentlessly creeping abomination.
“While the faceless ones in Brussels oversee the catastrophe that is the single currency, we have to demand from our Government an answer to the question on everyone’s lips: ‘How far can we allow this fiscal mismanagement to go and how long can we continue to bail out countries in the currency to which we do not subscribe?”’