VOTE ‘LEAVE’ – 23RD JUNE
by Ian R. Henderson
(Vice-Chairman – Christian Watch)
The people of Britain have been given a referendum on whether or not we should remain in membership of the European Union. In over 40 years, we have never been asked if we wanted to be part of this undemocratic institution.
The rules of this undemocratic institution are made by unelected bureaucrats in the European Commission; they write the laws – get them passed by the almost entirely pro-EU European Parliament – and then impose them on the member States.
The whole plan is for the EU to do away with all the member countries and form just one country – Europe – to disband the Parliaments of the EU member States and let Brussels take total charge.
UK MEPs (of all Parties) are powerless to block legislation that is harmful to British interests and they cannot even initiate legislation. Only the unelected European Commission can do that.
Two fundamental principles have been destroyed by our membership of the EU.
- The hard-won right to elect and dismiss those who make our laws. This right has gone because we no longer elect the people who make the laws. The British political Parties have to dance to the EU’s tune.
- We have given the UK Parliament – and ONLY that Parliament – the right to make our laws. But this right has been given by the UK Parliament to a foreign power, without our permission, and we, in Britain, are simply powerless to change any EU law.
A Junior Government Minister was heard to say recently – “I am coming round to the Euro-sceptic point of view about the EU. Whenever I go to Brussels to negotiate the British position, I am allowed 3 minutes to make a prepared statement. It makes not a blind bit of difference. What is decided is what the Commission has already decreed long before the national Ministers turn up. There is no debate. No negotiation. It’s all a ‘stitch-up’”. So there we have it – straight from the horse’s mouth!
The EU has imposed upon us over 100,000 rules and over 70% of our national laws already come from Brussels. It costs us about £55 million every working day – money that could be better spent on schools, hospitals and the police. And remember – the money the EU doles out to us is not them being generous. It was our money in the first place and they are simply giving us some of our own money back.