Posted: 04/03/2016 at 16:54
When we voted last time, I thought we were voting for a common market. Free trade across the borders of the EEC.
We had taxes slapped on imports from commonwealth countries, so lost a lot of links with New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Food went up in price because of it. Imports from the EEC cost more than imports from the commonwealth.
I never voted for us to fund healthcare, education and welfare for economic migrants from all over the EEC and now all over Africa as well.
I never voted for a United States of Europe with 27 member states, many of whom have wildly differing cultural values to us.
Some German minister was on the TV last night. He was asked what he would do if Britain voted Out. He said he would cry. The French farmers want to be able to still sell to us. The Polish government were jubilant at the agreement... they said we were paying their welfare bill. While we are propping up the rest of Europe with the biggest contributions, we have failing hospitals,health centres and schools. They cant afford for us to leave. We need to call their bluff.
Trading agreement yes. Open borders no.