There’s been a lot said by both the Leave and Remain camps in the campaign leading up to our historic referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU on June 23rd.
I’ve been asked many times what I believe to be the main problem with our membership of the EU. Is it the discriminatory nature of the EU’s immigration policy (open borders within the EU, discriminating against skilled people who live outside the EU)? Is it the decimation of our fishing industry – after all, the EU have taken all our f-i—-sh? Is it the mountain of regulations which can hinder small businesses in particular, as they do not always have the infrastructure or money to cope with them?
My answer is none of the above. It’s our loss of democracy. All the other things we dislike about the EU are as a result of that. We may not like the policies of whoever the current government is, but at least we can show our displeasure at the ballot box. We can get rid of them. However, whilst we remain members of the EU, we have European Commissioners writing laws behind closed doors. They are unseen, unelected and unaccountable. Indeed, currently more than two thirds of our current laws are made by these unelected bureaucrats. This is wrong on so many levels.
This isn’t a party political issue. It isn’t about whether you vote Labour, Conservative, UKIP, Lib Dem, Green or anything else. It is a fundamental issue about democracy. It’s not about Right and Left. It’s about Right and Wrong.
Democracy is precious, far too precious to lose,
For us, of us, by us is what we need to choose.
Watch out for Brexit Song 2: Coming Soon.