Govern ourselves

I WAS in London last month to support the Peoples Pledge Campaign for an EU referendum. There were many euro-sceptic MPs there, but the one I certainly agree with is Steve Baker, who reckons the EU should be abolished.

Why do we need the EU? Why cannot every single country that is in the EU govern itself? In Britain we used to govern ourselves, back in the days when it was known as the Common Market, so why cannot we do it now?

We could take control of our own laws, our NHS and would be able to control immigration, which is totally out of control now.

We don’t need the EU to tell us what we can and cannot do in our own country. Also think of all the money we could save by not having to pay the MEPs their salaries as well, which we do at the moment.

Current MPs have obviously only experienced their political lives as being governed or partly governed by the EU. In fact, one of the leaders of the three main parties today could only have been about eight years old at the time we had that referendum in 1975.

One article in the national press recently said it would take Britain about five years to recover if we left the EU. Surely that is a price worth paying? Just think of all that unecessary bureaucracy we could get rid of.

Surely the current state of the euro, when the EU has taken the begging bowl to China, must make even europhiles think again?

Peter Harvey

Harbour Way, Shoreham