‘Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically’
Sligo News File Online
According to a recent Irish poll, 76% of the respondents said Britain should remain in the European Union.
However, this is what leading British political figures have to say on the issue.
In an interview with the Telegraph, former Mayor of London Boris Johnson reportedly warned that the EU “is pursuing a similar goal to Hitler in trying to create a powerful superstate.”
He is reported as saying: “While bureaucrats in Brussels are using ‘different methods’ from the Nazi dictator, they share the aim of unifying Europe under one ‘authority’
“But the EU’s ‘disastrous’ failures have fuelled tensions between member states and allowed Germany to grow in power, ‘take over’ the Italian economy and ‘destroy’ Greece…
“Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically. The EU is an attempt to do this by different methods.”
A decision of the European Court of Justice that non-EU nationals entering the UK cannot be imprisoned is cited as yet another reason for UK withdrawal from the EU.
UKIP Migration spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP said “This judgement blows a hole in Cameron’s argument that the EU makes us more secure. Only Brexit gives us control of who comes here and whether they can be deported at a time of our choosing.
“To sum up – the euro court rules non-EU nationals illegally entering UK cannot be imprisoned. It is insanity to leave it up to the migrants whether they should leave promptly or not.
“Due to our EU membership, being outside Schengen makes no difference when it comes to deporting those illegally entering the UK.
“This ECJ judgement shows that as an EU member, the UK cannot properly protect its borders and its people.
“Only by leaving and EU and the jurisdiction of the ECJ, can we regain control and improve our security.”
UKIP’s Small Business Spokesman has backed more than 200 bosses of firms who have signed an open letter urging Britain to leave the EU. East Midlands MEP Margot Parker said the letter – which urges people to vote for ‘Brexit’ – proves the strength of feeling among small business owners, who are sick of being entangled in EU red tape.
She said: “I was delighted to see the open letter published by small business owners – even more so when seeing the signatories came from a variety of sectors and industries. I know from speaking to small business owners all over the country how much of a burden EU over-regulation is to them. The needless extra administration, which can cost small businesses up to ten time as much per employee as it does a big company,
stifles growth, discourages innovation and stops them expanding and creating jobs.
“Only about 10 per cent of British businesses export to the EU but all have to comply with what the EU says. Free from the EU our small businesses, which are the back bone of the British economy, would be free to thrive
“Small business owners are frankly sick and tired of being wrapped in unnecessary rules and regulations imposed on them by the EU. This letter proves just how they feel – the strength of feeling among our entrepreneurs is growing day-by-day.
“They are quite right to say people should not listen to a ‘minority of managers from Britain’s largest companies’ who want to stay in the EU. Small business owners are the lifeblood of local communities – but they need flexibility and they need to be free of the shackles which add to their costs and time.
“Many small businesses occupy positions in the supply chains of heavy industry, and they have been hit hard by the decimation of our industrial sector thanks to EU environmental regulations forcing the jobs to move to countries without such heavy-handed limitations.
“I fully expect to see many such letters, signed by more and more small business owners, in the coming weeks as more and more people realise just how pervasive the EU is and what a negative effect it has on their businesses.”
The Economists for Brexit is a group of eight independent, leading economists who are convinced of the strong economic case for leaving the EU. To date, debate on the economic merits of whether the UK should remain in the EU has become overwhelmed by the Government’s Project Fear campaign. Each of the eight economists have become exasperated by the scaremongering and often economic illiteracy of this campaign.
At the same time, the group believes that whilst there are a substantial number of economic arguments to support Brexit, they are yet to be made in public. The purpose of this group is to explain the vey clear economic arguments in favour of Brexit, offering voters – who are crying out for clarity on the economics of Brexit facts based on proven economic models, as opposed to speculation.
The group will seek to communicate over the coming weeks, through the media and at various events, the clear benefits that will be felt by the UK on leaving the EU. The campaign will hope to ensure that the voting public has a clear picture of arguments in favour of Brexit, based on proper economic research, fighting the speculation and hyperbole of the Project Fear campaign.
Summary of views:
Brexit will result in a better economic outcome than remaining in the EU. Economic forecasts (based on proven financial modelling by Patrick Minford) show that on leaving the EU:
Output grows 2%
Competitiveness rises 5%
Real disposable wages up 1.5%
Exchange rate falls 6%
Inflation and interest rates rise to 2-3% range
Current account improves to -1.5% of GDP
Unemployment reduced by 0.2% (75,000 on benefit count)
The UK does not need to do a trade deal to trade. It already trades extensively with many countries across the globe under the rules of the WTO and can continue to do so with EU countries in the future (in the same way that the US, Japan and China does). Leaving the EU will decrease prices and boost GDP.
The City of London will retain its role as the world’s leading financial centre outside of the EU.
The UK is a net contributor to the EU budget and those funds could be utilised far more efficiently elsewhere.