I offer no apology for continuing on this theme because it is an extremely critical issue in the history of our nation and its future.
The meeting with Jonathan Ely, as in the previous post, enabled me to catch up with my ‘Brexiteer’ friend’s activities, part of which are featured in his Facebook page. His investigations and diligent work are highly commendable. Take a dip via this graphic to see the surprising range of its daily coverage of published material.
A concise case on a complex matter is made in a paper published on his Christian resource website Spirit Soul Body, and as summarised below. This only outlines the topics without covering Jonathan’s points or the sources he uses and links thereto. To read in its entirety click/tap this title:
Reasons To Leave
- the EU is heading for political union
- UK opt-out of Euro not permanent
- UK opt-out from Schengen area not so permanent
- EU creating a military force subsuming national ones (Recommendation 666?)
- High proportion of UK laws imposed by EU
- EU brings manifold losses of sovereignty
- High costs of EU cause increased prices & job losses
- EU damages UK small/medium business enterprises
- EU causes risks to security through free immigration
- Free trade with rest of Europe, low prices and jobs dependent upon EU
- ‘Initial shock’ to economy if UK leaves EU
- UK more secure if we remain in EU
- No longer common regs applied to goods
- Leaving is lead in dark whereas UK fine in EU
- Lack of input to EU regulations
- Risks to UK’s ‘standing in the world’
- Risk of UK splitting up if we leave EU
- Rights of workers/women lost if leave EU
- Expats in EU and EU citizens in UK would lose
- Loss of freedom of movement between UK and other EU states
- Leave campaign uses incorrect arguments
Alternatives to EU membership
- EFTA membership, single market access, FTAs
- Free Trade Agreements
- Other Options
What We Can Do About It
Jonathan writes, ‘There are many things we can do to help win this referendum’:
- Learn as much as you can about all the issues.
- Connect with groups such as Leave.EU, Vote Leave, Grassroots Out and Campaign for an Independent Britain, by liking their Facebook pages and via their websites [as linked herein].
- Share posts from these groups on Facebook and Twitter with your friends.
- Invite your friends to like the Facebook groups.
- Leave.EU, Grassroots Out and Vote Leave have local groups all over the UK, and are organising street stalls, leafleting, canvasing and public meetings. Contact their local groups and get involved in any way you can to help the campaign to leave the EU.
Here’s an aide-memoire (drag to enlarge both images):