Why I am voting for the U.K. to Leave the European Union

On June 23, the United Kingdom is voting in a referendum on Brexit – the proposal for Britain to exit the European Union. 

The first thing we need to do is to examine the reasons for staying in the EU as outlined by the Prime Minister. He argues that we would be stronger in Europe; that we would have access to the top table; that we could reform the EU from within; that we would be more secure from a military point of view; that it would be economically catastrophic if we leave.

Do any of these arguments hold water? The fact is that our voice at the top table is diminished with every new state that joins, and the record shows that Great Britain is constantly outvoted. So our record with the Council of Ministers and within the Parliaments at Strasbourg and Brussels is constant failure.

Are we stronger militarily? Absolutely not – our military strength lies with NATO and the United States, not with the EU.

Would exit be catastrophic from an economic point of view? Would tariffs be raised against us? The argument most often advanced is that the EU trades with us more than we trade with them. The French won’t want to lose their wine and cheese exports to us, nor the Germans their washing machines and Volkswagen.  However that is not the most convincing argument for me. The fact is that many ountries trade with the EU from South Africa to Mexico, from Algeria to Hong Kong. That is to leave aside China, Japan and the United States, none of whom are remotely in the EU.

So the question is: How are they able to sell to the EU without belonging to the club and paying as we do, some £55 million a day to belong?  The answer is simple enough – because they have the right goods at a competitive price.

Now the Remainders will argue that we do not pay £55 million a day or some £20 billion a year, since we get some of it back. OK, that is true enough, but as the Right Honourable John Redwood points out, we still pay over some £10 billion net in one year. Clearly that would make a huge difference to our competitive position. Nobody need lose out in terms of the grants they presently receive from the EU if Britain replaced them, yet the Nation would be £10 billion better off per annum.

Think what such a figure could do for the National Health Service? In fact there is no sense whatsoever in belonging to this club, since our trade with the EU is not in doubt and our trade with the rest of the World would be more open. In fact it is madness to remain in this club of manifold and endless regulations.

What has happened in the last 20 Years? Where we joined a Common Market, which seemed a good idea, we did not join a Federation, which in fact meant rule by the biggest power, Germany. This is precisely what has happened. Economically there is only one country that has prospered and that is Germany. So this is a result that is not wished for by the Greeks, or by the Italians, or even by the French and curiously enough, even many Germans are dissatisfied with having to prop up other economies and the time will come when they have had enough. Or the Greeks might default, leaving the German Bankers with a bloody nose.

Since joining, our fishing fleets have almost disappeared. Take Grimsby as an example, where they had a fleet of over 200 trawlers, now reduced to barely a dozen, as recounted on BBC2 Sunday morning. EU regulations have allowed French and Spanish trawlers into our waters and yet prohibited our own fishing fleets with their regulations. So our fishing fleets have all but disappeared, our aluminium industry is gone and our steel industry is on its last legs, all because of some regulations from the EU.

How is it that the price of electricity in the UK is twice that on the Continent and twice that in the USA? To be more precise our costs are 9.5p per kilowatt-hour compared to 5.3p in Europe and 4.6pin the United States. It is amazing with these figures that we have any industries left at all. The fact is that we play ball as a Nation to some absurd ideas composed by some scientific illiterates. Even this week a shipload of natural gas has arrived from the United States, when we have abundance right beneath our feet.

EU regulations everywhere have militated against the success of our industries, and we are in danger of being completely submerged within a Federation not of our making.

Furthermore we are subject to the Courts of Human Justice, which can and do overrule our Courts. Our Courts are based on habeas corpus by which everyman is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Precisely the opposite pertains with these Courts of Human Injustice. Anyone want to end up in a Turkish jail on a trumped up charge and take years to prove your innocence?

Lastly I will come to the British Constitution. Ok, it is unwritten, but it is there nevertheless by history and by precedent. The Laws of this land are created by Parliament at Westminster and are promulgated only after they have received the Royal Assent.  A lot of people do not realise that. Although Charles 1st was beheaded for believing in the Divine right of Kings to rule, as we all know this was changed by Cromwell and his Ironsides who became Protector, but a de facto King.

Since this time, Parliament has made the laws and is the legislature and the executive, with the truly British accommodation that the laws must receive the Royal Assent. That means that from a purely Constitutional point of view all EU Regulations are illegal. No Parliament has the right to give away this inalienable right to a foreign power. So that in voting to leave the EU we are voting to leave an entity which in truth should never have existed.

We are voting to reclaim the supremacy of Parliament; the supremacy of our Courts of Law. We are voting to reclaim all agricultural and fishing rights. We are voting to reclaim control of the boundaries and borders of this realm.

On June 23, the United Kingdom is voting in a referendum on Brexit – the proposal for Britain to exit the European Union. 

The first thing we need to do is to examine the reasons for staying in the EU as outlined by the Prime Minister. He argues that we would be stronger in Europe; that we would have access to the top table; that we could reform the EU from within; that we would be more secure from a military point of view; that it would be economically catastrophic if we leave.

Do any of these arguments hold water? The fact is that our voice at the top table is diminished with every new state that joins, and the record shows that Great Britain is constantly outvoted. So our record with the Council of Ministers and within the Parliaments at Strasbourg and Brussels is constant failure.

Are we stronger militarily? Absolutely not – our military strength lies with NATO and the United States, not with the EU.

Would exit be catastrophic from an economic point of view? Would tariffs be raised against us? The argument most often advanced is that the EU trades with us more than we trade with them. The French won’t want to lose their wine and cheese exports to us, nor the Germans their washing machines and Volkswagen.  However that is not the most convincing argument for me. The fact is that many ountries trade with the EU from South Africa to Mexico, from Algeria to Hong Kong. That is to leave aside China, Japan and the United States, none of whom are remotely in the EU.

So the question is: How are they able to sell to the EU without belonging to the club and paying as we do, some £55 million a day to belong?  The answer is simple enough – because they have the right goods at a competitive price.

Now the Remainders will argue that we do not pay £55 million a day or some £20 billion a year, since we get some of it back. OK, that is true enough, but as the Right Honourable John Redwood points out, we still pay over some £10 billion net in one year. Clearly that would make a huge difference to our competitive position. Nobody need lose out in terms of the grants they presently receive from the EU if Britain replaced them, yet the Nation would be £10 billion better off per annum.

Think what such a figure could do for the National Health Service? In fact there is no sense whatsoever in belonging to this club, since our trade with the EU is not in doubt and our trade with the rest of the World would be more open. In fact it is madness to remain in this club of manifold and endless regulations.

What has happened in the last 20 Years? Where we joined a Common Market, which seemed a good idea, we did not join a Federation, which in fact meant rule by the biggest power, Germany. This is precisely what has happened. Economically there is only one country that has prospered and that is Germany. So this is a result that is not wished for by the Greeks, or by the Italians, or even by the French and curiously enough, even many Germans are dissatisfied with having to prop up other economies and the time will come when they have had enough. Or the Greeks might default, leaving the German Bankers with a bloody nose.

Since joining, our fishing fleets have almost disappeared. Take Grimsby as an example, where they had a fleet of over 200 trawlers, now reduced to barely a dozen, as recounted on BBC2 Sunday morning. EU regulations have allowed French and Spanish trawlers into our waters and yet prohibited our own fishing fleets with their regulations. So our fishing fleets have all but disappeared, our aluminium industry is gone and our steel industry is on its last legs, all because of some regulations from the EU.

How is it that the price of electricity in the UK is twice that on the Continent and twice that in the USA? To be more precise our costs are 9.5p per kilowatt-hour compared to 5.3p in Europe and 4.6pin the United States. It is amazing with these figures that we have any industries left at all. The fact is that we play ball as a Nation to some absurd ideas composed by some scientific illiterates. Even this week a shipload of natural gas has arrived from the United States, when we have abundance right beneath our feet.

EU regulations everywhere have militated against the success of our industries, and we are in danger of being completely submerged within a Federation not of our making.

Furthermore we are subject to the Courts of Human Justice, which can and do overrule our Courts. Our Courts are based on habeas corpus by which everyman is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Precisely the opposite pertains with these Courts of Human Injustice. Anyone want to end up in a Turkish jail on a trumped up charge and take years to prove your innocence?

Lastly I will come to the British Constitution. Ok, it is unwritten, but it is there nevertheless by history and by precedent. The Laws of this land are created by Parliament at Westminster and are promulgated only after they have received the Royal Assent.  A lot of people do not realise that. Although Charles 1st was beheaded for believing in the Divine right of Kings to rule, as we all know this was changed by Cromwell and his Ironsides who became Protector, but a de facto King.

Since this time, Parliament has made the laws and is the legislature and the executive, with the truly British accommodation that the laws must receive the Royal Assent. That means that from a purely Constitutional point of view all EU Regulations are illegal. No Parliament has the right to give away this inalienable right to a foreign power. So that in voting to leave the EU we are voting to leave an entity which in truth should never have existed.

We are voting to reclaim the supremacy of Parliament; the supremacy of our Courts of Law. We are voting to reclaim all agricultural and fishing rights. We are voting to reclaim control of the boundaries and borders of this realm.