In just 2 more days, Britain will in a position to do one of two things. Listen to the people and leave the EU, or ignore the people and stay. What a choice. Now we would like to think that Governments are there to serve the people, but we know this is just a whimsical notion.
Do you remember the articles we wrote in the early days? The ones were we found songs that said practically everything? For the article Democrats And Republicans Find Some Common Ground we used Chris De Burghs’ Spanish Train and for Greece is The Word We chose Grease is The Word. If you read those, you wont be surprised to find we are going to use the same format here today. Today we are using The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go?
If you say that you are mine I’ll be here ’til the end of time.
‘David Cameron wants to renegotiate the terms of the UK’s membership ahead of a referendum by the end of 2017. He has said he will campaign for Britain to remain in the EU if he gets the reforms he wants.’
So you got to let me know should I stay or should I go?
Well come on an’ let me know Should I stay or should I go?
‘If Britons do vote in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union, they can expect a tough and unforgiving response, with capitals across the Continent intent on deterring other countries from following the British example, European officials and analysts said.
In other words, Britain will be made to suffer for its choice.
With other issues pressing, including Greek debt, the migrant crisis and terrorism, the largest and most powerful European nations will want clarity, and are not likely to tolerate a long period of post-referendum confusion.’
Exactly whom I’m supposed to be? Don’t you know which clothes even fit me?
If you are still not sure which would be the better option for Britain, take a look at the following facts:
Britain has less power in the EU than The House of Lords have in Britain. In case you don’t know what The House of Lords are, or do:
The House of Lords scrutinises bills that have been approved by the House of Commons. It regularly reviews and amends Bills from the Commons. While it is unable to prevent Bills passing into law, except in certain limited circumstances, it can delay Bills and force the Commons to reconsider their decisions. In this capacity, the House of Lords acts as a check on the House of Commons that is independent from the electoral process. Bills can be introduced into either the House of Lords or the House of Commons. Members of the Lords may also take on roles as government ministers. The House of Lords has its own support services, separate from the Commons, including the House of Lords Library.
The ability to Govern ourselves again. As a part of the EU, any plans/laws/etc that Britain may be planning or desire, have to be put to the EU first. Out of 74 votes in the EU Parliament, Britain lost a grand total of 74. You realize that is a 100% success rate really? Britain successfully failed to pass any of the bills that were presented to the EU Parliament. Go that Country!
Abolishing 5% VAT tax on household energy bills. Hundreds of millions of pounds are sent to the EU every week. By leaving that is money that stays in Britain. Whilst yes, some of that comes back, it is not hundreds of millions. It is not even close. Also, it is suggested that energy bills will increase, but will it really? If the cost of energy goes up, and the 5% VAT is gone, just how big is the inflation on energy bills?
The NHS will receive £100 Million weekly by leaving the EU. Money that is currently going somewhere for some reason. Now, whilst some people think the NHS will be the first to suffer if Britain voted to leave, how could that happen if the NHS are receiving this much and desperately needed funding? We guess the question really is: If this money is not put back into the NHS, whose pocket is it going into?
Restore UK Government power for independent trade. The fishing industry took a massive hit when Britain joined the EU, as did the car industry. By voting Leave, those other EU countries that currently have the monopoly in British waters, are forced to leave. Whilst there may or may not be many fish left, what is there, is Britain’s.
Germany’s biggest industry relies heavily on Great Britain. 30% of cars on British roads, are German:
‘The German conservative’s intervention seems to rule out the “reverse Maastricht” option floated privately by some British MPs and government sources, whereby pro-remain MPs in Westminster could use their parliamentary majority to retain access to the single market after a British exit from the EU.
Their first target is likely to be to try to ensure that despite a Brexit the UK could remain in the single market by joining the European economic area, of which the non-EU countries Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland are currently members.
The single market – to which Switzerland also has access despite not being a member of either the EU or the EEA – guarantees the free movement of people, goods and services inside the bloc.’
So by removing the chokehold that the EU currently has over Britain, the British can start making cars again. Both of the issues discussed here, bring employment to the country. Possibly so much employment that the country will start to see a real improvement in the economy. Who knows? The only thing we know for sure is that, if we don’t leave, we will never know. ‘I would rather die on my feet, than live on my knees’ – Emiliano Zapata.
By Voting to Leave, Britain is free to open up trade deals with other non-EU countries, such as China, India, Russia, America etc. The pros for leaving are starting to outweigh the cons.
If Britons choose to stay in the EU, this is what they can look forward to. The below article shows the crisis that is still plaguing Greece:
‘After almost 11 hours of talks in Brussels, euro zone finance ministers and the IMF have agreed to a range of measures to restructure Greece’s debts when its €86bn bailout ends in 2018’
There is a similar crisis in Italy and Spain:
‘The euro zone debt crisis has taken a heavy toll on Italy. The country’s economy has shrunk by around 10% since 2007, marked by a triple-dip recession. Output has regressed to levels not seen in more than a decade. Overall unemployment is around 12%-13, with youth unemployment around 40%. Consumption and investment are both weak. Smaller enterprises — the country’s backbone — are suffering from low sales, declining profitability, and lack of financing.’
Spain hasn’t had a great time of it lately either:
‘Spain’s current level of national debt is the highest for more than a century. In 1910, its national debt stood at 123 percent of GDP, which was the result of a complete defeat of Spain in the 1895-1898 Cuban War of Independence.’
Currently the next country to suffer under EU regulations is none other than France:
Labour unrest in France needs to be defeated if the country is to avoid its impending financial crisis
‘France’s current account deficit is one of largest in the euro zone at around 1-2 per cent of GDP, a reversal of small surpluses a decade ago. France’s share of the global export market has fallen by around 2.5 per cent. It has also lost market share within the euro zone. Industry’s share of GDP has fallen from 22 per cent to 16 per cent in the decade to 2010. Manufacturing has fallen to 11 per cent of GDP, about the same as in Britain and far less than in Germany or Italy.’
We have a sneaky suspicion that the vote has already been decided, and that vote is Leave. Why do we think this? Because of this video which was published on 15 June, showing a meeting that took place on 8 June. Why were the flags taken down?
Hopefully, this is true.
Of course, we haven’t even touched upon the radical reasons for voting to leave. Have you seen how many immigrants the EU have taken in? Have you see the level of crime rise? Now we are not saying this crime is coming from those immigrants (or refugees if you will) but the fact can not be ignored that crime is on the rise in those countries. Let’s not forget this particularly revealing video:
If all of the above is not enough to convince you, look at the money. The pound is up against the dollar, the non EU stock markets are all up for the 3rd consecutive day and the EU market is down. Britain have a lot more friends and allies outside of the EU, than inside of it:
What do you think? Do you believe that Britain is capable of standing on its own? Do you think Britain will be better off if they stay in the EU, and if so, why? Remember this is unprecedented, so if you vote Remain, please provide us with concrete evidence to support your vote.
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