What They Said
“Going somewhere we don’t want to go” and “We’ll keep subsidising other EU countries and losing more control every year”. Today, the UK pays more in and receives less than any EU country. Luxembourg receives £34 for every £1 paid in. The UK receives 38p for every £1 paid in. Every Luxembourg MEP serves 100,334 citizens, every UK MEP serves 907,370 citizens! We actually subsidise the other 27 either by subsidy or by trade!
Telegraph Matthew d’Ancona 10 Sep 2000 “No true Thatcherite, of course, could hold Mr Heseltine’s (admirably candid) view, expressed in this week’s Spectator, that “Britain will soon be swallowed by a federal European superstate as Wessex and Mercia were by medieval England”.
“I look forward to the day when the Westminster Parliament is just a council chamber in Europe”. Ken Clarke MP
“The Constitution is the capstone of a European Federal State”. Guy Verhofstadt, then Belgian Prime Minister.
“The European Union is a state under construction”. Elmar Brok, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs
“Of course the European Commission will one day become a government, the EU council a second chamber and the European Parliament will have more powers”. German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressing MEPs, November 2012.
“We need a true political union…we need to build a United States of Europe with the Commission as government and two chambers, the European Parliament and a “Senate” of Member States…European Parliament elections are more important than national elections…This will be our best weapon against the Eurosceptics”. Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, January 2014
“For my children’s future I dream, think and work for the United States of Europe”. Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime Minister, May 2014
Conclusion – The honest Referendum choice
“Voting to Remain is not a simple “stay as you are option”. As Allister Heath stated in the Telegraph “Comfortable, middle-class voters who are considering sticking with the devil they believe they know need to think again. Voting to remain is a far greater leap into the unknown than voting to leave. It’s self-evidently normal to be independent and prosperous: just look at America, Australia, Canada or Singapore. But there are no known examples of a previously independent democracy being subsumed into a dysfunctional, economically troubled technocracy and doing well as a result. As mad gambles go, it is hard to think of anything worse”.
“We need to recognise the EU for what it is, a political project to create a single state, governed by bureaucracy/technocracy instead of by democracy (the consent of the people). The Referendum can be boiled down to one very simple choice. Should Britain be a self-governing nation, trading and co-operating with nations in Europe and around the world? Or should Britain be subsumed into an undemocratic United States of Europe?”
We, residents of the UK, are in the single state last chance saloon. Remainers would lock the exit door. Vote for a remainer at your peril.