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Useful arguments as to why we should vote to leave the EU
on 22 January 2016
In this useful little book, David Green, the Director of the think-tank Civitas, argues that the EU opposes the principles of democracy and self-determination. He points out that nobody can remove the EU Commission from power.
He points to the EU’s growing powers and authoritarianism. He shows how Cameron’s promises to restrict freedom of movement, repatriate powers and end the EU commitment to ever closer union are empty and doomed to failure. He cites Viviane Reding, vice-president of the EU executive and Justice Commissioner, who said, “Freedom of movement is non-negotiable as long as you are a member of the EU and the single market.”
Again, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said, “What is difficult, or even impossible, is if we go for the exercise of repatriation of competences because that means revising the treaties and revision means unanimity.” And, “Our approach is not an ideological one. It is not about weakening the EU. It is not about giving up on integration or on ever closer union.”
Green shows that the EU is not about cooperation between nations to achieve peaceful relations. Instead, as he sums up, “the EU is a new form of imperialism.”
He notes that “Historically nations tended to be run by elites intent on expropriating wealth and power. Many countries still are. Democratic accountability under a liberal constitution has successfully contained the abuse of power in Britain and many other countries.” Many would doubt this success, given the City of London’s current expropriation of wealth and power.
His conclusion remains valid – to achieve democracy and sovereignty we must leave the EU and declare our independence.