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Chipperfield: Brexit would isolate us


Hear! hear!. I resonate with everything you say. I am so pleased that you have made the cultural point. I've lived in the States, and believe me, the UK is so unimportant in the lives and consciousness of Americans. My son has lived and worked in Europe ('going over there, taking their jobs, using their services...') . My husband who is from a soldiering and airforce family background, has also listed the attrition on his family through European wars, and has observed that he is the first of his family for some time not to, as he puts it "spill my guts out on some Flanders field". The interconnection of communication business, commerce and culture under the EEC and EU have rendered this far less likely. There are so many untruths and half-truths about Europe. The 'unelected' Commission is a civil service ( but ours too is unelected) but its proposals can be voted down by MEPS . MEPS are elected and ought to take part in the Parliament on behalf of their constituency, unlike some UKIP MEPS: no wonder we are less represented than we should be. The Commission has a myth busters site - see this for the real truth about bendy bananas. http://www.europarl.org.uk/en/media/euromyths/bendybananas.htmltml

Posted date

31 March, 2016

Posted time

2:58 pm