ON EUROPEAN UNION MEMBERSHIP
BE AN INFORMED CITIZEN
Do you really know what you are voting for?
Answer These Seven Questions to Become and Informed Citizen.
1. Is the European Court of Human Rights an Institution of the European Union?
2. Is the Council of Europe an Institution of the European Union?
3. Will leaving the EU solve the immigration problem in the UK?
4. Will the UK be a more prosperous country for leaving the EU?
5. Will the problems facing the UK today disappear if the UK leaves the EU?
6. Is all that is wrong with the UK the fault of the EU?
7. Is the EU Parliament un-elected?
THE ANSWER TO ALL THESE QUESTIONS IS "NO". SURPRISED?
1. The European Court of Human Rights is not a part of the EU infrastructure, getting out of the EU has nothing to do with leaving the jurisdiction of this court, it's a separate institution, leaving the EU does not mean that the UK will also be leaving the European Court of Human Rights.
2. The Council of Europe is a separate institution to the European Union, the Council of Europe includes other European countries such as Russia and not only EU countries.
3. The immigration problem is not caused by the EU, the UK is not in the Schengen free movement area, staying in or getting out of the EU will change absolutely nothing on that front.
4. Trade tariffs for exporting UK produced products to EU countries may mean that such goods become more expensive, European consumers are unlikely to buy them at higher prices when competing EU products will be cheaper. The EU represents a market of approximately 400 million people for UK suppliers, the UK represents a market of only 60 million for EU suppliers, who has more to lose UK or EU?
5. UK politicians blame the EU when things go wrong but claim all of the glory when things go right. The problems facing the UK will not just disappear because of an EU exit. Then who will they blame? UK politicians are the ones that give power to the EU, they sign the treaties and they choose how the EU Directives are implemented in the UK. The UK will be stuck with the same politicians, do you really think that the same people doing the same jobs will change anything?
6.The UK is governed by UK elected politicians, it's pure fallacy to think the UK's problems are caused by the EU, UK politicians love to blame the EU but the reality is that the EU does lots of good, only you will never hear about it. Likewise politicians love the EU because when things go wrong they have someone to blame.
7. You and me, the citizens of the United Kingdom elect our own MEPs (Members of the European [Union] Parliament. The EU parliament makes EU laws and consists ONLY of elected representatives. Don't let the press make you believe otherwise.
DO NOT BELIEVE ALL YOU READ IN THE PRESS.
The EU is good for the UK. The people of the EU do not dislike the British, they generally admire them for their pragmatism and civility. The UK is good for the EU. Ignore the press, and politicians. Vote with your head.
Be an informed citizen.
VOTE TO STAY IN!