A LETTER FROM YOUR MP THE RT HON PETER LILLEY
I am writing, as your MP, to explain why I believe Leaving the EU is best for our future.
This Referendum is about our Democracy and Prosperity. They go hand in hand – because in a democracy if the government doesn’t deliver prosperity the people can throw it out.
But the EU is not like that. The Commission – its government – is not elected. Their Euro policy has been catastrophic, particularly for young people – 25% youth unemployment in France, 40% in Italy, over 50% in Greece. Yet no Commissioners have lost their jobs!
Thankfully, Britain stayed out of the Euro – despite those who now back Remain – the CBI, City, American banks, Blair, IMF and German Chancellor – warning of “recession, isolation, job losses, doom for the City” if we stayed out. Their threats proved to be the reverse of what happened! I am ashamed my government is orchestrating a chorus of discredited threats to scare us to remain in the EU.
As the Trade and Industry Minister who implemented the Single Market and negotiated our last successful trade deal, I am confident Britain can thrive once we leave. We will be free to negotiate our own trade deals with massive growing markets like China, India and Brazil. And we can reduce regulatory burdens which cost our firms £billions.
This is not a choice between change and no change. The EU is set to become a centralised European State. They must, to save the Euro. Remain, and the EU can still make our laws, control our trade and pressure us to join the Euro, Schengen, eventually become just a part of the EU like Texas is part of the USA. Leave, and Britain’s relationship with Europe can be like Canada’s with the USA in the North American Free Trade Area: trading freely with the EU but controlling our laws, money, borders and decisions on war and peace.
SO LET’S TAKE BACK CONTROL
Control our laws: half of which originate in Brussels.
Control our money: and spend the £10 billion we give the EU on our priorities like the NHS. Control our borders: no-one proposes stopping all immigration – but we should be free to decide how many, with what skills settle here.
Until we do, the housing crisis will worsen and pressure to build over our Green Belt will grow.
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Peter Lilley Member of Parliament for Hitchin and Harpenden
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