Europe has been good for us, says East Lancashire MEP

AN EAST Lancashire member of the European Parliament has welcomed the 40th anniversary of Britain joining the EU.

Liberal Democrat representative Chris Davies said that EU membership had helped to maintain British influence in a fast-changing world.

He said: “We applied to join late because politicians realised that Britain was being left behind and losing influence.

“The EU remains for now the largest trading bloc in the world and I believe the UK has contributed a great deal to make it more prosperous.

“Twenty-five years ago some of our closest partners were still communist dictatorships within the Soviet Union.

“We were fearful of the future and spending a fortune on defending ourselves from a real threat of attack.

“The contrast with today could hardly be greater.”

The MEP claimed that EU rules and regulations had improved the environment and made life better and safer for the majority.

He said: “There are many things I want to change, but that is true of rules made in London as well as those from Brussels.”

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8:17pm Wed 2 Jan 13

ste.g says...

good for you but not the rest of us.
Most of the individuals who hold the reigns of power in the European Union are not Nazis, indeed, they probably believe themselves to be fair-minded liberals working for the “greater good”. However, the European Union by its very nature is totalitarian, because it seeks to remove power from national governments accountable to their electorate and centralize it into the hands of supra-national entities that are accountable to nobody but themselves. It also seeks to remove the right of free speech for anyone in a position of influence who criticizes this agenda.
ukip for me pal
good for you but not the rest of us. Most of the individuals who hold the reigns of power in the European Union are not Nazis, indeed, they probably believe themselves to be fair-minded liberals working for the “greater good”. However, the European Union by its very nature is totalitarian, because it seeks to remove power from national governments accountable to their electorate and centralize it into the hands of supra-national entities that are accountable to nobody but themselves. It also seeks to remove the right of free speech for anyone in a position of influence who criticizes this agenda. ukip for me pal ste.g

12:42pm Thu 3 Jan 13

drunken donut says...

You're days on the gravy train are numbered, make the most of it while you can. This vast undemocratic bemoth is about to be looking for another mug country to join it and be robbed blind by this bunch of liars and thieves.
You're days on the gravy train are numbered, make the most of it while you can. This vast undemocratic bemoth is about to be looking for another mug country to join it and be robbed blind by this bunch of liars and thieves. drunken donut

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