The referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU will soon be upon us and LPUK have always fully supported the Vote Leave campaign and strongly believe that decisions should be taken as locally to those that they affect as possible.
However the main thing that I have taken from these campaigns is how much the political classes have lost the trust of the public. The majority of conversations that I have had have revolved around the statement “I just don’t know what the truth is.”
With project fear in full effect the Remain camp have consistently bombarded the public (Often with tax payer funding) with warnings of Armageddon were we to leave the union.
These tactics are not just damaging to the EU campaigns but to the future of politics in the UK.
For my own personal experiences whenever I have told people I am supporting the Leave campaign I am often rounded on with accusations of “Little Englander”, “Xenophobe” and “Racist”. The irony is that I am actually voting to leave for the exact opposite reason.
I believe that it is the EU that is parochial (Trade should only happen between it’s members.) Xenophobic (Goods from outside the EU are lesser than those inside made inside the EU) and Racist (An unskilled European Migrant should have priority after a highly skilled African migrant).
I believe in the Free Market and I believe that immigration is a source of great good into a modern society – As long as the welfare state exists I believe it needs to be controlled, but to me that is a welfare issue rather than an immigration issue – but in all these areas the EU prevents freedoms rather than promoting them.
So on June the 23rd I urge everyone to ignore the fear tactics, ignore the critics and simply ask yourself. “Do you want to be a part of this club?”