Whether Britain remained a member of the European Union
was decided by a referendum on 23rd June 2016.
Majority of the British public voted to LEAVE the EU. The arguments both for and against
were varied and complex. Below are seven simple reasons
for leaving the EU.
It would save UK taxpayers money.
EU membership fee is 55 million per day, and we get
back just 49p for every £1 paid to Brussels. A large
number of EU migrants in Britain have the right to claim benefits,
thereby putting a heavy burden on the British
taxpayers. Roughly 148,000 of new arrivals from
the EU get an average of £5,000 in-work benefits such
as tax credits and housing benefits, which cost the
British taxpayers £530 million in 2013 alone.
Better control over
open borders with the EU is causing Britain to be
flooded with immigrants from all over the world.
Immigration is severely destabilising our country, and
threatening our safety, security, and economy. The
social fabric of Britain is being systematically
destroyed. The EU has confirmed that 3 million more
migrants from the Middle East and Africa will flood
Europe in 2016. The tide of migrants arriving in the
EU by sea continues to rise with 2,100 a
ashore. A special EU deal will soon allow 127 million
people from Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo to
gain visa-free travel to Europe.
EU-Turkey deal, could make
Turkey the 29th member state of the EU. A report from
Libya claims that 800,000 migrants lie in wait ready
to break for Europe.
Taking back control of our laws.
laws supersede and override British national laws. Over
75% of our laws are now made and controlled by the EU.
Our judiciary is merely a puppet institution. UK
courts have to give priority to European law.
The EU is undemocratic.
is a dangerous dictatorship dressed up as democracy,
that aims to create an EU controlled superstate by the
back door, thereby
totally wiping out the national and cultural identity,
sovereignty, and independence of nation states.
EU PLANS TO ABOLISH THE BRITISH ARMY.
EU is to launch a £3 BILLION defence research and
development programme with the ultimate aim of merging
the continent's militaries into one Euro army.
Britain, which has by far the biggest and best
equipped army in Europe, would also be expected to
contribute around £375million to the scheme - enough
to rehire all of the 20,000 soldiers the Government
sacked in its last defence spending review. The
formation of an EU super army would undermine the
supremacy of NATO and significantly weaken UK defences,
an ex-commander (Colonel
British troops in Afghanistan has warned. This is
"scandalous" and only a vote for Brexit in
the upcoming referendum can guarantee the future of
the 356-year-old British army. The proposals would
require the military to change the centuries old Oath
of Allegiance for new soldiers, because they would no
longer be "bearing
true allegiance" to the Queen. UKIP's
defence spokesman Mike Hookem warned an EU army would
leave the UK unable to defend its own interests in the
world, including the Falklands. He said: "When
you sign up you pledge allegiance to her Majesty the
Queen. Who are you going to swear allegiance to in the
future, Jean-Claude Juncker? Are we going to be
pulling the Union Jack off our uniforms and stitching
on the EU flag? It's scandalous. There's only one
people who can defend the British, and that's the
Improved trade with the rest of the world.
Currently, the EU signs trade deals with the rest of
the world that it has negotiated on our behalf (often
taking years to do so), as a result our economic
progress and growth is being hampered, and we are
unable to be a strong and competitive player on the
global stage. It was recently reported that Britain
has missed out on trillions of pounds worth of trade
because of its membership of the EU.
Britain once had a magnificent and
thriving global trading Empire, that made Britain
great, and gave us tremendous influence and power
around the world, as we were able to make our own
trade deals with the rest of the world. Leaving the EU
would give us that influence and power back again.
Currently, the European Commission speaks for all EU
member states (including the UK) at World Trade
Organisation meetings. It is important for Britain to
have a direct say on a global level rather than hoping
to have any real influence inside an EU that is on the
way down. When Britain joined in 1973, the EEC
accounted for 37% of world GDP. Today it only accounts
for less than 20%. The EU is a sinking ship and we
must jump ship before we sink with it.
jobs for British workers.
three out of four British jobs go to EU migrants. This
is hurting our economy badly, as most migrants send
their earnings back to their respective countries. EU
migrants are undercutting the wages of British workers,
thereby forcing them out of jobs. British workers are
being reduced to poverty levels in their own