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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.

Our 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 immigration. 

Our 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 day coming ashore. A special EU deal will soon allow 127 million people from Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo to gain visa-free travel to Europe. The 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. 

EU 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. 

It 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.

 

THE EU PLANS TO ABOLISH THE BRITISH ARMY.

The 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 Richard Kemp) of 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 British themselves."

 

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. 

 

British jobs for British workers.

Currently 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 country. 

















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