There is no middle road, we are either in or out. We can either be a clapped-out, undemocratic Region of the EU, or a free and prosperous democratic nation. There is a long way to go yet, but Independence Day draws closer in 2013, writes UKIP MEP Gerard Batten.
•Exactly 40 years ago on 1st January 1973 Britain joined the European Economic Community. Britain’s membership of the EU will eventually be judged as a shameful period in our long and proud history.
The traitor Edward Heath took us in without the democratic consent of the electorate and he did so on the basis of lies and deceit. That policy of lies and deceit has been followed by every succeeding government, including the current one.
Heath told us that there would be no loss of national sovereignty. Forty years later we find ourselves in a centralised political state, ‘The Union’, that makes over 80% of our new laws and has its own:
• Executive (the Commission)
• Court of Justice
• Central Bank
• Foreign Policy
• Diplomatic Service
• Emerging Armed Forces
It was always intended that the EEC/Common Market would deveolop into a European political state. Our governments, Conservative, Labour, and now the Coalition, always knew this and have always lied to us about it.
When I was first elected in 2004 I said that the British people could choose to live on their knees inside the European Union or standing up on their own feet outisde it. More and more people are standing up, and supporting and joining UKIP the only serious political party that campaigns to take Britain out of the European Union.
Britain can only restore its self-respect and its national independence when we leave the EU. There is no middle road, no fudge that will help, we are either in or out. We can either be a clapped-out, undemocratic Region of the EU, or a free and prosperous democratic nation. There is a long way to go yet, but Independence Day draws closer in 2013.
A Happy New Year and an EU-free future to you all.