EU has ceased to be useful

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Lectures from previous Prime Ministers and others cannot bully us into submission with threats of war and disaster, claiming that the UK can only influence the world from inside the EU.

All the evidence shows that the UK is only a bit-part player. Mr Cameron’s so-called renegotiation of terms was derided and out-smarted, with shades of Mr Chamberlain waving his useless piece of paper on his return and claiming that he had achieved “peace in our time”.

Remaining will mean that we are further under the thumb of this unelected ramshackle organisation.

The EU has ceased to be useful to us, if it ever was. It has decimated all our industrial base from steel making and shipping to textile mills, fishing and farming.

Foreign-born criminals cannot be deported because EU judges have said they must stay. Moves are afoot to create a European army, and a major leak from Brussels has revealed that secret talks between the USA and Brussels are planning a committee with representatives from Washington to eventually seek to end our NHS, replacing it with privatisation or payment of health insurance.

The EU has stated that it will not control immigration, placing further strain on our community services.

And what of the £350million a week at present propping up the rest of Europe? Just think of that sum being diverted to a different region of the UK every week.

New hospitals, schools and even flood defences to avoid the miseries of last winter.

Wouldn’t that amount bolster our creaking infrastructure?

Margaret Carter