UKIP MEP is wrong to be scaremongering

Jonathan Arnott
Jonathan Arnott

UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott claims the EU is trying to stop people taking pictures of landmarks. He’s wrong, as he so often is.

UKIP want to suggest that the EU has proposed this when in fact it is an amendment to a non-binding report of the Parliament.

Even if it went through at this stage it would not become EU legislation.

Highlighting the issue is the right thing to do, but scaremongering is not.

UKIP loves to put forward stories like this presenting it as a done deal in order to do damage to the EU as a whole, and unfortunately it seeps into people’s minds.

In the past pro-Europeans have just rolled their eyes and got on with it.

Well, we just can’t do that any more because we’re facing a referendum where the future of the country is at stake.

We’re talking about jobs and hundreds of millions of pounds of investment, as well as our fundamental rights at work and as consumers.

If Jonathan Arnott is taking photos at landmarks around the region I do hope he gets the European flag in the shot.

The EU has been integral to the regeneration of the region over the past few decades.

The region gets more money back from the EU than it pays in, and UKIP has to remember that without our EU membership there would be an awful lot less to take photos of in our region.

Jude Kirton-Darling MEP,

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