Here we EU-go again

EU flagToday we have John Major and Tony Blair pressing us to vote REMAIN.  What a surprise!  Major suffered years of intolerable behaviour within his Party over the EU question and has the bruises in his psyche today while Blair was willing to join the Euro and it took Gordon Brown to be wise enough to block this.  All I hear from the REMAIN brigade are reasons why it would be dangerous to leave;  they have been unable to give any positive benefits of staying locked into the European venture.  I do not believe there are any.

If the Scots want to leave Great Britain and they think they can afford to stand alone, good luck to them.  They will have a permanently socialist Scotland and we will have a permanently conservative England.  I don’t doubt there will be an exodus of the wealth creators from Scotland and the Scots will have to work out how to pay for their high cost welfare systems that England has been subsidising in the past when those wealth creators have fled.  I hope this does not happen because we are Great Britain and I am, at heart, a unionist but I do not trust Lady Macbeth (AKA Nicola Sturgeon) and would like to see her stew in her own juice.

John Nott, an ex-minister under Margaret Thatcher has expressed his exasperation with Cameron and Osborne by stepping away from the Party until they go.  He was an honourable man who, I think offered to resign when the Argentinians invaded our Falklands but was asked to stay on and fight the war which he did.  He is not alone in his frustration.  Leaving the Party of Disraeli, Churchill and Thatcher is not to be done lightly but I am sorely tried and I know I am not alone.  I think I will wait until 24 June but I do not recognise the Party I have supported for half a lifetime.

About Keith R Mitchell CBE

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1967. Pursued a successful career in financial training and publishing until selling his interests in 1990. Elected a County Councillor for the Bloxham Division in 1989. Leader of Oxfordshire County Council 5 November 2001 to 15 May 2012. Chairman of the South East England Regional Planning Committee July 2002 to July 2005. Chairman of the South East England Regional Assembly July 2005 to July 2008. In HM the Queen’s 2007 Birthday Honours, appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of services to local government.
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