It has been another month of EU dithering from the Government.
The EU has agreed to Banking Union, which is the first step in a two year campaign for full political integration. Bit by bit we are being dragged into a federal organisation. Article 16 of the Fiscal Union treaty incorporates it into EU law by 2017. Soon enough we’ll be governed by the banking regulator too. There is only one rulebook for the whole EU, so the question will always be: “Are we all in or all out?” Renegotiation is not on offer.
Encouragingly, the Government admitted – in response to a Parliamentary question – that EU laws need not fully apply to countries that trade with it. This completely rebukes the argument that we will be governed by ‘fax machine’ if we left the EU.
Get Britain Out has been quoted again in the Daily Express with regards to the Prime Minister’s breathtakingly naïve aspiration that we might be able to stay in the EU and get all 26 other members to agree to give us more favourable terms of membership.
The Daily Express also carried another great story (with a quote from me at the top of page 2) demonstrating our “Fury as the EU ‘loses’ £1.2billion in overseas aid” from Brussels. Bearing in mind the UK alone gives about £1.6billion, they clearly don’t care how they spend other people’s money!
On page 2 of The Sun Get Britain Out revealed how the EU has spent £170million on propaganda promoting a shared ‘European identity’. Needless to say, coverage in the country’s biggest selling newspaper can only be good for our cause.
In addition, I wrote a piece for the marvellous website The Commentator, looking at the BBC’s Newsnight coverage of the EU and debunking some of the most common myths propagated by EU-enthusiasts. For instance, we will not lose investment if we left the EU, as shown by Nissan’s recent investment in Sunderland.
I would like to thank you all for your continued support. Please forward this email on to your friends and family; perhaps even encourage them to sign up to our campaign here. The politicians are finally starting to wake up to the strength of public feeling on the EU, and with your help we will make sure it is a question of when, not if, we Get Britain Out.
I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.