Brexit – Why I want to leave – European Referendum

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This is why I want to Leave the European Union – Brexit

Why I feel I don’t want to be in the European Union any more. The more I get involved into politics and why we do the things we do here in the United Kingdom. Why is our government always so tied up in knots?

I was always pro Europe but I missed a lot that has been happening in the European Union it all really started with vaping. I had just found a solution a long battle in giving up smoking and it was being threatened by the European Union law making.

Vape Campaign

I campaigned with others to have our side (Vapers) heard by the lawmakers why article 20 of the Tobacco Product Directive was going to turn back time by passing the TPD as it stood. It’s made impossible for citizens of the European Union to have a say 1 million signatures from a per country quota and a time limit with the restriction of languages and communication. It seemed impossible at the start but drawing close at the end.

The petition was never achieved but we had achieved awareness, and more and more people got involved, there were more discussions which started to evolve into facts that could be trusted, but that was not the first notch on the bed post for me.

While trying to understand the European Union and all its dealings I started to realise how much power had been handed over to eurocrats in Europe which I did not elect or know who they were. There were moments I wondered where I was at time when all this was happening. The last time there was talks of the EU that I took note was freedom of movement and trade. My ignorance disgusts me at times but sometimes life is about living or there are other things to fight for.

I had always wondered whose big idea was the euro a single currency for 27 different Nations (states) currency is need to fluctuate with the country’s finances and budgets why have most of the southern Nations are all in all their financial turmoil, all the European Union has a hold on everything it even calls or refers to countries as European cities.

Trade Deals

Then it’s I came across the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the USA and EU, there were only snippet’s of information on leaked documents, to find out that its all being done behind close doors. This is what I’m scared off;

“Public services, especially the NHS, are in the firing line. One of the main aims of TTIP is to open up Europe’s public health, education and water services to US companies. This could essentially mean the privatisation of the NHS.

One of the main aims of TTIP is the introduction of Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS), which allow companies to sue governments if those governments’ policies cause a loss of profits.”

Lee Williams – What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you Tuesday 6 October 2015 – http://www.independent.co.uk

Regulations

With many more on privacy, banking regulations, food and environmental safety and much more that cannot be confirmed as it is now place in a reading room, with no hard or digital copies allowed by request of the USA. My understanding is that it will be complete for July after our referendum to be passed by European parliament in the autumn. Where do we stand on this when will we be able to find to information out, how will we fight for changes. We cannot put faith in our elected government as they no longer have the power.

This is why I feel that “EVER CLOSER” is not for me, I wish it on no-one, how many people have fought for freedom and democracy and we are just handing it over to European Project and no questions asked no one to hold account “BUT OURSELVES” vote to leave the European Project of ever closer political integration.

By Chris San-Claire, London, United Kingdom.