Stay in EU or risk losing all credibilty

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It seems to me that people are opposing The European Union purely on emotive grounds, not facts.

As an experienced international HGV driver who has worked in Europe both before and after the UK joining the EU, I feel strongly that it was the best thing that could have happened to this country.

Before joining, a trip to Italy would have meant crossing France, Belgium and sometimes Germany (depending on the route required).

Every border had to be transitted, papers stamped which cost anything up to three hours.

On arrival at the delivery country customs clearance could take anything from four hours to two days.

After we joined the EU the journey went straight through.

From an economic point of view, Nissan, Toyota and Vauxhall and many other companies who supply the motor manufacturers are here because we give them EU access.

Can you imagine what would happen to jobs (and lives) if they pulled out of a country that had alienated itself quite deliberately from the rest of Europe?

We have to stay in the EU, or risk losing all credibility with the rest of the world.

David A Waller

Am I suffering from déjà vu here? I seem to recall the Conservative leader making the same promise before the last election regarding a referendum on the EU membership.

Have the British people got that short a memory that they will fall for the same lie again ?

He is really clutching at straws if he thinks we will fall for the same lie twice.

Let him renegotiate the terms with Europe now and present them before the next election.

If he manages to grab back our right to make our own laws, migration and human rights decisions that are in the interest of the British people and not just for the sake of mainland Europe then he may be on to a winner.

Dave Croucher, Pinfold Gardens, Doncaster DN7