Norwegian experience

What are the two sides of the EU debate saying about the economic risks of staying or leaving?
What are the two sides of the EU debate saying about the economic risks of staying or leaving?
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Our son lives and works in Oslo. Fortunately because he is a British Citizen and lived here until a few years ago he is entitled to vote in the EU Referendum.

His experience of living in Norway has made him determined that his vote will be for the UK to stay in the EU.

He does not want to return to the UK and be living in another country which is outside the EU.

Norway pays an enormous amount of money to be able to trade with the countries which are in the EU.

The deal they have requires them to admit more immigrants than we do.

So the people who support Brexit who believe that we would get a better deal if we were no longer members are extremely naive and/or foolish.

We frequently hear people who wish to leave say that they don’t like Brussels telling us what we must do in our country.

As other member countries we are able to elect members to the European Parliament (MEPs) to enable our voice to be heard and have a say in all matters which affect us.

Unfortunately in some areas, indeed some close to Sheffield, voters elect UKIP members as their MEPs.

These people either don’t turn up at the Parliament or if they do they behave in a disruptive way by their lack of co-operation.

Of course they take the salary which comes with the position!

This behaviour weakens our voice in Europe – but the electorate here are responsible for this situation by voting for unsuitable people.

Joan Stratford

Slayleigh Lane, Sheffield S10