Letter: What is good for the goose and all that

This letter sent to the Star was written by Matthew Hobson, Wincobank, S9

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 1:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 8:00 am

So, it is August and still the UK has not left the EU. Firstly, I cannot say I am surprised. Lets face it, from the hour the nation, by a majority, slim but still a majority, voted to leave the European Union, the bleating started almost straight away, by the Remoaners, that we must vote again. And still they bleat.

Personally, as a fully paid up Nationalist, (But not in that way), Brexiteer, I now welcome a second referendum, and I truly do not know which way to vote. Both my head and heart are for Leave, but I am toying with the idea to vote Remain and indeed I would welcome a 52% win for the remain side. You may wonder why. The answer is I would welcome a victory for the Remain side just so I could watch the smug smiles been wiped off their faces when they are informed that we must hold another referendum, as the the Remain camp were misinformed and didn't know what they were voting for. What is good for the goose and all that.

Secondly, we are yet again misinformed by the Remainers that we receive money from the EU. No we don't. We are net contributors to the EUbudget. We pay in more than we receive. So when you next see a board with that silly blue flag with the ring of yellow stars on it, informing us that this project was partly financed by the such and such EU fund, remind your self that actually it was funded by British Taxpayers money. If you disagree, just think about it for a second. If you give £100 to a man, he gives you £10 back, tells you to use it to decorate your house and then put up a notice saying he has partly funded it, surely only the thickest, most uneducated nincompoop would believe he has actually given them anything.

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Thirdly, I would like to say that I am disappointing in you, Veronica Hardstaff. Given our many correspondence, I was under the impression that you were a fully paid up, EU federalist. I now read from your most recent letter that you believe that "The nations of Europe are far too individualistic to ever become a homogeneous nation", or a United States of Europe as indeed I believe is it's ultimate goal. Now if that is not what you believe is the EUs goal, can you tell us all what that goal is. As we know, the leaders of the EU nations speak strongly of The EU project. In Macron's own words, "Brexit cannot interfere or stop the progress of the EU Project". Mmm, "project", noun, meaning an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim. So can you tell us what the end aim is.

And finally, not to back track on old letters but I would like to again ask Veronica why she didn't respond to my question, as to perhaps the next influx of EU migrants should be housed in her neck of the woods, (Walkely/Crookes), and give the east of Sheffield time to breath. Could it be that if you agreed that all are welcome, you would face backlash from many round your area who don't fancy having thousands shaved off their house prices, more or less overnight, as has happened in the Page Hall area. Or perhaps if you say no, you will look like a hypocrite who is happy to have unlimited, free movement as long as it is not on your doorstep. Think very carefully before you answer.