Roll on June when people have a say

In response to Veronica Hardstaff's letter, I would also like to say that your letter has many valid points, some I agree with, some I do not. However I will reciprocate your comment that we can have a civilised argument on a matter that we differ on.

Monday, 29th February 2016, 1:00 pm
Updated Monday, 29th February 2016, 1:06 pm

Having watched Parliament the other day, I could only watch for so long before I felt my brain turning to mush. Given the amount of baaing and bleating from the front benches, I thought I had accidentally switched over to Countryfile, and was watching the National sheepdog trials. It was very embarrassing.

I think it is about time that there was a proper debate on the matter, and not just scaremongering. I have heard too much of what the banks and businessmen have to say, I am yet to hear from ordinary people who don’t live in elitist bubbles. David Cameron and the rest don’t know what it is like to live in the real world.

My main concern of staying in the EU, is sovereignty. Also living so close to Page Hall and seeing what problems uncontrolled immigration has caused there, whether you want to leave or stay in the EU, you have to admit that is something that is out of control.

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Sure, Cameron can change a few things, so foreigners don’t get as much child benefit, (they shouldn’t get it at all if their child is not a resident in this country), he has also stated that benefits will be phased in through four years, but he has gone back on his word.

He stated in his manifesto, that he wanted migrants to get no child benefit for four years or in work benefits for four years.

In my eyes he is a welch, dictionary definition, “a person who defaults on their obligations”.

In other words, he promised one thing, and got only what the rest of the EU wanted.

And that is my entire point with the EU. When you have got 27 other members to appease, how can you give your own electorate what they vote for, when you have to bow down to a higher power. I’m afraid he has not sold it to me, but as a Eurosceptic, and out voter, I find Veronica’s opinions very good reading, and hope there is much more to come.

After all, how can we have a democratic debate if we are shouting at each other that we are wrong. Nobody is wrong, and no opinion is a bad opinion. Perhaps the MPs need to buck up their ideas a bit instead of arguing. Roll on June when the real people have a say, instead of the pantomime cast.

Matthew Hobson

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