Better off out?

We learn that the EU wants yet more of our money to expand its budget still further. Apart from dealing with the financial mess left by Gordon Brown we are also expected to bail out Ireland, Greece and Portugal – maybe also Spain and who knows what else afterwards? In addition pressing problems facing us are unable to be addressed because of EU directives.

In out last major referendum in 1975 I campaigned and voted to stay in the EEC. I remained of that opinion until the days of Delors.

I now question whether we can reform this organisation while ruling out the possibility of leaving it and the day is fast approaching when we must bite the bullet and consult the people on whether they wish to stay in or not.


About pauljohnston

Elected as Conservative councillor in Surbiton Hill, Kingston upon Thames in 1998. Re-elected 2002 and 2006. Former parliamentary candidate in Lancashire and Birmingham. Ceased to be a Councillor (temporarily?) in 2010. Active among Residents' Associations in Surbiton Hill and among residents in social housing generally. Former teacher of History at St. Brendan's College Bristol and Head of History and Politics at the London Oratory School. Worked with Sutton Trust running summer schools for sixth formers at Oxford University from 1997-2000 aiming to improve uptake of places from pupils from state schools which sent very few applicants to Oxbridge.
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