A huge number of voters will be too young to know what life was like before the European union and its predecessor the Common Market.
The Prime Minister at the time was Ted Heath and he was elected on the basis that the conservative party was the only one not committed to join the Common Market but to negotiate terms only.
A typical politicians promise because no sooner was he elected than he declared that he was satisfied with the terms and committed this countries future with a sleight of hand.
The Common Market at that time was concerned only with free trade between the member states but did mean that embargoes were placed on our traditional commonwealth trading partners to our detriment.
This country had a thriving economy, several labour intensive industries, a functioning national health service, controlled immigration, and manageable unemployment.
To these voters I say look around you and think before you make a decision based on fact rather than on scaremongering unsubstantiated claims from both sides.
J Jones via email