Time to treat us like adults

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According to the Prime Minister doomsday will be nigh should the people of Britain vote to leave the EU.

The rhetoric emanating from No 10 is becoming more frantic in its campaign to remain in the EU.

Not content with the remain group saying every pestilence will be showered upon us should we leave the EU, thoughts of the seven plagues upon the Egyptians rears its biblical origins as the talk becomes pure idiocy.

The remain group tells us we will be defenceless should we leave the EU. The truth of the matter is that the remain group wants a European Army in which Britain would be forced to join, the aspect of which would be an army commanded by Germany.

Remember the Falklands war? Where were the French, Germans, Italians or Spanish all members of the EU, when the Argentine forces invaded British territory – did they support us? Not on your life.

The Prime Minister tells us we will be safe in Europe, indeed he tells us as a sovereign state within Europe – how can that be as we will be subject to anything we suggest being vetoed by the other 27 members of the EU?

But let us be frank, without all the scaremongering, we will not be able to rule our own borders. We will not have the right to make our own laws. We will not have the right to decide who can enter our country, and yet the Prime Minister tells us we are in a reformed Europe.

What is different now than before he travelled around the capitals apologising that, although he was for remaining, he had to honour his promise to give the British people the right to decide their future.

Indeed, he went further than that by saying if he did not get what he was asking for he would leave the EU.

Well what did he get? What has changed? The answer is that all he got was a promise to get a temporary break on benefits for those entering the UK. Is it not time the PM, as suggested in the press, tones down the rhetoric and stops pretending that he’s secured a game-changing deal for Britain, and start treating the electorate like adults?

George Howe