They say history repeats itself and that those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are bound to make the same mistakes again.
Looking back at the referendum of 1975, we see that a reluctant government was forced by popular opinion into offering one, that the ‘in side’ completely dwarfed the ‘out’ in financial terms as they spent £1,850,000 against the ‘out’s’ mere £133,000. Of the 41 Tories who supported ‘out’ only five actually said anything, big business backed ‘in’ while we on the ‘out’ side sold pens and tee shirts to raise funds; does any of this sound even vaguely familiar?
We were told we would be starting even with £7million for each side, and yet the ‘in’ have already spent at least £10million on propaganda, not including the cost of producing the “Britain Stronger in Europe” (BSE) leaflet, which came through our doors a few days ago, the contents of which have been shown to be false in many respects by several contributors to this letters page.
In 1975 what we on the ‘out’ side were saying has been proved true. That being ‘in’ would lead to loss of sovereignty, loss of jobs, higher prices and more. We were right then, and I believe we are right now when we say voting ‘leave’ is the best choice for our future.
Those backing the ‘in side’ are mainly the political failures of our history, Mr Clegg, Mr Kinnock, Mr Mandelson, Mr Blair, Mr Major and Mr Cameron, most of whom have extremely well paid jobs in the EU, or big business leaders who even the ‘in side’ admit see the EU as a place of low wages and easy recruitment (source: Lord Rose, leader of BSE)
The question for June 23 is, who are you going to believe? Those who want us in for their personal reasons, or those who have been proved right several times before?