LETTER: Voters will bear repercussions

Although Boris Johnson has presented a more formidable case in support of Brexit than has been heard to date, it could well be considered fully justified when compared with the recent prejudiced rhetoric that we have heard from David Cameron, George Osborne, President Obama, Madame Lagarde, Mr Carney and others.

Should it have been evident to the ‘remain’ advocates that leaving the EU would be so disastrous as to cause a Third World War; high levels of inflation and interest; a vast increase in unemployment; a severe decrease in property values and further dire consequences, I am forced to ask – why did David Cameron propose a referendum in the first place?

It is not difficult to foresee that in the fullness of time the Euro project will collapse bringing down the entire misconceived concept with countries such as Greece, Italy, Portugal and others suffering considerably. Do we really wish to be a member of an organisation that will have precipitated such catastrophic conflict?

The entire multi-purpose of the EU venture, often carried out in stealth, has been doomed from the outset for numerous reasons. It is evident that during the final six weeks of this uninspiring, misleading campaign few truthful and valuable facts will be presented. In my view, it is we, the poor general public voters, who will bear the repercussions of our remaining and I have no doubt that it is matters such as migration; control of our own borders; supremacy of our courts and the non-interference in our daily lives which will be the real vote winners.

Boris Johnson may have used excessive language but I do believe he was not too far from the truth when suggesting that Germany has always wished to gain hegemony over Europe by means of economic constraints and controls coupled with a desire to create an overall federal structure. Whatever the pangs resulting from the referendum, the people of Britain will triumph as they always have done in the past during times of adversity. Let us all go forward and benefit from independent unity of purpose as opposed to being down-trodden under the weight of constant unification pressures from Europe.

Michael Harris

South Cliff

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