LETTER: The EU will surely implode

How dare all these ‘Remainers’ say that we ‘Leavers’ should be ashamed! If anyone should be ashamed, it’s them. How could they have forgotten, particularly the older ones among them, that our parents and grandparents suffered two world wars in order to retain our independence.

I just cannot understand how they want to be dominated by a thoroughly undemocratic group of people who exist in the arrogant belief that they are always right and will never ever admit that perhaps, sometimes, they get it wrong.

For instance, they admitted Greece and other poorer countries into the single currency even though they were in no way ready, although at the beginning they said that all economies had to be at the same level. Of course, they knew that this was probably never going to happen – economies in such diverse countries never could be equal – so they ‘fudged’ it (I think that was the term used at the time).

Another thing they did, without apparently thinking of the consequences, was to do away with all borders, thereby allowing drugs, people and goodness what to pass through Europe without let or hindrance. And are the ‘Remainers’ happy with the fact that, whilst we have people in this country dependent on food banks, we are sending huge sums to Brussels every week so that they can have their huge, over-inflated salaries, not to mention all the ridiculous expenses they are entitled to?

Another question is, what is the point of the European Parliament? Why bother to vote for an MEP when seemingly the only reason for his/her existence is to rubber-stamp the endless rules and regulations churned out by the Commission? I always thought civil servants were supposed to be the servants of a government, not its masters.

There is also the fact that the EU is becoming far too large. Do we really want to be a part of it when it finally implodes, as it surely will? The original trading organisation was all well and good, but a European superstate, brought about by the hubris of Jacques Delors? No thank you!

Finally, do not put all this down to xenophobia on my part. My daughter, who incidentally is of the same opinion, has lived in Germany for many years and it is like a second home to my husband and me.

Mrs L Simmons

Treemaines Road

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