Euro Debate

Philip HammondThe British Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond who is, of course, our MP is speaking on the referendum at 7:30 on Wednesday, 15 June at Manby Lodge School, Princes Road.

It is an open, non-party political meeting so everyone is welcome.  It is anticipated that the the meeting will last 60-90 minutes.

Is Europe more democratic than Britain?
What’s a trade deal compared to the single market?
Who gets our taxes?

2 thoughts on “Euro Debate

  1. Britain voted to join the “common market”, not give non-elected people in Europe the right to make our laws, or spend our money any way they wish.
    A vote to stay in the European Union (United States of Europe) would have to mean a vote for the euro, and an end to the British pound. You can’t stay in and not change the currency.

    • I voted in the 1975 referendum and, despite what you say, the journey at that time and from the original formation of the Coal and Steel Community in 1951 was ever closer union. The common market was just a step on the journey. I was aware of it in 1975 as teenager as were most of the people I knew back then. I would agree that the national deabte in 1975 was, like now, based more on transnational issues rather than the transcendent purposes of the European project.

      The Schuman Declaration of 1950 was very clear about the EU – essential it aimed to

      Be the birth of Europe as a political entity
      Make war between member states impossible
      Encourage world peace
      Transform Europe by a ‘step by step’ process (building through sectoral supranational communities) leading to the unification of Europe including East Europe
      Create a single market across the community

      You seem to be unaware that no European directive can become law without passing though both houses of the European Parliament. The European Parliament like our own is elected by the people but unlike our own the the European Parliament reflects the wishes of the people.

      If we stay in it is likely that at some point we will join the Euro but, being British, we’ll only join when it is fit for purpose. (I would have been had we joined in the first place). We have changed our currency before.

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