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UK referendum on European Union & freedom of speech

by | Jul 7, 2016 | Blog, Society | 0 comments

I have voted in the referendum to leave the European Union mainly for the following reasons:

I would rather be a citizen of the world rather than a member of a narrow,largely white,undemocratic, centralized, capitalist superstate of Europe.

I don’t see why 70 per cent of UK law should be made by unelected commissionaires in Brussels and UK judges should be overriden.

I don’t see why rich European states in the north should dictate terms to poorer countries in the south of Europe, like Germany and Greece.

I think there is more chance of Britain forming a loose alliance of countries of the world and to create a democratic, participatory, ecological, equal and free society in the future outside the iron fetters of the EU than within it.

I am in reasonably good company on the left as well as the bad company of the ‘little Englanders’ on the right. What unites them is a belief in greater democratic control over Britain’s future although we may differ widely over our beliefs, visions and goals.

Obviously, as my books and actions vividly illustrate, I am not a racist. I also think we should help and receive political refugees from war-torn countries.

You may disagree with me but I believe in the freedom of thought, expression and action. It is only through adopting these principles that any moral or social improvement can be made.

I may disagree with you but I accept wholeheartedly your claim to express an opinion, whatever it might be.