Brexit: Five reasons the UK chose to leave the European Union

Brexit wins

Brexit wins

I have supported the idea of leaving the EU for many years, ever since John Major signed up to the Maastricht Treaty in 1992.

That treaty set Europe on a path to economic and monetary union, something that was never envisaged by the EEC. Despite the ruling elites telling the little people that greater integration was in the ‘best interests’ of the UK, the ignorant plebs thought otherwise.

Here are my five top reasons why the UK has just voted to leave the EU:

1. Taking back the sovereignty of parliament to make laws

Ever since we joined the EU, community law has overruled domestic law. EU regulations had ‘direct effect’ in member states whether we liked it or not. If we don’t like the regulations, we cannot vote out the lawmakers – the hordes of unaccountable bureaucrats in Brussels. The sovereignty of parliament was usurped by Brussels and the British people had enough.

Only the British parliament should be able to make laws that govern the British people and if they don’t like them, they can vote the government out every five years at a general election.

2. Excessive regulation and red tape

The EU sought to regulate every single aspect of our lives. Many jokes have been made about this, most of which are exaggerations, but the reality is that businesses in the UK have to navigate a treacherous tangle of EU regulations which can run to thousands of pages. Most such regulations are the result of an attempt by one member state to lock down a particular product or service, which is then applied to all others.

Most of these regulations are completely unnecessary, and just add massive costs which damage the competitiveness of British industry.

3. Merkel’s suicidal refugee policy

Angela Merkel has become the de facto leader of the European Union – a bitter irony given the outcome of WWII and the allies’  desire to limit post-war German expansionism. Notwithstanding that, her policy of unfettered immigration from Islamic countries, with the inevitable minority of hardened jihadists amongst them, will lead to the rapid death of mainland Europe.

The UK population could see this disaster unfolding and has voted to remove itself from this suicidal policy.

4. Control of our borders

Closely linked to 3 above, a sovereign nation must have the right, to paraphrase John Howard, to decide who comes to that country and the circumstances in which they come. The Schengen nations in the EU already ditched border controls, allowing potential terrorists to roam freely within the member states.

Whilst outside the Schengen area, the UK was still unable to control its borders, and David Cameron conceded that immigration to the UK would not be under our control – this was a decisive factor for many Brexit voters.

5. Trade with the rest of the world

The UK has been shackled to a European Union economy which is stagnant. Rather than handcuff our country to the block of concrete heading towards the bottom of the sea, the UK should be free to trade with the rest of the world.

Whilst the short term uncertainties might be a little frightening, the long term benefits will be huge. More than that, the UK will remain a beacon of Western freedom long after the EU has descended into civil conflict.

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