Letter - ‘EU erodes’

Another example of the EU’s ‘creep’ into our everyday life is the vote next week in Brussels to standardise car number plates.

The plates will have the obligatory ring of stars, just as the photo ID driving licences do. It is yet another example of the EU eroding the nations of Europe.

A suitable quote would be: Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo - The drop excavates the stone, not with force but by falling often (Ovid).

The EU is on our passports, driving licence and soon on our birth certificates as we are ‘citizens’ of the EU. Successive governments are slowly and surely giving away our birth right to be an independent, self governing country.

This prospect of a united states of Europe was made clear by senior civil servants to Ted Heath before our accession to the common market. But he refused to tell the public and swept it under the carpet. Every government since has done the same thing. This drive towards, and now how close we are to a superstate is seen by the name changes alone, EEC, EC now EU.

A founding father of the EU project Jean Monnett said: “The fusion (of economic functions) would compel nations to fuse their sovereignty into that of a single European State.”

This should be of great concern to everyone by the fact that the EU is being directed by 28 unelected commissioners who sit behind closed doors and draft the legislation which the EU parliament rubber stamps.

This is essentially a dictatorship. If you don’t like any of the legislation you have no rights to vote against or remove a commissioner.

This is why we need to leave the EU. It is to regain our right to make our own laws. The German government estimate 80 per cent of the law comes from Brussels, EU Commissioner Redding states 70 per cent. Clegg said 7 per cent (we all know how much we can trust Clegg).

Either way any law drafted, passed and imposed upon Great Britain by a foreign body is a law too many.

British laws should be made by British politicians in a British parliament for the benefit of Britain so the British electorate can hold them to account.

Nathan Garbutt

UKIP Candidate