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What has the EU ever really done for us?

Continued membership of the EU is becoming more dangerous to our democracy by the day.

A conservative estimate is that £40bn-per-year is going from the UK to Brussels. Experts calculate that for every £2.60 we send over, £1 comes back. Doesn't it make more sense to keep our money and spend it on things we want, like hospitals, pension investment, less tax and education?

Around 70% of our laws are created by people we did not vote for. Our Parliament is a rubber-stamping machine, where Brussels' Bills are passed on the nod.

I am delighted to see the United Kingdom Independence Party are organising in Northern Ireland. At last, there will be a party to appeal to the ever-growing number who have lost confidence in the current political classes.


From Belfast Telegraph