Remainers throw ‘cheap, easy insults’

Dear Sir, — Might I reply to the sneer directed by David Gabbitas, occasional resident in Congleton when he isn’t at his second home in France, at the people of the UK, at that majority of them who voted to leave the EU? I did.
He describes those who voted Leave, as “voting for barriers to keep out of our country members of our species who might not be pink, don’t speak our language, may have different habits or even eat different food”.
It is both a nasty and deeply insulting, and incorrect, way to speak of people who voted for Brexit. Too many Remainers argue by means of such cheap and easy insults.
The great majority of people who voted Brexit are ordinary working men and women who do not enjoy his level of income, evidence of which is his possession of two homes, and they do not flit back here from France whenever ex-pats like himself need the healthcare our NHS provides for free.
I am speaking bluntly because of the ugly way in which David has described them.
People voted for Brexit because their NHS is already struggling to survive and just cannot meet the cost and the demands of an extra 300,000 people each year, almost one million more people every three years, who have been migrating here from EU countries.
Also, people voted for Brexit because we need at least 250 000 more houses to be built each year to meet the country’s needs. People want homes, above all for their children, and now cannot afford them.
Has David any understanding of this at all? How can the country’s demand for more houses, given the huge backlog that exists already, meet the extra demand of what under EU membership amounted to unlimited and uncontrollable immigration? Nothing, absolutely nothing, has done more to arouse hostility to immigration than EU immigration policy. In this country we have always welcomed immigrants, but uncontrolled immigration is just not on. No country can take it. The EU’s immigration policies have been the policies of the madhouse; and it is its policies that have aroused resentment and anxieties.
The EU’s unrestricted open-door immigration policies are doing immense damage to the poorer countries of EU, like those in Eastern Europe and on the Baltic. The wages the wealthy countries of the EU pay to its medical staff are stripping their health services of their doctors and nurses. And that applies right across professions. Lithuania is so affected by it that its government is considering legislation against it but, needless to say, EU law is stopping it, just as EU agricultural subsidy policies are doing immense ecological and environmental damage to the great primeval forests of Bulgaria and Romania.
What we are witnessing, and indeed exploiting, is a new, and deadly, form of colonialism. It is all a dreadful and active form of racism, which Remain voters, not thinking it through and not really appreciating it, without knowing it for what it is, voted for.
The EU governmentally is an awful construction. The governmental form it has taken is essentially repugnant, indeed hostile, to the most basic of democratic instincts and traditions of the British people. We have been ruled for the last 45 years by people based in Brussels whom most of us do not know and did not vote for, namely commissioners and the heads of the governments of the 27 countries whose election we have no say in at all. Possibly, what best shows up the EU for what it is the members of its parliament, which for most of the year meets in Brussels, but for part of it in Strasburg in France in order, at immense expense, to please and pamper the French. We in the North West of England have eight MEPs. They get paid €7,959 per month, which is £6,537, their monthly rate for office expenses is €4,299 and, on top of all, that they get expenses for travel, accommodation, etc.
As I have said, there are eight of them for the North West. But who knows who they are? Who knows what they do? Who reading this can name them? What do they do? How do they spend their time? We never get to hear of any of them. It is a lovely job, all right. But the sooner we see the back of it and them, and they then have to start to earn a living, the better. — Yours faithfully,

MICHAEL KNOWLES
Congleton.

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