MP says EU places constraints on Britain
PUBLISHED: 06:00 05 March 2016
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Broxbourne MP Charles Walker will vote to leave the EU at the referendum in June.
He said: “I am voting ‘out’ because I believe the EU places a constraint on both the UK’s sovereignty and our outward looking ambitions as one of the world’s greatest trading nations.
“The European Union overreached itself with the establishment of the single currency and many of those that joined this construct are now paying a terrible price with broken economies and massive unemployment.
“Despite this, there is a continuing fiction promoted by some that the UK will be unable to prosper if it chooses to remove itself from this union.
“I suspect that many making these arguments are the same people who, just twenty-or-so years ago, were arguing that our failure to join the single currency would result in the United Kingdom’s ruination.
“Of course there are costs and risks attached to leaving the EU, but I believe that these are outweighed by the costs and risks of remaining.”