Letter: Why I will vote to stay in Europe

Reasons we should vote to stay in the EU.
Reasons we should vote to stay in the EU.

I’ll start by clearing the smokescreen of the common Brexit arguments:

I’m sick of all this meaningless chundering on about the costs involved. This aspect is irrelevant to most of us, even though the amounts involved are vast.

Suppose we leave the EU and save ‘all that money’. Will we suddenly see new hospitals being built all over the country? Or will the government make drastic and significant cuts to the taxes we pay? Of course not. It’s all just soundbites and number games. They love talking about the amounts of money involved, because it sounds like a good argument. But these silly amounts of money ‘saved’ will never ‘touch’ the likes of you and me.

Then there is the never ending rubbish spouted about immigration, used as a handy scapegoat to blame all our troubles on. It’s so much easier than actually trying to resolve the issues and problems themselves.

The main reason I’m voting for us to stay in the EU is that our world is shrinking with the increase of technology and communications. This is a good thing in so many ways, but it also leaves us increasingly vulnerable.

We should stay in the union because it will help us to make the world safer and better by uniting, debating, sharing information, sharing our common humanity and working together.

It isn’t about “being dictated to by Brussels”. If we are involved in the union, we are a part of it. We’re not being dictated to, but rather, we’re helping to form it. Who cares where its HQ is?

I want to unite to share information about security issues, work together on relevant law enforcement matters, agree on basic human rights and endeavour to ensure that those rights are met by all member states. Not only do I want this within Europe, I hope that at some point, we’ll expand to become a global union. Imagine all the people, sharing all the world. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you join us, and the world will live as one.

Louise Comb

Georgian Way, Bridlington