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cupotee2 | 09:39 Fri 27th May 2016 | News
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I don't know who wrote this ..but if your sitting on the fence and not sure how to vote please read this.

I'm not into politics, and I dont pretend I know whats going on, politically, half the time, but, I know whats right and whats wrong, and I think I'm pretty good at judging people.
I always voted Labour, because that was the thing to do, living in the North East.
My dad was North East secretary for the Transport and General Workers Union, and the Shop Steward for the TGW at Tees Dock, where he worked.
He was staunch Labour, and if they were good enough for him, they were good enough for me.

Years passed, my dad died, and I carried on voting Labour, UNTIL Tony Blair became the leader.
Never trusted him. He was Smarmy, and definately not representative of the working classes he was supposed to represent.
Then we got Gordon Brown, then Milliband. All cut from the same cloth. Now we have Corbyn, a joke of a man who refuses to sing the national anthem, but wants to serve in her majestys government.
Since Blair, I never voted Labour again. Actually, I never voted at all. Could never vote for the Tories or LibDems. Could never trust a Tory and the other mob were just making up the numbers, but had no real policies because they themselves, never actually believed they'd get in, but were too busy trying to satisfy everybody.

I, like the rest of the country, just plodded on, whoever was running the country. I never benefitted from them, even under Labour, who were supposed to look after me.

Now this referendum has come up. I remember when we went into the EU, sort of. We had to do a project at school about it. Back then, there were 7 (or 9) countries in it.... and thats as much notice as I took.

Now, we are being told we are better off staying in. If we leave, jobs will be lost. House prices will fall. Inflation will rise. The country will be at risk from attack etc etc etc.

This is where all the previous stuff I wrote is heading.....

Since joining the EU in 1973, the Dock Labour scheme has been scrapped (this would have guaranteed me a job when I was 21, on fantastic wages)
The docks were privatised, and the dockers are on just above minimum wage.

The whole of the British coal industry has gone.

Nearly all of the shipbuilding has gone.
ICI has gone, sold off to Americans (who ran it into the ground and laid off thousands)

British Steel has gone. Sold off to far eastern companies. Again, thousands laid off year after year until there wasnt the workforce to make it viable.

All our power companies, and possibly the water companies as well, are foreign owned (Even British Gas)

Coachworks, that build our trains in Derby and York, have had to close or lay thousands off, because our governments gave the work to foreign coach builders (they said they had to put it out to tender. EU rules.

We are now living in a country were no job is secure.
Workers rights dont exist (dont believe the governments spiel about we are better off in the EU to protect our workers rights).
If you want to claim unfair dismissal nowadays, you need to have worked at that company for 2 years (unless you are claiming for discrimination).

There are more people working through agencies now than ever before, and, whereas in the past, agency workers were on good money, they aren't anymore.
Agencies are killing the economy. You cant get a mortgage, a bank loan, a car or credit to buy goods, if you work through an agency.

Zero hours contracts ! Where did these appear from ? Where were the EU workers rights that day ?
Why are they still being allowed to be used, and why are the government allowed to sanction people who refuse to take these jobs ?

Young couples cant afford mortgages nowadays, unless they are both in well paid, secure jobs (as secure as jobs can be nowadays)
God help those living down south. Prices are bad enough in the north.
Those with money, like investors, businessmen etc, will buy these cheaper house and make a killing when the


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Of course a fair chunk of that is down to right wing policy of opening up our industries for anyone to invest in, resulting in a lot being sold to foreign buyers. The dash to efficiency no matter what the cost and ease of controls so that merchants can indulge in making demands or they'll move, undermining government control of their own country may well have happened EU or no EU. Global companies/investors and a government that approves of making it easy for them; we've never really fixed that error.
cupotee2, An excellent article well done. If only people will take note & use their intelligence they will see sense & vote BREXIT. Let us once & for all leave this sorry mess called The EU & get back to normality.
All your quoted businesses have been replaced by cheaper labour in sites in europe & far east. I farm cattle but land is too dear to expand, specially around Heathrow as you all want to fly everywhichway.

My trade was stenography but everyone types, albeit 2fingers & every cell phone replaced the dictaphone. I retrained to hairdressing & run 2 salons with 8 staff - all have mortgages, cars & families proving salaries are good. Tradesmen I use likewise afford homes etc. & we live in SE.

All of that was done by UK Government policy, not the EU. Privatisation was done from Westminster, not Brussels.

Voting Leave will give the Government, and any future Government of say Jeremy Corbyn or Boris Johnson, more power to influct similar, or worse.

Most of the things this article is complaining about have absolutely nothing to do with EU membership.
In fact, the claims are downright silly.
BTW, you forgot to mention HIV. That didn't exist before we joined the EU, either.
I like my zero hours contracts. Lots of people do. Of course they are not good for some.
I don't think being in the EU has made much difference to things like loss of jobs in steel, reduction in demand for shipbuilders and dockers.
If cupotee2 doesn't mind, this looks like the full piece -

If you're not on Facebook, you can click "Not Now" under "Sign Up/Log In" to drop the annoying box to the bottom of the screen & see the whole thing.
I received my postal vote today and have already sent it off. I voted "OUT"

Why not just post the link instead of almost all of the article?
mmmm and if you look at this person’s profile on facebook he’s really and educated and unbiased type too! To be clear, i haven’t yet made my mind up, but I see nothing here to convince me either way....just another mouthy idiot.

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