The tide has turned against the Remain camp, the general public has listened to the facts and reasoning of the Leave campaign and are about to make a historic decision.
Leave has opened up a 7 point in the polls, I fully expect that lead to continue to grow, and people’s voices have become stronger and determined for Brexit, we have to take back sovereignty.
The EU is an anti-democratic, anti-state and anti- worker organisation; I have found online an excellent video for you to watch which sums up the problem in the EU rather nicely.
As well as ordinary people turning against the political elites, we are seeing more and more celebs also speaking out now in a way they wouldn’t have felt comfortable in the past.
John Cleese, the great comedy actor recently came out for Brexit, he has been followed by Mark Millar. Mark Millar is as you know the author of the hugely funny Kick Ass books, which has spawned two great movies. The theme of the movies are way that the ordinary people, the underdogs rise up against injustice.
The EU is unjust.
Mark Millar says that Scots 'needs to get out of Europe' while they still can, and rather than being an armchair warrior, he stated he wanted to do everything he could to persuade people to leave the EU ahead of next week's referendum.
Writing for STV, he wrote:
"A chance like this is never coming back and, make no mistake, voting Remain is not a vote for the status quo as you or I understand it. The EU is being rapidly realigned as a state by itself with a president, a currency and very soon an army. We're heading into something that's not only going to be a monster, a politician's dream where the people with power are appointed not elected, but a total failure in every sense”.
"Europe is falling apart and the solution to this catastrophe is surely not more of the very same problem that kicked off the troubles. We need to get out while we still can and continue what's been good for us (like several progressive employment laws) through our democratic parliaments here in the UK."
This morning I got a Scottish Labour leaflet through the door, it wasn’t delivered by Labour activist, the Labour Party had to use the Royal Mail; there is effectively no real Labour campaign on the ground of note in Scotland.
Just as Scottish Labour are nowhere to be seen, neither is the SNP and its activists, their ‘war’ is being fought out on social media, their campaigns are no more than paper campaigns.
The leaflet today from Labour is Remain, however when you look inside it, they are attacking the Remain camp, infighting has broken out in the Remain camp, Scottish Labour have gone the route of project fear. This is despite Frank Roy who played a key role in Better Together saying this wouldn’t happen.
The Remain camp don’t have a case for remaining in the EU, all we have seen in vested self-interests speaking out in an attempt to protect their interests, the higher good discarded for money, their slice of the EU cake.
Mark Millar and others know that it is in the interest of national security and economic security that we all should vote to leave the EU on the 23rd June.
Inside the Scottish Labour leaflet there is four big falsehoods, centre spread, which I wanted to address.
Falsehood one, 250,000 jobs would be lost if we leave the EU.
Under the World Trade Organisation rules, the EU aren’t allowed to do this, if they did they would also run into serious trouble with EU law. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty means that everything stays the same for two years, by that time we would have a new trade agreement.
Falsehood two, Workers’ rights would be affected by leaving the EU.
In Britain since 1938, a bill was passed in Westminster called the Fair Pay Act, this entitles workers to holiday pay. As to maternity leave, we in Britain have better maternity leave payments than those guaranteed by the EU. Equal pay, it is illegal in Britain not to offer equal pay for work.
Falsehood 3, leaving the EU would hit the economy.
We import more from the EU than we sell to them, in fact far from being weak, our bargaining position is extremely strong as we are the 5th biggest economy in the World. The EU needs us because the goods we buy from Europe such as cars help to keep in employment 1,000,000 German car workers.
Do you know that 25% to 30% of all cars in Britain are German?
We can leave the EU, get access to the single market and get a better deal.
Falsehood 4, being in Europe gives us lower prices.
Being in Europe means we pay 18% more for food rather elsewhere in the World, and you add to it that EU trade deals help to oppose and impose poverty on Africa.
The EU oppresses workers inside the EU and they impose poverty on countries in Africa, the click to the Guardian article is important and you should take the time to read it in full, because it backs my claim of the EU being anti-worker.
Ska Keller, a German member of the European Parliament said of the way the EU operates:
“Developing countries have a gun pointed at their chest – either they sign or their market access to the EU is restricted.”
What was Scottish Labour saying about the EU protecting workers?
I am voting to leave the EU on 23rd June, and I want as many of my fellow Scots to do likewise!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University