Bigger is better

Bigger is better

Bigger is better

First published in Letters by

It is noticeable that many of those readers who want “sovereignty returned to Britain” are also those who claim that the local council does not listen to the views of the electorate.

How does their belief that but for interference by the EU key decisions made by British politicians at a national level could be relied upon to be acceptable to the British electorate square with their lack of faith in local politicians’ willingness or ability to do the same thing?

All-powerful nationalist leaders or parties are not seen as an asset by those that live under them, as the pro-EU demonstrations in Ukraine are the latest evidence.

Membership of a larger body of basically like-minded people is a democratic safeguard, which is why the citizens of Eastern European countries have endorsed their governments’ seeking membership of the EU, and why the members of the SNP for all their nationalist rhetoric, wisely want an independent Scotland to be in the EU.

Maurice Vassie, Deighton, York.

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12:25pm Tue 4 Mar 14

zorpie says...

Given his desire for us to be governed from abroad. I wouldn't be surprised in Maurice Vassie would have appeased/collaborate
d with the Nazis in WW2. Our traditional freedoms are at risk, please don't sell them to Brussels for a few swimming pools and a road upgrade.
Given his desire for us to be governed from abroad. I wouldn't be surprised in Maurice Vassie would have appeased/collaborate d with the Nazis in WW2. Our traditional freedoms are at risk, please don't sell them to Brussels for a few swimming pools and a road upgrade. zorpie
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3:52pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Dr Robert says...

I really do wonder about people like Vassie, at the moment Mr Vassie under your EU Human Rights Legislation we cannot deport foreign murderers, rapists, because they bleat through Human Rights lawyers, Cherie Blair for one, paid for by us, about Article 8, their right to a family life, even though they have no family in this country. We have enough home grown trash without hanging onto immigrant trash.
I really do wonder about people like Vassie, at the moment Mr Vassie under your EU Human Rights Legislation we cannot deport foreign murderers, rapists, because they bleat through Human Rights lawyers, Cherie Blair for one, paid for by us, about Article 8, their right to a family life, even though they have no family in this country. We have enough home grown trash without hanging onto immigrant trash. Dr Robert
  • Score: 4

9:46pm Tue 4 Mar 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

It does rather look like the Vassie's are all in it together. And is Mr Vassie suggesting that our City Concil do listen to the views of the electorate? If so, then why is Lendal Bridge still restricted?
It does rather look like the Vassie's are all in it together. And is Mr Vassie suggesting that our City Concil do listen to the views of the electorate? If so, then why is Lendal Bridge still restricted? ColdAsChristmas
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8:28am Wed 5 Mar 14

The Great Buda says...

zorpie wrote:
Given his desire for us to be governed from abroad. I wouldn't be surprised in Maurice Vassie would have appeased/collaborate

d with the Nazis in WW2. Our traditional freedoms are at risk, please don't sell them to Brussels for a few swimming pools and a road upgrade.
Thats the best attempt at Godwins Law we've had for some time.

10/10 Sir/Mamdam/It
[quote][p][bold]zorpie[/bold] wrote: Given his desire for us to be governed from abroad. I wouldn't be surprised in Maurice Vassie would have appeased/collaborate d with the Nazis in WW2. Our traditional freedoms are at risk, please don't sell them to Brussels for a few swimming pools and a road upgrade.[/p][/quote]Thats the best attempt at Godwins Law we've had for some time. 10/10 Sir/Mamdam/It The Great Buda
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