European legislation affected our lives

THE EU constitution/treaty is a major issue for our county. We have already seen how European legislation has affected our lives in both positive and negative

THE EU constitution/treaty is a major issue for our county. We have already seen how European legislation has affected our lives in both positive and negative areas, so it is vitally important that we all know what we are signing up to. It is not just for five years, it is for the next 100 years, making the scope for manipulation enormous in the future and this is the big problem. We do not know what it is all about because we only get fed titbits of good or bad information leaving us no wiser as to what the real issues are. This is obviously what the politicians want and they are counting on our usual apathy. We have seen the gradual decline in our traditional values and our sovereignty. We have seen massive spending by an unelected body which cannot get its accounts signed off by auditors. There are umpteen issues which already affect us, be it immigration, crime and punishment, health and safety, human rights, political correctness or equal rights. It is the interpretation of this legislation which leaves us wondering what is going on. For the future of our country and our children, we must have a referendum, or, are we a democratic country in name only? So why has central Government, which promised a referendum, changed its mind? What is it that they don't want us to know? It is decisions such as this which breed suspicion and contempt. Mr Brown says he wants to restore our trust in politics. Maybe he should start by trusting the British people to make this decision. The Weston Senior Citizen's Forum, which is an independent, voluntary, non-political group, is running a campaign asking for a vote on whether or not we should have a referendum. A simple YES or NO vote. Voting slips can be obtained from Ken Lacey by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Flat 3, 10 Clarence Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4AQ. This may be the only opportunity for you to have your say.KEN LACEY MBE - Chairman Senior Citizen's Forum


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