Fortune favours the brave

How ironic that we now have members of the French government threatening the UK, that to leave the EU could have an effect on moving its UK border controls from Calais, which incidentally has nothing to do with us being a member of the EU?

Go back over 50 odd years and for those who are old enough to remember we had a certain French president, Charles de Gaulle who was so hostile to us joining the then EEC.

The French need to remember that the British public don’t like being threatened, as a jumped up Austrian corporal found out back in 1939 and before him our own King George V’s cousin, Kaiser Wilhelm 11 also found out in 1914. I’m certainly not advocating a return to those dark days from the last century but the UK is at it’s strongest and best when threatened, so let’s get out of this expensive club which costs us £55m per day or £385m per week just to be a member. Fortune favours the brave.

The scaremongers for the in campaign can’t back up their argument with any facts and figures.

Leaving the EU will not effect our security, we are members of NATO which has nothing to do with the EU.

Economically we would be better off as we could expand our exports to those emerging economies outside the EU and are the Germans suddenly going to stop exporting their cars or the French, their wine and cheese to the UK?

Of course not, they will not cut off their nose to spite their face.

By controlling our borders we can control who can come into our country and only those who can benefit the UK, whereas at the moment, we have this free movement for all EU countries which prevents us from doing just that.

A lot of those scaremongers from the staying in campaign, said that we would be foolish not to join the single currency, the Euro, well that has been shot out of the water.

Ask the average Greek person if they would rather have the Drachma back, as it almost faced bankruptcy? Who will be next, Italy, Spain, Portugal?

I now see that Switzerland has withdrawn its application for membership of the EU, (lucky Swiss).

The EU has gone well past its sell by date to benefit the UK any longer

Ray Walter

Eisenhower Drive

St Leonards

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at 2) Like our Facebook page at

3) Follow us on Twitter @HastingsObs

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Hastings Observer - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.