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Letter in Melton Times on Staying in Europe

March 14, 2014 10:59 AM
Originally published by Rutland & Melton Liberal Democrats


Vote to stay in

It is less than 100 days till the European elections, and this time it really matters.

If anti-European politicians and parties get their way, the message sent to businesses and investors worldwide will be that Britain wants out of the EU. That would be a disaster - right here in Melton.

Major local employers have said being in the EU is vital for their success, and a recent survey has found up to six per cent of local businesses could close. For three million workers, 'out of Europe' could mean 'out of work'.

With the Conservatives openly flirting with exit and Labour running scared of the debate, only the Liberal Democrats are prepared to stand up and say 'Keep Britain IN Europe'.

Don't wait for a referendum. Use May's elections to say you are 'in' for the sake of British jobs, British business and our influence in the world.

John Hughes

John O'Gaunt

This letter was published in the Melton Times on 6 March 2014

John Hughes is Vice Chair of the Rutland and Melton Lib Dems