British jobs depend on staying in EU

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: British jobs depend on staying in EU British jobs depend on staying in EU

We are now less than 100 days away from the elections for Members of the European Parliament. These elections really matter for our future prosperity. If UKIP does well, as many are predicting, the message sent to businesses and investors would be that Britain wants 'out' of the EU.

That would be a disaster, not only for the country as a whole but - especially - right here in London.

Mayor local employers like Ford and Siemens, which provide thousands of jobs across London, have said being in the EU is vital for their business as it guarantees their access to the European Single Market. And a recent survey of business leaders found that up to 6% of local firms could fold altogether if we left the EU, putting 300,000 jobs in London at risk.

With the Conservatives openly flirting with exit, and Labour running scared of the debate, only the Liberal Democrats are prepared to take on UKIP and keep Britain IN Europe.

So don’t wait for a referendum or the general election. Use the Euro-elections on 22nd May to say you are ‘IN’ – for the sake of British business, trade and influence in the world, and thus for British jobs.

Sarah Ludford, Liberal Democrat MEP

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7:28pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Malcolm Shykles says...

In 1973, the year we joined the Common Market unemployment, was at 3.4%. and in 1984 it rose to 11.9% and now stands at some 7%.

Therefore we were much better off before we joined and will undoubtedly be far better off we left this institution where corruption runs at a breathtaking €120 billion a year.

The EU Parliament is totally undemocratic and passes law after law, none of which can our MEP's influence to any great extent. Therefore we have lost democratic control to a system of population farming.

Your scaremongering does not add up and the loss of Democracy to the New World Order (which your party has signed up to) is not something any of us would ever wish to vote for.
In 1973, the year we joined the Common Market unemployment, was at 3.4%. and in 1984 it rose to 11.9% and now stands at some 7%. Therefore we were much better off before we joined and will undoubtedly be far better off we left this institution where corruption runs at a breathtaking €120 billion a year. The EU Parliament is totally undemocratic and passes law after law, none of which can our MEP's influence to any great extent. Therefore we have lost democratic control to a system of population farming. Your scaremongering does not add up and the loss of Democracy to the New World Order (which your party has signed up to) is not something any of us would ever wish to vote for. Malcolm Shykles

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