This is the copy of a comment I posted on the BiasedBBC blog.
Ah! Here we go. I knew it… BBC EU Referendum “Reality Check”.
It should be renamed BBC EU Referendum Cherry-Picked Reality Check.
Funnily enough, I have been argu… debating with a number of pro-EU activists on my own blog/YouTube and have discovered that the EU has nothing to do with the last war and everything to do with Tsar Alexander, in the Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle of 1818.
I’m not sure why EU advocates are so keen to disassociate the EU with WWII, but I guess it is because – as we all know – the post-war EU project has already failed, so they need to streeeetch the history of the EU back to more historically and fashionably ‘glamorous’ times.
Nick Robinson is your typical BBC political journalist; spends lots of time with politicians, spends little time with the people of Britain. His knowledge is that of politicians – not of East Midlands furniture factory workers (for example).
Notice how he looks happy to visit the white cliffs of Dover [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35996621]. That in itself is a reminder of the last world war and a warning! PROJECT FEAR! Stay in the EU and we won’t have any more wars.
But how I would love to see him squirm standing outside Sneinton Library in Nottingham (for example) where east Europeans congregate to get drunk and end up intimidating every passer-by. (Even the library staff need to call the police on occasion before they can leave the building.)
As Nick ‘Politically Short-sighted’ Robinson (or is he longsighted?) writes: “There can be no facts about the future, only predictions. – Having said that, though, there are some facts when it comes to the past.”
OK Nick, what about “the present”?
Where are the facts about the present? Why can’t we talk about diminishing wages? Why can’t we talk about the strain on the NHS? – Not only the strain on the NHS but the lack of accountability of those foreigners using it? Why can’t we talk about the welfare benefits paid to migrants and how many ‘tax pounds’ the government needs to receive in order to pay ‘welfare pounds’ to a migrant who might have arrived in the country just a year ago.
The usual excuse is ‘they pay their taxes therefore…‘ or ‘there are a million Brits living elsewhere in the EU‘.
Yes, there are a million Brits living in the EU, but they are not economic migrants! They take money with them. I’m sure Spain will suffer if we vote to leave, therefore Spain – for all the threats of closing the border with Gibraltar – will come to their senses very quickly and realise they need us more than we need them. Now, that’s a FACT. I’ll say no more than that.
Fuck the EU.