Letter: Can any Leavers answer me this?

PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 May 2018

Boris Johnson before he boards the Vote Leave campaign bus in Truro, Cornwall. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA.

Boris Johnson before he boards the Vote Leave campaign bus in Truro, Cornwall. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA.

PA Archive/PA Images

Here’s a question for the next time you are in conversation with a confirmed Brexiteer.

Ask them how being in the EU, has in concrete terms, restricted their lifestyle or made them materially poorer. Not how it has adversely affected some unspecified people somewhere else or people in a survey organised by the Daily Express, but how it has specifically adversely affected them.

If they answer that they will be free again on Brexit Day, ask them what it is they will specifically be free to do. I think you will find 99% of the answers incoherent at best.

It is also a fact that I have yet to meet a single Brit who claims to be out of work due to the dreaded EU migrants. Support for Brexit is based on an ideology, but is not based on pragmatic facts.

Alex Wilson

Hamburg

• Send your letters for publication in The New European via email to letters@theneweuropean.co.uk

MORE: Subscribe to The New European and get a FREE Amazon Echo Dot worth £49.99

MORE: Watch Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler’s barnstorming anti-Brexit speech

MORE: Download the latest episode of The New European podcast for FREE

Support The New European's vital role as a voice for the 48%

The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.

  • Become a friend of The New European for a contribution of £48. You will qualify for a mention in our newspaper (should you wish)
  • Become a partner of The New European for a contribution of £240. You will qualify for a mention in our newspaper (should you wish) and receive a New European Branded Pen and Notebook
  • Become a patron of The New European for a contribution of £480. You will qualify for a mention in our newspaper (should you wish) and receive a New European Branded Pen and Notebook and an A3 print of The New European front cover of your choice, signed by Editor Matt Kelly

By proceeding, you agree to the New Europeans supporters club Terms & Conditions which can be found here.



Supporter Options

Mention Me in The New European



If Yes, Name to appear in The New European



Latest Articles

Podcast

ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.

Trending

Newsletter Sign Up

The New European weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy