Saturday, 23 January 2016

Former UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox wants the UK to become "an independent sovereign nation" again

Former UK Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Liam Fox has made a powerful appearance at the launch of a grass-root campaign to persuade voters to leave the European Union:

In a barnstorming speech to a rally of more than 2,000 people, the former Defence Secretary said he wanted to live in a country that was “an independent sovereign nation” again.
Britain used to be “proud” and “free” and in this role saved Europe from its own “folly” in two world wars, the Tory MP said.
Now it is time for voters to seize the only chance they will get to take control back over British laws from Brussels and vote to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum. ---

Dr Fox said he wanted for Britain the same power that Americans, Canadians and Australians have to make their own laws, “control their own borders” and “to set their own destiny”.
“If you cannot make your own laws, if you cannot control your own borders, you are not an independent, sovereign nation and I want to live in an independent sovereign nation.”
He condemned the “pro-EU establishment peddling fear to the people of our country” and saying Britain’s security would at risk outside the EU.
“Let me tell you, as a former defence secretary, our security does not lie in the European Union,” he said. “The cornerstone of our security is Nato. It is Nato that has kept the peace in Europe since World War 2.”

Read the entire Telegraph article here

The Vatican and Brexit

The Telegraph reports:

The Vatican wants Britain to stay in the European Union, the Pope's foreign secretary has declared.
Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See, suggested "Brexit" could weaken Europe.
In an interview with ITV, the English cleric who has a weekly meeting with Pope Francis, gave a clear signal of Rome's view of the best outcome of the forthcoming in/out referendum on continued EU membership.
"The Holy See respects the ultimate decision of the British people – that's for the British electorate to decide," he said.
"But I think we would see it as being something that is not going to make a stronger Europe."

The Vatican, led by the current Pope, has a acquired a bad habit of taking a stand on issues it should have nothing to do with, such as Brexit and global warming.