EU Referendum Thursday 23rd June 2016
Mid Sussex Labour supports the “Labour In” campaign to remain in the EU.
We believe that facts not rhetoric are needed and hope that the information on these pages and links will give just that.
The vote is to "Remain or Leave", it takes place on Thursay 23 June 2016 and every vote counts, there is no party political split. So it will be a simple majority.
Our Labour campaign is to Remain, 213 Labour MP’s support Remain, with 5 supporting Leave.
Our campaign is led by Alan Johnson. It receives full support from our MEP’s, including Anneliese Dodds (South East), Clare Moody (South West), Seb Dance (London) & Richard Corbett (Yorks) who provide much information for Mid Sussex.
EU Champion, Mid Sussex CLP
Five Myths about the EU
- Undemocratic – It is democratic, that's why we elect MEP every 4 years
- Bureaucratic – not so, it brings together 28 sets of regulations into 1 code
- Imposes laws on the UK –it does not impose laws, the EU Parliament must approve laws, and less than 8 % of our legislation comes from EU
- encourages migration – it’s not the EU, but a country’s wealth and economic success that attracts
- Expensive - we get in more than we pay out and we get much value for money e.g. Education, science, research, Europol, European Space Programme
Five Reasons to Remain
- EU helps preserve European peace, remember France only joined NATO in 2009
- Workers rights, equal pay, maternity/paternity rights, paid holidays, working hours directive, health and safety. We must push Social Democracy more.
- EU influences more than UK alone, e.g. Working to secure peace in Lebanon & we can make other member countries improve human rights records and grow their own economy.
- Right to effect EU decisions e.g. Trade agreements, fighting the proposed dispute procedure sought by USA (TTIP), Labour is working with German legal representatives
- We have control over our Borders now, we are not part of Schengen treaty, so we have our own Border Force."
Five Consequences of leaving the EU
- Uncertainty over economy and finance
- Unknown impacts on jobs, employed and self- employed
- Impact on world economy at time of reduced growth
- Increased threat to security
- Ordinary lives hit, roaming charges on mobile phones, visas, cost of air travel would increase