EU vote makes some strange bedfellows

Some people might find it odd that I have hopped into bed with the likes of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage.

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 4:15 pm

Not literally, of course, just on the narrow issue of the EU referendum.

I have always been sceptical about the EU, seeing it as a bureaucratic semi-state, built by the European ruling classes to further their interests, and controlled by the European Commission.

Another opportunity for the big corporations to gain more profits on the backs of their workers. The right to autonomy does not exist in the EU, it is in the hands of faceless pen-pushers.

However, given that a ‘stay’ vote is the policy of my Labour party, I was dithering. Until I asked David Cameron to clear up one issue – closer political union.

I asked: “If this country votes to stay in the EU on June 23, what guarantees has the Prime Minister got that these things will be put in statute or written into a treaty at that time?”

He claimed that closer union is already law and that Britain could tinker with it in future treaties.

That was the last straw for me, which is why I will be voting out. Even if that means I have strange bedfellows.