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Name: Tim Congdon
Candidate for: Forest of Dean
Party: UK Independence Party
Britain is special. It has been the pioneer of the industrial revolution, the home of parliamentary democracy and the champion of the freedom of the individual under the law. No other nation has made so large a contribution to the open and cosmopolitan civilization of the modern world. We should value our nation’s traditions and cherish its independence. Unhappily, over the last 40 years we have thrown away much of what is special about our country. We joined the Common Market (as it then was) in 1973 to improve our economic performance. Very few people in this country anticipated the take-over of Britain’s machinery of government that has since occurred. Most of the key political decisions that affect our lives are now taken in Brussels and Strasbourg, or even in Frankfurt (the headquarters of the central bank running the euro), not in Whitehall and Westminster. The European Union’s invasion hits everyone in all sorts of ways, big and small. Because we belong to the EU, we must allow the citizens of other EU countries to live and work here. We no longer control our own borders. In fact, about one and a half a million people from the rest of the EU do live and work in the UK, more than five times as many the number of British people living and working in other EU countries. That is a dominant reason for the housing shortage. If we are to restore our ability to govern ourselves, we must withdraw from the EU. I want my country back. Vote for the UK Independence Party on May 6.
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