LETTER - ‘Is staying in EU really the safe option?’

Reader Letters from the Diss Express, dissexpress.co.uk, @diss_express on Twitter
Reader Letters from the Diss Express, dissexpress.co.uk, @diss_express on Twitter

I’m delighted to see that our MP, Richard Bacon, has maintained his Eurosceptic views and declared his vote to leave in the EU Referendum (Diss Express, February 26).

However, is it just me or is everyone else getting heartily sick of hearing those on the remain side of the great referendum debate continually banging on about how much safer we are as members of the EU?

I would argue that membership of the EU did not make the good citizens of Paris any safer recently, did it?

Given that as an EU member state we have no control over who comes into the UK brandishing any kind of EU citizenship document, how can we possibly be safer than if we were able to exercise full control over our borders? We are not even allowed to deport those who are a known threat to our national security.

True safety can only be enhanced by voting to leave and returning to the British Parliament, the sovereign power, to make our own laws, and to the British people the right to vote for those lawmakers. The European Union is the problem, not the solution.

Congratulations to Mr Bacon for supporting the campaign to reinstate self-governing democracy in Great Britain.

Geoffrey H Lazell

Fen Street

Bressingham