A former Suffolk MP is backing a British exit of the European Union — claiming it is time to leave a “failed experiment going nowhere.”
Conservative Lord Framlingham, formerly known as Michael Lord who served Central Suffolk from 1983 to 1997 and the Central Suffolk and North Ipswich constituency from 1997 to 2010, said in a letter to the Diss Express this week it was the “chance of freedom.”
Vote to remain and I fear that most of us will be filled with disappointment and remorse realising, too late, we had been given the chance of freedom and had voted to stay in the cageLord Framlingham
Britain is faced with the question whether to remain in the EU or leave with a referendum on June 23.
Lord Framlingham’s letter read: “As the momentous and what will prove to be truly historic date of the 23rd of June rapidly approaches I am desperately hoping that everyone in my old constituency of Central Suffolk and North Ipswich is aware of just how important their vote in this referendum will be and will do the right thing and vote to leave the European Union.
“On the next day, the 24th June, we will either be a free country again with control over our own affairs, including immigration and with democracy restored - a truly independent nation, or we will have accepted that we no longer have confidence in our own country, nor the will to run our own affairs and prefer to stay locked into a failed experiment going nowhere.”
He continued:“Vote to leave and I really do believe our country will be re-energised and the 24th June will be thought of ever after, as UK Independence Day. Vote to remain and I fear that most of us will be filled with disappointment and remorse realising, too late, we had been given the chance of freedom and had voted to stay in the cage.”
South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says he supports a ‘Brexit’, while Dr Dan Poulter, member for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, believes Britain should remain.