Get angry and demand withdrawal from the EU
SIR - The rest of the UK is waking up to what Devonians already knew. North Devonians have long had first hand experience of the consequences of our membership of the European Union, with the castration of our fishing and farming industries. Now the poiso
SIR - The rest of the UK is waking up to what Devonians already knew.North Devonians have long had first hand experience of the consequences of our membership of the European Union, with the castration of our fishing and farming industries. Now the poison has reached the manufacturing, construction and engineering sectors, and woken up workers in parts of the UK that vote Labour.While the French, Greeks, Lithuanians and many others have rioted in recent weeks, that is not the British way - but the naked truth of our powerlessness has at last spurred our workers, and even their supine pro-EU unions, into action.While the opposition leader foolishly derides 'British jobs for British workers' as a phrase "borrowed from the BNP", Government Ministers claim to be looking for "a change in the rules" to prevent the monumental realisation that this is what EU membership is, fundamentally, all about. We are one of the wealthiest countries in the community of 27 - so everything we have must be made available to the others, until we are all as poor as each other.Lord Mandelson, who is still paid to promote the EU despite being a British Cabinet Minister (his handsome EU pension will be withdrawn if he does otherwise - that is the rule), has broken the habit of a lifetime by telling it straight on this occasion: "Within the rules, UK companies can operate in Europe and European companies can operate here. Protectionism would be a sure-fire way of turning recession into depression."In the EU which is now our ruler, 'British jobs for British workers' is protectionism, it is against the rules and it will not be allowed. As Nigel Farage of UKIP told the BBC, "It doesn't matter how many meetings are held, how much or how loud anyone shouts... we signed away our rights when we joined this prison of nations that is the EU."Get used to it. Or get angry, and demand that we withdraw from the EU and regain the right to keep ourselves in work.Steve Crowther,UKIP North Devon.