The Case For Leaving The European Union
In simple terms ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 24/11/2015 @ 8:00AM
I'm quite often involved in discussions about the European Union. It is an organisation I don't care for. I think being 'anti the EU' is far more than party politics and I don't much like the policies of Cameron or Corbyn when it comes to the EU ...
In my mind, the case for leaving the European Union is quite simple.
Both are up for supporting it at any cost it seems to me, so I bring in old Tony Benn for a bit of backup. Look at the questions he poses and see what you come up with.
My answers to his questions are as follows:
"What power have you got?" Their power they have is vast. No one quite knows as the pro and anti campaigns roll out their propaganda, so no-one is quite sure.
"Where did they get it from?" Most of those making the decisions are unelected, so it's jobs for the boys really.
"In whose interests do you exercise it?" Their own, and for large organisations such as the TTIP, where the EU discussions were carried out in secret.
"To whom are you accountable?" I don't really know ... not me, and not you, and that's for certain.
*How can we get rid of you?* Well, we can't can we? Unless we vote to leave the EU and then we can review the situation.
Well, that's my take on it.
I didn't agree with Benn on some things, but when it comes to democracy he certainly knew a thing or two, and we would do well to give it a bit of thought.
I look forward to other views on this matter. Do leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Until next time ...
David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.
Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.
He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.
He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.
He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.
David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.