As the countdown to the EU referendum begins Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has made a final impassioned plea for his constituents to follow his lead and vote Leave tomorrow.
Speaking from Westminster, he gave a final outline of his reasons for supporting the Leave campaign saying:“I love Europe and visit France and other European countries on a regular basis.
“I am a member of the Council of Europe which involves 47 European countries. I want to leave a political entity which is fast morphing into a United States of Europe. It is a far shout from the common market we joined in 1973.
“They have a passport, flag, anthem, currency, Government and Parliament, which cannot initiate legislation and a president and we have to ask them if we want to do something simple like remove VAT on sanitary towels or fuel. They have embassies around the world with their own ambassadors and they want their own army too.
“Anyone who thinks that voting to remain is staying in some sort of status quo are wrong.
“The French finance Minister today is quoted as France taking the lead in the EU if we stay or go and the project continues.”
Mr Evans said the main points of his argument were to save £10 billion a year to spend on UK priorities, like the NHS and other vital public services, taking control of 100% of our legislation and not having 60% made in Brussels along with taking control of our borders.
Mr Evans added: “Jeremy Corbyn admitted staying in the EU means we cannot control the numbers coming in the UK from the EU. This is a fact.
“We can ensure that we take control of our own destiny tomorrow.
“Don’t expect another chance from the ruling elites who have been petrified by the strength of feeling by people wanting to take control of their own country.
“Let tomorrow be our Independence Day. Vote Leave and take control.”