Have your say on EU with Skegness MP

Skegness MP Matt Warman.
Skegness MP Matt Warman.
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With a date now set for a referendum over the UK’s membership of the EU, Skegness’ MP has stated he is against a break from Brussels.

On June 23, the public will vote on whether the UK should stay a member of the European Union (EU).

At last Friday’s Coastal Developers Forum, there was discussion of European Grant Funding being used for Skegness regeneration projects relating to flood defences – it’s not the only option, but it’s just one example that underlines that there are pros and cons to being in the EU.

Skegness MP Matt Warman

Prime Minister David Cameron announced a date for the referendum on Saturday following negotiations on the UK’s relationship with the Brussels-based institution. On the same day, Skegness MP Matt Warman released a statement, expressing his support for staying in the EU.

In it, he noted he was ‘pleasantly surprised’ by the deal struck by the Prime Minister, saying: “As I’ve said previously, I’d leave the Europe we are in today; but this hard-won deal changes it significantly and for the better.”

He argued it was better to be part of a ‘global trading block and reform it from within’ than ‘cause decades of uncertainty by unwinding our current relationship’.

“There is, for me, too great a risk in leaving for an uncertain future, and it would be an irresponsible gamble to say, as some do, that leaving guarantees a better Britain,” he said.

In a statement to The Standard, and in relation to Skegness, he added: “At last Friday’s Coastal Developers Forum, there was discussion of European Grant Funding being used for Skegness regeneration projects relating to flood defences – it’s not the only option, but it’s just one example that underlines that there are pros and cons to being in the EU.

“Leaving is not, on balance, a gamble that I think is prudent.”

l Mr Warman will be holding an ‘open discussion’ on the UK’s relationship with the EU at the County Hotel, in North Parade, Skegness, on Friday, from 6–8pm.

Anyone interested in going, is asked to sign up via www.mattwarman.co.uk/sign-up

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