Under 100 Days to stop UKIP

With less than days to go before the European Elections, the Liberal Democrats are the only party campaigning to keep Britain IN Europe.

Today, Nick Clegg has warned that if UKIP wins and takes us out of Europe, it would wreck the recovery and risk 3 million British jobs.

The Conservatives are flirting with exit from Europe and the Labour party cannot pluck up the courage to speak up. Only the Liberal Democrats are fighting to keep Britain IN Europe.

We're IN for the sake of 3 million jobs. We're IN so that we can work with our neighbours to tackle cross-border crime and fight climate change. We're IN because we know that Britain can only stand tall in the world if we stand tall in our own back yard.

Tell us why you are IN. 

The more people who shout about why they think Britain is better off IN Europe, the more chance we have of stopping UKIP.

Why are you IN?

2,977 reasons

I think Britain is better off IN Europe because...


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  • signed 2014-09-27 08:31:52 +0100
    I believe the EU and the European Parliament can be the saviour of the Eurozone, UK and the global economy. The EU has it in its power to create an integrated economic system that eliminates busts in the economic cycle and create a fair and just economy and a strong society in all member states, including Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal. And the UK.

    I have already published the way this can be done. My 30 page book(let) explains how. It is available from Amazon.
  • signed 2014-09-14 11:52:07 +0100
  • signed 2014-06-10 09:29:06 +0100
    CBE That’s why I support being in Europe; the confederal bureau of enquiry, not the FBI, it’s like the CBI but is the END, Endustry.

    We need to be in Europe not only for the excellent reasons outlined by Vince Cable, but also because of our monetary union break up, resulting from black Wednesday, when calculations went wild offending the Bundesbank which has not been very welcoming ever since, but may be if we continue the performance of the last months. VOTIN
  • signed 2014-06-08 12:54:09 +0100
    Just a note from history: The ECSC, which is the grandparent of the EU, was set up in 1951 by far sighted French and Germans so that an integrated Europe would never again go to war with itself.

    We have just celebrated the combined efforts and sacrifice of thousands of men from the US, Britain and the colonies to free Europe from tyranny. I can not stand that UKIP should so belittle the sacrifice of our parents and grandparents generation to want to throw it away. How unpatriotic can they be?
  • signed 2014-05-26 10:50:24 +0100
    I am IN, primarily because I have always felt myself to be a citizen of Europe, rather a little Englander or a ‘Brit’ (an ugly term anyway). On a more practical level, do UKIP really think the likes of Nissan, Tata etc would stay in the UK, if we pull out of the EU? If so, they really are deluded!
  • signed 2014-05-25 23:33:27 +0100
    Looking at tonight’s European Election results it looks like not many people now want to be in the EU! I guess that’s democracy for you. Funny, but now UKIP are doing so well, we don’t hear Cleggers going on about proportional representation for the UK elections!
  • signed 2014-05-22 13:49:41 +0100
    DimLibs claim being in EU is Best for jobs.

    What by letting in millions that take jobs !

    In 1973 British Prime Minister Edward Heath mis-sold the European Union to us as a ‘Common Market’.

    The public took this to mean free trade with Europe, but not to be overuled & overun by Europe.


    It’s turned into the European Union & is now becoming a Dictatorship.

    Under mis-selling rules please can we have our country & democracy back & the money too.

    40 years at todays prices about 40 x £11bn net = £440bn.

    Taken by a bunch of crooks who can’t get their accounts signed off >

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWSYMpuCFaQ


    VOTE UKIP on principle
  • signed 2014-05-21 13:30:01 +0100
    I think that Europe and the World can only be improved if there are less divides between nations and more cooperation, we are all human beings after all and need to tackle global issues together.
  • signed 2014-05-20 08:46:51 +0100
    Nick Clegg says Britain will go bust if we leave the EU and I agree with him. We will end up with a third world economy like non-EU Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Greece or Italy rather than being as successful as EU countries like Switzerland or Norway…… hang on, I think I’ve got this wrong……
  • signed 2014-05-19 11:03:15 +0100
    I’am Europiean citizen,and World citizen.I’am against dividing and separating.The future is in working together with another nations and making our world better place.UKiP is the worst choice.
  • signed 2014-05-16 06:43:34 +0100
    more jobs created. I received my postal voting forms this week and have already returned them. 3 liberal democrat councillors in bishop’s ward got my vote, as they always do, vote for any other party around here is a “wasted” vote! I’ve also voted for sarah ludford as “our” longest serving, successful MEP as she gets things done! carry on being successful sarah.
  • signed 2014-05-16 00:13:42 +0100
    …it’s far better for the European Commission, with its wonderful democratic deficit, to make laws than the old-fashioned British democratically elected parliament. Democracy in Europe was so last century.
  • signed 2014-05-13 08:54:33 +0100
    I am in because I am a citizen of Europe. I am a literary translator and my work depends on my connections with Sweden, Finland and other countries. My life is richer because I am part of a pan-European translator community. My daughter benefited from the EU Erasmus programme to spend a study year in Italy and now works in a multilingual environment in Brussels. The free movement of peoples in Europe is fundamental to their wellbeing and prosperity.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-05-12 22:44:24 +0100
    We need to stop UKIP risking 3m jobs. Are you IN? #whyiamIN
  • signed 2014-05-12 22:40:53 +0100
    We benefit from economic trade as well as a more secure and peaceful Europe
  • @varenicline tweeted link to this page. 2014-05-06 18:19:33 +0100
    We need to stop UKIP risking 3m jobs. Are you IN? #whyiamIN http://www.whyiamin.org/?recruiter_id=57509
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-05-06 18:19:33 +0100
    We need to stop UKIP risking 3m jobs. Are you IN? #whyiamIN
  • signed 2014-05-06 18:18:53 +0100
    If we come out of the EU, we could lose our Human rights Laws, as well as Jobs. If Scotland do end up with independence they will still be part of the EU, and then what will we be, Little England standing alone, with what exactly?
  • signed 2014-04-23 14:43:56 +0100
    we have a historic opportunity to stand by the European values of freedom, democracy, legal state, human rights and secularity.

    We have more weight if we stand together.
  • signed 2014-04-11 12:53:09 +0100
    We have had 2.3 million immigrants come into this country over the last few years. If they were not taking local jobs then your headline would only need to be 0.67 million jobs need protecting. This is not nearly such a thought provoking headline. So I say keep us OUT, OUT,OUT of Europe and save jobs for the people who were born here.
  • signed 2014-03-29 22:10:49 +0000
    Because we have a shared history with Europe and because we share common cultural traits and values — in other words, because we are Europeans!
  • signed 2014-03-26 18:38:05 +0000
    The stability and collaborative opportunities that being in Europe offer are too beneficial to lose. The legal, political and cultural unison between member states means a safer and fairer world. We should never take a step backwards, no matter how many hiccups it takes to work through.
  • signed 2014-03-21 09:50:13 +0000
    Great Britain is part of Europe and a great deal of our Trade is in Europe, it would be more than foolish to leave and to destroy the economic benefits we have from Businesses setting up in the UK because we are within the European Union. These companies will leave and we would have a huge jobless problem. Sadly some people think that we still have an Empire, it is long gone.
  • signed 2014-03-20 16:05:29 +0000
    turning our back on those in the world who most closely share our values and with whom collectively we can deliver great improvements to our economies, the environment, security and the health of mankind would be one of the most foolish public policy decisions of the 21st century.
  • signed 2014-03-19 09:04:51 +0000
    “Better Together”. We can much better deal with cross-border crime, or fighting air pollution, when we do it, TOGETHER.
  • signed 2014-03-14 18:54:17 +0000
    A strong society reaches out, a weak one retrenches.

    Strength has many faces – business, law, culture – and says ;yes’,

    weakness has ony one word, ‘no’.
  • @knasher tweeted link to this page. 2014-03-09 23:28:24 +0000
    We need to stop UKIP risking 3m jobs. Are you IN? #whyiamIN http://www.whyiamin.org/?recruiter_id=188743
  • signed 2014-03-09 23:27:59 +0000
    I pride myself on my European citizenship, the ability to travel and settle anywhere in Europe and the huge trade ties with have with our European siblings.
  • signed 2014-03-09 21:55:27 +0000
    We have stopped tearing each other apart in terrible wars and started improving working conditions, the environment and trade TOGETHER! Our last Comenius project brought together educators from across the continent, none of whom could understand why some UK politicians wanted to leave the EU.
  • signed 2014-03-09 13:24:02 +0000
    Britain is part of Europe – geographically, historically and culturally. There cannot be a Europe without GB and GB cannot stand alone either. Britain can be a strong voice in Europe and Europe is waiting for that Britain too.

    It makes no economic sense to be out either. Being patriotic is good but one can still love one’s country and believe in it while being an integral part of a family of nations. This also ensures the country’s interests are met.

    Reforms are necessary, as always, but these can only be driven by a conviction of being part of Europe. Without this there is no credibility.

    In my mind there is no doubt that Britain is by far better off IN.


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