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?

2,964 reasons

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

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  • 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.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-09 11:53:27 +0000
    We need to stop UKIP risking 3m jobs. Are you IN? #whyiamIN
  • signed 2014-03-09 11:52:02 +0000
    I am IN because in the 21st century we live in a globalised world and share a globalised economy. Britain cannot stand alone in this world. We need to be connected in order to trade and compete as a world economy. I am IN because otherwise Britain will lose its voice on a global scale.
  • signed 2014-03-05 14:26:28 +0000
    Because I can use my UK health, driving and other documents and have no problem in obtaining residence in Bulgaria – a very nice place to be!

    As the ofspring of Irish immigrants I value close association with the Irish Republic, which could become problematic if we left Europe – would NI flare up again if UKIP (the English) dragged it out of the EU?
  • signed 2014-03-05 12:40:34 +0000
    In one word. PEACE. Since we have been in an United Europe , almost 50 years now,we have enjoyed peace and consequently prosperity. Consider the 50 years prior to this where a disunited national led policies led to 2 world wars. The world has changed to a multinational multicultural society. If ukip want britain to be ruled by gb does this mean that uk workers can only work for uk companies because who you work for has more influence on your life than politicians.
  • @ghostxmaspast tweeted link to this page. 2014-03-02 20:40:25 +0000
    We need to stop UKIP risking 3m jobs. Are you IN? #whyiamIN http://www.whyiamin.org/?recruiter_id=178760
  • signed 2014-03-02 20:38:59 +0000
    It protects us from the neo liberal storm troops that would turn us into a mid Atlantic piss pot.
  • signed 2014-03-02 15:15:24 +0000
    The globalised world we now live in is essentially several trading blocs or massive individual countries such as India or China. Some states have been very successfully independent – such as Norway and Switzerland but they contribute significantly to the EU budget and have negotiated multiple agreements through EFTA. It is most unlikely that the UK could negotiate similar agreements.

    I also think it significant that UKIP are completely off the radar in Scotland where it is abundantly clear that the SNP wish to JOIN the EU!! So, de facto, UKIP are separatists only for England and perhaps Wales and NI because , as far as we know, UKIP do wish to retain the UK as it is now.

    UKIP’s anti EU argument overlooks the changes which are now far too late to alter – the massive numbers of Indians and Pakistanis who have become resident in the UK during the totally unfettered immigration policies of the 70’s 80’s and 90’s . Many if not most of them have contributed much but there is no question that many communities have also been radically altered with the building of mosques and the unquestioned presence of some radical fundamentalists such as the men who killed Lee Rigby and now we have the arrest of Moazzam Begg who is British by birth but retains his Pakistani nationality.

    I suggest that these issues are the real cause of immigration concerns, not the free movement of Labour concept within the EU .
  • signed 2014-02-28 14:42:07 +0000
    Being a resident of France and working all over Europe. I want future generations to have the same opportunities I have enjoyed. In being able to work, travel and live in any of the EU countries. Only people with closed minds would vote to come out of Europe. I am immensely proud of the UK but I don’t want it to become a narrow minded closed society.
  • signed 2014-02-27 12:56:17 +0000
    We are stronger in than out.

    UKIP supporters are fanatically supporting a far right-wing party, with no idea what leaving the EU will mean for the country and what right wing policies UKIP would introduce. UKIP also do not believe in climate change and will even ban education of it in schools!

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