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?

2,951 reasons

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

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  • signed 2014-02-18 13:39:32 +0000
    Who In the right mind would give up economic market of 500 million people?

    China is too far away, Europe is part of us, we are part of Europe.

    Why changing this concept as it works perfectly.

    Can I also ask Why are we giving up on European freedom as countless number of soldiers, and civilians gave their lives for free Europe and free Britain.

    There is more to Europe then we know.
  • signed 2014-02-18 10:34:06 +0000
    Being an island nation is of no benefit to jobs and our financial position – we all need each other !
  • signed 2014-02-18 08:37:43 +0000
    We are European. England is home, but if Britain leaves Europe, so will we – along with our 3 children and our business. Currently we employ 3-4 full time, plus consultants, interns and apprentices. I feel we have been an asset to this country in many ways, especially as we have created a successful business here. If Britain no longer wants Europe, then it clearly doesn’t want people like us. Which would be a great shame all around.
  • signed 2014-02-16 19:27:27 +0000

  • signed 2014-02-15 13:07:30 +0000
  • signed 2014-02-15 12:42:48 +0000
    We need the bigger market for all our products, the UK is too small an economic unit by itsself.
  • signed 2014-02-14 17:44:06 +0000
    I agree with your campaign but I am very disappointed with the attitude of the Liberal Democrats to the Scottish referendum. You seem to have joined the other two parties in their vindictive approach to independence. Although I am English and live in England, I will donate my £10 to the SNP.

    I am no longer a member of the Lib-Dems but am quite happy to continue receiving your emails.
  • signed 2014-02-14 07:43:37 +0000
    United STRONGER in the World !
  • signed 2014-02-13 20:53:36 +0000
    We are stronger collectively when working and sharing with our neighbours; Europe is our neighbourhood and we have been part of Europe for a thousand years.
  • signed 2014-02-13 16:29:44 +0000
    We can work more strongly and effectively together on issues which cross frontiers.

    We share many common values. . We can be a strong voice in Europe and campaign to change aspects of it we don’t agree with while working to conserve what we do value about it. I feel British, European and a citizen of the world and see these as complementary.
  • signed 2014-02-13 13:06:49 +0000
    It is so simple:

    United we stand

    divided we fall
  • signed 2014-02-12 19:21:39 +0000
    I dont think were better off at all.

    Why should we have to answer to them?

    Historically unions rise and fall, this one is going to fall hard.

    Fuck the EU! They pretend to stand up for human rights violations but they do fuck all. Just a trick pony, a PO box with no reply. It’s a dirty fucking scam!

    I’m with putin on this one.
  • signed 2014-02-12 12:21:17 +0000
    Because Britain in Europe has a home market for goods and services of over 400,000,000 people. Outside the EU we would be a fourth rate power with a home market of 60,000,000. The larger market means that industry can invest in the most efficient technology. If we withdrew, all our car producing factories would re-locate to the continent, and would never return. That would be true for many other industries. This would probably happen whatever their spokesmen may say to the contrary. Businessmen like politicians say what is prudent at the time!
  • signed 2014-02-11 22:24:05 +0000
    .. we belong to America too much already
  • signed 2014-02-11 18:57:58 +0000
    I am in because we are stronger united with our European partners than if we were to become an offshore island full of people who still thinks the sun never sets on the British Empire.

    Long gone are the days of gunboat diplomacy, now it is all done by negotiation.

    Together we are stronger, alone we can be ignored.
  • signed 2014-02-11 18:24:23 +0000
    Britain needs Europe more than Europe needs Britain. Not just economically (this is obvious – the future of the “City” for instance is bleak outside the EU), but also politically: The rest of the world will increasingly negotiate with the EU and leave Britain aside if it were out of it.
  • signed 2014-02-11 15:43:11 +0000
    The Case for the EU

    (previously sent Oct’13)

    Next year we commemorate the start of the First World War, a calamity on an unprecedented scale, but followed less than a generation later by an even worse calamity. 1914 was the year that our European ancestors blew it. Up till then they had been masters of the world, and although this literal state of affairs, i.e. the imperial control of large chunks of the rest of the world, would not and ought not to have continued indefinitely, there was no reason for it to end in what amounted to catastrophic and essentially civil wars. And, leaving aside imperialism, Europe led the world in science, technology and the arts.

    At the end of the second of these 20th century calamities Europe was in ruins and its people paupers. The UK was better off than most, but not by much. A group of wise Europeans then got together to resolve that we Europeans had to stop behaving like children in the playground and to start behaving like grown-ups. They formulated the beginning of what we now know as the European Union. At the time the British Government was supportive of this enterprise, but regarded it as appropriate only to mainland Europe; we were, so they believed, still a great World Power. It is not appropriate here to enumerate the ways in which this pathetic delusion sapped our nation’s vitality through so many wrong decisions right up to about 1990, and I doubt it has been entirely eliminated for some people even now. The main one however is that we remained outside the EU and its predecessors till 1973, and our participation since then has been half-hearted, equivocal and at times obstructive.

    The EU is far from perfect, but the right response to its imperfections is to join wholeheartedly with the other members to improve it. There is a role for the UK in Europe, an important role and one to which we are well suited. It would serve to get us off the coat-tails of the United States, with which country we have much less in common than shared language and popular culture would suggest. We are Europeans, whether we like it or not, and it is with positive and effective membership of the EU that our best future lies. That is why I am IN.
  • signed 2014-02-11 14:08:46 +0000
    To keep Britain strong to save jobs and to protect use from over seas crime, We need to be seen as a grate country a strong country. A county that knows what is right for its people and cares for it’s people all people .
  • signed 2014-02-11 11:15:07 +0000
    historically we are part of Europe. We are too small to stand alone and the only alternative is to link with the US and I feel much closer to Europe than to North America (despite daughter & family in Texas). We have much more credibility being a major power within the European community than as a smallish offshore island with a great history but with decreasing economic and military power.
  • signed 2014-02-09 22:43:20 +0000
    I’m IN because I absolutely love EUROPE!

    I’m IN because Britain alone wouldn’t PROSPER and i want my kids to have a FUTURE!

    I’m IN because because in a GLOBAL economy and GLOBAL market Britain have to be IN


    I’m IN because we are all equal citizens in this beautiful planet…Imperialism IS FINISH!
  • signed 2014-02-09 22:17:18 +0000
    . . we live in communities at every level of our being. In the 21st century, isolationism is not an option – not for the roads, villages or towns we live in, not for the country, be it England, Wales or Scotland, not for the UK, not for Europe. We’ve one world; we have to share it.
  • signed 2014-02-08 23:04:59 +0000
    For jobs (because no economy is an island) & because we’ve got to be IN it to win it (i.e. to help reform the market)
  • signed 2014-02-08 19:21:43 +0000
    Amazing European friends, wonderful diverse cultures, security as a historically-based team rather than as a solitary island meaning more jobs and stronger financial links with our neighbours. Not being in Europe is being out in the cold. England is a great country which will only remain great if it has great allies. The European Union, still in its infancy, has its faults which need addressing, but it stands to become more and more influential than it already is in world affairs. Are we ready to leave the Union and relinquish our strength through foolish pride? We’ve already managed to dance around the euro; let’s not push our luck for our children’s sake…
  • signed 2014-02-08 09:39:20 +0000
    Because the EU has been an anchor for peace and prosperity for over half a century and is vital for jobs and our economy
  • signed 2014-02-07 21:11:51 +0000
    Like it or not, we are part of Europe and need to have a say in how it develops. We can’t do that from the side lines.
  • signed 2014-02-07 15:55:38 +0000
    Simply because the Germans are better organised, prepared to invest in industry, and get down to hard works unlike the Conservation party who are still fighting WW1
  • signed 2014-02-07 14:20:49 +0000
    So we can have our say in the running of the biggest domestic market in the World.
  • signed 2014-02-07 11:34:40 +0000
    While it campaigns (rightly) to stay IN, the party needs to be (and be seen to be) much more robust and critical of the EU: by pushing for reform to take power out of the hands of unelected bureaucrats; by declaring the Eurozone a dead duck; by setting its face against the EU taking on a military role, a dangerous idea being promoted by Nick Harvey.
  • signed 2014-02-07 08:21:07 +0000
    Because we are stronger working with Europe. It safeguards jobs. The European UNion has more influence in the world than just the UK. Freedom of movement within the Union is a good thing.
  • signed 2014-02-06 23:58:14 +0000
    Because our past has been so destructive; and our future has to be more constructive. Only with effective working within Europe can we be sure that the generations to come will not face the terrible conflicts of the past.

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