We will not give up the fight for the EU

LETITGOI have thought hard about the future of this website. Should I, as many people are saying, suck it up, move on, let it go? No, I will not let it go. And here’s the reason why.

We had a vote on a Big Thing that, if it happens, will alter the UK forever and in very important ways. Just over half of the voters wanted the Big Thing. Just under half of the voters didn’t want the Big Thing. In what sort of democratic, fair society does that mean that the Big Thing should happen in its entirety? How is that right?
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No, the EU does not fund companies to move jobs out of the UK

A handy refutation to that cut-and-paste list that is doing the rounds. I’ve given sources where I can, but for some of these it’s just such a blatant lie that there’s no source possible. If you can provide any more information than I have here, please comment!

Cadbury moved factory to Poland 2011 with EU grant.

Cadbury was bought by Kraft. Kraft shafted Cadbury. The EU had nothing to do with it.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cadbury-closes-british-factory-to-move-101746
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I love the EU because it is democratic

Hang on, the EU is undemocratic, isn’t it? I’ve read that so often and in so many places that it must be true.

Well, let’s look at the facts. There’s the European Parliament, comprised of 751 MEPs. They vote on whether to approve new legislation or not. We have 73 of those MEPs, proportional to our size. So we have representatives that we vote for (and by proportional representation, not by our antiquated first-past-the-post system). That’s democratic.
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I love the EU because… so does everyone else…?

I know a lot of you are hurting. It’s killing you inside, agreeing with David Cameron. Gosh, you’re even having to agree with George Osborne. How can you possibly be siding with those lying twatbadgers who are systematically oppressing our poor and stripping our assets?

I know. I hate it too.
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I love the EU because it makes it cheap to protect our intellectual property

Let’s say you’re the boss of MegaWidget. It’s a small company but you’ve put a lot of effort into your product, and it’s the most innovative widget on the market. You know that in order to stop people simply copying your widget, you have to protect it with intellectual property rights.
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