The AER Bureau took the opportunity of its meeting today to talk about the UK referendum. For obvious reasons, AER Vice-President Cllr Roy Perry (Hampshire-UK) could not take part in events in Nordland (NO) but addressed the assembly on the eve of the UKs referendum. Cllr Perry insisted on the two top achievements of the EU: peace and economy. He remarked on the difficulty of the campaign and confirmed his unwavering belief that being part of the EU is the only way forward.
Brian Greenslade, AER Honorary member, added to Cllr Perry’s intervention with more arguments in favour of the UK remaining in the EU and shared his distaste for the lies and twisted arguments in that have been put forward by Brexit advocates, on issues such as immigration. He concluded by saying “If you join a club and accept the rules, you need to abide by these rules. There is tremendous evidence the UK has greatly benefitted from being in the EU and I hope that I will be able to celebrate on Friday morning.”
The delegates shared their concern for the possibility of the UK leaving the EU and unanimously offered their support and encouragement in the final hours of the campaign.