Victoria responds to Cllr Woodcock’s letter in the Banbury Guardian

Response to Cllr Sean Woodcock, sent to Banbury Guardian 16.06.15 and not printed

As he has before, Cllr Woodcock has declared that he will vote to remain a member of the EU regardless of the outcome of the negotiations proposed by the Prime Minister.

I do not share this view. Our current relationship is not what was signed up for when the 1975 referendum on membership of the EEC took place. Reform is necessary.

When we have the final options in front of us we will be able to decide whether membership of the EU remains in this country’s best interests. In my view no informed decision can be made until we know the lay of the land; unless like Cllr Woodcock you think nothing needs to change.

A referendum on Europe is long overdue. The majority of people in this country have never had the opportunity to cast their vote on this issue. My vote will help decide the outcome, but it will be equal to that of any other elector in the country. When the votes have been counted and the result is declared, the people of Britain will have decided what path we shall take.