Saturday, February 20, 2016

A Voice for Brexit

Editor William Kristol posts at The Weekly Standard the text of a statement by Michael Gove, Minister of State for Justice in the cabinet of British PM David Cameron. In it Gove declares he favors Brexit - the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. A key section:
Our membership of the European Union prevents us being able to change huge swathes of law and stops us being able to choose who makes critical decisions which affect all our lives. Laws which govern citizens in this country are decided by politicians from other nations who we never elected and can't throw out....
Gove is a major defection from the pro-EU monolith Cameron hoped to maintain. Perhaps there are more to follow. Pay particular attention to Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. The Brits might actually decide independence suits them.