A few facts about the EU that you may not be aware of? 1 - If Scotland joins the euro, then it will mean handing over control of its interest rates and therefore house prices and employment levels to the EU bank ion Germany. 2 - If Scotland joins the EU then it will also have to take on part of the EU £1.200 billion pension debt. Our pensions will be further placed in peril. Scotland will have to share every other country's debt and our average debt will rise from £4000 per head to £30000per head. 3 - Over £5 billion is lost in the EU each year because of corruption. The money just disappears? No one does anything about this. All officials working for the EU have lifetime immunity from criminal prosecution. No buildings occupied by EU officials can be searched and archives are inviolable. 4 - Membership of the EU costs each individual country's £1,250,000 per HOUR. 5 - The new European police force Known as Europol have no need for extradition processes because they will have rights across all national boundary's. Members of Europol are immune from prosecution for acts performed in the exercise of their duties..... 6- Under EU law it will be possible for Europol officers to arrest Scottish citizens on (suspicion) of intending to commit a crime....The thought police are here! 7 - One of Europol's first buildings was once the home of the Nazi Gestapo and Adolf Hitler was apparently the first person to openly speak about creating a new European super state. 8 - Accused prisoners in Scottish courts will soon not have the right to see evidence against them before they are committed to trial. That's in response to an EU ruling. 9 - Another EU ruling means that the prosecution will soon be able to keep trying a defendant until they obtain a guilty verdict. Double Jeopardy is coming to a court near you. 10 - Under EU law, the presumption of innocence does not exist. The lay magistrate system is to be abandoned, Magistrates courts are to be closed and there will be NO trial by jury....no more innocent until proved guilty. 11 - By the mid 1980s the number of laws created by the EU bureaucrats had exceeded the number of laws passed in the first 700 years of parliamentary democracy. The EU passes 300 new laws, Directives and regulations each year. Our MEPs play little or no part in approving this legislation, they are just employed to make it look good. 12 - The EU plans to redefine terrorism as acts which seriously affect the political, economic or social structures of a member state or political organisation governed by international law. Read that carefully and you will see the scope that this new definition will offer the police. Obviously any company or political organisation will fall into the category of an organisation governed by international law. Under this new definition, anyone leafleting or writing an article criticising a multinational corporation will be classed as a terrorist. Anyone who writes an article opposing genetic engineering will be a terrorist since what they do will seriously affect the economic structure of an organisation governed by international law. Anyone publically or privately criticising a political party in power will be classed as a terrorist. It would be illegal for me to give you a list of side effects caused by a prescription drug. This new law will be added to the existing list of Libel and to the mass of national and EU laws which exist to protect governments and multinational. 13 - The EU has been compared to the former Soviet Union, there is a council of ministers (ruling clique) The European commission (Politburo) and a parliament (supreme soviet)The rulers are unaccountable to the people and are contemptuous of them. The people in power cannot be fired or held accountable to the people. 14 - The EU has passed a directive on Dietary supplements which will ban over the counter sales of effective vitamin therapies and other natural remedies within the EU This new ruling was a cause of some considerable celebration for the international pharmaceutical industry. For patients and freedom it was a terrible blow. 15 - After the people of Ireland had voted NO to joining the EU, the Irish government received enormous funding from the EU in order to promote a TV and media campaign to coerce the electorate into a 2nd vote. That funding came from our taxes. 16 - Rubbish collection in Ireland now has to be paid for on a what you dispose of basis and costs are sky rocketing, many family's living in poverty are forced to hoard rubbish and this has resulted in an increase in vermin and health issues. Some garages have skips which charge 5 euros to dispose of 2 small bags at a time. 17 - Free health care was abolished in Ireland after the EU took over i.e. no NHS. Its now 50 euros for you or your children to see the doctor. Does that sound like Independence to you?