North Thanet`s MP, Roger Gale, has this morning spoken out against what he has described as proposals to "Brusselise" the map of Europe.
Under the plans, drawn up by Eurocrats, Kent and Sussex are destined to become, with Calais, the "Transmanche" Region of Europe with the rest of the United Kingdom also broken up into "Balkan States".
"Kent has very strong links with our neighbours on mainland Europe" says the MP "and it is in our interests that that should be so. Those links of trade, tourism and friendship are, however, a far cry from the proposals seeping out of Brussels that are clearly designed to exercise central bureaucratic controls at the expense of traditional national boundaries.
We have resisted attempts to create an elected regional assembly that our own government would like to see replace the Shire Counties and we must, as a county and as a nation, resist the meddling ambition of those who loathe the sovereign state to create euro-regions that would undermine our proud and individual identities.
Kent is, and must remain, "Invicta".”