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In discussion: Brexit

With debate over
the UK's continuing participation in the European Union hotting up,
Solicitors Journal invites its readers to explain which way
they are voting come the 23 June referendum. Can they
persuade you?

7 June 2016

Sir,

On 10 July, I will be at Carnoy on the Somme. Every Remembrance Sunday we hear in the Ode of Remembrance 'We will remember them'.

My great-great uncle, Dr Raymond Jones, was killed there 100 years ago on that day. He was a well-liked Welsh GP, who climbed out of the trenches, bandages in his pockets, to help the wounded lying in the battlefield near Mametz Wood, to then be killed in machine gun fire.

The 'war to end all wars' did not end war, but led to the Second World War, which devastated Europe. In neither of these wars was Britain the initial target, but our country was drawn in because Europe's problems are our problems.

The aim of the founding fathers of the European movement in the late 1940s was to ensure that 'no more war' was not just a slogan, but would be made a reality.
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