David Morris column: EU puts red tape up in every direction

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To begin this week’s column, I would like to say how pleased I was to see Andy Murray win Wimbledon at the weekend.

On Sunday I attended a conference and we ended early to watch Andy.

I hope he inspires young people in Morecambe and Lunesdale to take up sport.

On Friday, I voted in favour of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.

You may or may not know that the last time we had a vote on Europe was in 1975.

Over the years, what we now know as the European Union has grown dramatically from an organisation that monitored the supply of coal and steel to its current incarnation which is an organisation that puts red tape in the way of almost every aspect of our life.

I highlighted recently that the EU even tried to ban olive oil dipping bowls which for me was one piece of red tape too far.

The Bill will now get a second reading in the House of Commons and I will continue to support a referendum on Europe.

I have also tabled my own Early Day Motion in support of the Bill.

Over recent weeks, I have been concerned to hear that in June there were two rescues from the sands at Morecambe Bay.

I would urge everyone to be cautious before attempting to cross the bay.

As we all know we have some really beautiful views of Morecambe Bay but those sands can be dangerous.

I would urge anyone contemplating crossing the sands to contact Cedric Robinson MBE.

Cedric is HM guide to the sands and is an expert navigator.

During the summer, I will be again organising a summer tour, please keep checking my website for details of where I will be and when.

Also please take a look at my website to sign up for my e-newsletter which is delivered via email directly to your inbox.

My website address is www.davidmorrismp.co.uk and if you require my advice, you can email david.morris.mp@parliament.uk or write to Office 204 Riverway House, Morecambe Road, Skerton LA1 2RX.