I remember when life was... just the same!
Many of our young people support our EU membership. They are fed a constant diet of pro EU "information" from most of the national press, television and radio and, sadly, in school.
In spite of this, membership of UKIP is showing an ever increasing number of young people.
If "oldies" such as me seem to dominate the party, that's because we remember how things used to be.
My first visit to the Continent in 1973, the year we joined the Common Market, was to the Rhineland by rail. I only needed my passport at Calais and at Dover. Crossing the other frontiers, I didn't need it.
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I have been driving there for years, enjoying stopping at small places and large, mingling with the locals, getting by with my poor French and German, taking parties of young people across the Continent, too.
Brits have always been able to work in Europe. Spain and southern France always did have lots of "expats" – it's just that cheap air transport has widened horizons.
The EU brings us nothing we were not already doing, charging us more than £50 million every day for the privilege.
Derek Clark UKIP MEP for Leicestershire.