Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Telegraph: I escaped Romania's dictatorship, went to Oxford and started a business – all thanks to European openness

The Telegraph: I escaped Romania's dictatorship, went to Oxford and started a business – all thanks to European openness

by David Tenner

"The point I am trying to make is that everything I have described has only been possible because of European openness. Fleeing tyranny; seeking employment and prosperity; receiving a world-class education; building my own company and creating more jobs and taxpayers.

And isn't it something to celebrate that everything I have achieved, anyone else lucky enough to live in modern Europe could too? Whether they were born here, moved here in search of opportunity, or show up destitute and desperate at our doorstep, having fled for their lives from war or oppression.

Forget about the arguments you will have already heard during the course of this campaign. Instead, ask yourself which direction history is moving towards: greater unity and cooperation, or isolation and small-nation mentality?

This referendum is not just about politics; this is about how you choose to see the world.

Do you choose fear or hope?"

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