EU Referendum: 'Britain is not a child that cannot cope on its own' - TV presenter Carol McGiffin wades into referendum row

Brexit: 'Britain is not a child that cannot cope on its own' - TV presenter Carol McGiffin wades into referendum row

Carol McGiffin: would 'crawl over broken glass' to vote leave

Friday, June 3, 2016

Loose Women panelist Carol McGiffin has said that Britain does not need nannying by the European Union and that she is "scared" by the possibility of a vote to remain. 

"I would crawl over broken glass to get to the polling station and vote 'leave'. I'm an absolute 100 per cent ‘Brexiter’," she told Paul Ross.

"I've never wanted to be in the EU and even more so now. I'm really quite scared that people will be frightened in to voting to remain.

"Why do people think that Britain can't survive on its own? Britain's turned in to this child that's been nannied and looked after and told what to do all of it's life, and now suddenly it can't cope on it's own? Why? Nobody can really tell you why."

McGiffin, who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2013, added that she believes the main reason that the rest of Europe is keen for Britain to remain in the Union is purely financial.   

"We are one of the few net contributors to the EU, this is why none of them want us to leave - because they'll be 10 billion pounds down," she said. 

"It goes to fund this massive bureaucracy, this ridiculous organisation, with all its councils, buildings, presidents and travel expenses.

"The fact nations give over their powers to this ridiculously expensive and wasteful body, and pay money to be in that club…it just exasperates me."