Local Labour blogger Matthew Dent writes here about how Southend Airport (which is really in Rochford) has benefited from the EU:
….Alongside the obvious bonus to Southenders of cheap, easy holidays on their doorstep, it has also brought money and business into the town.Why do I bring all of this up? Because this expansion has been driven by EasyJet, the budget airline. They fly to fourteen locations from Southend, and to what do they credit their success as a company?
?EasyJet is a product of the EU?s deregulation of Europe?s aviation market. Without deregulation we would not exist.?