Today marks the anniversary of the death in 1809 of Thetford's finest son, Thomas Paine, who went on to become one of America's founding fathers.
When we have the EU referendum, do consider the quote below, and merely replace the word 'King' with the letters EU:
Is the power who is jealous of our prosperity, a proper power to govern us? Whoever says No to this question is an independent, for independancy means no more, than, whether we shall make our own laws, or whether the king, the greatest enemy this continent hath, or can have, shall tell us "there shall be no laws but such as I like."
Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1997, 27).