When we had free trade before the unites states of europe each country had it's own rules, could govern it'self and generally people had an identitiy, a national reason if you will
then some buisness's and goverments thought it would be an idea to tidy things up and at first in the marriage things went tentively well. but then as with most things that are driven by government and business it quickly got hijacked and to this day favours big business more than people and individual government staff who are all feeding at the trough of the many
In many ways it's like an abusive relationship..time and time again when the piss is being taken out of us brits we get governments saying ..look we know it's out of balance we will address it but they rarely do and every year the eu demands more money, more control and more rights are being taken away
as to the euro being a largest economic power blocs..it doesn't take to much digging to see the reason why they do not want greece to leave..once one country goes the whole pack will collapse with only possibly germany strong enough to see it through
as to no industry..then the reverse of that is why we buy a lot from others so yes we are in an incredibly strong position. we are as valueable to europe not only for what we put in financially but also in our spending power..don't under estimate just how powerfull the uk is
the naysayers are the ones who say oo best we stay in because one day it might just might work out and every year they take more, take more away from us and every year we moan about what could have been
so one easy question follows how many of you in the real world would stay in a relationship were you put 80% in and your partner only puts in 20% ?
There is a good reason why succesive governments have not allowed uk citizens to have a euro referendum as other countries have been allowed to do ....and it's because they know the greatest vote against europe would happen and other countries would demand the vote and follow
You may have a point with how life was before the EU. And if the whole of the EU disbanded and everyone went their separate ways then yes, it could well work for us. The problem will be if we pull out and the rest carry on as they are we will be screwed.
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