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
I think you will find that the main reason that Govt's have not delivered a referendum on the EU to the UK populous, is because the vast majority will vote the way that the paper they read/their family/friends/heresay (delete as appropriate) will tell them to vote, and not from their own researched, informed and thought out perspective......
"come here Flossy, its time for shearing"
"baahah... baahaah..... "
Just woke and read the thread and gif you did make I larf
This silly you will vote for the paper you read assumes you know what people read and they will have an opinion because of it
Could it just be that some see europe for what it is and are happy to have an opinion?
As for the sheep..I'm afraid yours is the sheep rhetoric
you don't like europe so you must be a daily mail reader..is like your a working class man so you must vote labour or... stereotyping an opinion to a cause is similar to those who lambast people who have an opinion say on immigration as racists.
The real sheep are those who use such tools as a way to shut others up from an opinion they do not agree with
Back to europe..it's actually okay not to be happy with it when you look at the structure vs cost vs benefit
If you own your own company would you use the model based on the eu? absolutely not, if your business partner wanted to put in 20% return whilst taking 80% of the funds would you think that is okay? again of course not
Some are making opinions based on what they know and I respect that but some of us were around when national borders existed, countries actually paid their own governments to manage and trade between the countries of europe went pretty well
It seems at odds then given all countries do in fact have thier own elected government that we have somehow given a group of mostly non elected officials so much power over the people we have elected
Europe under it's current guise is a house of cards waiting to fall. We are fortunate we stayed well out of the euro.
as to greece not being the eu's fault? I would have to disagree. Just like you or I they wanted to join a financial institution and a credit check was required. now unless the european parliment has been asleep since it's inception then they would have easily known greece could not pay it's bills but still they allowed them to join. Even now the e.u. has lent billions only to wipe out a large part of that very recent debt to then loan more..at what point is the eu not at fault?
It is simple mechanics. The eu went from it's original aim of creating a stronger agency for world trade for it's members into being a controlling non accountable body and it either needs to be slimmed down before it falls or be scrapped completely and start up again back at it's original purpose
and no I don't need to read just one paper to know that