Watching a discussion about Britain’s attitude to the EU on Newsnight last night I pricked up my ears when one
pro – Fascist superstate integration speaker asked why the British always take such a negative view of the European Union’s efforts to destroy national sovereignty and traditional cultures.
“Vy cannot you look at ze possitiv zhings to come out of ze EU,” she asked.
The negative things we focus on apparently include the £40 million a day our membership costs us, the single currency shamples, interference in our democratic processes by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels, mass immigration from former communist nations with basket case economies, draconian employment laws that discourage firms from hiring because they are not allowed to sack anyone, crazy human rights laws that prevent us from kicking out terrorists who want to kill as many of us as possible, attempt to destroy our financial services industry and really crap cheese.
And the good thing we gained from EU membership to balance all these.
OK, the first two are largely a matter of personal preference and anyway were available before we joined the EU.
Paternity leave? So so, but we got along fine before it became an entitlement.
Cheap flights? OK but it’s a bit hypocritical to include this in support of an organisation that wants to shut down the oil industry.
On a serious note, the pro
fascist superstate integration brigade always try to make out britain is the only place where there is strong public opposition to a fascist superstate further integration but we should not forget Denmark and Sweden also declined to join the Euro, Angela Merkel is currently resisting pressure for Germany to buy up the debt of Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal because here coalition government would fall apart if she gave in, the Dutch elections in September will see s big swing to the right and in France a laft wing “let’s get our hands on Germany’s dosh” candidate might have won the Presidence but one in 5 voters voted for a nationalist.
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