a reply to: Freeborn
The way I see it is that during the first half of the 20th century two bloody
wars were fought to keep our own, and other countries freedom.
Now the very country who lost those wars are the leading force in the EU
making all the rules which we are obliged to follow?
(Old saying ....Softly softly catchie monkey?)
Free Trading is supposed to be the reason behind the EU.... however the whole
world has traded since the beginning of time and with separate currencies too.
First rule of business If you have the product or service required at the best
price, transactions will
take place, any extra layers of bureaucracy are
totally un necessary.
Countries, like families historically have different priorities, values and budget
requirements. How on earth was one
currency ever going to bridge those
(Truth is one size doesn't fit all?)
We don't even have the freedom to control our own borders. FACT is we are
smaller (actual land area) than most of the other members of the EU, but
definitely smaller than the 'main dictators' Germany and France. It's all
very well them plying the open borders and immigrant policies, but we have
a finite amount of space on this small island of ours, and the majority of
by pass all
of their borders to get to the UK.
(Hmmm wonder why? soft touch? or our benevolence?)
Take this on a smaller level ... who on here would allow the family in the
biggest house on their street dictate to them how they spend their income,
who they let into their homes, what they do or plant in their garden's, or
how they live their lives?