originally posted by: Dwoodward85
a reply to: crayzeed
I can't remember the blokes name, he is notorious for saying stuff that people don't like (has white hair, posh voice and often wears glasses) but he
isn't wrong. I think the nail in the coffin for Breiti not happening was when Cameron ran to Obama and tried to sway people with Obama threatening the
UK saying "You'll go to the back of the line" that peeved a ton of people that I know and I'm positive it would've done the same for most of my fellow
countrymen. I'm proud that we voted Breixt and we will make a great success of it in the long run. We can debate the good and bad of Brexit but please
make sure the blame is shared on both sides.
Sounds similar to a speech I heard by David Starkey.
The fact is, neither side will ever back down and this is a pointless debate that will only lead to arguments that shall never be resolved.
There are good and bad points...people will lie and pretend they're looking at it from a collective standpoint but in my experience most peoples
arguments tend to be more selfish.
I remember the plight of fishing villages - entire communities destroyed by EU legislation. I spent a lot of time listening to guys like Nigel Farage
and Tony Benn...people more educated than me, who know the EU better than me, and are in a position to tell me what's what.
I can't argue with or contradict them, nor will I attempt to.
But when you try and apply a harmonised group of directives and legislation to a collection of countries, each with a different landscape, both
political and agricultural, you got issues.
For example - renewables...they issue directives that specify how much energy generated by a member state should be renewable. Wind farms are more
logical here in Scotland than say, the south of France or Spain.
They issue too many directives...it's not necessary for trade at all. They're going too far and want too much control over petty things like the
wording on a carton of orange juice or the size and shape of a potato.
To me it's an ideal setup for large corporations - an ideal way to quash any potential competition, large corporations can lobby to have these types
of legislation passed. If a small company has to destroy all of its stock, which has become a toxic asset due to legislation that has been passed
which renders their stock untradeable simply due to the workding on the packaging, there's a problem.
It has been great for large businesses...bad for smaller business, many of which have failed due to this idiotic beurocracy.
For one, I don't care about the design, wording or size of packaging, or if my banana's are slightly bent or straight. I care if they're reasonably
priced...and of late, nothing is reasonably priced.
Couple that with the mass unemployment, homelessness....I mean the proof is in the pudding, and the pudding isn't as sweet as it used to be.
Something has to change.
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