posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 05:53 PM
It does make for very interesting reading, but Freedom ERP makes a good point - it'd be good to know what size the sample was, where in the UK they
were polled etc.
Though I think Britain will remain in the EU I don't think it'll be to the extent to which Infinite believes (for that to happen we'd need an
overhaul of the press for a start, trying to make newspapers more independent of people like Rupert Murdoch and Viscount Rothermere) and I'm not
convinced the UK should be that
close to anyone.
It's true that there are a lot of negative myths floating around about the EU (you might have heard the one about the EU proposing measuring the
curves on bananas or a similar story, which is completely untrue - it was invented by a group of reporters in Brussels to see what the public would
believe. Nevertheless, the Daily Mail and the Daily Express like to trot this out now and again) and we need to expose them for what they are - lies.
But to have an informed debate the public must be given genuine facts about areas which might be construed as a negative effect on the UK due to it
being a part of the EU - let's face it, it's not all bad but it's not all good either (e.g. what would be the good points about adopting the Euro
as the national currency? What would be the benefits of keeping the Pound instead?).
Therein lies the problem about having a debate about the EU - so many of the 'facts' are made up that it's difficult to separate fact from fiction.
Some of the results in the document seem to suggest we listen to the tabloids a bit too much.
[edit on 14/12/07 by Ste2652]