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Originally posted by Wotan
You might class yourself as European ..... I do not.
Originally posted by Wotan
Sorry, the European thing doesnt wash with most Brits. The sooner we pull out, the better, in my opinion.
Referendums in 1972 and 1994 indicated that the Norwegian people wished to remain outside the European Union (EU). However, Norway, together with Iceland and Liechtenstein, participates in the European Union's single market via the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement. The EEA Treaty between the European Union countries and the EFTA countries – transposed into Norwegian law via "EØS-loven" – describes the procedures for implementing European Union rules in Norway and the other EFTA countries. This makes Norway a highly integrated member of most sectors of the EU internal market. However, some sectors, such as agriculture, oil and fish, are not wholly covered by the EEA Treaty. Norway has also acceded to the Schengen Agreement and several other intergovernmental agreements between the EU member states.
Originally posted by flice
We have to understand that Europe regardless of what sheeple and politicians tell us, there WILL BE a united Europe.
Originally posted by Infidel 101
If you have the laws, the ministers and the army then all you need is a flag.
Originally posted by Ste2652
I'm not sure I like where this is going. For European defence, we have NATO. For expeditionary operations I see no reason why we can't dispatch forces together when necessary (a command system like the one used in Afghanistan could be used), rather than having to create (and pay for) another layer of bureaucracy in Brussels 'just in case'.
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Urban theorist Mike Davis analyzes urban peripheral areas in terms of a commitment to social change. A single sentence synthesizes his analysis: "It's the slum peripheries of poor Third World cities that have become a decisive geopolitical space."2 He asserts that Pentagon strategists are lending great importance to urban planning theory and architecture, since the peripheries are "one of the most challenging terrains for future wars and other imperialist projects."
In fact, a study by the United Nations estimates that one billion people live in peripheral neighborhoods outside Third World cities and that the poor in the largest cities in the world number some two billion, that is, a third of all human beings. These statistics will double within the next 15 or 20 years, and "all future growth of the world's population will occur in cities, 95% of it in cities of the Global South and the majority in slums."
Many people can’t afford essential clothing – or to heat their homes. Children go to school hungry, or to bed without enough food. It’s no coincidence that poor communities are in poorer health – and have shorter life expectancy.
It’s not just outrageous – it’s unnecessary. With enough public pressure for change – and enough political will – our politicians can put this right.
The gap between rich and poor in the UK is as wide as it has been for 40 years, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation warns.
The JRF found that households in already wealthy areas had become "disproportionately" richer compared with society as a whole.