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Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
A better idea for the EU would have been a normal NATO arrangement minus the US, a loose conglomerate for mutual defense. And maybe some sort of Nafta treaty for commerce. We have NAFTA, yet we havent had to convert to a single currency, yet.
Originally posted by UK Wizard
I'm not a crazed ignorant nationlists (yes thats what your thinking)
And remember, this is "news"... the italics, needless to say, are mine!
Germany and France are tganging (sic) up to try to prevent British officials from getting top jobs in the EU. A partnership of nations? Some partnership!
(Some insightful analysis!)
The EU-enforced ending of the 192 directory enquiries service has been a great success - calls to find out numbers have dropped by three million a week.
(The fault of the EU, or the fault of greedy businesses trying to exploit the public's poor memory for phone numbers?)
So the EU has a new constitution. God help us all.
(WHY? For crying out loud, one single legitimate reason will do!)
The full European Parliament results are in, and everywhere the Eurosceptics are on the march.
(Sixteen percent, sixteen percent - join in, you know the words! - sixteen percent...)
Embarrassment for the EU, as the Dutch not only published their election results early, but also elected Paul van Buitenen, the whistleblower sacked by the EU for telling the truth about corruption and fraud.
(That would be the Paul can Buitenen who has been completely vindicated, and who's concerns are being addressed by reforms as we speak.)
Businesses have described new EU technology directives as a great success. For lawyers.
(Did they? Did they really?)
On D-day, the EU has 'graciously' published a report on how it plans to turn itself into a superstate. In an obscure part of its website. In French.
(Damn those EU snobs for printing material in a language you can't be arsed to learn! How dare they?)
The planned constitution will give the EU new powers in cases of 'medical emergency'. presumably this means they can take us over sooner if someone coughs.
(Yes, of course it does. They can also take us over if someone who has undergone a lobotomy feels compelled to spout crap on the internet. Watch out, buddy!)
A spokesperson for the European Commission (you remember, expense-fiddlers, refuse to clean up their own corruption, etc.) has said that UK butchers can supply bones to customers for their dogs 'if the bones have not already been sold'. Yes.
(Your point? You do have a point, don't you?)
Originally posted by muppet
Then again the internet has totally altered the playing field, since we all get to be little ambassadors and diplomats representing our country in the wider world.
Originally posted by StrangeLands
That could well be the most disturbing thing I've ever read... I feel I should be wearing a dinner jacket and typing BBC English in a cut glahss accent.
Originally posted by ThunderCloud
In short, I like the EU. It's a great idea! I forsee the EU eventually containing all of continental Europe except Russia, but including Turkey. Does anyone think that Iceland or Israel may one day join as well?