posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 04:34 AM
reply to post by pazcat
I understand that the British press can't make it seem like the UK primeminister is a powerless nobody, they have to get the public to have
confidence in it's leader. But it doesn't change the fact that the UK in Europe just essentially get in the way.
You haven't implemented EU directives across the EU then
The UK along with most of the Northern states simply get on with implementing directives and working within the rules and Framework that has been set
up and agreed.. Granted there is a lot of quibbling about small print (even in Germany, Holland, Sweden etc) but that does not detract from the fact
that the Northern nations work together within the rules.
While those in the South (France onwards) generally promise a lot and end up doing little to meet the obligations they agreed to! Try implementing a
directive in Italy and you'll see what I mean. This is in my mind the fundamental flaw in the Eurozone that desperately needs to be addressed and
bridged otherwise it is inviting disaster.
Blaming Britain as being the one that gets in the way really ignores those nations who promise a lot and do nothing! and those are the nations the EU
wants to police and sanction, which in turn will only create more animosity furthering the divide that already exists.
So say what you like about Britain but at least we are not promising something we have no intention on delivering like some of those sitting around
the table agreeing with Merkozy have done time and time again.