posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:18 AM
Originally posted by malcr
Most people haven't a clue about Europe except what they pick up in the tabloid press and ideological nonsense spouted by Farage.
There is some truth in this. It's about time we had a proper debate with proper info - ie without the vague figures and platitudes bandied about by
I'd love a budget breakdown for a start.
Though not holding my breath since the EU parliament has yet to have it's accounts properly audited.
If Farage is holding sway with the people, it's because the authorities have kept us like dumbed down cattle who musn't know they are en route to the
Though I suspect an informed decision would be the same decision.
Until the EU becomes both democratic and accountable, I want nothing of it.
Does anyone else remember the Common Market? That's how the EU began. Talk about 'mission creep'... . Wake up and smell the coffee. Two countries just
came under the EU yoke and another 17 are on the way.
People are right to be CONCERNED about this - however 'ignorant' they may be.
As for the gung ho 'empire' mentality, yes there is an element of this. But mainly I think our attitudes are coloured by the fact we are an island.
Just look at the similarities in architecture etc on the European continent. We have always been apart.
The other thing we are right to be concerned about is that our MEPs have very little influence. The EU is anything by democratic and who is this Rump
Pumpy fellow anyway?
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