posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 08:40 AM
Originally posted by Merigold
Britain is big enough to stand on its own two feet and we have something to say to you, good riddence
If Europe didn't buy a majority of our goods, we'd be screwed.
We need Europe.
Indeed, even our government recognizes that we need Europe as much as Europe needs us. I have to admit that I am torn on this whole issue.
I have long been an advocate of smaller government and smaller communities, and for that reason alone I think the € was a terrible idea, and that
governance over Europe by a larger group of people was insanity.
However, now that we are in this position, it would harm us in countless ways if our partnerships are damaged with Europe as a whole.
We export to Europe, and we have the financial hub of Europe in London. All it would take is a little tweaking of agreements and obligations to damage
the UK financially. While Cameron might think he's saved us from having to pay a transaction tax, his refusal to engage on this could mean that
states and the EU takes action by itself to damage London and trade.
Aside from the financial, we have greater military ties with France than at almost any other point in history. We have made agreements to support each
other and share resources in an effort cut military costs. And we have done this just as the world becomes increasingly unstable. And then to add to
that insecurity we segregate ourselves from much of Europe too.
Anyone here who watches historical documentaries and sees all the little swipes and statements made in the lead up to ww2 will know what I mean when I
say that we should be watching what happens very closely and read between the lines. This is a period of allegiance-building, and currently the UK is
not in the room to be able to make friends and influence people.
We are all expecting the Euro to collapse. How many European nations will change allegiances in exchange for security?