beeswax wrote:I won't cut and paste the last couple of replies as it gets too cumbersome..
Just to say they sound like doom and gloom by leaving the Mother strings of the EU who all have our best interests at heart...These are the ones that won't agree to disclose their expenses and anyone notice that our Parliament is again following suit by not publishing MP's expenses anymore. Have they not learned their lesson yet? The Gravy train always seems to get back on track..
This is or was GREAT Britain who led the world in many things and so we are now content to let Brussels make the rules? As Lootman so rightly said, remainers are looking at a short term blip that may or indeed may not take place as we were supposed to be in recession now remember? We are saying it may take decades to get free of the EU and most of us will be dead by then and so WHY would the older generation vote for something they may never see and IF remainers can understand why, they may just realise why they voted the way they did..It was much easier for them to vote remain as they did in Scotland during the referendum there because their older generation thought their pensions were at risk etc..
Sadly they still can't get it!
If 160 countries that are not in the EU can make it on their own and would never sign up to the Brussels dictates then its despairing to see many British citizens thinking we need the EU to survive and be prosperous..
The European Union is, fairly obviously because of its name, only open to countries in Europe and most countries in Europe seem either to be members, practically be members ie EEA members and Switzerland with its multiple bilateral deals equating to EEA membership, or queuing up to join. If for some reason that criteria were dropped then I'd expect that a fair number of other countries around the world would like to join that queue.