Back in the 70s the continent of Europe was looking at creating a trading bloc to make trade easier within Europe and to build more credence with trade around the world. Ideal situation we’d hope.
However the EEC (European Economic Community) as it was originally known was given to the Citizens of Europe without asking their permission. Leaders went ahead and signed the agreement without a by or leave and concern to their fellow countrymen. No one asked the right people, for the permission of the hand in marriage. How can the EU, now a vast difference to its original form, ask for a divorce settlement when there was no marriage ceremony?
It is now just a vast expensive club. Like most clubs, you pay annual membership. If you leave, you pay nothing. If you had promised to pay for something for the club (eg sports equipment), no one would necessarily expect you to pay for the equipment you will not now be using.The EU should have used our money as it came in. No one can tell what the future holds. They are trying to hold us to things we have apparently signed up to. No one knew we would vote to leave. Can they hold us to it?
The EU is run by unelected and in some case incapapble politicians who know nothing about the countries they are wanting to control. They don’t give a damn for the culture or way of life that has been lived in each country for centuries. They like to think they care. Its obvious they have an ulterior motive.
The Lisbon Treaty is in essence a joke. Mr Juncker, said article 50 should be instigated immediately after our referendum. However he did not seem to hve read the articles before or after. He asid there was no going back after it had been triggered. Not true. THey are hoping we change our minds now, A sudden change in attitude but they are still trying to give a tough no nonsencse impression. They are scared. He [Juncker] was so keen to teach us a lesson (and he still is – to tell us how stupid we are). Who is the stupid one? Ireland voted to not verify the treaty through a referendum. Yet the EU in their dictatorial manner told Ireland they had voted incorrectly. So much for Democracy! The EU then offered various carrots to Ireland to re-vote. What a surprise Ireland had another referendum that verified the treaty!!
We are/were the third largest contributor to the EU. France and Germany who controlled it for their own benefit were the largest. Therefore we were carrying everyone else and paying in effect for their membership so they cold get the benefits of club membership without paying the full subs. A bit like France did with NATO. Actually, what is the reason for them to want a divorce type settlement? They have not had their accounts verified for over 10 years and mre. If they were a company, they would be out of business or at least bankrupt. They are I suspect covering up their ownshort comings. Diverting publicity from their own issues which are plenty. Hiding under the type of organisation they have created that they think is a solid world power.
Brexit is a strange experession. It can’t be used if other countries decide to leave. Or can it – as we have possibly set the presedent?
The benefits have not been as cushy to us as other countries have found. Straight bananas, and being ordered to take in illegal immigrants from places like Sangatte in France. Why should we suffer other countries failings like border controls being taken down and not giving a damn about illegal immigrants making ways across Europe. Citizens from other countries would have been arrested for illegal entry if they didn’t have the right visas. Are the EU scared of the countries these illegal people are coming from? Doing what they think is the right thing has come and bitten them severely in the backside. So much for being dictators to everyone. Look what happened to last lot of dictators!!!
The EU bosses are scared of us leaving because of our contribution and because they realised we have also uncovered their back door approach to a European Superstate. Weirdly not spoken about much. They do not want other countries to do the same as us. Kept under wraps conveneiently for them, there is a conversation that was recorded with Mr Junker saying his aim is a European Superstate. Like MPs in Westminster, the EU bosses and MEPs are out for their own glory along with th huge salaries and bonuses. They are panicking they ave been discovered. BUt like a lot of things now adays th truth hurts and is not allowed to be spoken about. ITs not politically corroect or someone might get upset. Oh look, someone is upset!!
I found it interesting that there was a meeting in Europe for those countries that are remaining in the EU and we were not invited, yet we are still a member. Very suspicious. Blatant victimisation? Whay were we not invited WE still pay our membership and they want money when we leave. We should still hae the perks of memebership like attending meeting concerning Europe. We have not left yet. Jumping the gun I thnk the EU powers that be and making a mistake. What did those MPs think were doing, – Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon and Tim Farron when they went to Brussels without any real reason to discuss the future of Britain and the EU and without permssion in effect from the Governemnt. Interferring idiots.
The EU has 2 HQs – Brussels and Strasbourg. It uses them sparingly during the year. Not sure why they need 2 places. Other countries only have 1 place of Government. The Strasburhg building took Millions of Euros to build. They did not explain why they use it on so few occasions.
The Euro is another tie down. Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal are suffering. After threatening to not lend Greece any more money, the EU are doing exactly that. They have no backbone or gumption to carry out this threat.
My own thoughts on the future of the EU:
It will not work in the manner that Junker and his cronies would like. Too many countries have their own identity and cultures. I like the variety personally . That is what makes Europe such a place. But bringing in and enforcing some aspects of some countries to others, is never going to work. Why should we all live in the big country with different languages?
The US A started off as a country with 13 different states. They ended up with 50. They had not had time to create their own cultures unlike Europe. So anyone saying a superstate works like the US. It won’t. The Soviet Union is possibly the best example of a superstate when took over and ruled well established countries and tried to instill its own form of government and laws. It failed spectacularly in the end as we all know.
A way of looking at bringing in different ideas and to how it will work (or not) is to think of US management consultants in the 70s, 80s and early 90s in particular. US working practices would not and did no work in the UK. Many companies went under or were sold at a loss thanks to these highly paid ‘experts’.
Watch this space. The truth is hurting the EU and Europe and it is slowly unravelling its true colours.