Fog in the Channel Europe Isolated! – Correction ,U.K. isolated!
In the post war years the U.K. made wasted attempts to hang on to its remnants of ‘Empire’; now the ‘Little Englander Tories’ believe, in their arrogance, they can hang on to their influence in the world.
The reason Dodgy Dave gives to refusing to go along with the E.U’s proposals is to protect the City of London Financial services’(Meaning of course Tory financial services) – Wrong; The markets will go/support where money/growth IS.- Remember Tory supporting companies ‘Outsourced ‘ much of our manufacturing where they could make most profits. What little manufacturing we have in U.K is owned by foreign companies; they won’t be happy if they can’t export to other Euro nations.
Cameron is right and the other 26 members of E.U. are wrong.
There is, has been, much wrong with the E.U. Establishment, as there is in all States Establishment.
Major problem of course was at the very beginning the E.U. did not make ‘Rules of membership’ stricter.
Forgotten of course was the main ideal of the E.U. – to avoid Euro States going to war. Forgotten also is that in yesteryear weak/poor nations were ignored/exploited by more powerful nations – we even had that within the U.K just decades ago; England exploiting Scotland/Ireland-
Euro governments realised that the best prospects for prosperity for their own States was that if ALL Euro nations prospered ,with help from each other; more so with the rise in Asian economic power.
As I’ve posted before it is a natural evolution for States to unite; again in yesteryear this was done by terrorism/war – Nations created, not born. The E.U. WAS born, but sadly a very difficult birth.
A great irony of the E.U. is that 2 bitter enemies of the past; Germany/France are now close allies. A greater irony is that they were bitter enemies’ of Britain.
Germany/France will ‘Rule Britannia’
Sadly, in the not too distance future, Britain will go begging other Euro countries to trade with them, as Cameron has in Asia /Africa – countries they had similar contempt for.