Switzerland already more European than the UK?

Started Mar 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
RobertSigmund
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Re: You have sweet illusions

Wellington100 wrote:

RobertSigmund wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

The EU has not kept the peace in Europe, NATO has, it's as simple as that.

I'd say Nato has protected us from the Soviet Union. That was its purpose. Europe has created peace within Europe after two awful World Wars.

and that is the point. The EU was a political project not an economic one.

YES!

The reason why Britain does not need to be a full member of a single currency and federal superstate is because Britain's history is so different to the history of the Europeans, who could not stop invading and destroying each other for hundreds of years.

Britain was a very active part of this "mutual invading and destroying", as you should know.

Britain stood apart as an island race

NO!

but was able to come to France's rescue

which rescue? You mean Dunkirk? Or the bombing of French cities, or the sinking of the French fleet? Come on!

twice in the last century, something that the French have never forgiven the Brits for

As for UKIP, they will have their day and then implode,

I hope so

single issue parties can't last in the first past the post voting system. All Britain needs is free trade with the EU.

Free trade? What for? Britain, deindustrialized as it is, has not an awful lot to offer. And free trade is quite a bulk of EU law.

Britain already does not have much of a voice at the table, the French have seen to that,

I don't know what you mean, and I think you don't either. But I know if Britain should leave, then its influence on EU legislation will be about the same as Norway's or Switzerland's, and Britain will still have to implement EU law.

the CAP

pardon: what is CAP?

is nothing short of a French tax on the rest of the EU and it should go.

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