I canna tell you how many times in the past four months I have done Cut and about to Paste in here, then
thought Oh no one on here wants to 'do' the UK/eu thing so no won't paste just shut up
now all those R gone N past, canna paste em today
here is interesting quote in that piece there,
> ' My contention is that many of the issues which tax the European minds do not affect this country and are hence not part of its political culture or, to be more general, its collective state of mind. The “one size fits all” approach to policy, economic, fiscal and social, which is aimed at creating unity is anathema to British thinking. As I noted, democracy is not about obeying rules but about breaking them. Opposition to authority is not anarchy but order. The mayhem which is the House of Commons is a case in point.
BUT, I wonder if that opin guy there in yours has been reading the tons O ink on this in past four months, on
Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, over all these issues within issues, quandries within enigmas, et al
I found that the main two issues are that UK wants no longer to contribute the amount of monies they have done
without getting like weight back, in other words they say it's too unfair too little return on investment vs. EU countries;
and the other, the UK wants not to give up so much sovereignty in issues like justice system, courts, and labour,
workers, employers... those two issues mainly plus some others inked and printed so much this past year
UK does not like how Brussels and Germany and France get the lion's share of sovereignty in EU and UK does not
have their sovereignty in the pact; they want to have Alliance with the continent nations but not live in a Federal state,
one where London is no longer the capital of UK , Brussels is? in other words they are more interested in the Trade advantages,
and many against the Cameron moves say there will be too much lost in the Trade issues if they leave it.
i'll cut N paste this one, Merkel saying don't blackmail us,
' The chair of Germany's European affairs committee, Gunther Krichbaum, is leading a high-powered delegation from the German Bundestag on a two-day visit to Britain.
He said: "There is certainly a risk that [a referendum] could paralyse efforts for a better Europe and deeper integration. Britain would risk being isolated. That cannot be in Britain's interests."
Asked how Germany would respond to the UK's threat to block treaty changes designed to make the euro stronger if the UK is not granted the reforms it seeks, Krichbaum said: "You cannot create a political future if you are blackmailing other states. That will not help Britain. It needs a Europe that is stable. It needs markets that are functioning."
He also questioned whether Cameron would be able to control the terms of a referendum on renegotiated terms of membership.
"You have to ask yourself if it is wise to carry out a referendum. It is certainly possible to convince people of advantages of the EU. But there is always a risk that the referendum becomes – as Charles de Gaulle put it – less about the question asked and more about the person who's asking it." '