The whole concept of the EU for us is flawed now, it might be working for countries like Germany, France, Spain & Italy etc... but it is not doing us any good so to speak, being stuck in the EU has practically killed our farming industry yet other EU members farming industries flurish even to the point of Grain mountains and milk lakes (True, I did about it in Geography).
Another problem with the UK and the EU is that we are not a nation which is comfortable with being ruled (or ruled in part) by a forign body, We should have the right to make our own laws and stick by them just like any other country should/does. For example, Caning was a common punishment in the IOM
, yet a few years ago this got banned because someone compained to the EU court of Human rights and said it was against human rights. Or perhaps one which still p*sses a lot of us off is that we are restricted on fishing in our own areas whilst the Spanish fishermen (rouges) invade our areas constantly and take our fish, note that they are reducing our quota again.
The concept of the free or open borders is a big problem for us too, with the new member states arriving soon we are expecting a large influx of immigrants coming here now that they can do so freely. Although we have jobs for many of them there is still a concept of "why can't we get rid of our own employment problems first?", also immigration as a whole is becoming a problem for us and with the French attitude towards the Chunnel it is hard not to understand why both us and France are not on the friendliest of terms.
Within the next few years I can see the UK withdrawing from the EU, weather it was a government decision or the goverment being pressured into it by the population remains to be seen but there is an ever increasing number of residents who are getting very tired of the EU shennanigans very quickly.
Also it is worth noting that we don't have too much of a say on any major descisions in this country, They call it a democracy and look at it, we never got to choose weather we want(ed) to go to war, weather we should quit the EU and what our taxes should be spent on but instead the country is left in the hands of someone who in effect can do what he likes because he knows full well he wont be elected next time around.
I am fairly anti-EU, I can agree with what it started out as and it's causes but it has grown into a large problem for ourselves. It would be better if we dropped out and joined the commonwealth again and had Canadian and New Zealand beef instead of French stuff, and we were allowed to govern ourselves without being interfered with by a bunch of pen pushers who half of them to be frank slip off out the back way and head out of BRU
quickly (As repoted in a paper recently) - NB
: not the Sun or any of that tabloid crap which I refuse to read.
:- There could be one drawback, if the UK dropped out of the EU then what would happen to Airbus, they couldn't just boot us out of there because we are one of the key components.
* Sorry if I offended anyone with the above text but I just wanted to clear a few things up and air my own opinion.
Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil