warmweer wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Wirral Talk wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:01 pm
My main reason for wanting Brexit is that it is easier to control/overthrow one rubbish Government than two rubbish Governments.
That's demagogic b*llshit and only focuses on the drawbacks of having extra legislation (which BTW is agreed upon through a system designed by representatives of all participating countries) AND leaves room for (too) many exceptions for specific countries (which is not something I'm a priori against).
No, its not the legislation (that is a separate issue) its control over the Government and our future.
We have voted loads of "Labour" MPs out of their constituency position and this will have an impact on our national Government.
The country voted loads of UKIP MEPs in, and this will have minimal, if any, effect on the EU Government.
The EU is biased towards destructive division, look at the Euro (yes I know we aren't in the Eurozone but its about policy and attitude), because its an average for the Eurozone, it favours the well performing countries by being undervalued and making their exports cheap yet it is overvalued for the poorer performing countries making their exports expensive and hampering their recovery. It is clearly divisive, the division will get wider, where is the policy to get round this problem?
How can a country who is a net producer of goods have the same tariffs and quotas with the rest of the world as another country who is a net consumer of those same goods. Yes, it promotes internal tariff free trade but the EU can't be self contained and ignore world trading. One of those countries is losing out because of the quotas and tariffs, the other isn't.
Is there any hope of proper recovery of the southern EU states? Germany, France and the UK have been pouring subsidies into the EU for many years, those subsidies are supposed to be used to level out all the EU economies but the enormous amount of money has not achieved much at all, instead it has been used to bribe more under-performing economies into joining the EU and boosting the EU's elite votes.
The EU needs to get a grip, instead of promoting silly metal statues on roundabouts it should be looking at things like protecting everybody's pension which should be a basic human right.
The EU should also be looking at reducing working life not increasing it, we are supposed to be free people not slaves to employment. In a very small number of generations we have gone from one partner working to both partners working, their hours have increased, their retirement age has increased.
The EU has some controls over VAT and duty but ridiculous import loopholes where a company outside the EU doesn't have to charge VAT or duty but a company inside the EU does? This has a substantial effect on EU retailers making their sales less competitive.