Britain should head for the EU’s door before we find it has disappeared. There is too little benefit from the EU to make the Kafkaesque bureaucracy and Napoleonic totalitarian impulses worth putting up with.
People who think that they can really reform the EU into something with just the good bits share an unrealistic dream. We can all imagine what we would like it to be, but the fact of the matter is that Tony Benn was spot on – it’s an undemocratic (and business dominated) Empire in the making…
…workers may get concessions, but they will be nothing more than that, as for Britain’s liberty and Parliament’s autonomy – we can forget about them unless we leave. We need to get out whilst it is still an option. The only reason that staying in is more popular is that too few people realize the full implications of staying in.
The EU is the organization that cuts us off from the world, by creating an artificial barrier between Britain and the parts of the world that are not in the EU.
Stuff the EU lets have closer ties to the Commonwealth, which is a far larger and more interesting segment of the world to nurture closeness with rather than making ourselves a little segment of mundane old Europe, a place where we are greatly outnumbered by our boring cousins.
EU Hostility to Trade Unions http://tuaeu.co.uk/?page_id=72…
Social Europe is Dead http://tuaeu.co.uk/?page_id=71…
Jeremy Corbyn has said that we can’t be content with the state of the EU as it stands but rather than seeking to break away he thinks we can reform it. I believe that he is mistaken on this one – the EU is a superstate in the making – it deals with people like a road roller deals with tarmac.
We know that the EU will almost certainly oppose any moves to give us more scope for such things as nationalization and we know that it is the same problem when it comes to economics and austerity.
It is David Cameron and his cronies who are renegotiating with the EU and they are liable to make things worse not better.
Great numbers of Labour members and supporters are opposed to the EU and know full well that Jeremy Corbyn will miss an opportunity to stand up for the future possibilities of social democracy in Britain and to get in touch with the predominantly anti-EU zeitgeist of the working classes if he doesn’t take a strong stance on the EU.
With what’s currently on the table “out” is the obvious option for anyone who doesn’t want to be part of a very ugly, very bureaucratic, capitalist dominated super-state cum Empire.