...and what happens when the Brussels decides to go to war with Russia? What happens if they enforce conscription of British People to go and fight and die under a flag not of their nation?
What happens if a deal with American arms makers get major EU contract?
We are already members of NATO and one of 5 supreme seats at the United Nations? we would have to give that over to the EU. To sit in our place and officiate for us.
A common currency, pensions,social welfare, all of which will benefit the most needy in our societies!!
That's OK if all nations are running at the same speed. But they are not so we have 50% unemployment in some nations which feed off our SS contributions. We don't have a common currency and when it goes belly up we all suffer. Only 20 out of the 27 have the Euro.
What we have with toothless unions and dodgy Philip Green/Mike Ashley type employers and company pension funds disappearing and zero hour contracts?
As a Nation State we have the power to change all of that. Under the EU we don't. The EU are working to reduce the power of unions not strengthen them. The France Rule of 34 hours a week is being dismantled by their EU fan president. Not that France workers work less time, it just means that after the 34 hours are reached they are on overtime. Which they (EU) want to stop and put everyone on a 40 hour standard and no more that 48 hours per week. Restricting people to earn good overtime money.
The only reason they want to form an EU armed force is that France has two aircraft carriers that were built for Russia and the EU stopped delivery to Russia because of the Ukraine situation.
When NATO mandated the EU to take control of the Balkan conflict the EU stood by and let thousands of people to be massacred. It was only GB that stood and did a proper job.
We are a decent sized economy but getting smaller by the day, Kazakhstan will overhaul the UK in my lifetime, we have reduced influence in the world.
Eyewash. We are a member of the G8 to suggest we are a reduced nation is without foundation.
All the institutions to protect the world as a co-operative are already in situ and a lot of them WE introduced and formulated.
The EU is trying to re-invent the wheel to become a player at other nations expense.
We are still great but not that great.
That is self flagellating nonsense.
In 2017 Military Strength Rankings.
GB is 6th after America, Russia, China, India and France, GB.
The single most important role of a nation state is to defend itself and its interests. If it cannot do that you are a vassal state.
The EU will demand more money from members to run an armed force not less. It is not an economy of scale it is in addition to.
The EU want ALL the trappings of an empire to demand a seat at the table usurping those that are already there including France and GB.
...and some people want to give that away. It's definitely me!
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