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Re: This day in history

Dear Strelets,
it's really hard to judge, i only can reply with the worlds of an European Founding Father:
“There is a remedy which ... would in a few years make all Europe ... free and ... happy. It is to re-create the European family, or as much of it as we can, and to provide it with a structure under which it can dwell in peace, in safety and in freedom. We must build a kind of United States of Europe.”
(Speech to the academic youth’ held at the University of Zurich in 1946, Sir Winston Churchill).
Maybe we need such an autoritative personality today.

Re: This day in history

IHMO Britain is right. Freedom first! The European bureaucreazy is patronizing the people more and more. They don't tackle important problems but rather develope new regulations for light bulbs, plastic bags or the diameter of a toilet lid. No surprise if they will restrict buying 'dangerous' and political incorrect toys like plastic soldiers to adults one day...

On the other hand billions of Euros are transferred in short time, if banks or governments have a 'problem'. Whithout really informing or asking the people (and tax payers). But if one asks about money for healthcare systems, education, road building, sustainable energy production, fast internet access even on the countryside - all you get is: 'Sorry, all money is spent...'

Of course, there will be interesting questions in the future. If Scotland will remain in the EU - without becoming independent - will English goods delivered to Scotland (as usual) be charged with tax and duty then, because they cross the EU-Border? If not - will English companies start local branches in Scotland for shipping to the continent, because that still would be regarded as trade/shipment within the EU...

Re: This day in history

Perhaps it's prophetic that on this day, June 24, 1314, the Scottish army under Robert the Bruce defeated the much larger English army of Edward the Second at Bannockburn ,near Stirling, and paved the way for our independence. I regard myself as a Scot and a European and would sincerely hope we can remain within the wider European "family", with all its faults and bureaucratic excesses. It needs reform, but you can't reform if you're no longer a member state. As they say, you have to be in it to win it. Here's hoping..