All very well giving us the mantra of the good idea's. Here are just a few that show the failing.biccynana wrote: ↑Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:38 amYeah, let's hope so. Over-rated innit, this EU thing.
Seventy years of peace; assisting the extraordinary political, social and economic transformation of 13 former dictatorships, now EU members, since 1980; providing half of our trade; structural funding to areas hit by industrial decline; clean beaches and rivers; cleaner air; lead free petrol; restrictions on landfill dumping; a recycling culture; cheaper mobile charges; cheaper air travel; improved consumer protection and food labelling; a ban on growth hormones and other harmful food additives; better product safety; single market competition bringing quality improvements and better industrial performance; break up of monopolies; Europe-wide patent and copyright protection; no paperwork or customs for exports throughout the single market; price transparency and removal of commission on currency exchanges across the eurozone; freedom to travel, live and work across Europe; funded opportunities for young people to undertake study or work placements abroad; access to European health services; labour protection and enhanced social welfare; smoke-free workplaces; equal pay legislation; holiday entitlement; the right not to work more than a 48-hour week without overtime; strongest wildlife protection in the world; improved animal welfare in food production; EU-funded research and industrial collaboration; EU representation in international forums; bloc EEA negotiation at the WTO; EU diplomatic efforts to uphold the nuclear non-proliferation treaty; European arrest warrant; cross border policing to combat human trafficking, arms and drug smuggling; counter terrorism intelligence; European civil and military co-operation in post-conflict zones in Europe and Africa; support for democracy and human rights across Europe and beyond; investment across Europe contributing to better living standards and educational, social and cultural capital.
[Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/ ... er-done-us]
1), Providing half our trade... In fact
We were forced to stop 80% of our trade with the commonwealth because other EU countries could not dip their beaks.
2), better product safety; The standards differ widely within the union
3), labour protection and enhanced social welfare...... Go chat to people in Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal about that 1 !!!!!
4), access to European health services; .... So long as you carry health care insurance. Go break your leg and before you get an xray they want to double check your policy. No cover, no treatment.
5), equal pay legislation; holiday entitlement;.... Nice theory, go ask how many actually get what they are entitled to.
6),the right not to work more than a 48-hour week without overtime; ... Virtually everyone in the holiday industry do 2 full time jobs through the summer because they can't get winter work and the benefits have been so drastically cut...... No benefit to under 21's at all, national benefit more than halved since 2003
7),cross border policing to combat human trafficking. ........ Good God, many in the EU still want Turkey as a member even though the Turkish government actually buy inflatable boats and use them to move on refugees, Mainly aimed at the Greek islands.
8), support for democracy and human rights across Europe and beyond; Turkey and Libya a couple of weeks ago signed a treaty hijacking swathes of the Med between the 2 countries including a number of Greek islands. To say nothing of the illegal gas drilling they are doing off Cyprus.
Please do let me know what the EU have done about any of this, How about the fact that the Turkish air force randomly on a multi times a day invade Greek airspace and cause deliberate damage to property with sonic booms
How much have you heard about the EU jumping on this ?
https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/News/ ... -agreement