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The EU is not "them" - it's "us"!

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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    There seems to be a tendency running through this campaign (promoted by devious people like Boris Johnson) to portray the EU as some kind of foreign enemy, over on the continent, nothing to do with us.

    The truth is that the EU is actually us. We are one of the biggest powers in it - one of the Big Three - Germany, France and the UK - and arguably, one of the Big Two - Germany and the UK.

    More than 90% of the crucial decisions of the EU, carried out in the Council of Ministers, have been approved by the UK government of the day.

    The UK is listened to far more than most other countries and British people do well in Europe generally - partly because our native tongue is the dominant language of the world now and partly because most Europeans like Britain, are fond of us and feel, like it or not, deferential to us and our culture at times, because of history.

    The EU cannot be our enemy because we are it and it is us.

    Don't be fooled by Boris, Nigel and the rest of them. They have motives for their bitterness towards the EU, most of which are nothing to do with the interests of the majority. A lot of it is to do with defending rich people who operate from the City of London and a small band of tax-evading hedge fund owners and bankers.

    We are part of Europe and we should continue to be. There is nothing to be gained by isolating ourselves on the periphery other than for those few special interests.
    Not interested in your Napoleon/Hitler empire.
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