(Original post by Ellie4)
I'm perfectly aware of what we are able to do at the moment, and I said above that Britain should keep those policies. So your argument comes down to, let's get out now before they force us to do x y and z. Why try to pre-empt problems, you don't know in what direction the EU is going to go in the future, and it seems silly to pull out on the premise that bad things may happen at some point somewhere in the future. The EU constitution says we can pull out at any stage we want to, so why not cross that bridge when we come to it?
ok well lets look at the last 7 "big" EU policy suggestions :
1. European Leadership with a new EU president - we dont like this idea because it reduces our influence with the EU commission and dont like the idea of a figurehead controlling the EU. we have so far resisted this.
2. New EU Commission reform - only a fixed number of national appointees running it - we dont agree with this either.
3. foreign defence policy - alreay said no way, strongly resisted
4. immigration and assylum policy - we dont like the idea of it threatening the right to decide who enters the UK. we already rejected the existing schengen scheme.
5. charter of rights - undermones national power over a broad range of issues - rejected.
6. law in the EU (public prosecutor)- haha wishful thinking strongly opposed along with 8 other countries.
7. taxation integration - definately not says blaire.
so 0/7 - not so good really. we really do not agree with anything that comes out of the commission anymore. so i ask, what is the point of being in the EU anyway.