"The European Union is the Fourth Reich" -- Gerard Batten, MEP.Watch
At the end of the day, that's all it is - an empire by a different name. A true union wouldn't enforce its own laws on its member states.
This is the same guy who claimed that the Italian Prime Minster was a KGB agent..........
People like to be governed locally, not from abroad, and I think a central government like the EU that makes unilateral decisions without regard to local affairs is eventually going to be so out of touch that it causes a revolt. That's the nature of the beast. One size doesn't fit all, even if you try to consider each country.
It's easier if the entire empire is made of people with a similar culture and language, but even then it's difficult. Europe isn't the Roman empire anymore... they don't all speak Latin and adhere to Roman customs. If they did, the EU might have a chance... it's an idea that's ages too late.