Comments on: Why breaking up Britain could tear apart the EU, too http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/09/12/why-breaking-up-britain-could-tear-apart-the-eu-too/ Sat, 03 Jan 2015 16:42:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: newshounduk1 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/09/12/why-breaking-up-britain-could-tear-apart-the-eu-too/#comment-2433 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1384#comment-2433 The only way that the UK (and its constituent parts) can totally control immigration is to leave the EU.

The rise of UKIP and other anti-EU parties demonstrates that there is widespread discontent amongst the peoples within the EU and this is something politicians need to take on board.

David Cameron talks repeatedly about his referendum but never actually says or pledges openly and clearly that if voters vote to leave the EU he will act to do that.We already know that there is no interest in reform from Barroso, Hollande and Merkel and we know too that Cameron’s fair weather supporters will not support him when the going gets tough.

What David Cameron should focus on is that, given there is an election in 2015, he may not be Prime Minister when 2017 comes and therefore the referendum pledge is worthless.

If UKIP win the Rochester By-election he will have cause to be concerned.

The EU want the UK to remain to discuss reform which is a farce and a con given the negative comments already stated by EU leaders.All the EU wants is our contribution to the budget and without it there could be problems within the EU as to who will be making up the deficit caused by the UK’s departure.

With the EU out of the way the UK can focus on giving greater autonomy to Scotland, Wales and Ireland as well as the northern powerhouse cities.Given this development of autonomy, the only MPs left in Westminster should be English MPs and thus there would be no need to have the additional expense and bureaucracy of a separate English Parliament.

Indeed government generally needs to be reformed to make it more efficient, cost-efficient and effective, making it not only better but cheaper.

Whether that happens is another matter and only time will tell if the UK will finally get to control its own future.

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By: BubbaTheGreat http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/09/12/why-breaking-up-britain-could-tear-apart-the-eu-too/#comment-1982 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:24:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1384#comment-1982 Excellent Scotland,do say good bye to the Queen and her family of royals.Soon Washington will face secession also again.

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By: Alash http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/09/12/why-breaking-up-britain-could-tear-apart-the-eu-too/#comment-1981 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:43:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1384#comment-1981 Cameron, Miliband and Clegg are awaiting instructions from Brussels.
Th e UK Parliament no longer makes policies. The EU do.

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By: tetris http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/09/12/why-breaking-up-britain-could-tear-apart-the-eu-too/#comment-1979 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:09:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1384#comment-1979 The author makes a fundamental and far reaching error error in his assessment of the 2015 elections.

In the event of a Yes vote, Scotland de jure be an independent country overnight. While many issues will need to be negotiated, Scottish MPs at Westminster will not be one of them.

In the event of a Yes vote, the current 59 Scottish seats at Westminster will no longer be in play in May 2015. Even a cursory look at a colour coded electoral map of the UK shows that England, Wales and Northern Ireland will become blue Tory country, where Labour alone or in coalition with the Lib Dems, stand no mathematical chance of forming a government at Westminster.

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By: bocacassidy http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/09/12/why-breaking-up-britain-could-tear-apart-the-eu-too/#comment-1978 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:17:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1384#comment-1978 In 1776 m the American colonies ‘voted”yes for independence from the world’s most powerful empire … economic collapse was predicted for the “yankees” Amazingly , the USA seems to have surviver fairly well
A “yes” vote will benefit Scotland in spite of the blizzard of scare propaganda from London ~

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By: jacobsch http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/09/12/why-breaking-up-britain-could-tear-apart-the-eu-too/#comment-1977 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:53:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1384#comment-1977 If GB / England leave EU then I believe the other 27 countries will move on as a smaller EU. Then there will be borders and customs between England and EU. EU would have to negotiate every trade agreement at a high price! EU is doing a very good job at integrating new member states. The living standard and freedom that EU give in these states is very improtant for the further development in Europe. England will miss this 300 million people market! EU and USA should proceed their open market plan without england.

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By: Jimmy.fan http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/09/12/why-breaking-up-britain-could-tear-apart-the-eu-too/#comment-1976 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:16:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1384#comment-1976 England will not accept the result if Scotland want to independence

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By: PJ2 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/09/12/why-breaking-up-britain-could-tear-apart-the-eu-too/#comment-1975 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:39:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1384#comment-1975 “Thus if Scotland breaks Britain next week, a chain of events would begin that is likely to end with Britain breaking the Europe Union.”

I’m trying to understand why either of those would be a bad thing – other than to members of the ruling class.

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By: Bfstk http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/09/12/why-breaking-up-britain-could-tear-apart-the-eu-too/#comment-1973 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:07:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1384#comment-1973 First Scotland then Wales and then Catalonia. The handwriting is on the wall for the EU bureaucrats who have run roughshod over working people, wrecked prospects for peace by using NATO to aggressively make war and threaten Russia. The Commissioners of the EU insulated from the peoples control has run amok and trampled on liberty and prosperity while serving as shills for the big bankers, hedge funders and insurance companies in violation of the EU charter itself. Time to force them to pull in their horns and change course.

More power to the Scots in their quest for freedom.

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By: Raoxshna http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/09/12/why-breaking-up-britain-could-tear-apart-the-eu-too/#comment-1972 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:21:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1384#comment-1972 Good riddance, the Fourth Reich needs to go.

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