Comments on: Fallout for Europe may be greater if Britain stays in the EU http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/24/fallout-for-europe-may-be-greater-if-britain-stays-in-the-eu/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: aaronaalborg http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/24/fallout-for-europe-may-be-greater-if-britain-stays-in-the-eu/#comment-1126105 Mon, 28 Dec 2015 08:25:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45420#comment-1126105 Brits and many other nationalities do not like their politicians. They dislike the politicians and bureaucrats in Brussels even less. Many of the most powerful people in the EU are not elected, but are really appointed by the national governments through back room deals. EU elections elicit less interest than national ones in the UK. So the mandate of the EU Parliament is even weaker than that of the British government, elected by a minority of the popular vote.
There is a similarity to the states rights versus Federal government issue in the US. Over time, the power and involvement of Central governments increases. Many in Europe and not just in the UK do not want this.

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By: lusakachief http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/24/fallout-for-europe-may-be-greater-if-britain-stays-in-the-eu/#comment-1126021 Sun, 27 Dec 2015 16:44:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45420#comment-1126021 Next decade is going to be an interesting period for the UK and European Union. Demography of both has changed from the time European Union was formed in 70s.

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By: Freddybaby http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/24/fallout-for-europe-may-be-greater-if-britain-stays-in-the-eu/#comment-1125986 Sun, 27 Dec 2015 14:10:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45420#comment-1125986 This Brexit should neither be controversial nor celebrated. It’s just a parting of ways due to a difference of core values between London and Brussels. Shall there be harmful effects of a Brexit, of course. But shall they linger for a substantial amount of time, probably. Will both sides of the English Channel succeed this, yes. Just be sure that what economic arrangement with the EU remains is not, once again, something you threaten to Brexit.

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By: Neurochuck http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/24/fallout-for-europe-may-be-greater-if-britain-stays-in-the-eu/#comment-1125827 Sun, 27 Dec 2015 01:09:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45420#comment-1125827 Have not the polls indicated a big majority of Scots prefer to stay in the European Union ? It will be “interesting times” if the UK wide referendum does favour exit. Historically, Spain and France have aided the Scots in such matters. Perhaps the UKIP should actually be named the England Independence Party.

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By: Anthonykovic http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/24/fallout-for-europe-may-be-greater-if-britain-stays-in-the-eu/#comment-1125744 Sat, 26 Dec 2015 17:44:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45420#comment-1125744 The UK is composed of islands not physically connected to the European mainland, and this reflects on the British psyche and their politics.

While the UK is technically “in Europe”, Britons have always sensed they are not truly part of “the continent”.

Will be interesting to see where the UK is a few years from now.

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By: Jim1648 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/24/fallout-for-europe-may-be-greater-if-britain-stays-in-the-eu/#comment-1125534 Fri, 25 Dec 2015 19:55:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45420#comment-1125534 This seems rather specious to me. The Euro may fall apart in any case, regardless of what Britain does now. On that point, the Brits cast their vote years ago when they decided not to join the Eurozone to begin with.

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By: deLafayette http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/24/fallout-for-europe-may-be-greater-if-britain-stays-in-the-eu/#comment-1125533 Fri, 25 Dec 2015 18:03:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45420#comment-1125533 ” But he has a large number of people in his party, and a few in his cabinet, who would prefer to get out.”

Which means this article should be titled, “Much Ado About Nothing”.

And reminds us of a pre-WW2 news headline: “Heavy Fog In Channel. Continent Cut Off”. Unlike the citizens of Cyprus, the Brits cannot seem to decide definitively if their island should be “in” or “out” of the EU …

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