I think Brexit returns Britain to the British
The referendum was last year. Despite Remainer's moans and legal challenges to delay and derail the process it will come .. and offers a better longterm future for Britain.
Because when the whole gamut of European unification first started in the last century it was only a Trade Agreement. Only that. Nothing more.
Laws & Regulations.
Since then it has taken the country down the long complicated road of ever dimminishing autonomy and fettered us with petty regulations from bloated and faceless Eurocrats, of whose policies , in the main, appear to be the brainchild of Germany with France swinging on it's apron strings. So much for equality and equal representation.
Despite membership of the 'club' offering this country grants and mutually economic benefits through trading it is a fact that whilst countries like Poland have received millions every year from the EU to improve their infrastructure, railways, schools and health service etc... the UK's own social care and health service has declined and now suffers from inadequate investment.
And yet, irrespective of that ..our obligation to EU contributions has this country with an deficit of billions every year. That money invested in Europe needs to be directed back to British people.
The free movement of people is an increasing problem. True, it can add to the efficacy of a successful labour market but unregulated poses difficulties.
Even the great Merkel who threw her arms open to refugees, having unwisely invited a million to our shores in 2015 is still struggling with the impact on resources.
Her solution? An attempt to impose quotas and exert pressure on member countries to absorb this human tidal wave, whether they are willing or not.
It was a poorly thought out undemocratic decision taken by one leader of one country on behalf of the whole of Europe.
The EU's Own Future Prospects?
Is it a club that anyone wants to be in?
Monetary Union has had mixed success. With countries like Greece and Italy and those dependent on substantial loans to balance the books just how strong is the EU?
Will the EU as we know it actually exist in 10 or 20 years time? The question of full political unity and an EU army are still speculation ... but thankfully, a minefield that the UK now has no need to be concerned with.
Last year the British people voted to leave.
In the longterm it was the right decision to take to restore independence back to our nation and to the people who live in it.
The world is bigger than the European Union.
We should all now look forward to the future.
Someone start another thread now with the next chapter in the new journey we are setting off on.