President Obama wants Britain to stay in the EU. Ever larger numbers of the British want out. Are there better reasons for staying in than for leaving?
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It may be to the US's benefit as Britain fights their corporate corner in Europe. Great to fight your friend's corner but not at the cost of your own corner.
If we leave the EU, we probably will be glad of our closeness to the USA. We do a lot of trade with the US. However, there is that concern that we might be dominated. Now the EU prevents that fully happening but dominates us itself.
These are all valid points. Re the Euro tent, I suspect it's ---- ing down on us either way. Stealing people's savings will destroy trust in banks, and to save relatively little - in 2011 Brussells "mislaid" 187 BILLION euros.
I'm not so sure we're comfortable there any more, if we ever were! However, it's true that British Euro MPs argue for US interests, even when it's against British public interest, such as arguing for GM foods not to be labeled.
You are right - the only referendum the public had was on a free-trade union, and even that had already been committed to without public approval. Norway stayed out of the EU but is in the EEA - European Economic Area. Norway is doing well.
The British people never wanted to join the EU in the first place, but the Governments always did. The Government wanted to join the Euro, but there was too much public opposition. Norway stayed out of the EU - maybe they were the smart ones.
I agree with you, and what has happened in Cyprus recently demonstrates it all too well.
Thanks for your kind comments about Britain. We don't get too many of those these days:) I don't know as much as you about President Obama, but I suspect he's just looking out for American commercial interests. Our Gov't wants us to stay in, too.