It was my understanding that Britain fought a war to keep from being dominated by the Germans.
When the French have had enough with the European experiment, at least as it is now, one can rest assured that the experiment has gone badly awry.
(From The Express)
With Britons set to go to the polls in June, there are increasing signs the UK’s referendum is paving the way for other European countries to question their own relationship with Brussels.
“To keep insisting that the EU is about economics is like saying the Italian mafia is interested in olive oil and real estate.”
Cocktails and only the right kind of politics please.
I have to say that I was not in Cannes this year as I had kids to take care of, the dog needed a bath, and my Learjet is in the shop. (Maybe next year.) Nor have I seen I, Daniel Blake. (Which I have no doubt is extremely well done.) But it is interesting that the most celebrated movie of the festival was funded to some extent by the European Union.
$1 billion is a lot of money, even in the United States. In tiny Hungary it is however a massive sum. This, according to a report from Bloomberg is the amount the head of the Hungarian central bank has siphoned off for himself, friends, and allies in just 3 years. It appears to be a brazen and Putinesque (not a coincidence) act of crony capitalism. And Hungary is not the wealthiest country in Europe either.
Lord, we certainly hope so. Britain should run at a deliberate pace away from Brussels and never look back. Never look back.
Be friendly with Europe. Do business with Europe, (they want to do business with you) but know that you are better Britain, our friend, as a sovereign state.
Socialism and crony capitalism go hand in hand. The bigger the government the more crony the government. The more powerful a government the more likely it will be that corporations, unions, special interest groups, and individuals will want to buy it. You think corporations don’t like regulations? Au contraire mon frere. They often love them. Much more often than not. Heck, they often even write the regs themselves. Do you really think that General Electric wants a small government for instance?
Photo: Screenshot – The Express
British tea, it’s a deeply loved institution. But the EU wants to ban certain kettles and toasters for environmental reasons, (the world is going insane) both appliances being key to the afternoon snack.
This was supposed to stay on the down low before the upcoming “Brexit” vote lest it tip the scales away from Britons staying within the German dominated European super state.
Who would want to be part of this system? Of course our own representatives had to go through a similar process to read the Trans Pacific Partnership. There was literally a room in the Capitol which was under lock and key where Senators and Congresspeople had to go to get a glimpse. The restrictions on copying Etc. were similar. This is the modern administrative state. This is modern “democracy.”
This is beginning to get ridiculous. Britain is our most important ally. We have the deepest historical ties with the United Kingdom. Right now many people in the UK are fighting for their country’s very survival. They are seeking to maintain their sovereignty in the face of a European Union which is a bureaucratic and some would argue authoritarian institution. Brussels grows cronies like the cow pasture down the road from my house grows mushrooms. (And both the mushrooms and the EU politicians are full of the same thing.) The EU is a technocratic and often unrepresentative administrative empire and this empire wants to rope Britain in (permanently) to take the country down a peg.
Who is better off on average (In terms of per capita GDP)? The people who live in Belgium or the people who live in New Mexico?