This may have been discussed at great length but I have only just seen it. It looks like someone's fantasy but I would not put anything past some of our political people. It was on a site which should be reliable but likely has been imported. Does anyone have any ideas about this?
WHY IS NOBODY TALKING ABOUT THE LISBON TREATY, THE TREATY THAT WILL BE FULLY IMPLEMENTED IN 2020...
“What will actually happen if we stay in the EU” is a question no remainer will ever answer but here it is warts and all.
I have edited some of this. Basically the UK loses control over everything!
This unattributed piece appears to have been published back in March.
For Balance, here's The Guardian's response to this - The anti-EU lies are back to exploit Britain’s weak spot again - A campaign of fake news about the EU has gone viral, it says.
Fullfact.org has done a point-by-point fact-check.
It's shit like this - and people's willingness to believe it - that's got us in the mess we're in today.
Makes straight bananas seem trivial.
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Though it would make an amusing advent calendar to show the grand-kids when we reminiscence about the crazy days.
My favourite lie is no 4, given that it was the EU that blocked the proposed merger of the LSE and Deutsche Börse.
It pretty much meets the definition of fake news. I recommend following full fact.org who do a pretty good job of fact checking rubbish like this
Thank you for your replies.
I put this on largely because I had not seen it before but also in view of Jean-Claude Juncker's comment about UK Governments having always sold the EEC/EU as a Trade Deal rather than the Political Union aspects.
I think his comment was that "If you lie to the people (of the UK) for forty years you cannot be surprised if they are annoyed when they find out" This is a paraphrase.
The references you provided were very interesting & helpful but does anyone actually know what the "Political Union" aspect actually is, or what it is supposed to achieve ?
Each side in the EU argument seems to be content to just repeat the party-line so to speak, without examining the background or it's implications. The alternate view is dismissed as lies & propaganda.
Listening to any opposing argument seems to be a mortal sin.
Presumably the Currency Union & European Parliamentary & Legal Jurisdiction would be fundamental but where from there?