Last time out I did make an attempt (although I was less informed) to argue about the whole UK exiting the EU thing. The media have unwillingly called it Brexit and tonight I aim to give you a more concise case about the whole deal.
First of all, no matter what you hear in the media and including the film I am about to review, you will not find an impartial for/against discussion anywhere. Wherever you go there will be an agenda and I no longer want to hear that you can’t find any information for and against. Stop being lazy and go do some research. That means it is your responsibility to do this yourself, by that I mean research the facts and figures. Only under the surface of comparing GDP’s will you grasp the full meaning of this referendum.
This is bigger than any general election and maybe even the biggest political decision anyone in the UK will make. Why? Because every five years if we are not happy with the clown at the helm we can vote otherwise for someone perhaps less clown like.
There’s a film available on YouTube called Brexit the movie, and yes the people behind this have an agenda. As I said you will have to research and decide yourself but the internet age is a wonderful thing when it comes to opinion. Why? Because it’s allowed no matter what.
The whole premise of this well produced factual presentation is to provide the viewer with a little insight as to what the EU actually is and what it actually does (if there is an answer for either). The tone is against the EU but there are some very interesting points made and delivered all the way through via facts and figures.
The EU main offices located in Brussels consist of over 90 buildings, many of which the local people have no idea where the headquarters is. Why is this such a point? Because it sets the trend for things to come. Another fact is simply this:
10,000 people who work for the EU in Brussels are paid more than the British Prime Minister. That is 1 in 5 of their total staff.
An MEP will choose to pay between 8-24% tax.
Soon the argument comes back to the shores of Britain where the fishing industry has been completely shackled by EU regulation and law. For every £1 that comes from the EU in the north east of the uk you have to pay £2.30 back to them in tax. I mean, what? Its not just the fishing industry that are suffering its nearly every type of home grown industry you can think of.
The EU it would seem have done nothing but slap rules and regulations upon everything, hell every time the UK voted against an EU measure, 72 to be precise they were defeated 72 times!
The facts and numbers go on. I could write a gripping Sunday times spread about this if I knew the right people but this movie sends everything home. That is what this is about after all, our home.
I would seem the EU has made so many rules for absolutely anything. An example is the pillow you lay on every night:
5 EU laws cover the pillow case alone and then the pillow itself is governed by 109 laws!
Bread alone has 1246 laws and milk well the cows wont be coming home until they have read the 12,653 laws involved.
This whole regulation this began after WW2. The UK suffered long after with rationing and because of these European restrictions. They held us down whilst the losers of that war (Germany) eventually became the 3rd strongest economy in the world. Why? Because they threw out the regulations and did it their way. It is noted they joined the EU eventually but they were strong enough before.
We can move on now to the corporations, the big guys in business. Now they love the EU, why? Because most of them are lobbying in the EU for regulations that crush everyone but them. If there’s no market competition because Tesco has taken all the little men down then how is the consumer supposed to benefit.
This also poses a problem on importing. The EU would rather support a local dwindling business that let an outside manufacturer with a far superior product get into the EU market. They’ll slap a tariff, a tax and an overabundance of regulations on this better manufacturer. Who suffers? Us the consumers.
No way am I anti Europe and even this film doesn’t come across that way but they have definitely lifted the lid on this ‘protectionism’ going on and stopping the average joe from getting a good deal.
If we leave the EU wont we need to negotiate trade deals?
This question is just a scare tactic. The EU is already a trade deal, that’s what it is and its a bad one, really bad. Take Switzerland for example, probably the richest country in the world. They have been independent for nearly ever and they are so successful. They do what they want and you don’t need a trade deal like them to trade with other countries. Every country will have a certain level of rules but there is no deal needed.
What I have decided is this: The EU are holding down the development of any economy. Just compare their GDP to any others, even developing countries. Now we are seeing more and more far right parties getting in around the continent and dragging us into it.
We are not ‘rocking the boat’ by leaving, although if you really researched the case for and against the boat got sold off years ago.
For those unsure, do the research and of course watch the film but above all go out on referendum day and vote!