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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Having others tell YOU what you can and cannot do



Perhaps I am just a naive American living here in England; however, can anyone in the UK please enlighten me on why your country wants to be affiliated with the European Union? And if so, name me one thing that it has done to enhance your country, other than not having to wait in long immigration lines because you have the same passport as everyone else in the EU. Can anyone enlighten me on why you want to give all your freedoms as individuals, all your customs, and how you just do things away to become one with the EU?

How can you want to have some person in Brussels, who reminds me of the little man behind the great voice in the Wizard of Oz, telling your plumbers or electricians what they can or cannot do? How can you want some person in Brussels telling you what kind of frigging bananas you can import; or whether your sausages or cheeses can be sold on the continent, what waters your fisherman can fish from; or where the clothes on your back can come from? You are Englishmen, Scotmen, Welshmen, etc., how can you sit back and just go with the flow?

Birdy has an excellent example of one more freedom that you have biting the dust. It's called EUROCRAP (the post, not the new law; although, it is a bunch of crap). It should bring every single beer or ale drinker up short.

I tell you what, you beautiful people of the UK. One of these days you will be driving on the right side of the road, because Brussels will dictate that it is not fair that you are not in alignment with the rest of the EU. And if that doesn't get your dander up...

I know what will....

Having to give up tea breaks just might finally do the trick.

17 Comments:

At 2:23 PM , Blogger Simon Holledge said...

Q. Can anyone in the UK please enlighten me on why your country wants to be affiliated with the European Union?

A. Maybe because we are 20 miles off Calais?

Q. Name me one thing that it has done to enhance your country?

A. Food. I am only allowed to say one thing, right?

Q. . . . why you want to give all your freedoms as individuals, all your customs and how you just do things away to become one with the EU?

A. The EU actually protects human rights better than Britain. There are laws. Note that nobody is asking the British to give up any customs. Also the EU is not 'one' to start with. It would be impossible to merge with something that didn't exist.

But hey, I was never a tea drinker anyway. It was never cool where I came from!

Have a spiffing day!

Ciao!

 
At 2:30 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Well, you are one of the very non-tea drinkers I have never met.

 
At 3:19 PM , Blogger Simon Holledge said...

Actually tea is OK with Chinese food.

 
At 3:27 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Hmmm, actually, I think it's the other way around. I love Chinese food with my tea.
Personally, I'm a coffee drinker.

 
At 4:08 PM , Blogger CA said...

1. To compete with the US.
2. ...eeeeerrrrr....
3. 'oops'...The eu is one...one conglomerate of people who want no one to have a sovereign nation or compete with them. It's a 'one-worlder', plain and simple...Bush is one...too bad...
dole out the goodies from those who do work to those who don't work...

Don't let this guy fool you. Great Britain is the greatest Nation of Europe and Asia by far...worldwide, second only to and in cooperation with the good old U S of A! We oughta go get the Aussies, the Spanish and a few other fearless nations and start a thing of our own.(minus our north and south border countries)
Whatta you think?

 
At 7:40 PM , Blogger Simon Holledge said...

Mm. c a, I wonder if you have been to any European countries? Maybe you might find it is not all that conglomerated if you did.

Alice, delighted to hear you are a coffee drinker. I guess that's what has kept you going all these years. Are there any other centenarian bloggers you know of?

 
At 8:02 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Oh, luv, you are just too smart by half.

P.S. Look pretty good for 103, donchathink?

 
At 8:12 PM , Blogger Simon Holledge said...

Absolutely. Handsome young husband you've got as well! I'm impressed. . . . uh, I suppose it is a recent photo . . .

 
At 8:40 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

The ink is barely dry on it. Ah, yes I do like my men on the young side.

 
At 10:14 PM , Blogger Poosh said...

Because some idiots in the UK want the EU to exist as a counter-balance to the US. EVEN if that disgusting motive was true, it is still a joke as the EU could never even begin to challenge the US.

 
At 10:57 PM , Blogger CA said...

Simon, I haven't been to any European countries; I just go by what they are trying to do in forming EU. For me, I like living in my own house, so to speak...

 
At 11:01 PM , Blogger CA said...

BTW; I'm a dyed in the wool coffee drinker-and I love a hot cup of tea. (try coftee: a tea bag in a cup of water-2 minutes in the microwave-add 1/2 tsp of instant Folgers-add creamer and sweetener to taste.) Yum!!

 
At 11:03 PM , Blogger CA said...

poosh: well said!

 
At 1:27 AM , Blogger Fred said...

One reason the UK will never join the Euro is becasue they realize that the EU is nothing more than an arm of the Franco-German axis. Higher taxes, inflexible labor rules, and massive bureaucracy are things that the EU stands for.

It's too late to withdraw, but the pound is the last stand.

 
At 3:55 AM , Anonymous the letter b said...

i may be a non-UK resident but what gets my ire still is the influx of cheapo labour from the east end of europe now that they have become part of the big family. re: Gourmet wotsit the catering service that caused the BA strike. someone raised the issue of "our very own immigrants from our own colonies, these same people who we owe.." whose services are terminated just because they cost more than the poles, the romanians, the etc, etc, etc.

so Gourmet wotsit think they have an obligation towards these job stealers just to fulfil the EU bollocks directive. soz Alice, this issue just gets my blood boil.

 
At 7:13 PM , Blogger Shooting Parrots said...

Hang on Alice, which country "invented" federalism? Seems to have worked okay for the USofA ;o)

 
At 11:55 PM , Blogger GaffaUK said...

Although I believe UK has done better in the EU (we should have joined at the start then we would have shaped it better) - there are things which are frustrating and wrong in my opinion. In particular - why do we pay a massive amount of money to the EU only to have it redistributed to other countries? Isn't this a form of socialism?

 

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