IN - Belgian beer costs too much over here as it is.
Seems perverse to argue against being in EU because of corruption when the alternative is Westminster.
And the House of Lords?I think the UK also has MEPs as well who are elected by the British public.
I don't have a problem with the House of Lords - it's a handy safety net against opportunist policy making and acts of extreme daftness.As far as MEP's go, aside from voting for or against policy which can be efficiently implemented regardless of the voting result, I don't see what else they offer other than having a nice jolly to talk theoretical shop. It's a bit like the House of Lords running the show, with the House of Commons getting to have some debates if that's their thing but knowing that it's largely just for show. It's probably a cushy number to be a UK MEP, especially as I imagine many people vote for whoever represents the party they usually vote for. I doubt many even know the name of their MEP or what the feck they've been up to in the last year. I suspect many of the UK MEPs have the same kind of problems.
It's not an argument, Rich, it's my opinion, as is any partisan link you post. Thanks for giving me some patronising reading, though - it's a bit like leaving a bible in a handy drawer.I won't be seething regardless of what the country decides. I'll accept it and get on with things. I worry that the referendum will go yes mostly because there won't be enough time and enough voices to balance the argument properly and I think that's what Cameron wants to just about scrape through on his 2010 bullsh!t.
"They're lazy and corrupt"
But that's not what I said, though, is it?
A lazy generalistion on my part.Sound similar?
In other news, I watched sports relief bake off last night. Shouted 'prick' at the television more times than is healthy, and got severely criticised for my Balls induced tourettes.