My question is this? Is a federal Europe a good idea?
Karl Bildt argues for more Europe but less Brussels that is more subsidiarity.
Political Economy requires an overhaul both in the Uk and in the EU. The ECB and the EURO are probably democracies’ greatest threat in the Euro Zone, not Cambridge Analytica. State collection of data and marginalisation of dissenters is a default setting for the security state the digital age allows the State to do much more than it was technologically able to previously that this has been a state invented industry ripened and hived off for privatisation for Private sector Cronies should surprise no one.
May I ask you a question, Richard. Do you think the UK should Keep the Pound Stirling?
I live in Sweden and there seems very little chance of Sweden giving up the Kroner anytime soon, the Finnish experience has hardened Swedish views on this I think. Would the EU work better if Germany returned to the Deutch Mark indeed would Greece be in such a mess if it had maintained the Drachma?
A witty guy Called Derrick Wall once tweeted this. *Brexit an imaginary solution to real problems*
Another Question. Which problems does one hope to solve and for whom by staying In or leaving the EU? From the EU perspective, which problems does the EU think it will solve by the EU remaining in the EU or what are the problems for the EU following a loss of UK membership?
1. Inequality, poverty and homelessness
2. Pension Provision/ Aging Population
3. MultiCulturalism v Immigration v refugees v enlargement/encroachment Russian Federation Sphere of Influence
4. Brics/ Washington Consensus Dichotomy.
5. Energy Cliff in EROEI Terms Oil/Gas/Coal/Nuclear/Hydro/Wind/Solar etc.
6. Debt Based or Energy/Carbon-Based Currency intra-European/ International Trade?
to repeat Dereck again
#Brexit imaginary solution to real problems. Continental Europeans blamed for inequality, misery &decline. Scapegoating won’t help or heal!
— AnotherGreen (@Anothergreen) September 13, 2016