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Plot to make Britain
second-class EU state

Daily Express [UK], by Alison Little

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/1/2013 8:01:32 AM

Britain could become a “second-class” EU country under a radical plan being drawn up by top Eurocrats, it emerged yesterday. The move to make the UK an “associate member” of the EU is the brainchild of a group of pro-integration MEPs. Eurosceptics cautiously welcomed the move as evidence Britain could forge a new relationship with Brussels and as a sign that pro-Europe hardliners have finally given up trying to draw us into ever closer integration. But there were fears it could mean the worst of both worlds--with Britain still bound by EU rules but having far less influence. The Daily

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Anti-EU Nigel Farage (leader of the UK Independent Party - Ukip) is likely to knock the socks off both parties in the 2015 general election. There are centuries-old antagonisms between Britain and many European countries. Just for starters the French have never forgiven Britain for beating the tar out of Napoleon at Waterloo and sending him into exile.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 1/1/2013 8:42:14 AM     (No. 9092807)

The set up sounds to me as though Germany will be the bank supplying all the money for the profligate EU and Britain will provide the military. Quite a plan.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/1/2013 9:31:16 AM     (No. 9092881)

GB should not give up their independence and freedom to join the EU socialists.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: wtm, 1/1/2013 10:58:07 AM     (No. 9093041)

They can now join the USA, which has also become a "Second Class Country" under Obama !

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative, 1/1/2013 12:57:56 PM     (No. 9093267)

A second-class European country...would that make them third class overall?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 1/1/2013 2:06:25 PM     (No. 9093339)

The UK isn´t "bound" by anything. If they get second-class status in the EU, they should simply withdraw and join an Atlantic economic alliance with the US and Canada. Heck, they´d be better off from a competitive standpoint by going it alone than being a part of the monstrous maze of regulations and inertia that is the EU.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/1/2013 2:49:01 PM     (No. 9093381)

Remember that the French, generally, don´t like the British, some despise them, and several of the other European countries follow suit. For British leaders to simply leave the EU and go it alone, the payback would be severe. The EU needs Britain´s contributions too badly.

England Wales and Scotland comprise a small island about the same size as Oregon--or an area fitting into Texas approximately 2.5 times. If you can imagine Oregon with around 60-65 million people, you get the idea. After you deduct mountains, lakes, moorland and other non-arable land, there´s not much left to grow crops. Britain has been an importing country since before WWII, not sure how long--a long time. And there´s no helpful USA to help them any more.

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