I have been posting for well over three years that the European Union was a corrupt mess. The longer that I have been shouting from the rooftops the worse it has got. There is nothing that will make me retract one word because we have only been allowed to remain a member because we pay in such huge sums.
I have written before that I know nothing of the intricacies of international finance so I cannot understand why almost every country attached to the EU is in a parlous financial state. How is it that countries like Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Portugal have all been allowed to rack up such debt?
I read today that Greece is almost on the verge of being kicked out of the EU (lucky Greece!) and the Italian debt is so vast that there is not enough money in Europe to service it! What? How on earth can these eurocrats have allowed that to happen? I asked the same question when Gordon Brown seemingly with intent drove the economy of the UK into the ground.
Why are they not in jail? How can anyone be allowed to mismanage the accounts of a nation, to the extent that they cannot meet their debts? These were not poor nations. They collected vast sums from public taxes and yet a group of politicians clearly have gone out of their way to destroy their nations. It is tantamount to treason.
All these nations were doing fine until the EU came along. It is only since they created this behemoth that the problems have arrived. They tell us that if we resigned from the EU our trade would suffer but how come with the advantage of this huge internal market the member states are all broke (except Germany)? How is it that we are not all trading with each other and ignoring goods from China, India, Japan and Brazil?
That may be naive but everyone knows that the only reason that cheap goods arrive from these emerging super powers is the cheap labour. Come to think of it why are we still bunging them foreign aid? I reckon that a fairly, honest man in the street with half a brain and no 'agendas' could turn any of these countries around!