PDQ Mobile wrote:blackbike wrote:
The EU is not the most united and harmonious organisation, and is becoming less so by the day. Its existence is not guaranteed and a long and nasty political battle with a leaving member is only going to highlight and worsen the EU's internal problems.
I don't agree. They have their differences but IMHO the member states will continue to have dialogue and work for the benefit of the whole organisation. It is so refreshing. So grown up.
Their ability to find consensus, compromise and sit and talk constructively around the table puts our lot of narrow minded, dogmatic, self-interested people to shame.
Our lot have proved themselves more hopeless and incompetent at just about everything they try to do.
This is the worst UK Govt. in all my long life without question. IMHO of course
I think we are about to be treated to quite a spectacular, self-damaging display of EU incompetence over Brexit. I don't share you rosy view of EU harmony.
Nor does Mr Juncker when he says the EU is facing an 'existential crisis'.
In his annual state of the union address to the European parliament, Juncker will say commonality between EU member states has never been so low, with governments everywhere quicker to say what they don’t want from Brussels rather than work together.
He obviously doesn't think that member nations have a grown up ability to find consensus and compromise.
We are just the first off the sinking ship.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/ ... ial-crisis