Ben@Forest wrote:Surveys show most still retain their original view. And that is partly because many politicians did everything they could to frustrate a Brexit. It's still astonishing that the Lib Dems went into the last election promising to reverse the referendum, immediately meaning the third of the electorate which voted Leave was lost to them. That's idiocy.
The EU is a political structure with federal ambitions, nothing more. To believe it is somehow inviolate is to ignore history. Whether leaving was right or wrong history will not view the EU as kindly as its supporters right now.
If the figures and the facts don't add up (and politicians are in a better position to judge than many) then it is foolish to pursue a policy that damages the wellbeing of a nation and its populace.
To do that verges into what is so bluntly described.
The EU is more than "just a political structure with federal ambitions".
It is a group of very diverse nations that agree to try to cooperate in a great many different areas to benefit the citizens.
However the sovereignty of those nations is always recognised.
And it may well be not as you suggest, but rather that history will judge the EU as a broad success.
Certainly the long relative peace in Europe is an achievement worthy of praise?
Cooperation and attempts at understanding have always proved more beneficial overall than conflict and devision.
I think we do now understand our European neighbours much better than formerly.
That simple fact has greater benefit than might be supposed at a cursory glance.