When I first read of Greek pensioners who had to look in bins for food, it shocked me, is this ‘the dream’ of a united
which we were all supposed to be signed up to? Can you imagine it, people having
to look for food in bins in this day and age. The Greeks as I mentioned in
previous posts, need to leave the Euro and a case for leaving the EU can also
be strongly made. Greek politicians have made all kinds of threats to the EU
but at the last minute they did a deal.
Sometimes, it is better to walk away from a bad situation than let it fester, and
has festered for years when the road to recovery was blocked by intransigent
In an ideal world,
Greece would drop the Euro,
re-instate the Drachma, and hold a referendum to leave the EU, reset their
democracy and institutions and start again. Greece's
spiralling financial crisis has led to EU bosses threatening expulsion but Greece must
show initiative and make the choice to go as a people.
It seems that the current EU project isn’t sustainable or indeed wanted by some Member States anymore.
Italy and the Netherlands all seem candidates who could along
decide to call it a day.
Now, is that alternative a new zone, a North Atlantic Trade Zone with
America, Canada, UK,
Netherlands and perhaps Greece combining
to rival the EU?
If you are the type of person who thinks ‘things just happen’ then let me tell you they don’t, David Cameron was involved this idea long before Brexit and before the Scottish independence referendum.
A battle fought over Brexit might in the future be a battle fought over the a new trade zone covering the North Atlantic if the mistakes of the EU were repeated such as trying to force TTIP down people’s throats to attempt to destroy our NHS.
The Greek tragedy looks set to continue, and a decision has to be made, to default on the EU, the short term pain maybe in the Greek national interest,
faces debt repayments of 7.0 billion euros ($7.44 billion) this summer that it
cannot afford. If you get a loan and then you have to pay off charges, you have
to wonder what the point is in the first place as money is siphoned off to pay
At present the talk of dollarisation is limited to think tanks, whether it gets beyond that is another matter. We had the uncaring EU political elite who ignored the best interests of the people which are leading to political change right across Europe, the question of how a possible North Atlantic Trade Block would operate is of some concern, never again can
UK sovereignty be lost in trade agreements which
work against the UK
The Conservatives took us into what was to become the EU as we know it in 1973; we have to wonder will it be the Conservatives who would be taking us into a possible North Atlantic Trade Block, and if that doesn’t pan out, then who takes on the challenge to get us out of that?
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