This is a fascinating discussion. Agree that the newer EU countries should not have entered because they are too diverse from the major contributors and countries like Greece were seduced by grants etc into entering when the Euro would cripple them.
I work with Muslims and most do integrate but others in Birmingham live in their own areas and are being politicised and radicalised which is dangerous and also discriminatory as work is only given to Muslim families. Some women are being intimidated and in some areas of Birmingham the Hijab is worn in the streets and English isn't spoken by the locals. It damages the kid's opportunities if they do not speak English at home. Many go to school and have limited vocabulary and need extra help at school.
I think if England leaves the EU Scotland will leave the UK. I also think there will be many countries whose people will push for a referendum and may cause the break up of the EU. I don't think the Marine Le Pen would be good for France Shaliby. I think France is reacting out of fear at the moment and this is creating more hostility between the ethnic groups and authority which is very dangerous.
British firms are also saying that EU bureaucracy and laws stifle creativity and initiative but some laws have protected workers and shareholders from abuse by bad employers. What irritates me is the lack of accountability by the Commission to the Parliament- totally undemocratic and the Commission needs shaking up and its wings clipped.
Switzerland is thriving, Norway and Iceland are not members either. Iceland is supposed to have the lowest crime rate in the world, people can still leave their babies outside in prams and their doors unlocked......I want to live in Iceland:)
CNN & BBC World this morning say leaving the EU has to be approved by parliament.
If they vote to stay does that mean second referendum ?
No I don't think so, there has been a legal challenge but the Government is going to the Supreme Court I think to get the Judges' ruling overturned, whether they can or can't we will know later in December but there will not be a 2nd referendum. The people have spoken and despite the views of the champagne commies of the media and the extreme left and yappy little nonentities like Tim Farron that is the view of our Government.