Vision for Europe

First published in Letters by

THERE are those who think perhaps England should have a referendum on whether we want Scotland to remain in the UK.

Likewise our European friends are showing signs of impatience with their whinging neighbour across the Channel and might start thinking of pre-empting any referendum in the UK by inviting us to leave.

Parts of the EU are a disaster – the auditors have refused to sign off the accounts for years because they are so bad, and the rules for joining the Euro were flouted so badly by Greece and others it has triggered a financial crisis.

But instead of politicians playing to the mob and always saying how awful it is, it would be nice to see some vision from our leaders.

A UK leader who started to argue for, rather than against, European integration might be able to influence the debate instead of being seen as a bore to ignore.

Clive Tiney, Towthorpe Road, Haxby, York.

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12:27pm Fri 18 Jan 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

Why not, after all, we are talking about the blue being taken from our union flag.
Actually, I believe a lot of people in other parts of the UK, perhaps a majority would vote to see Scotland go its own way. Scotland joined the political Union in 1707 because it was bankrupt. Today the Scottish Banks (RBS and Bank of Scotland, merged with Halifax) are bankrupt, this included the Dunfermline Building Society, Scotland's biggest. Talking of Dunfermline, even their Fifer MP, Gordon Brown did his best to bankrupt us. Now Scotland has its fishy pair of Salmond and Sturgeon who wanted Scotland to be a small nation like Iceland with a strong banking infrastructure and more lately, as a major exporter of Green energy! Keeping their own lights on would be a start.
Every year, York, never mind Scotland (Glasgow Central) looks more like a foreign City. Until we sort out this problem, together with our blind politicians then we may as well consider Globalization alive and well and Scotland's isolation becomes insignificant.
Why not, after all, we are talking about the blue being taken from our union flag. Actually, I believe a lot of people in other parts of the UK, perhaps a majority would vote to see Scotland go its own way. Scotland joined the political Union in 1707 because it was bankrupt. Today the Scottish Banks (RBS and Bank of Scotland, merged with Halifax) are bankrupt, this included the Dunfermline Building Society, Scotland's biggest. Talking of Dunfermline, even their Fifer MP, Gordon Brown did his best to bankrupt us. Now Scotland has its fishy pair of Salmond and Sturgeon who wanted Scotland to be a small nation like Iceland with a strong banking infrastructure and more lately, as a major exporter of Green energy! Keeping their own lights on would be a start. Every year, York, never mind Scotland (Glasgow Central) looks more like a foreign City. Until we sort out this problem, together with our blind politicians then we may as well consider Globalization alive and well and Scotland's isolation becomes insignificant. ColdAsChristmas
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11:35am Sun 20 Jan 13

Mr Happy says...

How, exactly, does York look more like a foreign City every year?

What a stupid comment!
How, exactly, does York look more like a foreign City every year? What a stupid comment! Mr Happy
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