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EU In/Out? Is a referendum the best way?


spider9
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I'd always thought we were a Parliamentary Democracy, and, as such, we elect paid representatives to take difficult decisions on our behalf.

Membership of Europe is a difficult , complicated topic, and most people (including myself) would be hard pushed to appreciate all the pros and cons - so the populace will now be bombarded by media propaganda aimed at the lowest common denominator, I suspect.

Loads of 'crazy' EU stories will emerge and be fed to the Great British public, with 'good' EU stories being more difficult to show. Hence the media barons will, once again, get their way and politicians can then 'blame' us if it turns out bad.

Weak leadership I'm afraid.

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spider9

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Quickbeam "Well they're not listening to any other reasoning put to them"

Reasoning? Or do you mean threats?

Will the threat of withdrawing from a club we always seem to be griping about really mean all those other members will cave in to our demands - I think not.

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pavvi

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It's interesting that the old argument from the Eurosceptic press was that america was our main partner and we didn't need Europe. Now America is saying they need us to be in Europe. Sometimes I think that there are some that believe we still carry significant weight in the world on our own. We aren't the single power we used to be, like it or not, and as FE has said, leaving EU would be a disastrous move.

I think we will want as few Sun/Express readers voting as possible, because we know what their stance will be. What guessing there will be a Brittania on the front of the Sun on election day.

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