The EU and the Euro
I believe that being a member of the European Union is in Britain's best self interest and this page contains articles about that:-
Article: Mar 21, 2007In The Independent newspaper
1. The end of war between European nations - While rows between England, France and Germany have been a feature of EU summits, war between Europe's major powers is now unthinkable. The fact that the two world wars that shaped the last century now seem so remote is, in itself, tribute to a visionary project that has permanently changed the landscape. As the EU celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome it is clear that while the detailed topography will always be difficult to agree, it is an extraordinary achievement that we are standing on common ground.
Article: Aug 5, 2004
Many of those opposed to the EU, say that an ideal position for the UK is to be outside the EU but to have free trading arrangements with it, like the Norwegians or Swiss. Now consider the answers to these questions :-
- 1) Who is currently best at implementing EU law?
- 2) Which 7 countries meet the EU law implementation target ?
- 3) Which of these 7 have absolutely no say in EU law content ?
Article: Jun 26, 2004By David Goodall in Liberal Democrat Headquarters, 4 Cowley Street, London
Good morning I am David Goodall from the Liberal Democrats, and I have been invited today to talk to you on the subject of Europe Friend or Foe. This is an interesting title it is about defining our relationship with the rest of Europe.
I believe the best analogy to use when defining this relationship is one of family. Over the centuries we have fought with, and been friends with, many of the countries in Europe. And speaking as someone with a German wife and therefore a German mother-in-law, I find it particularly easy to see our European relationships in family terms.