Initially a great idea to unite the whole of Europe into a pan-European Union, essentially a single country focusing on human rights, free trade, free movement of labour and a single currency, potentially one of the greatest political ideas of all time.
In reality the European Union is a Franco-German dictatorship in which the United Kingdom disagrees with/vetoes/opts out of 99% of the laws and the other member states have virtually no say in matters, even if they directly concern them.
The European Union is still a great concept though and if countries put aside their slight differences, focusing on their many similarities and also drop superficial arguments out loss of sovereignty then the EU will work and will be great.
People in the UK don't like the European Union, the common motto is "British is Best" and Britain should have control of 100% of all laws. Then again the British (and the individual countries before the union) have had control for over 1000 years and for the average man on the street life has been pretty shit, e.g. serfdom, disease, mass poverty, capital punishment etc. Yet since joining the EU living standards have improved dramatically and we are currently enjoying the best quality of life ever experienced on these wet and gloomy isles.
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