This comment here really proves what I am talking about. When I comment that Europeans don't understand that cultures are different and need different policies, PeteEU reacts with saying I'm backwards and don't like differences in cultures. Never mind I live in one of the most multicultural cities in the world, and it's working. European cities are divided between cultures, and the different cultures want nothing to do with each other. If you see an immigrant with an Europeans, it's probably through government ads.Again incorrect. It is people like you and other EU sceptics that live in the past and refuse to adapt to changing times. Yes we are many different cultures and different peoples but we also have a lot in common and those commonalities become more and more, and I suspect it scares people like you and other EU sceptics. The differences in culture are a strength not a negative thing.
Differences in cultures are a strength, but only if you realize that there is no one-size fit all solution. What works in Ireland, is not going to work in Greece. To bomb Libya, supposedly to liberate them is not going to work, because they are not Danish! This is not about racism, this is about idealism vs realism. Europeans need to get back to the real world, and find practical solutions to their own problems. They need to realize that different cultures need different solutions.
My major problem with the EU is it's lack of connection with the people of the EU. In every single country that had a referendum on Lisbon treaty voted against it, it still got adopted. EU feels like a undemocratic body that impose laws on your country and destroy it's sovereignty.I have asked a lot of EU sceptics over time... what is it you hate about the EU... and as of yet, no one has come with a comprehensive explanation that holds up to the facts. Maybe you can give it a try.
I think EU is way to idealistic. There was no need for a common currency, and a first year economist would understand what's wrong with having a single currency without a fiscal union. They still adopted it for idealistic reasons, because they assumed a fiscal union was next. I find it despicable that they try to use the crisis as an excuse to impose a fiscal union on the member states.
I think EU is bureaucratic and lacks leadership. The only thing they have managed in Greece is to make Greeks hate EU and cause a division between the north and the south. EU needs to realize countries are independent, and have their own laws. To work together is good, but it has to go through bilateral agreements, and not through force.