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    Do you want the EU to continue?

    Simple question: Do you want the EU to continue?

    Please also explain why you voted as you did if you voted YES or NO.
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    Re: Do you want the EU to continue?

    Simple explanation for the question - I've read many anti-EU posts, most often from Americans and I've never understood the antipathy to the EU especially when it is something a greater proportion of Europeans feel happy to have and wish to see continue.
    Why do so many outside the EU want to see it fail? It puzzles me.
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    Re: Do you want the EU to continue?

    I want it to continue

    It has many problems like any other comunity has too. So yes, it can be made better, but it gives us security (more than american troops in my opinion) and wealth. Why shall we throw that away?

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    Re: Do you want the EU to continue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Simple question: Do you want the EU to continue?

    Please also explain why you voted as you did if you voted YES or NO.
    Yes, but as a United States of Europe supernation with actual transfer payments instead of economically toxic austerity and bailouts, as opposed to this ridiculous half-measure/demi-abortion of a European superstate.

    The Euro currency in its current configuration is ridiculous, serves as a de facto gold standard for the EU's constituent countries, and favours exporter nations within the EU at the expense of all others.
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    Re: Do you want the EU to continue?

    Speaking as a long time Euro-resident and previous Euro-skeptic, I'm very pro-EU. The economic advantages are enormous and completely obvious. Even if the EU didn't exist, you'd still have to have all the agencies that debate and agree on trading and industry standards.

    The most important reason however is it gives us the power to stand up to bullies like Russia, China, the US and major corporations. Without a unified block for negotiations and push back individual tiny countries would be steam rolled by these other powers. It also virtually guarantees that there can't be an intra-EU war and the defense savings by pooling resources is tremendous.

    I believe we should take it a step further and have a common EU military. As it is now, we have dozens of tiny armies all with different standards, languages and equipment. If it were a unified army it would be much more effective at dealing with external threats than the hodge podge group we have now.

    Fact of the matter is, with the world the way it is today, European countries need to work together to oppose the strong negative influences in the world both economic and militarily. I also find it super awesome that I can just load up my family in the car and vacation in just about any European country without a passport or having to exchange currencies. It's a vacation paradise.

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    Re: Do you want the EU to continue?

    I dunno about the other EU members but I think it will be good for the UK to leave it.

    Anecdotal, but I was in Hong Kong last year and met some Brits on their way to Australia, when I asked them why they were heading Down Under, they told me they couldnt make a living as a plumber or other tradesman because people from Eastern Europe were bidding for jobs way lower than them in the UK, so they couldnt afford to live there.

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    Re: Do you want the EU to continue?

    Quote Originally Posted by german hick View Post
    I want it to continue

    It has many problems like any other comunity has too. So yes, it can be made better, but it gives us security (more than american troops in my opinion) and wealth. Why shall we throw that away?
    Of course you do. This allows Germany to control Europe without having to lose another war.

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    Re: Do you want the EU to continue?

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Of course you do. This allows Germany to control Europe without having to lose another war.
    yupp - we are all evil. Itīs in our genes.... btw - Trump has german genes...

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    Re: Do you want the EU to continue?

    Quote Originally Posted by german hick View Post
    yupp - we are all evil. Itīs in our genes.... btw - Trump has german genes...
    sort of proves the point.

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    Re: Do you want the EU to continue?

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Of course you do. This allows Germany to control Europe without having to lose another war.
    Germany has always controlled Europe since the end of the Roman Empire.

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