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The UNITED KINGDOM & the EUROPEAN UNION

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3 hours ago, benedictus said:

Tell that to the britts. Whole EU is constructed around the biggest players, especially Germany. 

You are right about the process though. Problem is that people voted with emotion and Cameron hammered the decision without proper plan and then resigned.

They forgot the wise words of the Bulldog, "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

 

True, Germany has a lot of voting power. But so does the UK, France and Italy. Based on population. But every member state is welcome to form a coalition against other member states in the voting process. Germany cannot push for EU laws just on its own and will always need the support of other EU member states, perhaps even compromising on a law to receive such support. It is not really different to that of some national political systems, like the USA, where some states also have less influence on federal matters since the lower amount of population.

I agree with your other points.

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"the EU’s problem is fundamentally a question of brand identity. The solution does not lie with politicians, but rather with the citizens. The EU’s brand has never been properly managed or protected, and has never truly connected with its citizens. The brand’s weakness is propagated by the media and by politicians. Citizens are not aware of all the vast benefits which a united Europe brings to their everyday lives, and the EU is all too easy to blame and attack, as a result of its poor brand management. We need to change this, otherwise the European project will not just stall; we risk a catastrophic break-up that would put decades of peace and stability at risk. The EU is the greatest success story in global governance, but the Brand EU is not well managed, understood or communicated. It is a great product but presently – very difficult to understand and poorly communicated. This lack of clear identity and poor ‘brand management’ reduces citizen support and puts the entire purpose of the EU at risk: allowing anti-EU forces to attack it, without much sign of a defence."

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On 4/20/2019 at 4:01 PM, IMT said:

And what's with all the stuff on Norway and China anyway. How does this information contribute remotely to the discussion?

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