Thursday, April 29, 2004

Britain and the EU

The headline of this piece in the London Times reads: "Britain could be forced out of the EU, warns Chirac". Scary?

But the actual issue is that, if the Brits do not ratify the constitution, under current rules no other nation could either. France is essentially proposing (along with Germany and Belgium) that different rules be adopted that would force member nations to sign or leave the European Union. But in this case, Britain would not be "forced" out they would be opting out.

Not that it is any of my business of course, but I think the future of Britain lies with the common law Anglosphere rather than rationalistic post-enlightenment Europe.

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