The leaked paper on shared EU military assets is deeply concerningby David Owen / May 11, 2016 / Leave a comment
In April, I spoke in Paris on a European Movement platform along with the former Prime Minister of France, Michel Rocard, an old friend and a convinced European federalist, just as I am a convinced anti-federalist for the UK. We both agreed that it is now time for the UK to leave the EU.
The first reason on my part is the introduction of the euro in the first place, along with the total failure to resolve the eurozone crisis that has made the EU seriously dysfunctional. The 19-member eurozone (each state belonging to the 28-member EU) needs as soon as possible to become a fiscal transfer Union. This will change the direction of travel of the EU inexorably towards a United States of Europe; to all intents and purposes, a country. The UK remaining in the EU will become entwined either in this EU “country” capable of sustaining the euro; or within an EU that is plainly not working—nor adequately shielding us from its economic difficulties, though we are not part of the Eurozone.