"Well I don't really know",
"IF we win the next general election, we will let the people decide whether they still want to be in Europe."
It was a bit like a kid saying:
"It's my ball and I don't want to play any more.
Come on "Dave" it was Ted Heath (Conservative Party) who took Britain into the Common Market in the first place. Why not disband Parliament and have a referendum on every subject, every week? It really annoys me how Britain wants to be in Europe, but won't join the Euro. What a statement that makes, that the fifth biggest economy in the world doesn't have the confidence to stick their big toe in the European water and say:
"OK we are in".
The best thing about the EEC is that it's stopped France fighting Germany for the last forty odd years since the Common Market was formed. Farmers have received a 'Farmers Dole' single farm payment and other subsidies. There has also been investment in Infrastructure like roads. The downside has been the wine lakes, beef mountains, mass emigration (depends if you see it that way) and faceless bureaucrats making laws and statutes that can never be changed. It can never be changed Dave.
I personally think C.A.P (Common Agriculture) is unfair and it always seems to reward the big farmers and cares little about the smallholder. What about allotment holders. Why shouldn't they get a payment?
So in the words of that brilliant TV chat-show host: Mrs Merton:
"Lets have an heated debate."
Should Britain stay in the EEC and if so why?