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So a friend of mine linked me to this documentary, The Real Face of the European Union and its struck me profoundly as a load of shit. The gist of it is that the EU is a conspiracy 60 years old to create a single European nation and take way Englands independence, it starts off with pictures from World War 2 and talks about how the nazi's also wanted to create a single state and then goes on to bring up Winston Churchill and nostalgic speeches on what the United Kingdom used to be.
Considering the thing way things are going its highly likely that we are in fact heading towards a single state, and quite frankly I'm in favor of it. But the way its portrayed is that its a plot to destroy some sort of heritage that exists in England. I'm a big opponent of nationalism and even patriotism, I think pining towards some sort of lost supremacy is counter to progress and yes even peace.
It brings up a lot of faults with the EU, corruption, inability of nations to independently set interest rates (if they use the Euro) and EU control of fishing and enviromental policy but fails to point out that the reason for the EU having control of those policies is to enforce them more efficiently by making all nations adhere to the same fishing restrictions you can ensure that fishing is sustainable. The corruption is an issue though, the fact that every month the EU headquarters is packed up and moved between two capitals is mindboggingly stupid but apparently nobody's been able to settle the dispute of where to keep it. Airline ticket pilfering is more an issue of individual corruption because you can claim you paid whatever you want for a ticket and just fly economy and its been a big scandal in Denmark at least.
But yeah, you guys watch it and let me know what you think, personally it struck me as fear mongering, riling up nationalists and a way to shore up votes. If the UK did in fact leave the EU they'd be in shits creek because like it or not their economy is entirely tied to the rest of us and working on their own they'd simply not have access to the infrastructure and networks that the EU now has.