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If the EU is the horrible mess it has become, it is largely because of things Britain has pushed hard for. Hasty expansion of the EU into Comecon countries? Tony Blair's fingerprints all over it. There's a reason he was pushed for Von Rompuy's job - the EU carries his imprimatur pretty well, and it isn't a pretty one.

Of course there are other responsible parties, but Britain played a key part in creating the mess from which they now appear to want to extricate themselves.

More power to the English, they are finally wising up, though I am glad not to be in England, because I suspect the consequences of this will not necessarily be positive for England, by and large. Berlin's wrath can be hard, as the Greeks have experienced.

by John Redmond (Ladybeaterz@NolesAD.com) on Fri Jun 17th, 2016 at 05:47:10 AM EST
Wasn't that a Thatcher Idea rather than Blair? seem to remember it was her that made "Wider rather than Deeper" speeches to assuage her own frothing lunatics,  and paperwork only worked its way through so Blair ended up putting his signature on it

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jun 18th, 2016 at 07:28:53 AM EST
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by the time Slick Tony and his band of gliberals pushed for EU expansion.
by John Redmond (Ladybeaterz@NolesAD.com) on Sun Jun 19th, 2016 at 07:15:41 AM EST
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