Is Britain's future with the US or with Europe? 71 replies

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Fire Legion

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#1 12 years ago

I'm debating this in a weeks time, and I'd be interested to see what you think on the topic. Don't be biased wherever you're from, just give your honest opinion.




roper34

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#2 12 years ago

I normally dont get involved in disscussons at "the pub" because of my getting carried away, but here goes.

I would say the U.S because most of the people in this country dont want to have anything to do with Europe, thats way we still have the £ and not this euro crap. Also many people say that we will loose who we are by joining europe i cant satnd the idea of being one big country BAH. I am pround to be English and I believe we have a good relationship with the U.S. In addition I would say that we have had a better past and relationship with the U.S than Europe.

no offence intended to anyone from Europe.




Karst

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#3 12 years ago

I'd say one doesn't make the other impossible. And i would also say Britain will definetly be involved in the future of Europe, since she is part of Europe. And that will not change, so they'll have to get along with Europe, if they think that's right or not.




GOD111

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#4 12 years ago

roper34;3347930I normally dont get involved in disscussons at "the pub" because of my getting carried away, but here goes.

I would say the U.S because most of the people in this country dont want to have anything to do with Europe, thats way we still have the £ and not this euro crap. Also many people say that we will loose who we are by joining europe i cant satnd the idea of being one big country BAH. I am pround to be English and I believe we have a good relationship with the U.S. In addition I would say that we have had a better past and relationship with the U.S than Europe.

The feeling is mutual;)

IMO UK is drifting towards USA more and more. And EU isn't to fond of the colonies on the other side of the pond:cool:

So yes, I think UK belongs more with USA then it belongs to Europe.




Meadow

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#5 12 years ago

Europe. Hate to say it but in the long term the US will lose its superpower status and Europe is going to have to group together to be able to keep China in check. Historically let's remember that the UK has much more in common with Europe, and aside from the many unfortunate racists in my country who think that we will somehow lose our individuality by becoming more involved in the EU, a lot of right minded people agree with the concept of the EU.

Look at France, Germany, Italy... have they lost anything that makes them individual? Anyway, I digress. In my opinion, with regards to the long-term future of Britain, she needs to move herself away from the US and closer to her neighbours.




Rich19

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#6 12 years ago

I think Britain is drifting more to the the US, though there are an awful lot of people in my school that don't like either. At all.




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#7 12 years ago
roper34Also many people say that we will loose who we are by joining europe i cant satnd the idea of being one big country BAH.

Europe is never going to be a federacy, if not the politicians then the people will stop it and national governments can block the decisions of EU if there's just enough political will. Besides, Great Britain joining euro doesn't make EU more like a big country.

It's a tricky question, but I say Great Britain's future is in Europe. The country belongs to European Union and shares most of its history, culture and values with western Europe rather than with the USA. Even though EU has now its difficulties with the Constitution and Work-time Directive, it will be the next superpower in the future through its economic, political and also military development. Besides, Great Britain can have good relations with rest of the Europe and USA, acting as bridge builder between these two.




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#8 12 years ago
Relander;3348223 Great Britain can have good relations with rest of the Europe and USA, acting as bridge builder between these two.

Well said Relander




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#9 12 years ago
Meadow;3347941Europe. Hate to say it but in the long term the US will lose its superpower status and Europe is going to have to group together to be able to keep China in check. Historically let's remember that the UK has much more in common with Europe, and aside from the many unfortunate racists in my country who think that we will somehow lose our individuality by becoming more involved in the EU, a lot of right minded people agree with the concept of the EU. Look at France, Germany, Italy... have they lost anything that makes them individual? Anyway, I digress. In my opinion, with regards to the long-term future of Britain, she needs to move herself away from the US and closer to her neighbours.

its racist to be against the EU now? :rolleyes:




feardamaverickhunters

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#10 12 years ago

well think about it from blair's point of view...he was with bush (which was a bad decision on his part) and now he is being kicked out of office by the cabinet so i don't think britain will be the bridge i think they'll just be a mediator between the nations :nodding: