EU is no land of milk and honey
Sir, – Few could have imagined that the result of the referendum vote, which many considered a fairly straightforward decision to leave the EU, would end up in chaos, uncertainty, bitterness and division on an unprecedented scale.
Trying to make sense of this current parliamentary bickering and constitutional confusion is like attempting to understand fraught relationships at a toddler’s birthday party, the only difference being that we know toddlers will eventually grow up.
The current Brexit negotiations debacle also draws attention to the nature of the EU itself which appears to be that of an intransigent, penalising political organisation obsessed with control and centralisation of power which surely confirms that membership unequivocally removes any precious thoughts of sovereignty that individual nations might harbour.
What is more, the EU has made no secret of this fact and is doggedly pursuing their ultimate goal of political and economic dominance over the future federal states of Europe.
Merkel has called on EU countries to “give up more sovereignty”.
The prospect of Brexit rattles the EU and their cause.
Adding to this ridiculous spectacle and seemingly indifferent to the dismal performance of her own Government domestically, First Minister Sturgeon has ploughed in with her own Brexit wrecking ball oblivious to the incongruity of her stance where leaving the EU is bad for Britain but leaving the UK and the EU, with the potential for decades of economic hardship, is good for Scotland.
The stranglehold of the EU and all its ghastly power grabbing bureaucracy definitely has an attraction for our First Minister for whatever reason is unclear.
This endless source of frustration created by self-seeking, ideologically driven politicians and organisations with vested interests, all apparently with a fine contempt for democracy, has got to stop.
Alas, that’s not in the nature of this particular political beast – yet fortunately we still have a democracy that can put it out of its misery.
Iain G Richmond. Guildy House, Monikie.