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GUEST,Dave BS: Britain and the EU (81* d) RE: BS: Britain and the EU 18 Feb 16

Nonsense Teribus, Britain is on the majority side on most issues within the EU. Its only in a minority of one when "our" leader throws a hissy fit. Even on the issues which Cameron is banging on about now, Britain is not outnumbered 27 to 1, there is a fair bit of support. Quite often though the interests of the UK government and those of its people are not the same, remember it was Cameron who wanted to "put rocket boosters under TTIP". Other EU governments are being more sensible and applying a brake. On foreign policy, the EU's foreign policy over the past few years has been far from perfect, but the real disasters such as Ukraine have been driven by the UK (or rather by its leaders).

Where Britain, or more specifically Cameron, may be outnumbered 27:1 is in asking for special privileges for the City of London. But these special privileges are not in our interests either.

Have you actually been to Germany recently? I have, and your description of an economy stalling and faltering does not hold water. Infrastructure is being developed, whereas that in the UK is decaying. The streets are clean. The markets are full and busy. Shops are full of domestic produce. People are by and large fed and housed, even the refugees whom they have been generous enough to accept. They will accept these refugees because they can, and they are a generous people. But we will not, is it our generosity or our capability which is at fault? We have a lot to learn from Germany, France and many other European countries. The other way round? Not so much.

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