By Jason Hunter a member of one of the SY2E – Remain in the EU groups.
Things were so great before the EU that the UK should not only leave the EU but also abandon the Internet, mobile phones and email access for just the United Kingdom. Yes the rest of the world has moved on, but Britain was great before all that … we don’t need all that new fangled rubbish in the 21st century right?
England even won a World Cup in 1966 before the EU, maybe we could win it again if we leave? And think how great it was when we could buy a pint of beer for 9p.
Of course the average salary back then was £20 a week too. How wonderful WAS that?
Some things need to be dealt with at a local council level, like pot holes in your street and rubbish collection, some things at a regional level like a bypass around a village, some at a national level like health or education …. and by the same token, the world has learned a lot over the last 40 years or so about things such as climate change and action for the environment and tackling tax avoidance in individual nations by multi-national corporations…. things that can only be tackled by working closely with our nearest neighbours.
Go back to the 1960s/70s? No ta. I’m all good with the rest of the planet in the 21st century.