The questions and comedy statistics have all been about the United Kingdom.
It’s time the debate broadened – for instance: Do we see the European Union developing into the economic Utopia that the ‘IN’ camp appears to be predicting?
Germany has always been the efficiently fruitful epicentre of the EU – but Angela Merkel’s well-meaning but misguided aberration in respect of migrants will knock-back the country’s well-earned prosperity by at least a decade.
France, with its reactionary working classes and rapidly evolving migrant-based issues and politics will never achieve proper stability – although admittedly, their international posturing is impressive.
Italy is an economic powerhouse of the future – and always will be.
Economically, Spain and Portugal are both on their knees for the duration.
The former Communist states are all ‘takers’, both directly and indirectly.
Barring a miracle, Greece will remain a basket-case for the forseeable future – and the rest don’t matter…….and the countries lined-up to join are most likely to contribute nothing more than an additional economic ‘drag’ and more itinerant cheap labour.
For the moment – and working ONLY on the evidence, it would seem that the European Union is VERY UNLIKELY to ever achieve proper economic stability and will always continue to kid itself that proper loan-free prosperity will arrive “within 18 months”.
Remember Groucho Marx’s letter of resignation to the Friars’ Club: “I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as one of its members.”