Exactly; your average nationalistic/Populist Government are generally fixed on trying to deal with the raft of problems, within that nations own borders.... History makes clear the real danger, is where a state or states fall under the cloud of some ideology, which creates a messianic desire to spread this newfound gospel/utopia into other peoples lands and its for their own good.The EU often uses the term ‘destiny’ when talking about the EU.
A certain Austrian was also big on the same term.
Certain MPs still are: exhibit one - Philip Hammond.As for Brexit, No Brexit = No Conservative Party. Now the Tories are dumb but I am not yet convinced that they are quite that dumb.
Right...I just calculated my salary with 15 percent pension contribs and its closer to 45k. No idea which university is paying its staff 30k.
Volte faces will become pandemic when TBP win Peterborough by a landslide.But I suspect a lot of Remain supporting MP's are looking at recent election results and the size of their majorities. A no deal Brexit will suddenly look more attractive when you are faced with the loss of your seat and the wipe-out of the Tory party.
Yep - to have a retirement income of £1,000 a year, you need to put £25,000 in your pension pot.
That would be The University of Average Salaries - like it says on the page.No idea which university is paying its staff 30k.
That page said:Lecturer Salaries in the United Kingdom
Salary estimated from 19,515 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: 30 May 2019
£30,872 per year
I don't think electorates have noticed, in anything like enough numbers to stop them. Also don't forget many actually want further integration and believe in the project, or at least the propagandised version of what the EU is.As I've said before, the driver for the EU is the euro, which has structural flaws that may well cause it to collapse in the next recession. To avoid that collapse it needs:
That program cannot be carried out except by stealth - imagine the outcry (for example) in Germany if they are told they are going to run a more expansionist budget to reduce their trade surplus with other members of the EU and that large sums of German tax payers money are to be sent to Club Med.
- National budgets and economic macro-policy centrally set in Brussels
- A means of punishing nations that don't conform to (1)
- A transfer of wealth from richer to poorer regions of the EU.
Hence EU policy which is to:
Unfortunately, electorates have noticed what is going on, hence the rise of the populist parties. And this is the reason why the EU's attempt to move towards further political and financial integration is destined fail - as is the euro.
- Transfer as much power from nation states to Brussels as possible
- Remove national vetos by as much use of QMV as possible
- Try and break up the EU into regions, thus weakening the powers of the nation states.
- Use structural funding as a way of transferring wealth from richer regions to poorer ones
- Use stealth as much as possible to avoid electorates becoming aware of what is going on.
- Use the 'frog boiling to death' strategy in the hopes that electorates won't notice what is going on - many small changes rather than a few big ones.