David Cameron, our regional representative has just returned from an EU meeting, with a reassurance that our tributes to the great EU would only increase by 2.9 %, instead of 6%. The majority of our Media regards that as some sort of victory. However he is a knob. My opinion is that whatever The EU wants, the Eu will get, and will correct our budget imbalance in the near future. The procurement of our future defence is inexoperably now being drawn into The EU. The annoucment that our Aircraft Carriers, to be operationaly inefective for the first few years of their lives, but suddenly brought back to life by using The french Rafale,The A400 project,although it has taken to the air, still needs a few pounds shaven off its design to achieve its apparent range.(to give two examples) Although everything The Mod Does is not deemed be to overpriced and shite, The twisters for my lightwear trousers in the late eighties/early nineties were very good value for money. With the new look ARRSE(where everyone has a niche) ( Apart from LGBT) how come there is not a Forum to specifically discuss the spread of the EU, and how it affects the Defence of the Realm. I've been on holiday this week and spent more time on the web than is healthy. I have got the impression that people who write into The Mail, The Telegraph and even The Tory Home Website are not happy with Mr DC. Everyone has opinions, I would like to hear the thoughts of people who actually work in Europe. Can UK as a whole, not afford to be a member, or would The Uk be better off as an indepentent trading partner.