Saturday, 30 May 2015

Daily Express want madness

I had the misfortune to read a copy of the Daily Express in the week. It's going on the list of newspapers not to read, along with the Daily Mail it is a short list but one to no doubt be added to.  I dislike the European Union and its unelected spokesman whom dish out laws that are beyond stupidity, I named this blog to show their ridiculousness and the ludicrously stupid and seemingly endless laws. But as stupid as the EU is I believe that Cameron can cut a deal to relax some of the stupidity put upon us by unelected spokesmen. People who have got a lot of power but can't understand the real world, these faceless eurocrats keeps churning out thousands of stupid laws  to firstly justify their existence and secondly to keep their noses in the trough. The have thousand of people whom if they never pushed the paper around would be out of a lucrative job.
I want us to stay in the EU but as with changes. British being British will obey an EU dictate to the letter. We will say oh it says that we must obey rather than go with the spirit we follow the thing slavishly.  The French look at the same thing laugh and go to lunch for three hours come back and file it and just carry on as before. Italy Spain and most others do likewise but we read it twice copy it into triplicate and obey no matter how stupid. THAT is what we need to remove from the EU, the stupidity. We need to stay in but on a different footing, I feel the Express wants the wrong way forward. We need the money and trade and that will be got easier from stay put rather than walking away.

1 comment:

  1. Granted, bureaucracy and paperwork are the bane of many people's lives. But precisely for that reason, when trading with Europe, I'd far rather there were one set of rules (albeit somewhat complex, to accommodate the demands of each region) than 27+ different sets of rules to try to learn and comply with. I'm sure many, if not most, businesses both inside and outside the EU think the same way - and the harmonization of rules is what gives the EU its strength as an international centre of commerce. It makes us easy to deal with; just imagine the impact if the whole of South America or SE Asia suddenly said "we've concluded an international treaty meaning you only need to fill out one form to make your products compliant with the law throughout our whole region" - it would be good for some exporters, but catastrophic to the EU overall. It's only the devious (and their accountants) who welcome discrepancies between local laws, because they create loopholes that can be exploited for tax avoidance etc.