Wednesday, 25 July 2012

European Union or Not ? UKIP. Eurosceptic Daniel Hannan. Daily Express.

Calls for a new referendum on the UK's EU membership are increasing. Recently Prime Minister David Cameron has said that a future referendum is possible  "when the time is right ".

UKIP, the United Kingdom Independence Party, has long been campaigning for British withdrawal from the EU. Conservative MEP for South East England, Daniel Hannan, is a Eurosceptic, together with MPs from other parties with the same message. The Daily Express has been clamouring for a referendum since August 2011.

To put things in perspective: prosperous Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Andorra and Monaco are among countries or principalities outside the European Union. They contrast greatly with Greece, Spain and other EU countries in trouble.

Daniel Hannan in Strasbourg

Norway has great oil and natural gas resources, and is one of the world's largest oil exporters, as well as having abundant timber, fish and hydropower.

Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Andorra and Monaco are tax and banking havens with zillions of funds and additional revenue from financial services and tourism.
To be a member of the EU is not necessarily the be-all and end-all.