the complete and utter balls up, the elected have made of running our country over the last 2 years
ISTR the last Labour Government had Bliar running off with his ill-gotten gains, leaving the incompetent Broon to announce he would shortly be dumping a huge amount of Gold, at the bottom of the market, thus depressing the price further. Us powerless peasants just saw a "half- price sale" of our
assets, with no recourse or redress. This total lack of financial probity was further exposed when , allegedly, the incoming Tory Chief Secretary was confronted with a notice on his desk "I'm afraid there is no money, kind regards and good luck"....This , from an outgoing Government who had been left ,by the Tories with a very healthy surplus....They repaid Thatcher's acolytes with a record borrowing deficit and a humungous National Debt.
The shambolic outfit currently attempting some semblance of unity, have at least attempted to create some semblance of order from the mess.
The EU can hardly be called "young"- the present incumbents were kids or wet-dreams when the organisation was formed....their duty was to study history and learn from O.P's mistakes, not inflict their repeats on the current generations.
The EU is showing vindictive spite , because, of course, all those recent Eastern European fringe -countries, Greece and Spain were shoo'd -in with highly suspect finances and promptly handed a shovelful of subsidies. (unused Spanish airports, half-finished developments, roads leading nowhere? And all this was subsidised by Germany and the UK
(being the only two net contributors) Not surprising they're desperately trying to cling onto us, is it? but, like kids they're sulking....yes, we get a big rebate....it keeps a load of people employed by the EU machine....too easy and efficient to just not take it in the first- place. Then we have Government departments charging each other. hello? you're all supposed to be working for UK, not taking each- others' washing. See how the wasteful, unwieldy, self-serving EU gets on without us! Either it'll reassess it's objectives and focus, or it will die.
We have shown our hand, they don't like it, they will bear a grudge if we stay. We appear to have no diplomats , economists or politicians with the competence or drive to solve the problems. If we had, we'd never have got into this situation in the first place (neither Britain , nor the EU) the latter would be much smaller and comprised of strong economies with good administrations led by strong governments, instead of every lame-duck latching onto the few being bled dry.