eltonioni wrote:If the EU is the answer, the question is wrong.
The question is why is there such widespread animosity against the EU when in reality it is that those things that matter most to most people most of the time are (not) organised in Westminster.
Poor education, a dysfunctional political class and red top rags is the answer to that one.
FD - you look at the world as perfectly well educated and throughly experienced (western taught?) physician.
You’re given up your critical thought with the assertions you made, if i read you correctly - which I guess is more human emotion than qualified assertion.
That’s not to say you are wrong of course,
and debate on here isn’t “academically qualified”.
I could reduce the “poor education, dysfunctional politics and red top media”, but I’m sure some on here would argue the sum is greater than the individual parts.
I honestly think, with absolutely no judgement or criticism, you are falling into the value trap where the belief is that (current) education, (current) media and (current)politics “rule” opinion.
Neither the science, nor the much dodgier pseudo-evidence based studies conclude that the Bravo Sierra that the likes of media muppets such as Sky spout actually has an impact on how people vote.
At a sociological level, I find it fascinating that politicians still continue to think they can influence (short term) voter opinion via paid media - but I honestly tuck that away as “historical anachronism”. It’s part of the election ritual, it keeps lots of people in employment - even though it’s been proven to be ineffective.