And so it begins. Whatever happens in the EU, somehow the French will always analyse it as Britain's fault.
The "Trojan Horse" of free market economics would be a glorious role for us in the EU. If only it were true. Sometimes I think the only political purpose the EU serves in Britain is to make us look liberal and capitalist by comparison with the sclerotic economies of our near neighbours.
If we were really pursuing liberal economic policies, we would be unable to remain in the EU. The EU is based on an evil combination of socialism and a racist determination to keep the Third World poor by the use of tariff barriers.
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