why do the uk want to leave the eu
hose living in Scotland, with a university education or aged below 30 are most likely to want to stay in the EU, according to newP
Preleased by YouGov. P The UK's overall voting intentions could not be closer - withP P- but splits between different groups of voters could hold the clue to theP result. P While there seems to be no gender gap, splits the population down age, political leanings and education. P YouGov said that its research shows that for once the differences do match the stereotypes. There is a huge contrast between the kinds of people wantingP. P But what else does it indicate?
P The survey shows that Northern Ireland andP are the regions most in favour of staying in the EU, with almost two thirds of respondents wishing to remain. P The least positive region about EU membership is the Midlands - with 59 per cent of the East Midlands wanting to leave. P The figures could be crucial in the event of a Brexit vote as Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister, hasP that demand for a second independence referendum could be unstoppable if taken out of the EU against its will. P London was the third most enthusiastic region for EU membership with a 58-42 per cent split.
P Overall five UK regions back continued EU membership, compared to seven where a majority of voters wish to leave. P It is not just about the Euro. Or the fact weБre having to bailout a currency we chose not to join. It is not the Euro sclerosis Б the fact that the trade block we joined in the early 1970s which then accounted for 36 percent of world GDP, will account for less than 15 percent in 2020. It is not even really about the anti-democratic nature of having decisions made for you in Brussels.
Today, for example, we learn that unelected and unaccountable Eurocrats want to prevent us from asking if those claiming benefits in Britain are entitled to them. No. The reason we need to quit the EU is even more elemental than all that. Put simply, Europe cannot best be organised by deliberate design. From the Common Fisheries Policy to the common currency, being part of the EU means trying to do things according to some kind of Бblue printБ determined by a Brussels elite. It makes things more or less bound to go wrong.
Indeed, the more insulated from public accountability the Euro System has become, the more inept it is. By withdrawing from the EU, we would make it possible to organise economic and social affairs in this country not by deliberate design from the top down, but more organically and spontaneously. From the bottom up. Instead of common financial service rules, we might instead allow competing exchanges to offer different approaches and see which one works. Rather than a Common Agricultural Policy for millions of farmers, we might, you know, allow millions of farmers to each have their own farm policy for their farm.
In an increasingly networked and interdependent world, the more successful societies are those that allow more decentralised decision making, by harnessing and balancing opposing forces. BritainБs refusal to be reconciled to being in the EU is not ultimately anything to do with flags or anthems. ItБs because we know in our bones that it is a daft way to run a whole continent. I suspect it is not only the Brits who will soon be demanding the freedom to opt out.
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