My final topic is the US and Europe. This is in light of the rather hot and sticky situation to do with the EU referendum in the UK. I personally think we should leave the European Union for a number of reasons, first off why should we pay a membership fee for something we are not a full member of, secondly because are borders are completely open to any EU citizen which is something I feel strongly about and will come back to in a minute, thirdly we are being dragged down by our position that we are in currently, the ‘sitting on the fence’ not quite in not quite out stance that we have adopted. If we finally get out we can begin to establish ourselves as a major power on the world scene again and make Britain, Great Britain again. First off we should rule over our land and set the laws not devolve the power to the European Courts and have a similar system to America where we have a High Court of the land, much like the supreme court. We can set our own laws and can finally scrap ECHR which rapes our country every day. I believe in keeping certain aspects of ECHR obviously common sense dictates that we should keep the rights to a fair trial and not being brutal savages to prisoners etc… however we should do something about immigration straight away. Completely shut our borders as we are full already, anyone who disagrees is blind as to what is going on.
Truth is we should have shut our borders in the 90’s and it would have saved our once great nation from falling to it’s knees. First thing to do would be if a foreign national commits a crime and is convicted of it he or she should be made to serve the sentence in their own country and never be allowed back into our country, thus solving the problem within our prison system where taxpayers are paying to keep foreign nationals in prisons where they are treated very well and are even paid, where is the justice in that? It would also free up a lot of space in prisons and would stop overcrowding and also phase out the electronic tag which was introduced because prisons couldn’t cope with the amount of people being put inside. Next thing to do is stop all work visas and anyone renewing theirs which would free up jobs for British people, making a dent in the unemployment figures. I will continue this topic another time as I feel I could write about it for hours!
I will bring it back to the original topic at hand, will the US and the UK still have so much of a ‘special’ relationship if we leave? I tend to think not if what Barack Obama said is any indication. I personally think we are just a pawn on the international stage as we have a certain influence over Europe. If we leave we no longer serve a purpose of ‘getting your foot in the door’ of Europe and negotiating trade between nations. However I can see some positives, if it will suddenly cost so much more for us to import things from the EU as we will no longer be a member, we can create the jobs here to do it all ourselves and start up industries or improve the ones we have. We could also potentially find new partners in trade? We should also start up manufacturing like we had back in the 80’s, as we were quite the powerhouse back then before everyone went abroad to employ cheap labour but this could be the shunt we need to repair our economy by making our own money as it seems everything that used to be British has been sold off or merged into larger companies. We also need to look at our expenditure on foreign aid, and before you jump all over that I want to just clarify where i’m going with this. We still supply aid to China and India which in the current state of things are two massively booming countries who are more than capable of supporting themselves? Why should we give money to countries that are better off than us? I really do wonder if the people in power know what they are doing and where all the money is going? One of the only downsides I can see is that if we leave the EU, I think Scotland will leave the UK and gain independence which will be a big blow due to the small amount of oil that we have out at sea in the North sea in Scottish waters.
Everyone has their own views on what we should do, but I think as a so called ‘democracy’ if the people want to vote on something, they should be allowed to as we are the people that put governments into power in the first place we should get a say in which way our country is heading.