Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
“Relax, ” said the night man,
“We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave!
[Hotel California, Eagles, 1976]
As the referendum in the United Kingdom approaches to decide whether to leave the European Union or stay in, it seems that the political machinations are already well under way in the background. The Vote Leave official campaign (yes, they need an official campaign!) has its website where it is coy to say the least. After going through their site [see here] the reader is still left wondering, “So, is the UK still technically part of the EU if we vote to leave?”
If the UK was to leave, and properly leave, it could repatriate all of its laws, secure its borders, and trade with whatever countries (EU or otherwise) it wishes. At a time when violent ‘refugees’ are clamouring (in other words causing massive criminal damage) to get into Britain, it seems to the outsider that this extra-national layer of bureaucracy is simply not the way of freedom.
Vote Leave however seems to be prevaricating on whether it’s totally out, or just another re-drafted agreement with Brussels [see here]. Time will tell, but it seems that politicians in the UK are not quite ready to quit the Brussels gravy train just yet.