....this stuff makes me want to vomit
"But it’s not just about money. Naturally the U.S. would much prefer
to deal with just one partner – Brussels – in its convoluted trade
negotiations with Europe. It also wants to safeguard Europe’s transition
to a fully supranational system of governance, a project that the U.S.
government has strongly supported and actively (and covertly
assisted since the creation, in 1951, of the European Coal and Steel
Community. That’s over half a century worth of political capital.
And now that capital is at risk. The British government, largely in
response to public pressure, has done the unthinkable: it has offered
the people of Britain a democratic choice between continued membership
or exit of the world’s most ambitious experiment of regional
integration. If the people vote for the latter, they will force open a
door that doesn’t yet exist. Once open, that door may prove difficult to
shut. Others may be tempted to cross its threshold.
For that reason alone, the business and political establishment in
Brussels, London, and now Washington will stop at nothing to make sure
that when the big day comes, the British people, like the Irish before
them (second time around, of course), vote the right way. By Don Quijones, Raging Bull-Shit."