It would need unanimous agreement. Looking at each of the 27’s varying comments, there are six distinct camps of opinion.
Posts Tagged: Belgium
Andrew Green: Norway, for now or forever, isn’t the way to travel. It would mean no real control of migration from Europe.
There are indeed mechanisms for mitigating damaging immigration flows, but these are tightly constrained.
Taxpayers’ money has sapped the independence, and the moral responsibility, of our great charities.
Behind the scenes many of Europe’s nations and regions are weighing the cost of a hard Brexit and pushing for a better deal.
Owen Paterson: Why are we so insular, unimaginative and inward-looking about healthcare? Europe’s systems are better than the NHS.
In a whole host of countries – Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland – A&E waiting times are typically under an hour.
Unresolved questions about refugees, debt crises, security, and general financial instability will force these questions on more people, and not just Britons.
Children lose out, and there’s a knock-on elder care, too.
Quitting it would mean more scope for trade deals and lower prices. Modern countries don’t need such unions to do business.
Unintentionally, the socialists of this Belgian region have done us a favour by making the free trade championing UK look an increasingly attractive partner.
Owen Paterson: It’s time for the Government to face up to the grim truth. The NHS simply isn’t fit for purpose.
My think-tank’s new report finds that there are over 46,000 unnecessary deaths each and every year in the UK.
Plus: August, the best political month. Thatcher, the best post-war Prime Minister. Off to Any Questions. Off to Edinburgh. And: will I poison an MP?
Michael Fabricant: Here’s why I now want Britain to be more European. Please raise a glass of lager to my change of heart.
We already have a Campaign for Real Ale, but it is now time for a vigorous Campaign for…well, read on and see.
Ashley Fox: This referendum campaign has harmed our party’s reputation, and I’ll be glad when it’s over.
Plus: Sorting out energy. Protection from Putin. And: furthering the single market.
Laura Sandys: Stop moaning, Brexiteers – and get stuck in to working for Britain and making the EU better
Let’s strengthen Parliamentary scrutiny, beef up our diplomacy, stop gold-plating directives – and regain our mojo.
Technical security, good intelligence and confidence in our values saw us through against communism. We need all of them to see the West through this again.