Ave_IT wrote:The EU s NOT an empire. Dont be so bloody silly.signalspast wrote: Now is it an empire. Well it started as trade agreements. It now has a flag, an anthem....Question - Do you think nstionalism is a good or a bad thing ?As I said nationalism will break it up
Prediction - Brexit will cause the break up of the UK long, long before the EU.
Prediction - All the components of what we now call the UK will all REJOIN THE EU long before my kids are my age.
Sorry I missed ya post but will try and answer your points now
Nationalism it can be a good and a bad thing. Everybody should be proud of their country and do what they consider what is good for it. Last March when i was in the philippines at a show the national anthemn was played. Everyone member of the family i was with stood up and sang their anthem. Yes they dont have much their but they are still proud of their country.
Brexit breaking up the EU. I certainly think our leaving will not help it stay together and it could be the kernel of its demise.
The union breaking up. Well I think that's inevitable in time anyway as said earlier all empires break up through nationalism however whether we end up staying in or out it has shown us that we need a new constitution and make up to the union
I consider it's time that England had it's own parliament so all four regions have decisions that affect their own areas made by them.
Their is then a union parliament which only deals with things that affect all four countries
In the long term it's the only way I can see the union surviving. Whether they rejoin europe well I would think that the country is going to thrive and so they wint because they will be better off with us. However I wont be hear to see that.