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In Topic: Now What For The UK ?

25 June 2016 - 06:33 PM

The EU is 17 years old.

Uh, source?


My mistake. I didn't read the entire article and misread this line, " A monetary union was established in 1999 and came into full force in 2002, and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency," to mean it was founded in 1999. Reading further down, I see that it was founded in 1993. Still, we're talking about an additional 6 years.

In Topic: Now What For The UK ?

25 June 2016 - 05:54 PM

Europe has also been at war with infighting for most of those millennia. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the fall of the EU means a return to those times, but I'm not exactly reassured by a "hey, it was fine before, the EU is just a new thing".

Do you think a union will stop infighting in the long term? ;-)

The EU is 17 years old. I'm 39. That means that I was a legal adult when it was established. Heck, I was old enough to buy cigarettes and drink alcohol. People that were born the year it was established are legally still minors - literally children.

My point is that this isn't even the blink of an eye when compared to the age of the member states. This will have a short term impact on the world economies, but there will be little long-term impact. The world will still spin on its axis and still revolve around the sun. Life will go on. It isn't like the world, or even the UK, has no idea of what life would be like without the EU.

This panic I'm seeing looks like fear of the unknown. That's very odd. Maybe if the EU was a few hundred years old. It's 17 freaking years old!

In Topic: Now What For The UK ?

24 June 2016 - 05:06 AM

Yeah.. for reference... UK != England...

OK, fair enough.

In Topic: Now What For The UK ?

24 June 2016 - 05:00 AM

The markets will bounce back and life will go on like it always has. The EU is VERY new and England has ruled itself for more than a millennia. This will not have a long term impact on the UK, although it may destroy the EU. Even then, all of the EU states have existed for centuries.

In Topic: Why do urls get deleted by the editor?

23 June 2016 - 04:38 PM




No idea.