Judging by the number of newspapers that have started editorialising for EU membership in Norway this year, added to the fact the Liberals have come out of it and the Green's aren't against, we could see another referendum this decade.
Furthermore, Hulda Holtvedt, the influential national spokesperson for the Greens Party’s youth organization has also said "We must be willing to give up a bit of sovereignty in order to achieve committed climate policies. For Norway, that means joining the EU.”
Last year the youth wing of the Conservative Party passed a motion (or whatever the equivalent is) suggesting the party actively work towards EU membership in the next parliamentary term.
1. I think some people are about to find out that we didn’t join the Common Market for the trade. (Thread)
2. The truth is, as the curtain on the British Empire began to fall, the UK were not quite ready to step down from the main stage of world affairs.
3. The neutrality of some of the EFTA and Commonwealth countries meant that neither could provide a solution to our loss of influence, and it was felt that the economic draw of superpowers could further undermine it.
When they said we would have a "British Model" where we decided "what bits we keep, which parts we lose", and it would be "tailored to our own needs", they forgot to mention it would be tailored entirely to the ideological needs of politicians and sod our businesses.
When further pressure is put on this doctrine with the knowledge that the UK had debated it since the early 1960s, and they will argue that it was a long time before we entered.
Challenge it further with this televised debate from 1970 and then it becomes “It was only ever sold on the economic benefits”, “The political side was rarely ever mentioned”, or it was “denied by Edward Heath”.
No you haven't answered it. Your "logic" involves something he never says but you infer, and it involves him hinging two of his arguments on the most unlikely scenario possible.
@Scott12Colin The scenario where although there is a big risk he has been exposed to Covid and believes there is a distinct probability he has it. He then goes into isolation with his wife, a situation not associated with catching new things, and then by massive coincidence...
@Scott12Colin He manages, against the odds, to develop something that has the symptoms of Covid but is, in fact, not Covid. The most amazing coincidence in the wold that he left work thinking he had something and was about to come down with something with the same symptoms that wasn't it.
@GeocacherB Yes, but that's not quite the same thing. I wouldn't want to be joined with India, but that doesn't mean we couldn't find common identity or common consent. It just means culturally we are considerably different.
@GeocacherB I am absolutely sure that years ago they would argue that the tribes couldn't be united, that they were too different, and here we are. All united and not thinking twice about it.
@GeocacherB They probably said this Island couldn't be united, and yet that happened. Forcibly, but look at NI and then try and understand national identity as a result of that.