Why are the British people who most strongly oppose European integration also the people most likely to vigorously stand up for American interests?
I can understand the "The English, the English, the English are best; I couldn’t give tuppence for all of the rest" view. I can understand the liberal internationalist view that nation-states are a bit silly and that consensus between institutions and individuals is what really matters.
What I can’t understand is why people get massively pissed off by the limitations the EU puts on our government (you know, outrageous impositions like banning us from imprisoning people without trial or exporting beef that causes people’s brains to rot, and suggesting we should allow other Europeans to work in our country), but don’t mind the fact that America runs our army and largely determines our foreign policy. And unlike the EU, where we’re one of the most influential members, it’s become increasingly clear Britain has no say or influence whatsoever over American policy.
Come on, Eurosceptics: it’s time to start hating the Septics just as much as you hate the Frogs, Krauts, wops, spics and gippos. Alternatively, you may wish to consider growing up.