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Living here in Rumsfeld's "New Europe", I don't find the EU project "crashing" at all. It could be better, I suppose, if there weren't so much euroskepticism, but then again, it's that freedom to be luke-warm and whining that probably makes it acceptable even if not all it could be with enthusiastic participation.
Still, all the bit about immigration flabbergasts me - there's not terribly much - certainly not by American standards - and most of the racism is homegrown towards locals. And I thought that UK had exceptions to most anyone coming in anyway, while Germany et al. tightened up the rules during the worst of the Syrian boat crisis. Was that tough?
The supposed Nazi laws from Brussels are overall not terribly odious - I think they had us slow our escalators down a bit and helped clean up some pollution, but I'd have been quite happy for them to be *stricter* in getting rid of corruption. But that's a sop to self-determinism as well.
In short, most of the problems I see are by design to keep from being too controlling. Should the UK want more efficiency, they can pitch in and make the agreement more rigorous. Otherwise, I think the convenience of Brits living in Malaga, trashing the countryside on the way to Paris matches or holding wicked bachelors weekends in Prague, along with ahem the simplicity of doing business across 25 aligned EU markets well make up the price of EU entrance and any kind of inconvenience you've suffered because.
And for us, the SmartWings/EasyJet over has us feeling rather close (my daughter's touring London with her class as I type, and I'm pretty sure they're not on GCHQ's watchlist nor causing havoc at the local mall aside from spending too much of my converted money). Should UK exit, I imagine there will some small tip in preference to holidays in Spain or Holland - mostly psychological, but that's what most of this is about anyway.
Anyway, here's hoping for some Remaining clarity before we take Leave of our senses.