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November 08, 2005

Confidence In European Union Crashes To Historic Lows

The dream is dying?:

CONFIDENCE in the European Union (EU) is in freefall across almost every member state, according to the EU’s own opinion poll.

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Trust in the Brussels commission, the executive branch of the EU, has plunged from 52% to 46% throughout the union. In Britain, the commission is trusted by 31% and distrusted by 38%.

Fall-out from the recent French and Dutch campaigns for the EU constitution referendum has prompted a fundamental rethink across Europe about the future of Brussels, the majority of Europeans believing the European Commission’s budget should be frozen.

The cascade of negative data from the study is the most severe since records began in 1975...

Particular dismay with the EU was found in Britain, where a majority – 42% to 40% – believe the UK has not benefited from its 30-year membership and only 36% of those questioned considered membership “a good thing”.

Here's the basic theory behind the EU: Take a bunch of dysfunctional, backbiting fuck-ups and aggregate them into a big group of dysfunctional, backbiting fuck-ups, and all problems will be solved out of this gestalt (German for "cretinous clusterfuck").

After all: It worked in the Police Academy movies.



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