Originally posted by: Zuiko
You've plucked random political issues out of the air, and repeatedly call people that want to leave the EU "paranoid".
My apologies I didn't mean the word in its stronger sense, i.e. the irrational fear that other people are going to harm you.
What I meant by "paranoia" is the unjustified suspicion and mistrust of "other people". e.g. Brussels based Eurocrats.
We are all guilty of this to varying small degrees. Its natural for this sort of paranoia to arise especially in the difficult economic times we currently face.
All I am saying is that we have to be aware of this tendency and try to look at the issues that may give rise to it, from many more than just one narrow perspective.
All the issues I rasied involved energy, or both energy and transport. New electricity intercconnectors may pass through the channel tunnel, so it definitely goes under the heading both.
So the point is that we are becoming more interconnected across Europe in various different ways; particularly energy distribution and supply, and transport.
I don't think this is a random process of development. I think we either want it to happen or we don't; and as with all issues we take our chance to vote at elections, as well as argue things out between elections to get our point of view across.
So do you think we should become more or less connected in terms of our energy and transport links to Continental Europe, Ireland and Iceland ?