Talking about me sunshine?
One of the things that I really dislike about your typical Eurosceptic is that they appropriate a notion of 'Britishness' as a cover for what really amounts to parochial Englishness. While I am prepared to accept that there are Eurosceptics in both Scotland and Wales, the loudest and most vociferous opponents of the EU are most usually to be found in England. You can see this clearly in the blogosphere. Apart from the dedicated Eurosceptic sites, it is interesting that a number of the other 'British' blogs that rant and rave about Europe seem to have the word English prominently displayed in the title.
Other "English" blogs have mentioned this post with reasoned arguement but I suppose I ought to make my position clear and absolve myself of the charge of hypocracy.
I was proud to be a British Subject and yield to no one in my admiration of what each of the constituent nations has contribuited to the Union.
And while I continue to be proud of our shared history of Britishness we have been forced in to a hopefully amicable divorce. "If you love them let them go". So Dear Sweaties and Taffs if you want to plough your own furrow, please go with my blessing but don't expect me to subsidise you or let you continue to rule me. And if you wish to to continue to feed at the European Swill trough that is your choice. You left us, now leave us alone.
I make an exception in talking about Ulster where the majority of people are being sold down the river by our leaders.