Another thing I have read with dismay! A report that Iceland is still likely to apply for EU membership. The people are divided but still around half feel it would be good; that is correct but it would only be good for the EU bureaucrats; more cash for them to waste. I say look before you leap. For the UK the benefits can be summarised:
UK Annual Net contribution 2011-2013 £5BN (4,945BN IKr)
UK Gross contribution 2011-2013 £15BN (14,835BN IKr)
UK Trade Deficit with rest of EU 2010 £40BN (39,560BN IKr)
Immigration last 10 yrs 3m
Current Unemployment 2.9m
Of new jobs for young people created in 2010 95% taken by non UK EU residents
Greece, Spain and Italy are pretty well bankrupt and the whole European edifice is morally bankrupt; the European Parliament accounts have failed to balance for years and the auditors have refused to sign them off because of the huge discrepancies.
The EU is a failed experiment and Iceland’s unique and special culture and character would be lost forever and the Icelandic people would rue the day they surrender sovereignty to Europe.