Colm Buckley wrote:
> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 2:35 PM, James McCarthy <James.McCarthy at sun.com>
>> That's what you get when you join a larger union. You gain the benefits of
> being inside a large, powerful bloc, and you lose some independence. That's
> the way it *works*. The comparison with the USA is dubious - the states of
> the US have considerably *less* individual autonomy than do the nations of
> the EU.
>I believe it was someone else who first mentioned the United States of
Europe, but I do agree with your comment on autonomy. However, we
already joined, and gave up the required autonomy to do so. We don't
actually have to vote yes to stay in the EU, say no & everything stays
the same. Say yes and who knows.
Solaris PIT Group
Sun Microsystems Ireland.
Email: james.mccarthy at sun.com
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