Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fancy feeling sorry for the EU

That is what Hjörtur J. Guðmundsson, who has been mentioned on this blog a few times before (eg here) seems to feel in his article that appeared on the Brussels Journal site and among the Telegraph blogs.
There are naturally many things that the European Union should never have done and one of them was to accept Iceland’s application to join the bloc. But Brussels can be pitied up to a certain point as it was deceived to think that the Icelandic people desired membership. Nothing, however, could be further from the reality. The Icelandic people have never wished to become members of the EU and never as little as today. As much as two thirds oppose membership according to successive opinion polls by various polling companies. An eventual accession treaty, if it comes to that, will have to go through a referendum in Iceland.
Time to give up on that now, I'd say.

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