The History of the EU with David Mitchell

When was the EU created? And what is its purpose? Narrated by David Mitchell the film explores how and why The European Union was conceived as well as the major events and key players that helped form the idea from its inception through to obstacles it faces today.

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+3 1. Natan_el_Tigre commented 6 years ago

Quite entertaining! :) Now do a prequel about the ancient civilizations of the Fertile Crescent and its Takers versus Leavers, aka "Cain versus Abel". That ought to be a hoot! O:)
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+1 2. ComentAtor commented 6 years ago

not so bad for 3 minutes :) enjoyed the stereotypes
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0 3. se0067 commented 6 years ago

The things we do not like about the EU are the price we pay for having peace since 1945.
And I am willing to continue to pay that price with pleasure.
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+6 4. Scotsman50 commented 6 years ago

The EU with there un-elected nomarks making our laws and telling us what to do sucks donkey nuts. Ask yourself this question wherever you are in the world. Would you put up with un-elected people in another country telling you what you can and can not do and abide by every stupid law they want to impose on you?. Stupid EU laws of which they made thousands... EU ban on ‘bendy bananas’ and crooked cucumbers...Incandescent bulbs have been phased out in stages in the UK since 2009 following European regulations....The European Commission triggered an outcry by banning powerful vacuum cleaners two years ago....EU authorities passed a law which claimed scientists had found no evidence to suggest drinking water stopped dehydration. ...European laws introduced in 2011 meant that drivers who treat their diabetes with insulin who have had one or more episodes of severe hypoglycaemia, known as ‘hypos’, could face losing their licences. In 2009 a law set out it was illegal to eat ‘pet’ horses after figures revealed that around two million pet horses were eaten across the EU each year.
According to the guidelines, all horses, ponies, donkeys and related animals (including zoo species like zebras) must have a horse passport....In 2010, a directive was made relating to fruit jams, jellies and marmalades and sweetened chestnut puree intended for human consumption.
EU rules stated that a preserve must contain at least 60 per cent sugar to be called a jam. Three years ago, the European Union planned to ban the glass jar which is filled, and refilled, with olive oil and served on restaurant tables across the EU, stating that only non-refillable bottles with proper labeling on the contents would be accepted. ... Only some of the stupid laws they have made that can be found on the internet.
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+4 5. thefox commented 6 years ago

#4. They are politicians, and like all politicians, have to continually try to justify their existence, and they do it by creating law after law after law after law ad infinitum. The Common Market was a great idea. The colossal behemoth it has become known as the EU, is a total disaster.

and #3

""The things we do not like about the EU are the price we pay for having peace since 1945."

Thank NATO for that, not the EU.
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+2 6. Baliverne commented 6 years ago

#4 Behind many laws, not all because #5 has a point, there is a monetary interest. Some bans and laws against certain products are made to facilitate the entry of another which is often made by corporations in cahoots with the lawmakers. There also are a lot of bans and laws just so you have to get license and permits which cost money, its an effective tax using another name.

I dont want to sound too bashing towards the EU, many great things came out of it, but like many institutions that don't renew themselves from head to toe, the corruption and rust is becoming very apparent.
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+1 7. Scotsman50 commented 6 years ago

#5 Well said that man :)
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0 8. LaoMa commented 6 years ago

#4: The claims about cucumber, vacuum cleaner, jam, horse meat etc. directives are simply not true. Media has either misunderstood them, or just made things up to have a funny story to sell. Even those "un-elected nomarks" have been chosen by the people who actually care enough to vote in the euro-parliament elections.

It might sound a bit counter intuitive, but water alone does not prevent dehyrdration. You need sodium too. EU does not allow lies or half-truths in advertising, and that's a good thing.

I'm not saying that EU doesn't have its issues, but "daily fail" and pals feed you a lot of BS.