Dear Reader, welcome to my blog on everything related to the EU, the UK and especially the UK within the EU. My name is Betty, I am 27 year old and a financial broker in London. Most importantly, I am a firm believer in the European idea and that the future of Britain must lie in the EU.

While the European Union is certainly not without problems and faults, I think it is in the best interest for every single citizen of the UK to stay within the EU and improve it as much as possible. The UK needs to stop moaning and believing the media’s lies that fit so well into our world view of the ‘nasty bureaucrats’ (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/27883/EU-bureaucrats-take-a-pounding.html) and lazy EU immigrants exploiting the NHS and our welfare system (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4637926/Wave-of-Romanian-and-Bulgarian-immigrants-is-threatening-to-swamp-Britain.html). These are not the real problems! These are just media stories to sell a maximum of newspaper copies, hyped up to appeal to our most basic instincts.

The fact is that the UK needs the EU; the UK needs to be part of the EU!

It’s time to get our act together and start making a positive impact. We need to strengthen the EU to play a more positive role in Europe and in the world. And we need to strengthen the active, positive role of the UK within the EU to make this happen! It is simply not good enough to alienate all possible partners, have a tantrum whenever something happens we might not like and shout from the rooftops that we are spoiled princesses demanding our ways. Let us instead be reliable partners that are able to compromise for the good of all of Europe, recognize the advantages the EU offers us and help develop the EU to create a better future for all British people.

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