What an Italian thinks is wrong with the UK
Call me naive, but I would expect a guy with a BA in International and Diplomatic Studies, an MSC in Economics and Politics of European Integration, and an MA in International Relations to have a fairly subtle grasp of, well, international relations. This is Giuseppe Luca Moliterni’s take on why more than 50% of the UK population would like to leave the EU:
Main UK problems regarding the European Union can be then summarized as follows: UK still believes to be an empire and to have that kind of power; UK still believes to be the privileged partner of the United States; UK still believes to have a say in foreign policy especially in the European Union because of Catherine Ashton position. As the three elements concur in understanding the failure of UK in adapting its position in a more complex world , they also do create a single framework to understand why UK is a broken hero: it is not possible to live in the past!
Broken heroes: UK – EU Relations – Part 1: UK
With apologies to the Welsh and Scots members of the UK, I am adding this rank (and may I add ignorant, arrogant and aggressive) anglophobia to my other reasons for wishing to leave the EU: that I believe nations should be governed by their own people; that people should be able to elect the government executive; that the EU as it stands is corrupt, bloated and controlled entirely by and for the Franco/German duopoly; and that the natural order of things is small rather than large and that large will always and inevitably disintegrate into small. As for that last point, the longer the disintegration takes, the bloodier it becomes – and I sincerely hope that neither I nor anyone I know and love is around when the European Union tears itself apart in bloody civil war. Better to break up now in a controlled and amicable manner.