When I look about the NorthEast it seems every other project seems to be funded by the EU? UK Government do not give a shit about the north of England. They are closing museums and shit all over the place in the North while they build pointless stuff like a 175m bridge with a garden on it over the Themes.
Coming from a working class family and background I see the likes of my mates, sister, dad and others being completely shat on without EU protection. I can absolutely see us going the way of Corporate America, losing the NHS, paid holidays, maximum working hours and maternity pay.
Besides that I think its just backwards to leave the EU. We should be working towards being part of something bigger and better not taking a 50 year step backwards.
Anyway, I said UK only. You Irish prick
EU grants to regions of the UK is British tax anyway, we stick 50 quid into the coffers and get a tenner back, the other 40 goes to other areas of the EU than need it more, regions of Greece and Latvia etc are much poorer than Durham and Northumberland, that is why we contribute more than we take.
I think you have it backwards, within the EU we will lose the NHS - this process is already underway (my mam is a nurse btw), as the EU creeps ever closer to TTIP the influence of America will only grow, more multinationals with stringent regulations and ridiculous hours and wages discarding employees like pieces of shit, local business cannot compete with the big money American companies we see everywhere now, wouldn't it be nice to address the balance a little? Or at least implement rules that benefit us and not just big money? At least a little bit? We are unable to do that in the EU because the rulebook is written in Brussels.
Depends what you mean by backwards. The fact is the EU is backward, if you think of the EU as one country for example, you have the UK, Germany, Slovenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Estonia etc the gulf between UK and Romania is gigantic it's not like London to Rochdale, you're talking actual wood shacks and dirt roads.
The EU's longterm goal is to address the balance so it is a single block of power, take money from the prosperous areas and build up the poorer areas until we're balanced. Being from a poor area (UK terms not Lithuania terms) myself I think this is the right time to opt out and try ourselves, once again this is a one off chance to make a change and I really hope we're brave enough to go for it.