Britain: still the awkward partner in Europe?
The situation of England within the European Union demonstrates that it's impossible for every one of the States to agree with all of the measures proposed. However, Britain has often been seen as the country which disagrees the most, and which has carved out its own "made-to-measure" way of existing within the union. In order to fully understand the reasons why this is the case it is both necessary and interesting to look back over Britain's past and especially at the period following World War II.
[...] Britain has to open oneself to other nation members, but the EU has also effort to make. In fact, whereas there are political problems, the concept of a European identity could also be problematic. In fact, do the British want to become European people? In my opinion it’s the main problem: a common sense has to be taken in order to facilitate the integration of this country, and without that Britain and the European Union would still have a delicate relationship. [...]
[...] By the end Britain had to accept the conditions imposed by the EU and the British population is becoming more divided. On an economic point of view, it’s easily to see that the English performance on several subjects improved the economy of the EU. Actually, Gordon Brown developed a lot the taxation regimes for example. But we can deny that Britain still has political problems within the Union, and its curb a lot its integration. II. WAYS TO WORK TOO DIFFERENT We can see that Britain had nothing in common with Europe. [...]