By Patrick Dawson
Sometimes you need to see things from the outside to really get some perspective.
The relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union has long been one of mistrust, reluctance and complacency, with speculators accusing the institution of denying our nation its rights to independent procedures.
And yet it is ironic that, while British politicians are aghast at the level of power handed over to the EU, various nations from the Eurasian fringes see Brussels as the only way forward towards democracy and economic efficiency – and, most importantly, sovereign independence.
In Britain, it's been the same old story for decades: a large number of our politicians rally against the European trading group, castigating it for inefficiency and insufficient transparency, and for limiting British control over its own policies. Nigel Farage's Ukip and its anti-EU messages have rapidly gained in popularity in recent years, while the Tory party is being torn apart by aRead More »from The EU may bore Britain, but it saves eastern Europe from Russia