Euro Coastguard?

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  1. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    It is probably a Daily Wail non-story, but it is these constant reports of the EU wanting to do this and that and take over bits of sovereign responsibilities that is cutting away at countries resolves to remain sovereign and not totally subject to Brussels.

    The EU will continue to try to creep into the roles of member nations taking away their nationality, bit by bit, cut by cut, drip by drip. It is a death of a thousand cuts.

    As it stands these are just reports compiled by EU committees with no standing whatsoever, but if these start getting debate time in the EU Parliament then there will be more to the story in time.
  2. The European Parliament, now there's a gravy train that needs some serious investigative journalism.
  3. A European Coastguard might not be so bad...SAR qualifications are pretty equal across the EU, all pilots must speak English and given our inability to maintain our coastguard at its current level might balance out..
  4. S-R,

    Given what the UK covers already (and the co-operation HMCG enjoys with adjacent areas of responsibiity);


    The EU proposal scheme smacks of control-freakdom. Hey-Ho, EU brewcats doing what the are only good for - And best at :roll:

    Now - If the EU CG Service were to expand to a similar status as the US CG then that would be a whole new (unmanageable IMHO) kettle of fish.
  5. Well perhaps if the UK didn't give so much money away to other countries\entities then we could afford to maintain our own Coastguard. And in doing so maintaining Gordon Brown's mantra of British Jobs for British Workers.

    And is doing so, it would help maintain the UK's own sovereignty.

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