Continentals love order and direction from above which is something of an anathema to 'The English', who basically have an inherent delight in personal freedom (by heavens, have we not fought for it many times?) which encompasses an attitude of 'to hell with anyone else because this is what I am going to do'.
'The English' (and let us not enter into a discourse about the differences between the English, Welsh and Scots please, for each considers the other an anathema to a certain extent) are an illogical race with an illogical language, the latter demonstrated by the fact that we are not a 'race', nor are we in one. 'English' as a language - and a people - are taken for granted, yet both contain paradoxes. On the former, consider: grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham. If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call the one that is left? If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? As a people we accept more intrusion into our lives and dictatorial instruction than we should, before deciding to administer a bloody nose to those who upset us.
It has been said that 'The English' as a people - and language - should be committed to an asylum for the insane, something that must make membership of the EU compulsory - but I digress. Who but the insane would invent such things as democracy and then sit idly by while those who should know better then trash it? Who but the insane would elect people such as Blair, Brown and - even more insane - Cameron?
If anything illustrated our unsuitability for membership of the EU then it is this inbuilt 'illogicality' that continentals so hate, so can the EU please tell us to F'Off?
Just a light-hearted thought for the day amidst all the prevailing 'doom and gloom'........