Current set-up will doom European Union to failure
If you want a job you are interviewed and, to be successful in gaining employment, you have to possess and pass certain conditions - the qualifications for the post, good health, any criminal record and hobbies being just the start of a long list.
Now, if you want a loan from the bank, you are also interviewed.
Besides the above questions, you will be asked your reasons for the loan, are you in employment, what is your present salary, what do you owe to others, and about family life - these are just a few examples of what you can expect to be asked.
However, if you wish to join the European Union it appears that the red carpet is unrolled to invite you in.
In countries which historically have had enormous economic (along with social and language) problems, it would be obvious to anyone having a twitter of wit that this country would not only be unable to afford joining such an exclusive, wealthy club, but that they would be a liability more than an asset.
The present set-up of the European Union is doomed to failure. While the concept of the union in principle was feasible, the administering of this idea has been diabolical, bordering on sheer madness.
There is not a country on the planet, capitalist or communist, that would survive if they had a policy that the European Union now deploys.
Kircubbin, Co Down