Monday, June 27, 2016

Guess Who Else are not in the Vaunted European Union...

None other than two of the top ten economies in the world...and countries among the most desirable places to live in Europe for quality of life including natural environment, opportunity and personal liberty...

Both are at the peak of the UN's Human Development Index (2015 estimates based on 2014 data puts them at #1 and #3) and both rank in the top ten by GDP (Gross Domestic Product) / PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) per capita (according to two indices, a International Monetary Fund 2015 projected index and a World Bank index using data from 2011-2014).

They are the only two European countries listed in the top ten by GDP/PPP other than tiny Luxembourg (which is in the European Union).

Neither Norway nor Switzerland are part of nor ever have been part of the vaunted European Union. 

Switzerland never had a referendum...Norway rejected it--twice.

Great Britain seems to have set its sails for good company. 

Further reading about the #EUref and #Brexit here, 
Whingeing Pommies?
Why Give Distant, Faceless Bureaucrats any Power?

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