This story of our possible future in the EU was written by me over a period of time, I hope you find it amusing as well as informative.
The Euro Soap has had two past outings, it began life as a monthly story added to the Euro Realist newsletter back at the tail end of 1997 and through to 1998, in the days when it was in print form only.
The problem with trying to alert people to the dangers of membership of the European Union is that the subject is boring. Who wants to read about directives and delve into pages and pages of legislation in detail? Who can understand the convoluted way EU legislation is drafted? The answer has to be a very rare few, but everyone understands the facts when these directives and laws impact on our lives, when our local Post Office closes because of EU postal directives, or when you can't fathom the weights and measures on packaging because of compliance to enforced EU metrication.
All this, and more, damages our lives and in this speculative story it predicts a future scenario where the EU is in total control and the harm it wreaks on the lives of ordinary people struggling to get by. Although this has been written very much tongue in cheek, some of what was speculative in 97/98 has since come to pass. We now have the EU-wide arrest warrant, which plays a part in this story, plans for road pricing to comply with the EU's TENs programme are being implemented, ID cards are being put into place and in recent times certain people living in the UK and soon airport workers will find them compulsory on order to keep their jobs.
As I said, much of this was speculative when first being written, but is becoming fact. The idea of the story was to be funny, but the subject is far from funny - there is nothing humorous about losing our freedom to the European Union.
I hope you enjoy the story and let others know about it too, but as they say, many a true word spoken in jest.