Fainting in Coyles
An occasional letter from the Heart of Euroville

Wednesday, June 30, 2004  

That word 'Reform'

What is it about the word reform that rankles? Its definition suggests that Reform is "a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses" or "make reforms in by removing abuse and injustices".
So why is it that as soon as it appears in any way related to the EU it seems to mean the opposite.
Here we see the results in Croatia
"A recent poll published in the biggest daily newspaper, Jutarnji List, has suggested a rapid fall in support for EU membership - only 58% of Croats would now like to see their country join the union, almost 30% less then year ago. As reforms have stepped up, the No vote has been growing stronger".

The reformsin question look set to drive thousands of small business out of business, for the ebnefit of, officially the consumer, but more accurately, big business.

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