There is this piece of information from Turkey this morning. So much for the argument that the Turks wouldn't be a Trojan horse of Islamism in Europe...
To an overwhelming majority -and I mean overwhelming!- the whole European business is double Dutch. How does it work? who decides? in whose interest? and overall, who pays and how much? are questions 95% of Europeans couldn't give a shadow of an answer.
But there is one topic that is even farther off people's knowledge and decision and it is the question of membership.
The Baltic States have been admitted some years ago as well as Cyprus and Malta. No big deal. More recently Poland, Romania and Bulgaria have been granted membership. What these countries have brought to the 20 odd others I still can't figure.
But when it becomes tragic is when Turkey is demanding its admission! They so insist on being granted membership that you'd think they really love Italian music, German poetry, French architecture, Spanish theatre (especially the XVIIth century one) and British crockery so as to melt into a European ocean of cultural wealth and mutual admiration.
Or is it because of the hundreds billions Euros they would get from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy etc? And I don't even mention the cultural/religious values chasm that exists between mainland Europe and a country bordering Iraq, Syria and Iran.
But wait! Georgia is also asking for membership as well as Ukraine. You bet! And since we're at it, what about considering Afghanistan and also all the former Russian regions of the south as potential receivers of the European cash delivery system?
What 75 million Turks could bring to the other 350 million Europeans, I have no idea. What they can expect to get I can figure out.
Historically the EU was meant to be an enduring link between the former WWII enemies, particularly France and Germany. And it worked. But it has now grown completely out of control and is globally detrimental to the founding members.
It's high time to put a halt to this madness and say to the Turks a polite but definitive: NO!