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To hope that if Britain leaves the Eu so we can become the 51st State.

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GreenTeaMummy Sun 24-May-15 18:48:18

I love American culture so much and would love to be American, I visit every year and have lots of family who live in America.

I was thinking that since we can't be alone in the world (for various reasons) we would have to join the U.S.

Aibu to think we should have a second referendum to join America. grin

chibi Sun 24-May-15 18:50:25

what makes you think they'd want you?

like what is in it for them?

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Sun 24-May-15 18:51:49

Um, no.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Sun 24-May-15 18:51:49

Nah, the US can be lovely in some states and horrendously backward in others.
No thanks!

GreenTeaMummy Sun 24-May-15 18:51:50

Americans love the British.

Patapouf Sun 24-May-15 18:52:16

Eh? I can't figure out if you're being serious or not.

If you are: NO NO & NO

Also the U.S. Won't like us anymore if we're not in the EU.


GreenTeaMummy Sun 24-May-15 18:54:11

This is obviously not serious. But on a serious point I would want Britain to join America.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 24-May-15 18:54:20


stargirl1701 Sun 24-May-15 18:54:52

Dear God, no!

The gun/violence culture, the Healthcare situation, the lack of state help for the poor, the schools, higher education fees, the inequality, I could go on!

Nice place to visit, but not to live.

TiggieBoo Sun 24-May-15 18:55:19

No thanks.

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Sun 24-May-15 18:56:03

I'd rather have EU employment conditions than US anyday (holidays etc).

MadisonMontgomery Sun 24-May-15 18:56:30

Would we have to eat american chocolate though??

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Sun 24-May-15 18:56:46

Is that the same US where people are often bankrupted by healthcare bills?

fortunately Sun 24-May-15 18:56:55

Christ no, you're a nutter.

TalkinPeace Sun 24-May-15 18:57:50

I'm American and British.


chibi Sun 24-May-15 18:57:52

why not join with russia instead

free gas for life

Stanky Sun 24-May-15 18:58:06

They don't have proper maternity leave/pay do they? I really don't like their attitude to guns either.

Floralnomad Sun 24-May-15 18:59:13

I think you would be in a minority with your opinion OP ,

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Sun 24-May-15 18:59:34

Well that's sealed it Madison. As well as tiny amounts of annual/maternity leave and being bankrupted by healthcare bills, we would have to put up with the filth that is American chocolate and all their disgusting HFCS filled processed food.

What exactly is it that the OP considers so good about the US to overcome all of the downsides?

TalkinPeace Sun 24-May-15 18:59:47

America : the country with no maternity leave at all
America : the country with thousands of gun related deaths every year
America : the country with the most dysfunctional healthcare system there is
America : the most racist country in the developed world

Thanks but the EU is a much better bet, even with its problems.

SaskiaRembrandtWasFramed Sun 24-May-15 19:01:54

No, just no. I love Americans, I enjoy their popular culture, but I have no wish to be part of the US.

Stanky Sun 24-May-15 19:03:11

When they sing their national anthem in front of a flag, they really mean it. It makes me feel a bit sick for some reason. It's just too sugary and cheesy, like their food regulations. I like it that in the EU, food manufacturers are not allowed to put any old site into it.

Plonkysaurus Sun 24-May-15 19:06:39

Anywhere that has the convention of putting your hand over your heart is a bit scary.
Anywhere that sells guns in supermarkets, still uses the death penalty and encourages people to take part in eating competitions is a bit scary.

On the other hand I quite like burgers. And they have good national parks. But they have shit humour.

Fluffcake Sun 24-May-15 19:09:24

No maternity leave, pro-life mutters, religious extremists in main stream politics and lots and lots of guns.
I love the states too but I wouldn't want yo live theregrin

iklboo Sun 24-May-15 19:11:31

They have exceptionally lax rules on food additives & animal welfare (compared to here / EU). And bloody corn syrup in practically everything.

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