Think you mentioned Turkey have been trying to join for 30 years, without joy, they are not getting in....... the only reason they are still at the table is down to the buffer zone they are, hold back the tide form the middle east......
It is seriously unstable and presents a threat.
They may be in the queue, they may be ahead off Scotland at present, as they were with Romania Bulgaria etc...... but this DOES NOT mean THEY are getting in.......
Scotland (if not black balled) would get in before them, in my opinion, don't think that means a que jump though.
I'd say a queue is the wrong way to describe it then. It's more like different countries apply at different times, they each have their application judged and once they meet all the conditions and get clearance from all 27 countries they are in. So it could take 3 years, it could take 30 years or it may never happen, but a queue it is not.
That's where it loses me Panda..... I honestly believe it's open to abuse, I don't doubt, some males feel female and Vice versa...... but as far as men using Women's changing facilities, it's a no from me.....
They should maybe look at alternative toilets, like disabled, baby changing, just add Transgender also..... where available.
I see we have a new dilemma hot on the heels.... where folk of one race, wish to be seen as another......
Not sure of your thoughts on this,it's a no from me...... but feelings are feelings regardless.
Have you seen the stats on this, especially in North Africa/middle East?
Strangely enough, a mate of mine just posted this on facebook 5 minutes ago
"I absolutely despise the ability organised religion has to corrupt otherwise morally sound people into heinous behaviour. Christopher Hitchens was absolutely bang on when he subtitled his book "God Is Not Great" as "How Religion Poisons Everything".
From jihadists, to homophobia, to the genital mutilation of babies, to sentencing apostates to death for daring to leave a religion - they're all frankly barbaric and archaic beliefs to hold in modern times.
The ideologies and those who believe them literally to the point of extremism are things we could all do without. As for moderate followers of diluted, reformed and sanitised versions of these religions - everyone has the right to believe whatever they want, but maybe it's time to think about the complicity of involving yourselves with institutions that commit atrocities and systematically avoid penance for them"