In my job, I have been charged to produce a few things. One is a new term to describe the desire to maintain democracy and governance as a national competence. The problem is that the words currently in use by the press and indeed ourselves have, negative undertones and overtones.
Eurosceptic - Cynical, old fashioned
Europhobe - Irrational fearful
Euro-realist - A touch arrogant, pretends to be better than everybody else
Euroskeptic - Like the first one, but with a scary "Ve haf vays" flavour
Souveriegnist - Only available in French.
The new term, has to be descriptive, but short -it is for use in the media so it has to convey something of what we are with something of what we want. It also would do well to be translatable.
Now I know this is a difficult one, but I am prepared to bet that a new name is already out there
A second question would be: What would be the first two parts of the aquis communitaire which should be returned to national control?
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