I understand the clear messages coming across from those who are so anti Federalist and appreciate the argument that at present the entire set up appears to be in favour of those who wish to perpetuate the oppression of the working class. On the other hand we all have to agree that any large scale movement will go through evolutionary changes and that takes a long time.
No one can deny the fact that there have been some serious and positive changes that have emanated from Europe and some (not all) European Directives have been in the interest of working people. These changes would never have been introduced by a British government. So the road towards a United Socialist Federal Europe is a long one but it will be better for those on the progressive left to be part of these changes and be more involved.
And its not all about economics. There are immense and major political gains to be made by having a United Europe. There is no need to refer to the two major wars we had in the last century or talk about current and ongoing disputes that are still unresolved. A United Europe will better protect smaller countries and the stability the union will bring will benefit all of us and will be a step closer to true and real internationalist aims and objectives.