you could ask the exact same question about brexit and why the UK wants to go its own way.
exactly the same, just in this case its london thats beeing bashed, in brexit case its brussels thats beeing bashed.
i see a lot of irony in that
and btw why not?
its pretty much a public secret that england is taking everything for themselves leaving nothing to the other states.
just look at the differences of northern ireland and the republic of ireland. since rep. irl. seperated from the UK, joined the EU and became its own state. with a higher standard of living than the UK including england. northern ireland stagnated for the last 50 years, which is very visible in the GBP per person,
republic of ireland 80,600$
northern ireland 24,700$
they were about the same when the rep. of ireland seperated.
scotland has a nice example in the republic of ireland what it means to be independant and seperate from the UK. a state setting new standards of living, economy and prosperity.