A present day example of “coitus interuptus”?

With the advent of matters EU becoming the lead item of the current “news du jour” and in so doing be presented in what may be termed nefarious (go look up the meaning of the word) and misleading ways, the question has to be asked – and which has not been done by the media – is the European Union the “font of all evil” where the ills of this country are concerned?

I interrupt this article with the news that due to the situation in Algeria, the long planned – and long in preparation – speech by David Cameron on our relationship with EU membership has been postponed. A present day example of “coitus interuptus”?

Now, where was I? Oh yes. Where one looks at the source of the laws to which we are bound, the European Union is immediately held to be to blame -but this is not actually correct. Richard North, EUReferendum, has lately posted that the European Union is not the culprit, merely implementing decisions that have been agreed at UN level.

The culprit for all our ills which we presently experience is we, the people – yes, that’s right, us! Have we not abrogated the future of not only ourselves, but also that of our country, to a political class? Have we not voted, time and time again, for political parties in whom we have no real interest and, more importantly, over whom we have no real control? Have we not been guilty of concentrating on us to the extent that we have ignored the external factors that affect us?

Towards the latter part of last year an idea was proposed, called “The Harrogate Agenda“, which reached to the heart of sovereignty and, by association, the question of how we should be governed. And therein I would suggest, lies the cure to all our ills, namely who makes those decisions that affect us all.

All things considered when discussing the state of our nation viz-a-viz our political class, is there not truth in the statement – go screw yourself – which is what we seem to do time and time again.

 

 


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9 Responses

  1. kenomeat says:

    David
    I’m disappointed that you are using an obscenity to make your point. As a matter of principle I usually stop reading blogs which resort to vulgarity. However, as I hold your work in high esteem I will give you another chance. Believe me, you don’t have to use the language of a left wing art college to make your point. (I don’t care if I sound prudish; I have my standards).

  2. Pogle's Woodsman says:

    Last night’s ‘This Week’ on BBC1 comprises a reasonably decent deconstruction of Cameron’s position by Portillo. Worth watching if you missed it.

  3. graham wood says:

    Kenomeat wrote.
    I’m disappointed that you are using an obscenity to make your point. As a matter of principle I usually stop reading blogs which resort to vulgarity. However, as I hold your work in high esteem I will give you another chance. Believe me, you don’t have to use the language of a left wing art college to make your point. (I don’t care if I sound prudish; I have my standards).

    David. Having just read your piece, I concur

  4. david says:

    k and gw:

    If the phrase to which you refer is coitus interuptus and causes you to feel offended, then I am sorry. As is hopefully known I rarely if ever use swear words and I regret I am unable to see where the charge of obscenity is applicable. If you are referring to the last sentence, then maybe I should change the word, which I have now done.

    Cameron’s speech would no doubt have screwed us even further where our relationship is concerned and the words I used were intended as an attempt at humour to make the point that he had not been able to complete that speech.

    If you both feel that you can no longer visit this blog, that is your choice and so be it. I trust that little bit of forthrightness on my part does not cause further offence, however all readers should be aware by now that I tend not to mince my words.

  5. kenomeat says:

    Thank you for your response David. One reason why I visit your site so often (daily) is that you always take the trouble to respond to commenters. It was, indeed, the word in the last sentence which was objectionable. (I have no problem with the word “coitus” which is a legitimate term.)
    I will happily remain an avid reader and have no wish that you mince your words. I simply hope that you remain a bastion of decency as well as common sense. By the way, good article.

    • david says:

      Thank you and apologies for a lapse…….

      Point taken on board and pleased to see your readership will continue.

  6. graham wood says:

    David. I cannot add anything to Kenomeat’s comment. Once again I concur.
    Your posts on EU matters and others are generally readable and interesting – no need to lower your standards for effect Not being patronising!
    Graham

  7. Robin says:

    The Harrogate agenda will not completely cure our nation`s ills . It is directed against elected politicians . There are the other problem of vested interests , eg our civil service and Gramscians to counter for proper democracy .

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