The truth of the matter is that trade, on which a great many jobs do depend, does not depend on being a member of the European Union (EU) but on membership of the European Economic Community (EEA).
This is not the only lie that is perpetuated where the UK’s relationship with the EU is concerned; we have had Cameron alluding to the fact that if the UK left the EU we would be in a similar positiion to that of Norway who he maintained was ‘governed by fax’. We have had the lie that to be in Brussels is to be at the ‘top table’ when decisions are made, when it is a fact that Brussels is not the ‘top table’, the ‘top table’ being situated within UN bodies scattered across Europe and elsewhere; which is where the actual ‘decisions’ are taken.
But the dishonesty involved in these lies does not rest solely with our politicians; it also lies with our media – both audio, visual and print, in other words the MSM. I was about to write that not once have I seen, heard or read an anything in the MSM detailing how the public are being misled about not just the EU, but also climate change, immigration, defense, energy – to name but a few subjects – but then I had momentarily forgotten, for example, Christopher Booker. Yes there are other journalists who rail against the duplicity of our politicians – again for example, Peter Hitchens and Gerald Warner spring to mind – but the number who do can be almost counted on the fingers of one hand.
Yes, reporting what politicians say is news per se, but if the MSM is in the business of reporting news then do they not have a duty to check that what they are reporting is factually correct? Reporting news is but informing their readership of what is happening and being said, but if – as is obvious – they are reporting lies or untruths, then they are not informing their readers of the full facts.
We are frequently informed that so and so owns this media outlet and so and so owns that media outlet, but do they – or do the political class? The question is posed as, based on what actually appears in our MSM, another question arises; and that is in whose pocket is who where the relationship of the MSM and our politicians is concerned.
I posed the question in the heading to this post: are the media unknowing? It is actually incorrect as a question but, lamentably, only too true as a statement. This has been caused by an educational system that has been ‘dumbed down’ over many decades whereby the products of that system have lost the power of reason and thought.
One could be forgiven for believing that the political master plan is shortly to come to fruition – if it has not already.