The Coalition government has today published what it calls it’s Mid-Term Review and the section on “Europe” is telling when considering all this “renegotiation” meme that Cameron keeps repeating. The first sentence of this section neatly encapsulates how any negotiations will be conducted; how William Hague’s Audit will be carried out; and what little choice the electorate will have come the time for them to cast a vote in any referendum:
“The Government is committed to membership of the European Union.”
In other words, dear reader, the decision on the UK’s membership of the EU has already been taken – and it matters not whether it is this government or one led by MilibandE.
That the forces of the media have been engaged to ‘form’ the opinions of the British public is already becoming obvious, with article upon article all appearing and which warn of the dangers of involvement in any exit. The most obvious of such articles is that by Mats Persson, one that appeared in the Daily Telegraph – and similar have appeared in the Guardian (Mandelson); the Financial Times (Norman Blackwell); and others in the media repeating the lies of David Cameron, especially those lies on the status of Norway and Switzerland viz-a-viz the EU.
In the context of the formulation of peoples minds and there being no difference in the attitude of whether our government is one formed by either Conservative or Labour, the article on Politics Home by Danny Alexander is a prime example, from which:
“And even if he thinks it is: is an in/out referendum really the biggest issue we have to face in Europe today?”
Throughout the history of the UK’s membership of the EU, the political class have gone out of their way to ‘play down’ the importance of said membership – and this is but another example of that in yet another attempt to diminish it in the minds of the electorate. It never ceases to amaze me that a member of a body that is continually attempting to emphasize the importance of parliamentary sovereignty is so keen to overlook their own subversion of that privilege.
Politicians of all political parties are ‘signed-up’ to the need for transparency, a word that implies an intention to be truthful, yet none of them are so doing – not one, not even the “Darlings of the Media” such as Douglas Carswell, Daniel Hannan and Nigel Farage. The only “meme” to which those three, along with every politician, is “signed-up” is to that of power and control of the people.
Because of that it is essential, for the good of this nation, that the 6 Demands of the Harrogate Agenda are accepted and adopted by the British people – and even then the British people will have a fight on their hands. These Demands are based on the premise that the future of any nation belongs to those of that nation – it does not belong to a group of elected representatives that then decides to act as a dictatorship.
And those last few words can but emphasize all that is wrong with that which is presented to us by our political class as democracy.