So the Cameroon party has published a Referendum Bill – and what, pray, makes this latest production of political crap any different to what has gone before?
As our current “Dictator in situ”, let us remember that Cameron said, in an interview with El Pais as reported by The Boiling Frog, that he would not honour any referendum that called for the UK to leave the EU. So just what is this latest PR stunt and why the hell should we believe what it purports?
As an aside, just what the hell business is it of Obama to tell us what is in our best interests? Who the hell is Obama where the governance of this country is concerned? One can but think that Obama has designs above his station. FOB – as in Foxtrot Oscar Barack!
Reverting to this EU Referendum Bill, it is worth noting that Clause 3 (1), (2) and (3) are basically meaningless – true to form, where Cameron is concerned – in that the the original “promise” can be changed at the whim of the Secretary of State at the time, whose strings can be pulled by the Dictator-in-situ. And that is democracy?
In the Grauniad we read an article headlined: “Conservatives should cherish their EU rebels. Parliament needs troublemakers” – no Parliament doesn’t, what Parliament needs is MPs that do the bidding of the electorate! This comes back to just what is the function of Parliament. Needless to say, we have Daniel Hannan jumping on the bandwagon of this Referndum Bill – unfortunately he has obviously not read Clause 3, (1), (2) or (3).
Isabel Hardman, Speccie – Coffee House Blog, has written on this latest Cameron “fudge”, citing the opinion of Douglas Carswell (surprise not in that support), but when has Carswell – or Hannan, come to that – written about what happens when a referendum vote is for us to leave the EU? The exit plan is?
This latest idea is no more than another form of brainwashing by the political class on those who have not the slightest idea of what is involved – and on that ignorance will the unknowing be once again led up the garden path by the knowing.