Writing in the Telegraph, Bruno Waterfield reports that his newspaper has seen confidential spending proposals and internal documents planning an unprecedented propaganda blitz ahead of and during European elections in June 2014. Waterfield quotes from what he says are confidential documents, extracts which contain the usual phrases such as:
“ In order to reverse the perception that ‘Europe is the problem’, we need to communicate that the answer to existing challenges… is ‘more Europe’ not ‘less Europe’ “
The fact that the EU intends to partake in the 2014 European Elections is hardly a secret – one only has to loook at the “European Commission 2013 Management Plan DG Commission” wherein all is spelled out.
From page 4:
“……in particular to raise awareness about citizens’ rights in view of the upcoming European elections in mid-2014.”
From page 16:
“…..; identification of the key media that have the most influence on views and opinions about EU issues;….. “
and so it continues in mind-numbing detail.
It is indeed odd that if the EU wish to provide facts and figures to deconstruct myths they were most noticeable by their absence where Cameron’s myth about Norway having no influence over EU legislation is concerned. Either that was a mythstake on the part of the EU or they stand guilty of selectivity when choosing which myths to disprove.
That a level playing field will not exist and that it will be the eurosceptic side which will be playing up-hill, is a given.