What’s in a name

In respect of Open Europe it is becoming increasingly obvious that one of their spokesmen, Mats, will shortly become a non-Persson if he continues to write the rubbish that he does – and just has.

“But, most significantly, it illustrated that what both “outists” and Europhiles tell us – that the UK is faced with an “all or nothing” choice in Europe with no path in between – is too simplistic. Indeed, last week’s deal represented that “third way” that we’re told doesn’t exist.”

Did not that chap in France warn Cameron that clawing back powers was not possible as a power ceded was ceded for life? Just what is it that Mats Persson does not understand of a subject on which he presents himself as an expert?

In order for some of us to be ‘educated’ perhaps Mats – or some other idiot – will explain to us the ‘mechanics’ of this “third way”; how it can be conducted; the outcome they hope to achieve and the time-frame in which they envisage it happening.

Yup, sure Britain can renegotiate their terms of membership – but it will necessitate invoking Article 50 of the TEU to do it.


5 Responses

  1. IanPJ says:

    OBFUSCATION is the name of the game.

    • IanPJ says:

      Noun 1. obfuscation – confusion resulting from failure to understand
      bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, mystification, puzzlement
      confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness, confusion – a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; “a confusion of impressions”
      2. obfuscation – the activity of obscuring people’s understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
      activity – any specific behavior; “they avoided all recreational activity”
      3. obfuscation – darkening or obscuring the sight of something
      blackening, darkening – changing to a darker color

  2. graham wood says:

    “David Cameron yesterday let slip – for the first time – that he considers a future for the UK outside the EU “imaginable”. The “desirable” outcome, however, was Britain remaining a member of the EU and single market but “where we are unhappy with parts of the relationship we shouldn’t be frightened of standing up and saying so.”

    In a word, the a la carte option which is not actually on the menu.
    As someone pointed out on the EU Ref. blog, Cameron is happy to keep talking, promising, wittering on in generalties – but doing nothing until after a GE. We can expect a lot more of ‘jam tomorrow’ and the prospect of meaningless and protracted beginning of “negotiations” and da da da da

    • david says:

      Er, excuse me – less of the phrase ‘wittering on in generalities’ if you don’t mind ……. (grins)

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