So, we seem to be (marginally) closer to finally having the opportunity to decide whether this country either remains in the EU or not. Doesn’t matter to you? Well, it should, because anyone with half an ounce of common sense and intelligence would be unhappy about their lives being interfered with by bureaucrats who were never elected by the British public and are effectively faceless – but holding immense power over this nations’ function and future.
And it’s about time people woke up and realised the truth about what a hugely powerful and deeply arrogant institution the EU is. Practically everything introduced by and forced through every member state’s legislature has been proved to be deeply flawed and a failure. Monetary union – no growth, just financial collapse following the creation of an enormous credit bubble and the subsequent meltdown in the weaker economies.
Greece went from being ‘the most civilised country in Europe’ to total chaos, not to mention the post-crisis ‘sudden impoverishment’ of Ireland. The crisis was absolutely inevitable.
And what of an individual states’ democracy and freedom? Ignored, as part of a deliberate attempt to break down national identities across Europe, to dispose of traditions and institutions in order to subsume them into a United States of Europe. One in which an imperial overlord is pushing people to find their identity in extreme political parties and religions. That’s unlikely to end well.
Union was supposed to be about peace and prosperity. But today it is a continent of widespread misery, of financial collapse, of disappearing faith in mainstream political parties, of a loss of sovereignty and thus of legitimacy. And of the destruction of law by the judicially larcenous European Court of Justice. But worst of all, the trust between European states is gone, replaced with mutual resentment and blame.
Why should the UK throw another £12 billion a year down these mafia and assorted criminal drains? Why should we stay in the EU, and why should we ever want to be a member of it at all when the institution is corrupt and so riddled with fraud that the auditors have felt unable to sign off its accounts for nigh on 20 years? Britain should not be frightened of standing on its own two feet.
If it started now, we wouldn’t join. So why stay?