Tuesday, 20 December 2011
The great EU delusion.
"We don't want a referendum, just a return of power". So writes George Eustice, Tory Eurosceptic MP for Camborne and Redruth in the Financial Times of 10th December. But even my teenage grandchildren understand that 'power' rests with 'the markets' and 'ratings agencies' and 'multinationals'. They are not sure what these are & not much bothered, having what they believe to be better things to do with their time (they may well be right) but they know that they are not the 'Government' or the 'EU'.I find it amazing that people who are otherwise highly intelligent are so obsessed with the EU and seem to believe that if we could only build the equivalent of the Berlin Wall down the English Channel we would enter a sunlit upland undreamed of in our imagination. The organisations to whose tune we all have to dance are elected by nobody & accountable to nobody. Cameron's 'puppet on a string' dance to the tune of his Eurosceptics is, according to many within the City itself, unlikely to provide whatever protection he thought he was achieving. It has perfectly complied with the 'divide & rule' strategy that satisfies the interests of 'international money'. Only when the last tree has died, and the last river poisoned, and the last fish been caught, will we realise that we cannot eat money (Cree Indian Chief Wolf Robe 1909) Happy Christmas