David Cameron has today marked himself down as a coward yet again.
Following the CBI’s ludicrous assertions about UK membership of the EU being worth £3000 for each household in the country, Cameron has gone to the organisation’s annual conference to praise as ‘very positive’ their report which called for the UK to stay in the EU. The Telegraph is reporting his comments.
Anyone can bandy figures around in the way the CBI is doing. But when one scratches below the surface of what the figures include, it is easy to see this was a desperate attempt to service the vested interests of the CBI’s corporate membership. Perhaps EU membership is valuable to corporates for the way it enables them to choose where they pay tax so they maximise profits. But these profits do not filter down to UK households. They leave the UK economy and are sent overseas to the overseas bases of uber-investors.
Anyone Europhile can do a Cridland and go on radio and TV and say that alternatives to membership, such as Switzerland and Norway, aren’t as beneficial as membership, so long as they don’t have to back up their assertion with evidence. Switzerland is not a good model because although they are independent they have to negotiate every deal they have with the EU. And the problem with that is? Norway is not a good model according to Cridland because, well, the only rationale he can come up with is the ‘influence’ lie that has already been comprehensively debunked, but is ignored by our biased media.
And as for that tired old canard that we export half our output to the EU, that too is a deliberate distortion. That 50% figure includes goods destined for non-EU countries that only transit through other member states. The lie has long since been exposed, but it continues to be retailed by the likes of the CBI and the BBC, as part of their political motives for keeping the UK in the EU.
But back to Cameron. He has spent all his time as Conservative Party leader telling the UK what he wants. That included saying he doesn’t want a referendum on EU membership because he feels membership of the EU is the right thing. But having been painted into a corner he has had no option but to promise a referendum – so long as the Conservatives are elected into office in 2015. Only now he talks of seeking ‘consent’ for the UK to stay shackled to Little Europe – a consent he previously said wasn’t required. How times change.
The bullshit that emanates from Cameron’s mouth is the most putrid kind. He told the CBI:
Be in no doubt that in the end you cannot stay in these organisations, give up quite a bit of your national sovereignty, unless you take the British people with you.
The British people were told about a Common market, about an economic area, so much has changed about this organisation and so little consent has been granted.
It is time to make those arguments, seek that consent and as Prime Minister of this country that is exactly what I am going to do.
It is an accepted fact that the British people were lied to. The project is and always has been political union. The economic argument, the supposed free trade area, was a seemingly acceptable by product which has fraudulently been advanced as the end in itself. The ‘organisation’ as Cameron puts it has changed, but only in the way it was always intended to do so. It has simply continued its objective of ever closer union on a path to becoming a single political entity.
Cameron doesn’t even have the guts to admit the truth, in much the same way he doesn’t have the guts to admit that in effect the UK no longer has sovereignty. We no longer control our laws and we no longer control taxation of entities on these islands. Without control of these essential pillars of governance, this country cannot consider itself in any sovereign. We have not given up quite a bit of national sovereignty. We have ceded control of that without which we cannot claim to be an independent nation state.
Cameron is deluded at best, an appalling liar at worst, if he honestly thinks he can reform how the EU works in advance of a referendum where the changes will be put to the British people. He has more chance of pulling a living dodo out of his arse. The whole premise is based on a lie. No matter what happens, Cameron is going to declare that he has achieved reform and the likes of the CBI will be right there agreeing with him and spewing more lies – without any challenge from the sick-inducing media which is utterly biased in favour of the EU.
It’s not just Cameron and the CBI that are deserving of white feathers. The BBC deserves one for its prominent coverage on all its radio and TV news of the CBI’s laughable findings that my household and yours are each better off by £3000 every year as a result of EU membership and that CBI members believe the benefits outweigh the costs. Compare that to the almost zero coverage of the contrary view from Business for Britain that more business leaders now say the costs of EU membership outweigh the benefits – and that despite Business for Britain wanting to remain in the EU!
Ed Balls also deserves – among other things – a white feather. This supposed economic genius tells us that there is ‘no future for Britain to walk away from our biggest market’ when the EU is not a market, it is a political construct. He knows the difference, but is part of the agenda and hasn’t the balls to tell the truth.
We are surrounded by lies and deception and spin. And we are nowhere even close to a referendum fight yet. We have been sold out by cowards who do not have the guts or honesty to admit that the only question that matters and needs to be addressed is this…
Who should run Britain?
Nothing else matters. Everything else can be dealt with. The fight we are in is only about this single, essential matter.
Should the British people run Britain, or should we do what suits the narrow interests of the political climbers and the money grubbing corporatists, and leave the EU to run Britain? It is all about sovereignty. Do we rule ourselves or submit to rule from abroad by people whose interests undermine ours? It is the honest question that Cameron, the CBI, the BBC and Labour dare not ask. They are cowards.