Tories reassure EU about future government

From Bruno Waterfield in the Telegraph we hear that:

Ken Clarke, the shadow Business Secretary, is to hold secret talks in Brussels with Jose Manuel Barroso to assure the European Commission President the EU has nothing to fear from a Conservative government. 

The two-day visit to Brussels, which begins on Tuesday, by the most pro-EU member of David Cameron’s cabinet-in-waiting is seen by European officials as a signal that a new Conservative administration will work with the EU executive rather battling against it.

All very cosy.  What does this mean for the average Briton?  It means that the consensus loving Cameron Conservatives:

  • Will roll over to new EU demands and implement more EU laws
  • Will leave the Lisbon Treaty in force to remain at the ‘heart of Europe’
  • Will preside over further erosion of British national sovereignty
  • Will continue to preach localism while exporting governance to the centralised EU
  • Will deny the British people any opportunity to vote on Lisbon or EU membership
  • Will ensure no mainstream party offers voters an alternative to EU rule over Britain

For real democracy to take hold in this country we need the collapse of the party political system.  Party politics is not only corrupt and self serving, it is deliberately cementing anti-democratic governance.  David Cameron’s real vision of the post bureaucratic age is not direct democracy or even the proper execution of representative democracy.  From this evidence it can only be the same as Gordon Brown’s and Nick Clegg’s – namely the dawn of a post democratic age where the political class and related elites rule us rather than serve us.

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4 Responses to “Tories reassure EU about future government”


  1. 1 witteringsfromwitneyh 22/02/2010 at 1:46 pm

    And what ‘deal’ will be agreed by Clarke? And without the people’s agreement?

    “a post democratic age where the political class and related elites rule us rather than serve us” is exactly what my phrase “democratised dictatorship” means.

    When will the British electorate wake up??

  2. 2 Sinjun 22/02/2010 at 6:18 pm

    Quite…and with Ben ‘Selwyn’ Gummer as the hopeless PPC for us, out goes even the semblance of making parliament representative.

  3. 3 Mike Spilligan 22/02/2010 at 9:06 pm

    It will be sufficiently well before election day that the voters realise what’s happening, so the chance of the Tories forming the next government – at least without Lib Dem support – is rapidly becoming nil.
    Perhaps that was the plan all along.


  1. 1 Our new man in Washington, João Vale de Almeida « Autonomous Mind Trackback on 22/02/2010 at 9:46 pm
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