We have had many epochs. We’ve had the Eocene, the Oligocene, the Miocene and even the Holocene. But the rank disingenuous nature of the political class as they dance around issue of a possible EU referendum shows we have entered a new epoch – the Plasticine. Yes, the Europlastics are on the march.
As dozens of Tory MPs ludicrously rush forth to profess their Eurosceptic credentials – despite all but half a dozen of all MPs consistently voting in favour of EU integrationist Bills that are put before the House of Commons – the effort to play down the possibility of a ‘No’ vote, and instead talk up the idea of reforming the terms of the UK’s membership of the European Union, has been immense. As Richard North writing on EU Referendum explains, the Europlastics are plumbing new depths.
The fundamental deception in this whole sham debate is the suggestion that our membership of the EU can be renegotiated. The very notion is a red herring. The renegotiation suggestion is nothing more than an idea which spawned from a false hope, that cannot ever progress beyond wishful thinking. It is a lie. The EU’s core aim is ever closer union. It is impossible to be a member without a firm commitment to that aim.
Including the suggestion of a renegotiation of the terms of EU membership in the forthcoming debate as a referendum option is nothing more than an escape exit the political class has provided for itself. The con is on.
Of the 650 MPs in the UK around 640 have either voted in favour of further EU integration or tacitly supported it by absenting themselves from votes at some time. MPs overwhelming want to convince the electorate that this supposed half-way house of renegotiation is a genuine option. By doing so it will enable these Europhiles to give the illusion of action to placate the majority of voters while powers continue to be shipped to Brussels as they are today. The excuse for the absence of progress is already established: ‘we can’t rush these things, it all takes time’.
Make no mistake, this Government and British MPs in general do not wish to weaken the stranglehold they and their predecessors have granted the EU over the UK. That is why the chief Europlastics, David Cameron and William Hague, will stand before Parliament and go through the charade of imploring, cajoling and threatening MPs to back away from giving the people the opportunity to choose how and by whom this nation is governed. It is all an act. They know the MPs won’t do anything that changes the status quo.
They are not interested in the wishes of the voters. The electorate are the enemy that must be deceived, held at bay, patronised and wherever possible, ignored. The political class will do everything in its power to prevent the possibility of a ‘No’ vote. For them the future of this nation is lies embedded within an anti-democratic, corrupt and unsustainable entity.
The EU is the enemy of those who wish to live in a functioning, representative democracy. And like the EU, this bastardised Conservative led coagulation of a government is our enemy too. Don’t be fooled by Monday’s overhyped and overblown sleight of hand. We are now in the Plasticine era where nothing in politics is genuine, it is just stage managed imitation.
On Monday set aside the hot air and judge the MPs by their actions – or what will prove to be a lack of them.