I completely understand why some people want an in/out referendum, why they wanted it yesterday, why they want it today.
Some people just want to get out: I completely understand that but I don’t share that view, I don’t think that’s the right thing to do.
Those are Cameron’s words. Translated this is what they mean:
Instead of being your elected representative in Parliament, paid handsomely from your tax pounds to carry out your wishes, I will uphold the cynical and destructive democratic deficit in this country; and do all in my power – straining every sinew of my body – to treat you with naked contempt and put first the vested interests of the political class here and across Europe.
You can vote Conservative, Liberal Democrat or Labour and it won’t make any difference. We all think and act the same way.
Enough people will still keep voting for the three main parties to allow us to claim a mandate to act as an elected dictatorship. You will continue paying your taxes, obeying the laws handed down for you to observe, abiding by our diktats, suffering the consequences and discomforts of our actions that are there only to serve the establishment and power brokers who control the fortunes of the political class. So why is there any need to listen to you, let alone do what you ask?
I want this country to be ruled by the EU. Nick Clegg wants this country to be ruled by the EU. Ed Miliband wants this country to be ruled by the EU. That’s the way it is and that’s the way it’s going to be. And you are stuck with it because we have bound you so tightly in rules and regulations, assisted and enforced by unelected and unaccountable placemen in various departments, agencies, quangos and commissions who are also funded by your taxes.
As a result you play the game by the rules we and our paymasters choose. This is the post-democratic age. You only think you have influence. You have no power.
Dear reader, if you want power then it has to be taken back. Our servants have made themselves our masters. They will not give power away. Rejecting these people is not enough, we have to defeat them. The game has to be played differently. The rules of the game no longer apply.