That person is a furiously frustrated member of the political class who is a wannabe EUrocrat, but is trapped outside the doors of the Brussels/Strasbourg gravy train by the voters in his/her country who are determined to remain independent.
One such EUthusiast is the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Espen Barth Eide.
Like the rest of the political class in Norway, Eide is desperate to take his country into the EU. Although Norwegian voters continue to return socialists to office in Oslo, they savour their independence and do not want to be part of the EU. It is a classic political class/electorate disconnect. The political class see they can do nicely out of the EU, the voters see it will be a bottomless pit into which they will be required to pour their money while at the same time giving up tcontrol of their own laws and regulations.
As an EU wannabe, Eide is keen to suck up to the EUrocrats at every opportunity in the hope of some financially lucrative reward later down the line. This explains why Eide lied shamelessly in an effort to con Britons into thinking that leaving the EU and becoming part of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) – which along with the EU makes up the European Economic Area (EEA) – would strip Britain of any remaining influence in Europe and lead to ‘regulation without representation’.
Eide knows it’s a lie. The EU knows it’s a lie. And thanks to this clinical dissection by Richard over at EU Referendum, you too can now see for yourself that it’s a lie.
It’s interesting to note that the BBC was very keen to promote these lies. Where was their fact checking? Where is the evidence of their duty to impartiality and accuracy? This is another glaring example of the ludicrous nature of Lord Justice Leveson’s assertion that mainstream journalists enjoy a “powerful reputation for accuracy”.
Clearly Leveson’s cocksure comments were just another steaming pile of establishment-generated bullshit. Once again it has taken the blogosphere to uncover the truth and publicise it in the face of concerted political and media deception. Let the good Lord Justice hold a lucrative enquiry into that and force the BBC to be held to account. We won’t hold our breath for that to happen.