Just days ago, Richard Branson was again pushing the Europhile narrative, that the UK must remain firmly inside the EU in order to retain access to the single market – which he says is good for British business.
If Branson gets his way, the British population would remain bound to the intentionally anti-democratic EU, our institutions taking political instructions from Brussels while having no direct input to the formulation of global agreements, which actually shape the EU’s directives that are handed down to member states.
Yet while the British people would be stuck with such an unacceptable state of affairs, it seems Branson has seen to it that he will be free of the consequences of being governed by the EU. For according to press reports, Branson is now a non-domiciled individual who has decided to become a resident of the British Virgin Islands, living on his holiday island of Necker.
All too often we see that many of those people who are most vocal in trying to determine how the British people should be governed, ensure they themselves are not subjected to that experience. And we are increasingly finding that big business is trying to determine how this country is governed in order to satisfy its vested interests, setting aside the real issue of EU membership, which is politics.
Corporatism must not be allowed to complete its victory over the notional democracy that exists here. The stakes are too great. And if those who wish to dictate how this country should be run, but exclude themselves from our society, effectively saying ‘to hell with the little people’ and expecting us to do as they say, not as they do, then we should not listen to them, but instead say to hell with them instead.