‘… just an old European country’ Britain’s self inflicted mediocrity ridiculed

So how is this EU membership lark working out for the UK?  Remember how we keep being told that being part of the EU increases Britsh influence in the world?

Sky News reports how the Chinese state media, the directed mouthpiece of the government in Beijing, has certainly not held back in giving its dismissive opinion of Britain:

The Cameron administration should acknowledge that the UK is not a big power in the eyes of the Chinese. It is just an old European country apt for travel and study. This has gradually become the habitual thought of the Chinese people.

This is utterly humiliating.

While Cameron is in China, desperately trying to raise money for investment in projects that we British should be developing for ourselves and our strategic interests, and lending support to British businesses looking to make deals to sell to the Chinese, he is shilling for a Sino-EU free trade deal like an obedient little servant of Brussels.  This is what Britain has become.

Cameron postures like a statesman yet his hosts correctly mark him down as the pygmy that he is.  He and his ilk have turned the UK into a proxy for the interests of a supreme government on the continent.  Britain is not even in the room when the rules of the game are agreed.  Negative sentiments such as those in China’s Global Times, from increasingly confident nations that are sovereign and run their own affairs, are a consequence of our being subsumed into a homogenised, over regulated, backward looking political union that has in reality dramatically reduced British influence in the world and lessened us as a country.

The Chinese, like most other independent nations, respect strength.  And they don’t see strength in a country whose ‘leaders’ do not have  confidence in their nation’s ability to chart its own path, willingness to ensure its population is educated and competitive, to work in its own interest, to represent itself with pride on the world stage and to trade on its own terms.  Britain in the EU cannot ever be a trade partner with China, the partnership belongs to the EU.  That is why our Prime Minister is now a mere salesman, complete with a fake smile, sharp suit and a patter in rhetoric, but ultimately powerless and unworthy of respect.

Who can blame the Chinese for disrespecting our declining country when a shallow, lightweight hypocrite like Cameron talks a great game, but instead of leading and representing the British people, whores on behalf of the EU and begs for money like a Dickensian street urchin, attempting to strike deals while operating only with the permission of others in Brussels?

What makes this all the more disgraceful is that it is highly likely the UK is deliberately being positioned by our political class as weak; a position engineered in order to justify the continued EU membership they desire, under the pretext of it being the antidote to our malaise and diminishing stock. It is beyond treachery and is absolutely sickening.

13 Responses to “‘… just an old European country’ Britain’s self inflicted mediocrity ridiculed”

  1. 1 Odeston 03/12/2013 at 10:51 am

    You have exactly and precisely summed up Cameron’s applied ignorance translated into treachery. Suffice it to say, that if we don’t educate the voting public as to what is being done in their name, we may as well resign ourselves to terminal decline and an ignominious end; as an honest and obedient servant of the European Union.
    I suspect that is just what Brussels would like to see!

  2. 2 Derek Buxton 03/12/2013 at 11:03 am

    Only the nut jobs in the EU would employ Camo as a salesman. He cannot even sell his own party in this Country.

  3. 3 Autonomous Mind 03/12/2013 at 11:03 am

    Odeston, you were quick off the mark and left your comment before I added this to the post…

    What makes this all the more disgraceful is that it is highly likely the UK is deliberately being positioned by our political class as weak; a position engineered in order to justify the continued EU membership they desire, under the pretext of it being the antidote to our malaise and diminishing stock. It is beyond treachery and is absolutely sickening.

  4. 4 Brian Lloyd 03/12/2013 at 11:43 am

    Thanks for making me puck!

    He looked most unhappy yesterday perhaps its because he has taken his f/inlaw with him .

    More windy mills I expect


  5. 5 kenomeat 03/12/2013 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for this AM; excellent stuff. I enjoy reading your Cameron-bashing pieces much more than your Farage-bashing ones.

  6. 6 1957chev 03/12/2013 at 1:37 pm

    While intelligent, strong people fight for freedom, self-determination, and independence, Britain willingly gave theirs up…..what the hell is up with that? You didn’t even need to be conquered. Ridiculous! Fight to get back, what your government stole from you!!!! Your autonomy!

  7. 7 maureen gannon 03/12/2013 at 8:25 pm

    This cringe making charlaton should be strung up with his maker Blair ,

  8. 8 Freedom Lover 04/12/2013 at 12:41 am

    In addition to the EU messenger-boy angle, Cameron & his advisers were also clearly greatly at fault in the diplomacy-with-China arena. Do you remember how Blair was deliberately embarrassed in a set-up event with Chinese students just hours after poor David Kelly (the Iraq War chemical weapons specialist’s) alleged suicide in the Oxfordshire wood? A Chinese ‘Masters-level’ student (presumably carefully primed!) asked Blair “Can the British people ever trust you?” to Blair’s very visible embarrassment. After that, the mission was effectively a failure. And one of George W Bush’s Treasury Secretaries had a similar experience at a similarly set-up ‘student question session’ some years later!

    So Cameron should have been warned that “trickery” would inevitably be used, & therefore primed with his own ripostes to keep China’s leadership & party minions (including its press) polite. Anything else amounts to poor preparation. And as the Army always warns its soldiers about the ‘6 Ps’: ie Poor Preparation Produces P— Poor Performance! The effect of which is worth than doing nothing at all!

  9. 9 Brian H 04/12/2013 at 3:01 am

    Brian L.;
    You a hockey forward? Or were you trying to puke? ;p

    Elect a faker, and you get fakery. Surprise!

  10. 10 angela ellis-jones 04/12/2013 at 6:01 pm

    Can anyone see where Chinese support for HS2 comes into all this?
    Would it have been forthcoming if HS2 was not part of EU Integrated Transport policy? Is it a Chinese/EU plot to damage Britain – ruining some of our best countryside,etc. I consider that HS2 is a complete waste of time and money – anyone with half a brain can find useful things to do on a train journey,so why is a shorter journey a ‘timesaver’?

  11. 11 Robert of Ottawa 08/12/2013 at 12:55 am

    Withering piece.

    I think Dave is just out of his depth. He is 100% involved with internal party matters and the London twittering class. Looking good to his Hampstead dinner guests is all that matters in this little boy’s world

  1. 1 Straitjacket of EU membership laid bare over China | Autonomous Mind Trackback on 03/12/2013 at 2:20 pm
  2. 2 Chinese state media has dismissed the UK as “just an old European country” that is only fit for studying and travel | juno Trackback on 03/12/2013 at 5:20 pm
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