Why should the media subject us to what people like Lord Wolfson have to say, when they spout such ignorant rubbish as this?
I think the most important thing is the principal – what is the EU there for. Is it a vehicle for greater freedom in Europe – free movement of capital, free movement of good, free movement of services, free movement of people?
Or is it a government of governments, a government above governments, a government without democratic licence, but the right to interfere in every aspect of our lives?
I think that is what it is becoming. I think over the last thirty years it has slowly changed itself and become ever more hungry for power.
The EU, in all its guises, has never been anything other than a governance construct designed to centralise power by removing it from nation states so that ordinary people cannot pursue ‘populist’ agendas that conflict with the continent’s elite. It was not created as a free trade area in the way Wolfson and his pro-EU friends at Open Europe keep kidding themselves.
It has not been changing itself; it has merely been executing the centralisation plan that was always as the heart of the European project. The EU mimics a state and is striving to function as one, and within a state – a single entity – movement of capital, goods, services and people is not constrained. The four freedoms are just the by-product, not the objective.
A supposedly intelligent man like Wolfson would know this if he bothered to try to understand the entity he is saying should be reformed. He either doesn’t know, or is simply misleading people for ulterior ends. What isn’t made clear is what interest the EU could possibly have in reform when its decades-long plan to remove power from nation states has been progressing so effectively? That’s an issue the ignorant Wolfson and delusional Open Europe never address as they continue in their roles of useful idiots for the benefit of the EU.