The UK Europe Minister this morning gave us more of the tired old rubbish from the Euro elite following the stunning victory of the Irish people against their politicians in this week’s referendum.
He tells us that all other 26 states should carry on ratifying, as if nothing had happened, avoiding any further referenda which may show that this Treaty remains unpopular with a majority in many countries. The scorn for democracy is now doubly apparent – no referendum for us when one was promised, because they think we will vote the wrong way, and no agreement to scrap the Treaty, now that the one country that is allowed a say has said No. Exactly what part of “No” do they not understand?
Worse still, the EU Minister thinks all 26 other governments will ratify – over the heads, and despite the views, of their electors. Then presumably, the arm-twisting starts on Ireland, with a view to offering an odd opt-out or a transitional arrangement, and the odd, meaningless clarification of the Treaty, to “deal” with the Irish problem.
It is a disgrace that the UK government behaves in this cavalier way towards the clearly expressed views of the people of Ireland, and fails to understand the even larger majority here in the UK who oppose this Treaty according to Opinion Poll evidence. There is no mandate for this Treaty. The people do not think it either desirable or necessary. They should bin it.
They should come back with proposals to restore power and rights to the democracies of Europe, removing power from unelected officials in Brussels. They should come up with positive proposals to reduce both the cost and burden of Brussels, so we can have a tax cut and some deregulation instead of the endless diet of more spending, more taxes and more rules. When they say they need to streamline the decision processes in a larger community, it means they want to pass more laws. Why can’t they get it? WE WANT FEWER LAWS. TRY ABOLISHING SOMETHING. We do not need another bunch of expensive wannabe politicians and officials in Brussels bossing us around in ever more detail and more areas of our lives. The voters say “Get off our backs”. Instead they ignore us and make us even angrier.