A few days ago I came across a few lines that seemed to have it about right:
In fact, it is not an exaggeration to say that when it comes to this non-renegotiation, the British public are effectively sitting at one end of the long conference table while the British government schemes and confers with the rest of the European Union at the other end.
The ‘renegotiation’ that’s mentioned here is David Cameron’s pretence at renegotiating Britain’s EU arrangements. The long conference table refers to a cartoon showing David Cameron at one end of a very long conference table, and the rest of the EU leadership at the other end.
Elsewhere, Cameron is called out as not really a Conservative at all:
Dave’s nannying is not Conservative, blasts Nick Ferrari
JUST when, do you suppose, is the Prime Minister going to stop trying to run our lives and concentrate on running the country?
The job, by the way, we pay him for and expect him to do. Having issued or endorsed a seemingly ceaseless raft of guidelines and recommendations urging me to, among other things, eat five portions of fruit and veg a day, stop eating red meat, cut back on sugar, take regular exercise and most recently reduce alcohol consumption, last week he decided – in the extremely unlikely event I were ever to find myself becoming a parent again – I should attend a parenting class.
And this from a man who managed to leave his eight-year-old daughter in the pub and drive home! This patronising and lecturing tone has quite rightly led many to believe we are once again lurching towards the nanny state and sadly there is no shortage of other areas succumbing to the desire to treat us all as children or zombies…
And he’s perhaps even a member of Blairite New Labour:
I detect the fingerprints of Peter Mandelson, whose strategic guile was so crucial to the creation of New Labour as an election-winning machine for Tony Blair.
As I revealed here previously, Mandelson has become a discreet adviser to George Osborne, who is masterminding the Government’s EU negotiations.
In a cynical reference to the growth of a European superstate, there is talk in Westminster of an ‘ever-closer union’ between Cameron’s wing of the Tory party and the Blairites in Labour.
Add it all up, and Cameron’s Conservatives are little different from Blair’s New Labour, and both are hand-in-glove with the pro-EU European political class. No wonder little changed with Cameron’s election. There is, in effect, only one pro-EU party in power throughout Europe, albeit with a different name in each country. Anyone who steps out of line – like Greece’s Alexis Tsipras – gets crushed.
But it’s getting harder and harder to hold the European “project” together.
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