TONY Blair has called for Britain to surrender MORE powers to unelected Brussels bureaucrats and insisted mass migration from eastern Europe has been GOOD for the country as he made a bizarre case for staying in the EU.
The Europhile former prime minister claimed the UK will be unable to defend itself from Islamic State (ISIS) and Russia without the help of France and Germany and said David Cameron should give up further influence to Brussels’ growing security services.
Describing the potential consequences of a Brexit as “very serious”, the maligned Labour grandee warned it would be “irrational to be alone” when faced with competition from India, China and the US.
His comments came as the leave campaign opened up a huge six-point lead in the polls, with voters increasingly losing faith in Mr Cameron’s ability to secure a good deal from European leaders.
But Mr Blair, who is tipped as a future EU president, appeared to back the farcical negotiation even though he admitted he was “against” giving people a say on Britain’s future in the first place.
Blair and the European political class just want Europe to regain the place in the world that it lost after two world wars. They hate being politicians in insignificant little countries. So their plans are all about building a powerful new bloc that can face India, China, and the USA as equals. That’s all that matters to them
But what they want is the opposite of what ordinary people want, because the bigger the EU bloc becomes, the less democratic it becomes, and the less responsive to the people inside it, and the more bureaucratic and the more controlling and the more dictatorial.
The bigger the EU gets, the less say its citizens feel they have in it, and the more disenchanted with it they become.
Janet Daley, writing in the Telegraph:
Rage against the machine – the people’s furious dissatisfaction with the loss of any real sense of control over their own lives – has hit the governing classes of the West with a bang…
Hatred is directed specifically at the remote structures and people whose commands must be obeyed, and yet who appear indifferent to the wishes and concerns of the governed. Surely, this was exactly what the great democratic revolutions were designed to correct? How do we find ourselves once again under the rule of unaccountable oligarchs who are oblivious to what Thoreau called the “quiet desperation” of ordinary men?
And what else does any banned smoker feel but “quiet desperation”?
Politicians like Blair have lost touch with ordinary people. And all he can do is repeat the imperial political imperatives of the European political class, right down to their disdain for the people they are misgoverning.
Much the same is true in the USA. And that has opened the way for populist outsiders – like Donald Trump – who haven’t lost touch with ordinary people.