Ms. Szamuelly on her blog a few hours ago highlighted the folly of Daniel Hannan in producing a poor imitation of The People's Pledge Campaign for an In/Out Referendum as sponsored by Toby Blackwell and managed by James Pryor and Bridget Rowe.
Daniel and his associates seem not to have understood the fact that the whole point of a peoples' pledge was that it is OUR-ENEMY-WITHIN, the very politicians, establishment figures, union bosses and Snivil Cervants who have betrayed those very 'people' who are signing the pledge.
It is not as simple as to say, as Einstein did long after his days of inovative mathematics were left with his wife 'The first signs of lunacy are repesting the same experiments over and over and expecting different results'.
Clearly he was right and intrinsically ALL referendums are merely nibbling at the edges but let us hope it buys the time for the inevitable formulation of the long awaited middle class revolt with a clear intellectual vision which has been the very backbone of all successful revolutions - be that The Levellers, Cromwell, The Chartists or the emergence of The Labour Party which was sadly destroyed by its hijacking by such as The Fabians, The Unions and the dishonesty and greed of Nooo Labour.
The emerging concepts such as Referism require space to develope, not to mention further input of ideas and as a concept it is not alone in seeking to be a solution to the failed concepts of centralised quasi dictatorship by unelected apparatchicks, as with The EU.
The peoples' pledge that The Judas Goat set out to destroy to lead the referendum to the slaughter was and is based upon sound principles all beit it will merely keep the flame alive - Meanwhile The Petition for an In/Out Referendum is on the verge of presenting its firts petition through the speakers chai led by an MP and subsequent petitions will be presented by MPs of different Parties who have agreed to support the effort.
It is unlikely to force the hand of Cameron to hold the debate and referendum promised to anyone who obtained 100,000 signatures a figure The Petition is fast approaching and were it not for the present meeeja difficulties/fudges of News International articles may well have carried it forward.
One wonders what format The-Sun-on-Sunday will take since we know most of its journalists of old and its CEO!
As I said the aim is to keep the flame alive - the flame of freedom, sovereignty and Justice The Judas Goat must surely have realised how it would help The EU to align with the crypto Communism of the failed Labour party and such reviled individuals as Bob Crow - reviled as Helen Szamuelly rightly shows in her article below:
That campaign continues
The Express, home of at least one, maybe more In/Out referendum campaigns, has an article about the Boy-King moving "to switch EU power back to Westminster". Much to be said for it, but how is he going to do it. It sounds a bit like he is going to thcweam and thcweam until he is thick. It may have worked for Violet-Elizabeth Bott because she was a determined young lady but I can't quite envisage the Boy-King following in her footsteps.To view the original article CLICK HERE
The Express is quoting yet another interview with the Spectator, which is in the front-line of the campaign to prove that the Conservatives are the real eurosceptics as this blog has said, repeatedly.DAVID Cameron last night promised to negotiate a new relationship between Britain and the European Union that will bring back power to Westminster from Brussels.Well, to start with, we do not have a relationship with the EU, we are part of it. What sort of relationship does Devon or Sussex have with the United Kingdom?
In a shift in Government policy, the Prime Minister predicted that fresh opportunities for loosening the UK’s ties to the EU were certain to arise as a result of the eurozone crisis.
Secondly, changing the structure of the EU requires, which is the only way those powers can be brought back to Westminster, requires a change in the Treaties and the agreement of all the other member states. Will the Boy-King achieve that?
Thirdly, his great boast of "getting Britain out of the bailing out mechanism" amounts to very little.He said: “I got us out of the bailout mechanism, which has been used repeatedly and from 2013 cannot be used again, so I think I exacted a good and fair price for Britain.”Jam tomorrow, and today we pay. Also,one can't help wondering whether this is yet another cast-iron guarantee. The great shift in the British position, according to James Forsyth who conducted the interview is an acceptance that the eurozone may not be such a wonderful idea after all and a stable eurozone, not being something that will be achieved any time soon, does not need to be part of British calculations. That's it. Oh and bringing power back to Westminster.
Are they really planning for an earlier election than most of us think?
While we are on the subject of fudging of issues, I note with interest that the People's Pledge (which always makes me think of East European furniture polish) is quoting widely Bob Crow on the horrors of job losses because of the Bombardier fiasco. (No, I am not linking.) Having managed to fudge the question of a referendum with the question of EU withdrawal (not the same thing at all but that is the line People's Pledge and the EU Referendum Campaign are peddling) they are now busy destroying support for both by quoting the man who must be more hated in this country than anyone else. Of course, theoretically, he is merely supporting a referendum but, thanks to the fudge exercised by the two campaigns, it will seem that Bob Crow is supporting the withdrawal. We know how well that played in 1975 and can guess how well it will play now