Monday, 1 June 2009
THE SOONER BROWN AND LIEBOUR ARE GONE THE BETTER FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM
My guess is that Gordon Brown and Liebour have no mandate from the British Electorate to scrap the Pound and join the Euro.
It is doubtful if they would get a mandate to remain in the EU.
If the Euro becomes the UK currency then decisions that affect the value of the Euro will affect the UK economy.
These decisions will not be made in the United Kingdom they will be the sum total of the collective European process if the UK doesn't agree that will be too bad.
Many decisions made by Europe impinge negatively on the UK in the present situation.
we pay to belong others benefit from our payments.
The UK electorate are not represented by this Government they are ruled by it.
Somewhere along the way the British have become people controlled by their elected representatives. Governments are elected to make decisions if those decisions are totally opposed to the will of the electorate the electorate are no longer represented. In my view the UK has reached that point.
Anger over the allowances scam is being largely ignored and the fact it ever happened indicates the contempt of our elected representatives for those who elected them.
The Government cannot be forced to hold an election the fact they choose not to do so despite the desire of the people to clear the decks and start again is further evidence of Liebour's belief that they know best.
All over Europe, voter interest in the upcoming European parliamentary elections is lukewarm to say the least. Although some 80% of all legislation in the “EU” member states is made in Brussels (seat of the European Commission and most European bureaucrats) and Strasbourg (where the European Parliament meets once a month), most voters still seem oblivious of this reality. Apparently, most Europeans continue to believe it is parliament of the nation state of which they hold citizenship, that basically holds power. How wrong they are!
Actually, most decisions that are affecting their lives are taken by the European Commission, a small group “Eurocrats” appointed (not elected!) to govern Europe. The European Parliament, elected, it is true, in a democratic way, exerts hardly any form of control over the Commission. It does (in theory) have the power of voting down the Commission in case it would commit serious political mistakes or in case it would act against the wishes of the majority in the European Parliament. However, the parliament cannot initiate legislation, which is a key democratic right.
But when it comes to the Euro election, my initial inclination was to stay at home. Any vote for the parliament in Brussels is a wasted vote. But the public have an opportunity to send a clear message at the Euro election put a £ symbol in the space reserved for a X.