A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Sunday, June 15, 2008

EU Chief disdains democracy!

True to form the EU President gives a two-fingered salute to the Irish. Stuff their democratic decision. They got it wrong. They have to resit the exam! It's all like some Dickensian school with rogue teachers.

Jose Manuel Barroso, the EU chief, said, "The No vote in Ireland has not solved the problems which the Lisbon treaty is designed to solve... The European Commission believes that the remaining ratifications should continue to take their course." All of which have been kept far away from the electorates of these countries. Of course, the UK, France, Netherlands would vote NO if they could. So too would Germany. And probably the majority.

The EU is fast becoming a bad joke. Run by people who prefer snouts in money troughs, they are driven by the desire to get their hands on more lucre as the days go by. A joint statement came from the French and German governments who agreed, "We take note of the democratic decision of the Irish citizens with all due respect, even though we regret it." All due respect? How about the respect they show to their own people? Scant in the extreme!

Democracy is not what we think it is. The powerful will be led kicking and screaming to the edge before they give into to proper democracy. John Major described politics as a greasy pole. I think that's changed. It's now a bit like a Rubix cube. The players are all manipulated into position until the right result is achieved.

Well, Mr. Barroso! We have you rumbled, old chum! Your days are surely numbered.


But are you a Middle Englander though? Do you still qualify?

If you're a living, breathing example of a Middle Englander, then you might be interested in my latest post:


Keep up the good work,

Dan Drage - Editor, Consumer Choices

You naughty boy Dan! Middle Englanders like that? I've done your test.

Daily Mail reader - On Occasions

Ford Mondeo driver - NEVER!!

Conservative voter (having flirted with New Labour in the early Blair years) - Not in the least attracted to the Blair blandishments!

Lives in a relatively new build on a quiet cul-de-sac - No

Buys groceries at Sainsburys - OK, yes - but I also slope off to Morrisons, Waitrose, Tesco, and Somerfield - Oh, and the Co-op!

Spends weekends driving to out of town retail parks - No, actually it's more the farm shops and country shopping parks (old pig sheds!)

Shops on bank holidays and Boxing Day - I prefer not to in Solihull.

Holidays at the same destination every year - Never been to the same place twice - but there was Bognor!

Middle England is fickle indeed!

I know, naughty old me!

I'm a staunch believer that all stereotypes are true, but the stuff about 'driving to out of town retail parks' was thrown in purely for reasons of great mischief.

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