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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Frau Merkel and her dislike of democracy

A euro for their thoughts?
Angela Merkel only sees value in democracy when it suits her. She and the French president are keen on saving the euro as if they are two hapless bank managers desperate to stop customers running to their unstable bank to take out their money. Mrs Merkel says that the Greeks should agree to her terms. How does she know that? She doesn't, of course. She's only got George Papandreou's shaky word for it. He had a vision on the flight home which told him he should hold a referendum. So he announced one. Instead of praising him for his democratic move, he gets lambasted for his efforts.

THE GREEKS WILL HAVE NO SAY!

screams Mrs Merkel, chirpily supported by sidekick Sarkozy. They have decreed also that -

THE GERMANS WILL HAVE NO SAY!

even though most Germans are muttering and murmuring on an increasingly voluminous basis about this lack of civic consultation. Germans are going to mortgage their country to save the Euro and it's like it and lump it for them.

Meanwhile, back in the Elysee Palace, the French president is doing all he can to ensure that -

THE FRENCH WILL HAVE NO SAY!

and, despite a worsening economic outlook for the French, Sarkozy is in his "let them eat euros" fantasy.

Democracy is not at the heart of Europe. It isn't even in the mind or soul of the continent. Referendums are just a niggling problem that our politicians are desperate to do away with. David Cameron promised a referendum, then three-line whipped his MPs rather like a school prefect (with help from his Bunteresque chief whip) so that they might forget they ever heard the word referendum mentioned. European politics is currently a bit like a school playground where bullying is rife, the sneaks are privy to everything and each class in the school is told to knuckle down.

Democracy is in a muddle!

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