The odd hubris behaviour of pro-Europeans has been quiet enjoyable over the weekend. Oddly, the country has been described as a “pygmy” by the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the 81 Tory “rebels” were declared “bastards” by Paddy; even though it was their constituents demanding a referendum and majority of voters, too.
Are voters bastards? I hope not. Not the greatest line to put in a manifesto. In the latest YouGov poll, only 15% want Britain to be apart of the new EU Treaty – Are the 85%-who don’t or are not sure-a bunch of pygmy bastards? Again, some of the weekend quotes will come back to haunt this party.
The summit highlighted one significant fact: the euro might survive, but the European Union won’t. Cameron was more than right to let the 26 form a suicide pact under a federal Europe. This United States of Europe will have no federal government, no flexible fiscal policy or the ability to borrow (no eurobonds) and it will not be democratic. In other words, if the USE gives birth in March, it will be dead on arrival.
Britain’s future is not a part of a United States of Europe, but an independent free trading nation. It is insane for Liberal Democrats to keep defending an illiberal, undemocratic and unwanted Europe model, which the majority of voters do want to renegotiate our membership. This cannot be denied any longer.
Nick Clegg, over the weekend, reminds me of a tragic man who has realised everything he believed in is dying around him. His dream of being a EU Commissioner will probably not occur now; if it does, he’ll represent a country that does not share his passion for Europe. The European Union is dying and Clegg needs to move on, not publicly mourn its death.