Thursday, 21 May 2015

Time to start the out campaign

We do not have much time left before Cameron comes back waving his sordid bit of paper saying peace in our time, I have renegotiated! It will of course all be a total sham but in the meantime the stay in lot are mobilising their FUD, Fear Uncerainty Doubt campaign.

Politicians love the EU it gives them power without really ever having to face the electorate and huge sums of money for MEPs to employ their Spads plus huge office staff for the bureaucrats and a well paid traing ground for the Cleggs, Huhnes, Kinnocks x 3 of this world. The only fly in the ointment right now is these pesky Greeks are not playing ball. Well they did invent democracy something the EU is tryng very hard to uninvent.

Another group that love the EU is a large chunk of UK big business. The EU provides them with unlimited cheap low skilled labour to boost their profits and bonuses. Who cares where these people and their wives and children live get educated get their health care its not on our companies P/L. As in Tom Leher's Wener von Braun song, "The rockets go up whoosh. Who cares where they come down? Its not my department."

So I was glad today to read Richard North's excellent blog,,

Compulsory reading for those of us who want to get our country back. One gem a propos the stonking billion plus fines announced today on banks for rigging the Forex market. One of the biggest offfenders is Barclays deputy chairman one Mike Rake. Who is currently speaking non stop for the CBI to keep us in? That's right Mr Sir Rake. But as Richard points out to Rake we plebs are just the no ones he refers to, there to be ripped off by his dodgy Forex traders to increase their bonus and also of course Rake's at the same time.

The day before Richard wrote a brilliant piece on the CBI's misdirection tactics written as a Sun editorial. Its also on my link above but it's so good I quote extensively from it below.

 "This is the Sun editorial I would like to see:

There are no benefits which we gain by virtue of UK membership of the EU that are not open to us through other means. Thus, the game played by the CBI is classic misdirection. The fat cats want to keep us focused on the wrong issues, fighting battles of their choosing so we can be defeated in detail.

In fact, this coming referendum is our chance to correct a historical error, where the British nation joined in a dangerous experiment in political integration in the mistaken belief that it would solve our problems at home and abroad. 

With the passage of time, the magnitude of that error has become more and more apparent. And if final stages of integration – already on the drawing board - are allowed to unfold with Britain still a member of the EU, we will be trapped in a nightmare from which there is no escape. 

It is vital, therefore, that we ignore CBI propaganda about "benefits". We must not engage on their choice of battlefield. The "benefits" they speak of are ours to enjoy in or out of the EU. And we are better off out. We need to focus on the real issues - our issues, not theirs. People need to know that the fate of their nation is at stake. We should not allow ourselves to be distracted by the self-serving corporate √©lites. 

All the  fat cats are interested in is their "bottom line". They think they can keep more cash by sticking close to Brussels, with not the slightest concern for the welfare of the British people and their needs. 

While they offshore their profits to the shadiest tax havens they can find, they weep crocodile tears about the dangers of leaving the EU. All they are actually doing is looking after their own interests. They will tell any number of lies to get their way, which is precisely what they are doing now. 

They need to be told that how we the people choose to be governed is no business of theirs. No matter how big and important they think they are, no "fat cat" has any more votes than any other individual. It is what the people think that matters. Democracy, not corporate greed, is what matters. 

We must define the issues in this referendum campaign – not the "fat cats" who are trying to distort to debate in order to line their pockets with our cash. They live happily with dictators and want a "rip-off Britain", knowing that pickings are easiest when democracy is weak. Our democracy must come before fat-cat pay-cheques and pension pots.

The fat cats need to mind their own business, and keep their grubby mitts out of our politics."

This is no new thing. Read Trollope on the battle the Liberal government had in the 1870s over Irish Tenant farmers rights and you will realise its the same thing. Landowners coercing their workers into voting to benefit their company  profits not themselves. Multi-nationals have replaced Tory landowners but its the same swindle perpretated on the plebs.

Even Alex Salmond on Newsnight rubbished the CBI line that the UK could not do well outside the EU. We would do very well.

We must guard against the same thing happening in the Out campaign. We do not want it taken over by the self appointed great and good no matter how much money they have. We need to connect with the great mass of the populus not the intellectual elite.

Farage is now irrelevant and is a laughing stock in the European  Parliament following his resigning unresigning saga. Worse UKIP is now seen there as the Farage cult it is..

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