Democracy is a wonderful thing. Governments are chosen by us, and then do their own thing for a few years until we chose them again or throw them out. The public is denied their wishes in areas like capital punishment, that the elite don't like, yet are used as an excuse to bring in bad legislation, with the simple phrase, its the will of the people.
Nowhere is this two faced behaviour more evident than over the issue of the EU. Whilst the majority may not wish to leave (yet), it is clear that most Brits think we have already gone too far, a fact that has not impeded further integration.
Now, 7 years on from the introduction of the Euro, those unlucky citizens of the countries that murdered their old currencies, are deeply unhappy.
Two thirds of Germans now prefer the Deutschmark to the euro and more than half believe that the European single currency has damaged their country's economy.To which there can only be one response:
But the European Commission insists that ordinary people are simply failing to grasp the benefits of the single currency.So they screw up and blame it on us Serfs. Why not just dissolve the people and choose another one?