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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Wisdom From Daniel Hannan

Read the whole thing, its worth it. For me the stand out however is this:

Which brings us to something that neither side of the debate likes to acknowledge. The bits of the constitution to which people object are, in general, the bits that restate the status quo. Voters are complaining, not about what Brussels proposes to do next, but about what it is doing now.
The truth is that a vast number of people only became aware of certain EU (in)competences when they read about them in the constitution. Because the EU has no reverse gear, Brussels thinks this is irrelevant and Europhiles seem to think that we should simply accept that which has gone before.

Seeing as most of us have never had a vote on anything to do with the EU, their argument is complete bollocks.

Hat Tip: The Devil


S B said...

Brilliant article. A must read!

Arthurian Legend said...

One thing that strikes you as you read the comments beneath the Telegraph column is how those who deny the truth of what Hannan writes simply deny it and (implicitly or explicitly) label his supporters demented, loony or somesuch...There is scarcely a word of lucid, reasoned, properly-argued defence of their contrary position.

That, I think, speaks volumes. Those who have ears to hear, let them hear...

Serf said...

Mr Legend.

There are honourable exceptions of course, but most Europhiles are cut from this cloth. The have no real arguments so they deal in vague ideals and insults.

At times I enjoy pretending to be the cardboard cutout they want me to be, just to give myself a laugh at their expense.

On the whole, the best critics of the EU are generally people who fit Roger Helmer's philosophy. Love Europe hate the EU.

Reactionary Snob said...

Excellent stuff... I particularly liked the Devil's take on this.


Anonymous said...

The New World Order for Dummies.

What Jaq boots Smithy is really up to with her ID card scheme.