Cameron claims to represent EU majority
Apparently the Prime Minister has been sidelined in Brussels: his 'growth plan' of 'clear targets (and) timetables setting out dates and accountability' has been comprehensively rebuffed by newly-
And so the Prime Minister stood up to 'complain', asking 'why it was that the views of 12 countries, representing more than half the EU’s population, had not been reflected'.
Oh, Prime Minister.
The EU was never designed to be democratic, and even less to reflect the will of 'more than half the EU’s population'. Did you not study this in PPE?
Elected politicians are nothing but an inconvenience to EU technocrats and the oligarchical ruling élite. The UK is peripheral geographically, spiritually, politically and constitutionally: France and Germany are the Empire; they wag the Brussels dog.
The European Project is not, has never been, and never will be democratic. Why on earth do our politicians not grasp this? Why, even, does The Sun laud Jack Straw as a 'Hero of Westminster' for demanding that the European Parliament be abolished because of a 'major democratic deficit'? Here he is, in opposition, calling for it to be 'replaced with a new assembly made up of people Westminster and Europe's other national parliaments'. But what did he ever do or say about this when he was Home Secretary or Attorney General? And yet The Sun hails him: "Well said Jack - let's hope they're listening in Brussels..."
But they're not; they never have and they never will. The Union is the creation of civil servants, to whom democracy is naught but an periodic inconvenience. Jean Monnet was never elected to public office, and it was he who laid the plans for what Merkel, Sarkozy and Van Rompuy are presently constructing: a United States of Europe. What else is it now but a single state with an unelected government which may determine how much each member may spend, tax and borrow? The nations state is abolished by the Treaty of Fiscal Union, as Monnet had always intended, and democracy has been incrementally euthanised by the ruling Commission, successive councils of ministers, a facade of a parliament, and a politicised court teleologically pre-ordained to 'ever closer union'.
So, as elected prime ministers are usurped one-by-one and replaced by compliant EU technocrats - as we have seen recently in Greece and Italy - do not be surprised. The EU has form in this matter, having manoeuvred its way into the Conservative Party and maliciously manipulated the downfall of Margaret Thatcher. Referendums of the people are routinely set aside when they yield the wrong answer, as Denmark, France and Ireland have discovered. Nothing will be permitted to derail the super-objective of 'ever closer union'. And certainly not a British Prime Minister bleating from the sidelines about such irrelevances as Anglo-Saxon free markets, accountability and democracy.