Doesn’t one get fed up with propaganda = LIES?
Here is a magnificent example from Chuka Umunna, Labour’s shadow business secretary today:
It is crucial the UK is fully engaged in the European Union because that is the best thing for growth and British jobs.
Nobody denies the cruciality, but we ARE “fully engaged”; we are a full member of the EU. If you are referring to the refusal of the British government to back the latest silly plan to try to achieve the impossible to save the execrable than please consider this:
A) The UK is far from being the ONLY country with reservations about this undemocratic fudge foisted on the rest of the EU by France and Germany.
B) The “No” vote IN NO WAY CHANGES OUR STATUS within the EU. We are still part of the single market, still members of all the relevant committees, merely NOT involved in the desperate scrabbling about of the eurozone members to sign away their sovereignty which has NOT BEEN MANDATED BY ANY OF EUROPE’S PEOPLES. In case you had forgotten, several countries entered the euro on an ABSOLUTE LIE and the whole thing is collapsing as MOST ECONOMISTS AND INDEED THE UK SAID IT WOULD. It is only being kept alive to save A) French and German banks and B) the face of all those involved in promoting it AGAINST the advice of leading economists.
We already know, given comments which the Deputy Prime Minister and Business Secretary have made, that the Government’s detached position in Europe is detrimental to our interests.
The government does NOT HAVE a “detached position”. It merely used its DEMOCRATIC RIGHT not to sign up to something it DOES NOT BELIEVE IN and which is NOT PART of the Treaty it signed up to. Do you have a problem with democracy? The government has REPEATEDLY said it seeks to support even the euro; it simply is NOT prepared to sign away the UK’s sovereignty and in addition sound the death knell of the City of London, which contributes over TEN PER CENT of the UK’s GDP.
Now a significant number of business leaders, including Sir Richard Branson, have highlighted the risks the Government’s detached position poses for British businesses, warning that the Government’s failure to be fully involved in EU decision-making could undermine the single market and the three million British jobs that depend on exports to the EU.
Lots of things “COULD” happen, including you deciding to stop spouting propaganda. Most of these things – including the latter – are highly improbable. There is NO REASON why the single market should be undermined. It was not undermined BEFORE the euro and will not be AFTER it. What is being undermined is A) the economies of most of Europe, thanks mostly to the euro fiasco B) European harmony (have you SEEN the swastikas being paraded in Greece? and C) economic sanity.
“Ministers are out of touch with British businesses because they have severely compromised their ability to fight British business’ corner in Europe.”
Refusing to sign up to a destructive nonsense could be said to be doing the EU a massive favour. You may have noticed a certain reluctance from Sweden, Denmark et al – you know, those other EU maverick rebel “eurosceptics”.
To protect the single market and continue to attract inward investment,
NOTHING HAS CHANGED RE THE SINGLE MARKET. You are really struggling on this point.
it is now crucial the Government repairs the serious damage it has done
THERE IS NO DAMAGE DONE: the cunning Merkozy plan CONTINUES, only without the UK, which is (HAD YOU NOTICED?) NOT PART OF THE EURO.
We need a proper plan for growth and jobs in Europe….
And you think the EU is going to provide this? Are you not AWARE of the financial shambles into which the EU and its core governments have led Europe? Oh dear …… are you UNAWARE of the tsunami of regulations that is in fact causing Europe to lose competitivity? Of the vast waste of money the EU involves? Of the fact that they do not publish audited accounts, so riddled is the whole shambles with corruption and incompetence? Are you aware of ANYTHING concerning business in fact? The EU is mostly run by people who HAVE NOT GOT A CLUE about business in the REAL world. The only jobs the EU creates are those in Brussels particularly for failed national politicians such as Kinnock, Cresson, Mandelson, Borroso et al.
After 13 years of Blair, Brown, Campbell and Mandelson, you’ll have to do a lot better if you seek to fool the British public with this sort of drivel. Forget your Blair years’ grounding. BE HONEST. TELL THE TRUTH. Otherwise, your party is finished.