Friday 27 August 2010

Can We Leave Yet?

Via Rosie, it appears that the new communist experiment the EU is becoming increasingly unpopular.

The European Commission says fewer than half of voters across Europe are in favour of the union.

The “Eurobarometer” survey – conducted in May – found only 49 per cent of voters backed the EU, four per cent fewer than last year.

Trust was lowest in Britain where only 20 per cent of voters have faith in EU institutions.
Hardly surprising, really, considering that out of a population of just over 500 million, only 27 unelected commissioners get any significant say in how the EU public are entitled to live.

It really is well past time that we were allowed to voice an opinion about whether we want anything to do with this bloated, venal, eugenicistic, hideously-expensive, self-serving mega-quango. We are supposed to be living in a democracy, after all.

The Campaign for an EU Referendum are hoping to bring about just such an opportunity, by holding the coalition to their word that any petition that secures 100,000 signatures will be eligible for formal debate in Parliament and, that the petition with the most signatures will enable members of the public to table a bill eligible to be voted on in Parliament.

Their campaign bus (see above) will be touring the country from September, collecting signatures in the UK's major cities, but they are also targeting 10,000 responses from the blogosphere. You can register your interest HERE.

I very much hope they reach their target, as I can't wait to see how the oleaginous Cleggerons will contrive to wriggle out of yet another much-trumpeted empty liberal promise.


Smoking Hot said...

Think the low trust in EU from UK citizens ensures we'll never get a vote.

Even then they'd never accept it.

Can you imagine how many referendums they'd have to have till they got the vote the EU wanted?

Signed up anyway :)

Angry Exile said...

By ignoring it? It's been their approach so far.

subrosa said...

Very much doubt if the battle bus will come over the border. For some reason the Scots have an apathetic attitude towards leaving the EU - even when the figures are put before them.

Signed up. Thanks for the link Dick. I will see if I can rustle up some enthusiasm though. It must be somewhere here or is it because much of the population is older - I don't know.

SadButMadLad said...

One thing to bear in mind is that Clegg used to be an MEP (1999-2004). He's got an EU pension because of this. Though it's probably in Euros so worth less and less. If the EU goes, so does his pension. So it's not in his interest to get rid of it.

As is usual with politicians, they only think of themselves first, the party second, and the country last.

Anonymous said...

EU Pensions

Am I not right in thinking that an EU pension is withdrawn if the ex-employee speaks against the EU?

Of course, that won't affect any action that our Deputy Prime Minister will take, will it ...?

Alan B

Dick Puddlecote said...

Sadbutmadlad: Yes, there is that. And, as Alan B says, his pension would be withdrawn if he did anything to jeopardise the EU.

If only we had MPs who looked after the interests of the country instead of just their own, eh?