I posted briefly yesterday on this sham 'consultation' exercise that The Coalition are currently running and today others in the blogosphere have picked up on this, for example The Boiling Frog, England Expects and The Talking Clock. Open Europe's press summary for today also mentions the story, linking to an article in the Mail and also the the FCO response. From the latter's response:
"We understand that so many of you feel jaded and sceptical about the EU. Speaking about the EU in Parliament, the Foreign Secretary said he knows there is “a profound disconnection between the British people and what has been done in their name by British Governments”. We want to deal with this."
"The EU does offer real benefits and opportunities for people and businesses........"
"The Coalition Government wants to listen to what you have to say on this issue........."
Listen you F'Wits, whilst it is acknowledged that you only have one brain cell between you - and can't always locate that - let me spell it out in simple terms that even the idiots that inhabit The Coalition should be able to understand.
If it is the intention to deal with it, then deal with it by granting the people the referendum that they have been repeatedly denied. If the EU does offer real benefits then why not produce the often requested cost/benefit analysis that would prove the case one way or the other? If The Coalition wants to listen then they are going about it in an extremely odd way by repeating all that crap about Referendum Locks and future Treaties, in the process ignoring all entreaties for a referendum.
The Political Class prattle on about democracy, yet continue to promote membership of an organisation that is most definitely not democratic; prattle on about devolution of power, yet continue to cede it; prattle on about giving the people choice, yet deny that choice.
Democratised Dictatorship? I was wrong, this is nothing but Dictatorship - pure and simple!