Following my previous post on the subject of Cameron's, Miliband's and Cleggs new year messages and the lack of any mention of the EU, my thanks to Autonomous Mind for pointing me to this article in the Wall Street Journal.
P.J. O'Rourke recently wrote that:
"People must be able to communicate with the political structure. People must be able to communicate certain information to the leaders of the political structure. Information such as, “You’re fired!......Information is the essence of what might be called the “Attitude of Liberty” — the feeling of being free. There’s power in the Attitude of Liberty — a sense that one has some knowledge, some understanding, and therefore some control, if only control over one’s own ideas."
By acceding to this agreement of 'staying on message' the Heads of Member States just confirm that they are no longer in charge of their country's destiny. Likewise there is no 'Attitude of Liberty'; there is no knowledge and subsequent understanding of what Heads of States discuss as no record or minutes are provided and individual ideas are now dictated by those who people are unable to influence - either 'at home' as 'they' refuse to grant the people a voice, nor in Brussels as 'they' are not elected and therefore cannot be 'fired'.
As on numerous occasions previously, it takes a foreign publication to advise the people of our nation what has been agreed in our name, a fact which only brings further shame onto the heads of our own spineless media.
Cameron, Clegg, Miliband - and their masters in Brussels - can put whatever gloss they like on the benefits of membership of the EU, but as Stephen Fidler writes:
"Slick public relations can try to put lipstick on the pig—but underneath it's still a quadruped with a curly tail that grunts."A quotation not only applicable to the EU, but also to the vast majority of our politicians!