John Pienaar was on the side of the Big Battalions this morning asking the Government’s Business Minister, Matthew Hancock, how he could justify a referendum on Europe when so many Big Business leaders were against it.
Curious irony there…now we must listen to Big Business when it suits the BBC’s pro-Eu agenda…however when Labour want to bring the Big Business ‘predators’ to heel it’s a different matter….they’re the tax dodging devils incarnate.
The pandering to Big Business and the sidelining of a democratic vote on Europe aside there is always one major question that doesn’t get asked. So Cameron gets his reforms of the European system and the UK stays within the EU fold should the reforms be enough to persuade the voters to play safe and vote to keep the status quo…but then what?……here is Alan Greenspan in a BBC report on the inevitability of a Grexit…
“The problem is that there there is no way that I can conceive of the euro of continuing, unless and until all of the members of eurozone become politically integrated – actually even just fiscally integrated won’t do it.”
Note that well….the Euro, in his opinion, and many other’s, can only continue if it adopts complete fiscal and political integration.
In other words the EU becomes one country, a federation like the US.
The UK could not still remain attached but distant as now not adopting the Euro and so on. The UK would have to choose…in or out, part of the EU currency, political and taxation regime or not.
The UK would be forced to join the EU and lose its sovereignty completely if it wanted to remain ‘in’ Europe.
The EU can only work as one, integrated union with a central government freely taxing and redistributing those taxes as it sees fit around the EU to countries that are economically stagnant and setting policies to ensure that happens…and that means, more than likely, a permanent drain of resources from the UK and Germany and other successful economies to the laggard nations in the form of welfare subsidies and infrastructure spending…more roads to nowhere and white elephants.
Can the UK stand more money being syphoned off to fund the Grand Project? It already struggles to fund its own welfare…..the South had to suffer the hijacking of its revenues to fund Labour’s Northern heartlands as Brown and Co tried to buy votes up North. Imagine how much more income will vanish into the self-serving EU politicians’ pockets as they try to buy votes in Spain or Greece or Lithuania etc etc etc.
Money that should go on the NHS, or housing or welfare or schools will disappear into the EU blackhole, lost in yet more grand projects, Spanish pensions, non-existent Italian vineyards and vast corruption.
So the question the BBC should be asking Cameron and Miliband is what are they going to do when the EU decides to integrate and form one big political and fiscal union with one government, one taxation system, one legal system and one welfare system?
Join or not?
It’s a question the BBC probably won’t ask and Cameron won’t answer, can’t answer, anyway because it makes a mockery of his EU reforms charade….after all what is the point of these reforms if it is inevitable that the EU forms a totally integrated union of which you can’t be an associate member and the UK becomes subsumed into the EU machine and the UK Parliament becomes totally irrelevant?
Such a question would totally change the narrative on Europe and possibly make it more likely that people would opt to get out of Europe when voting in an EU referendum if they thought staying in now would be the slippery slope to a total takeover of the UK by Brussels.
Can’t see the BBC wanting to make too much noise about that.