The People Who Matter
January 4, 2009 1 Comment
In the here-and-now, this is old news, but as the effluous mists of time are choked down, this will still be in the armoury when I’m fighting, in every way I can, against this cacophony of Communist cock-wafflers at the next election.
I was prompted to write this by a comment in Portillo’s column in the Sunday Times today. He reminded me (in between reminding us of the long dead Osboune/Delipaxo yacht affair and of the Tories history of EU-based divisions) that not so long ago – soon after Peter Mandelbrot came flouncing back into government – discussions of our possible entry into the Euro were afoot in back rooms off back streets of Brussels and Whitehall.
Britain is “closer than ever before” to giving up the pound for the euro, the president of the European Commission has said, sparking speculation that Peter Mandelson is pushing for membership of the single currency.
Yet, now that Sterling is at an all time low with the Euro, it would be a perfect time NOT TO BLEEDING JOIN THE THING.
Nevertheless, there is one truly revealing comment in the report and it comes from the President of the EC – Jose Manual Barolo, who said:
“I’m not going to break the confidentiality of certain conversations, but some British politicians have already told me, ‘If we had the euro, we would have been better off’,” Mr Barroso said. “I know that the majority in Britain are still opposed, but there is a period of consideration under way and the people who matter in Britain are currently thinking about it.“
And there we have it. The reason why the EU is a cancer that needs to be zapped. The people whom Josie believe to ‘matter’ are bureaucrats and ministers. By inference, the people who ‘do not matter’ are everyone else.
Not the millions who work in private industry, who generate the wealth these parasitic flechers then piss up the wall on ludicrous projects of self-deceiving vanity and generally interfering with our shit in an authoritarian manner.
Not the proles who aren’t yet all thick enough to think that the Euro would be a good idea, simply so we don’t have to change money for the annual trip to Benidorm.
Not the Tories who (thanks to William Hague’s recent lack of equivocation) have written off the whole idea.
And apparently, not Gordon Brown, whose single creditable act as Chancellor of the Exchequer was to ensure that we weren’t taken into the Euro, against the wishes of Blair, Mandelbrot et al. Sadly, in the last case, even the New Statesman have a sniff of what might have been going on here.
Did Gordon Brown delay obstruct UK euro-entry so he could one day lead Britain into the single currency? Brown never closed off the option when Blair was PM,
It seems absurd though, that Brown would see (cause?) the relative value of the pound drop to a historical low against major currencies, and then take us into a single currency that pegged our spending power, in perpetuity, at levels that would see us poorer, in the worldwide sense, than we have been in half a century?
For what? To fulfil a personal ambition? For inward investment? To fulfil the prophecy of us becoming a 3rd world country, so beloved of the Daily Mail? For Britain to become a workhouse for the civilised world? Gordon loves work. Arbeit Macht Frei.
It almost doesn’t bear thinking about. What a shower of absolute bastards.