Frau Schweinchen speaks and declares the latest round of anti-EU posturing by certain Conservative politicians are like the two old men in the Muppet Show.
The German version of the bossy Miss Piggy, Angela Merkel, is getting her lederhosen knickers in a bit of a twist with tales of the UK repatriating powers, especially on things like the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) which has been the cause of much injustice for many innocent British victims of this EU form of legalised kidnapping.
Sadly, despite the grand declarations from many top Tory Ministers and MPs, unless they are prepared to negotiate complete withdrawal from the EU their demands on repatriating powers will be akin to the charge of the Light Brigade – all very noble and grand, but the charge of the Tory Brigade will end up with the same result by being blasted to pieces by the EU big guns in the end.
Sadly, most so-called Tory EU-sceptics can only talk out of their nether regions when it comes to the EU, they are either too thick or extremely devious when it comes to this topic as the EU will never allow the repatriation of powers – you are either in the EU and take all the crap it throws at you or you leave and return to democratic freedom – it is as simple as that. There is no middle way.
In the background, while all this storm in an EU chocolate teapot is going on, there are other issues closer to home that need to be considered. As well as the external threat of the destruction of the United Kingdom from the EU, there is now the internal threat from our own politicians with the proposed break up of the Union with the deal struck between the two posturing political lightweights, Alex Salmond and David Cameron for a Scottish only referendum. Sadly, the other members of the Union in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be refused a democratic say on this matter that also affects them.
As a reader of this blog commented by e-mail: “When did a UK Prime Minister gain the right to conduct himself in the same way as a US President? We castigated Blair for this kind of high and mighty activity. His only 'majority' is that which he holds in Witney.
“What permissions from Parliament and/or the Queen did he seek before setting off to Edinburgh, pen in hand, to meet Salmond?
“Are all bets off if he fails to win a majority at the next General election?”
Added to this, even though the mature electorate in the rest of the UK will be denied a vote, it seems that many immature 16 year olds will be getting the vote north of the border in this referendum. No disrespect to 16 year olds, many of them are bright young people, but do they really have the experience to understand the full consequences of what they are voting for? In the case of a very close result the outcome of the election and the course of history changed on the votes of these youngsters, many of whom will place more importance on the goings on in some pop group than the nation as a whole. As one who had to wait until the age of 21 before getting the vote I don’t consider this to be a well considered policy by either Cameron or Salmond.
Finally, on the matter of total voting confusion, in a short time from now on the 15th November, just days after people all around the country will have attended ceremonies at their local cenotaphs to remember all those who gave so much for our freedom, people will be asked to vote in elections few will understand or will bother about.
These, of course, are the elections for the Police and Crime Commissioners on the 15th November. No one asked for these elected positions, especially as they will cost the taxpayers £100,000 a year in salary alone, without all the other additional costs, most people would have preferred the money being spent on extra police to ensure our safety instead of turning our constabulary into another tier of unwanted politicians.
However, if we are going to have to vote for someone now this is going ahead, like it or not, we may as well vote for people who care for the country, its democracy and independence – which is why we need to vote for UKIP candidates. To meet and hear what our UKIP West Midlands PCC candidate has to say, come along to the Lyndon House Hotel in Walsall tonight (16th October 2012) and meet Bill Etheridge. The meeting gets underway at 7.30 pm, the Lyndon House Hotel sell a pretty good pint of real ale too, so forget about cooking cakes and few overpaid blokes kicking a ball about for a bit, come and meet Bill in the Lyndon, it will be much more interesting.