So, from the ongoing train of thought that I have had whilst cooking the first Boris story, I have come to the conclusion that I have a handle on the systemic problem in the UK that prevents half the population from being willing to tolerate the EU project.
Not that that is a bad thing necessarily, because I am of the opinion that running a permanent trade deficit is insanity and no quantity of hedge fund managers is going to resolve that for most of the population as long as the English keep voting Conservative.
We have an unusual situation in the UK, as it is four countries, not one. It is, despite the varying history and the complication of the Orange Lodge, really at the present time an occupation. If it weren’t for the Orange Lodge, in it’s various shades, Northern Ireland would probably not have a problem with uniting with Eire, and we would not have morons setting fire to the Saltire in George Square and threatening terrorist activity if Scotland finally grows a brain and digs the new Suez along the border.
Talking of which, I am thinking of celebrating my great grandfather’s achievement at the end of January, so if any Nats would like to message me on that basis, they are welcome to do so. Provided they aren’t stupid inverted snobs, of course.
So, quite apart from the issues of sovereignty, the unwillingness to be part of a super-state and the stupidity of running a constant deficit at the expense of the poor to benefit the Square Mile, the biggest issue preventing the (in my view) smarter half of the English population from wanting to be part of Europe is the fact that our foolish Westminster government and the funders thereof have encouraged the English to think of themselves as occupying forces with subordinate nations who are not entitled to an opinion.
This is the viewpoint that has brought us to the position we are in, fuelled enormously, of course, by David’s rather rash decision to give the English a referendum on Europe.
Both referenda were daft, however we now know that there is extremely healthy support for my favoured option of simply creating two islands 🙂 and we are now in the process of attempting a split from Europe, whether it suits the credit card wielders who want to go on holiday or not.
So, we have an entirely faux superiority complex in England, new confidence in the other countries, a government who desperately need some actual talent to pull it off, which they of course cannot admit to without losing their perception of power.
As someone who guided themselves through a fairly broad brush yet extensive international history of English trading, I fully understand and support their wish to do that, that is what they are good at.
The sooner we dig the trench, however the better since I forsee it actually coming to the point of them attempting to occupy us if we don’t just lubricate and persist in taking it.
The way I have been treated recently is a case in point. I am now functioning at director level, and they still retreat into “I don’t understand what you are saying” even when it is written in black and white for them to review over and over again.
This is the last refuge of the rogue who does not want to help you on the basis of your imaginary inferiority. It is, with the benefit of considerable experience, fairly easy to subvert, so as a tactic it is doomed to failure not only by the directors, but by the UK.
So, David Cameron, in my view, should go down in history as the man who opened the gaping wound in the UK, which will ultimately lead to the machine becoming obsolete without careful guidance and direction from someone better at pretending to care.
Yes, that is me flirting.