If in two weeks’ time the United Kingdom has voted to leave the EU, which is looking increasingly likely each day, then the politicians only have themselves to blame.
The UK has always been Eurosceptic, even Winston Churchill while supporting a United States of Europe in 1946 did not want the UK to be a member. He said of the European Unity Project “We have our own dream and our own task. We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked but not combined. We are interested and associated but not absorbed”.
That mind-set has continued through the decades but has become increasingly more right wing as the years have gone on. Fascist Oswald Mosley, Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskill, to Tory Enoch Powell were all against the EU. Now however we have the likes of Iain Duncan Smith, Boris Johnson, David Davis of the Tories to Kate Howey and Gisella Stuart of Labour and Nigel Farage of Ukip all against the EU.
UK voters have also been subjected to various Newspaper headlines over the years that have all been about stocking up an anti EU fear campaign.
The Remain Campaign have resorted to their own version of Project Fear, a strategy that very nearly lost the Scottish Independence Referendum for Better Together and a strategy that is beginning to look more and more each day like losing them this referendum. The reason we are at this place is the stupidity of David Cameron in the main, the day after the Scottish Referendum when he needed to thank the Scottish 55% who voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, he announced English Votes for English Laws.
When he should have been showing humility he was bragging about the un-elected Head of State purring down the phone that she still had Scotland. When he should have been standing up to the right wing nutters in his own party he promised them this referendum and when he should have been fixing the economy, he was blaming EU citizens for his austerity policy which punishes the poor but allows them to blame each other and EU citizens or refugees fleeing our foreign policy.
This Referendum is about England; let’s make no mistake about that. This referendum is about the civil war that has been going on in the Conservative Party for 40 years since we joined, this referendum is about an England that does not exist anymore , this referendum is about a small group of people, politicians and business leaders who want to control it all, this referendum is not about Britain unless you see England as Britain.
If we vote to leave the EU in two weeks’ time then the blame lies with David Cameron for being a weak and vacuous Prime Minister, it lies with the Labour Party for abandoning its core principles for the Ministerial car and a Government office, abandoning its core voters while making themselves wealthy in the process.
A leave vote is down to the MEPs in the EU who have failed to raise our standard of living, to protect jobs, to resist the right, to resist an increasingly greedy and self-serving elite, to fight for the ordinary man and woman in the street and to deal with a refugee crisis of the politicians making.
While I remain undecided I know that should the vote be to leave, should other countries follow suit, should the EU collapse as a result of it’s own failures aided by right wing nutters like those in the Conservative Party then the fault is theirs, not ours.
The politicians are to blame for this shambles.