Who cares about democracy anyway? This EU debate needs to end.
The enormity of the EU is reducing our country’s referendum to a blood bath. It’s exhausting, it’s turned ugly and it pains me to think that there’s another two weeks to go.
To debate the question of whether a large & successful sovereign nation like the UK can survive or thrive inside or outside a declining political union has an infinite amount of arguments & contradictions.
For example, people argue that the European Union is democratic because not only do we have MEP’s but the person we elect into power in the UK elects ministers on his/her behalf. These, in turn, get to help elect the people who get to be at the top… Simple.
Others argue that it’s undemocratic because so much at the top is done in secrecy. Plus the majority of EU laws & legislations are fed down to MEP’s from this ‘unelected’ body (which is overwhelmingly influenced by the biggest corporations & the large banks of Europe) Democracy & sovereignty, they say, is about power to the people; not power at the top.
And you know what? Both arguments could be correct. The EU project is so grand it is riddled with infinite flaws & legitimate opportunities which can credit and discredit both supporters & critics simultaneously.
Are Brexiters Racist?
Obviously, a minority blatantly are but it makes sense now as to why so many people simply tar Brexiters with the racist brush – and why the remain camp have been hell bent on vilifying Boris Johnson… If the facts confuse you or you can’t substantiate your argument just call people names yeah?
Teachers can no doubt relate to this: the kids who struggle with schoolwork mess around and bully other kids don’t they? The exact same is happening here.
The personal attacks happened so frequently last night on ITV – I actually felt ashamed of my passion for politics. It’s disgusting and I’ve categorically had enough now.
One glimmer of hope I’ve surmised from the disappointing debate is that if we were to leave, at least we would have fewer politicians & one less layer of intoxicating, mind-crushing bureaucracy above us.
Returning to the classroom, another common behaviour which occurs when people can’t defend their argument is to bury their heads in the sand – like Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. He knows full well that it’s in our best interest to leave the EU (he’s campaigned for it for decades!) but, it’s my view that due to his position, he is unable to speak openly. His silence speaks volumes.
Having said that, this debate is far too complex for us to allow it to become a slanging match or a question about who we trust more. This is about what’s best for the people of Britain and for our future.
I have spent months researching for and trying to write constructive posts (I even planned to produce a video clip to celebrate our site’s one year anniversary) but, do you know what, why bother?! All this referendum vote will come down to is which campaign can manipulate and shout the loudest.
Given the remain camp have the PM with all that he has access to (including the beautiful Gordon Brown – who’ll no doubt make none-stop appearances next week to pull on our heartstrings) there’s no doubt in my mind that the remain camp will win.
Sorry to be as depressing as the remainiacs but Vote Leave on June 23rd – and then do away with Westminster as well. Who cares about democracy anyway? The majority prefer Big Brother.