The lead editorial in today's Daily Telegraph immediately calls into question whether the writer actually possess any brain cells whatsoever - it is headlined: "Democracy is being sacrificed in Europe". Was not democracy sacrificed when the United Kingdom ceded governance to the European Union and its forerunners? Was not democracy sacrificed whereby the original referendum on the EEC was 'rigged'? Was not democracy sacrificed when all political parties in the UK promised to hold a referendum and then reneged on those promises? Was not democracy sacrificed when van Rompuy and Ashton were appointed - not elected? Was democracy not sacrificed when van Rompuy declared, talking about Italy, that what that country needed was reform, not elections? Was not democracy sacrificed when two elected Heads of State were removed by a cabal who were not elected by either state?
Daniel Hannan posts, asking the question who speaks for the majority in Europe and informing us of a meeting of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists, of which he is Secretary-General. He ends his post:
"Who, then, speaks for the millions who reject the loans-for-austerity racket? Who speaks for those who must watch their future being sold in order to sustain the euro? Who speaks for the over-taxed, the taken-for-granted, the lied-to, the ripped-off, the ignored? We do, my friends. We do."Setting to one side that the title of Secretary-General would seem to have 'Politburo' connotations, the most obvious question to raise is who asked Daniel Hannan to speak for us when we are quite capable of speaking for ourselves? The fact that we have yet to be consulted - and consequently have not yet spoken - should be noted by Hannan and his political cronies, because when we do eventually speak he may well not like that which he hears!