This week we witnessed the sad passing of Christopher Hitchens and condolences must be passed to his brother, Peter.
In what is, for him, a relatively short article Peter Hitchens blows apart the myth of 'Cameron the Saviour/Defender/Eurosceptic' of Britain. Repeating what Richard North and I have been 'banging on' about, Peter Hitchens makes the point that there was no veto, there was no treaty. Comparing Cameron to Chamberlain, he makes the point that people want to believe Cameron and want to believe he is a true patriot - but making the even more important point that they shouldn't and that he isn't.
There are those who, understandably, laud Nigel Farage - and to a certain extent so do I. Unfortunately for Farage, the political class have created a situation whereby I am cynical of all politicians and their good intentions, as it seems all they are interested in is words - aka the soundbite. If Farage is different, then he needs to 'come out' and show us that he is different, that he really does believe in independence, not only for the country but for the people. He needs to admit that the present political system is, indeed, 'broken' and that change is required. He needs to admit that the political system has too many 'representatives' both in Parliament and elsewhere. He needs to sell a 'vision' to the nation - something he and his party have failed to do. As Cameron failed to 'kill' a hated opponent and his government, so Farage is failing to 'kill' his enemy which comprises the Lib/Lab/Con and the present 'system' of democracy. But then Farage, being a 'politician', never listens - does he? Why should he when the present 'system' provides a 'home-grown' gravy-train similar to the one in Brussels?
If Farage and Ukip won't, or cannot, awaken the public to the dangers into which we are being led, what chance have we bloggers who know the true facts and therefore understand what is being done to us in the name of 'democracy'? Don't, please, counter this by stating that those, such as I, should 'stand for office - I have had more than enough of 'office' and look to those much younger to fight for what is their future, not mine - I am at a stage in life where my future is far more 'limited' than those younger than I.
An old adage states that, in times of crisis, leaders will appear and that as 'saviours' they will lead us to salvation - well, that is one adage which, presently, appears to be untrue!
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