Wednesday, 14 March 2012

What the people think

From Worldbytes comes an interesting video, one that I seem unable to reproduce; hence just the link.

On the streets of Walthamstow in East London, they asked the public what they think about the European Union. It’s clear that opposition to the EU is not the preserve of bigoted ‘little Englanders’, far from it. People are seriously concerned at the EU’s undemocratic set-up and want to have their say. Individuals backing the EU are hard to find and are against a referendum as they see their fellow citizens as ignorant and too ill-educated to ‘understand the issues’

It is interesting that one interviewee made the comment that democracy is not the voice of a small group of un-elected people, nor is it the voice of Tony Blair, David Cameron or Sarkozy - it is the voice of the people.

Direct democracy and 'Referism' is the voice of the people!

3 comments:

thespecialone said...

Concur. No doubt if the BBC did a survey in the street they would either have to pay people to say they were pro-EU or have stooges pretending to be "ordinary" members of the public

WitteringsfromWitney said...

tso: Agreed/concur.....

right_writes said...

Mornin' WfW…

Gawain (Towler) had this video in February, it's 18 minutes long there though:

http://englandexpects.blogspot.com/2012/02/1024x768-normal-0-false-false-false.html

As I pointed out to him though, there was only one scarfed (poof) who thought that the EU was a "good thing", but typically he couldn't think of more than one (amongst the hundreds available!!!) benefit, other than its performance on "green" issues…

I suppose he must have been referring to HS2, that greenest of green project.