Monday, March 19, 2012

Anti-EU electioneering in France reflects the reality of public opinion.

Where I live in France the EU seems not merely unloved, but often actively detested. That feeling is evidently fairly widespread across the country as the two main Presidential contenders seek to outdo one another in knocking the corrupt, authoritarian and tyrannical EU construct that their two parties have largely ennabled. Reuters records that reality in this report this morning.

What does that say about the state of Democracy in one of Europe's most important nations? As in the UK voters here now also have no candidate or party truly opposing the EU tyranny, with any realistic chance of winning, for which to vote.

I have been deprived of a vote by having been absent from the UK for what the anti-democratic authorities consider is too long, although my ties to the country are sufficiently strong that I receive a state pension, albeit insufficient to maintain life. I get no vote in France of course, so am relieved of any dilemma of making any choice in the area I was taught was that most precious thing for any Englishman, the right to help choose who would govern!

Next year in Germany, national electors will be presented with the exact same dilemma, how long can such a state of affairs be tolerated. In Germany's case, their elected leaders will at least pick the rulers of the entire Continent, so their dilemma is not strictly comparable to that of France. Cannot the national leaders of the member states see the dangers ahead?



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