Hot on the heels of our successful pro-capitalism activism I’m today starting this blog’s push on Europe. Like you, I read Richard Carey’s alert that the vote on whether to allow us to vote on Europe has moved to Monday. I’m sympathetic to the needs to appear democratic but voting on whether to have a vote just seems ridiculous, especially on this issue of our sovereignty which should be an obvious candidate for a referendum.
As citizens in a democratic system we are supposed to submit to the will of our neighbours, as determined by the people they elect to represent them. This works because, we suppose, our neighbours will want roughly the same things as we do. However, submitting to the will of the French, the German and Greek voters is – even in our globalised economy – too much of a stretch for me.
Europeans do not want the same things as me, or you. I cannot speak for all brits, or for all Europeans, but I don’t think the social democracies of Europe value their liberty in the same way we do, they prefer a larger state and more “well-intended” interference. If they preferred a smaller state I, like much of the political left in this country, might prefer to merge with Europe for the minor bureaucratic efficiencies that would bring but merger with Europe now would be an intellectual and political victory for a movement whose policies are utterly mistaken. We cannot allow them that progress.
For that reason, I’ve suspended the advertising on this blog in favour of a new widget. A call to action in every sense of the word. You can see it in the top right corner of the page. Put your post code in the text box and press “Find your MP” to find them on the Write To Them website. That website will walk you through the process of sending your MP an email letting them know your thoughts on the EU Referendum issue.
Do it now, by Monday it could be too late.