When the middle classes hear
that the EU lacks democracy they
first tend to think it isn't true,
then they say it doesn't matter.
The facts about it are readily available, no-
one could argue that the EU is a proper
democracy and no-one can, or does, refute
that its government, The Commission, is
unelected, and cannot be removed by
elections. The Euro elections have no
bearing on the appointment of EU
government and there are no MEPs in the
government. Anyone supporting the EU has
to set aside these facts as unimportant.
The EU's founding principles are the four
principles of capitalism; the free movement of
goods, services, labour and capital. Its
purpose, more or less clearly stated, is to
rule in the interests of the smooth
running of a capitalist economy, without
regard to an electorate.
Jose Barosso, president of the EU
Commission made it very clear; “the EU is
an antidote to democratic government”.
When the last throes of democracy gets in the
way of the unelected EU Commission's
policies, then they start talking of banning it.
It is already mooted in an autocratic outburst
by senior Eurocrats, that referendums should
be “banned” (Fraser Cameron, EU policy
Why, at this point in our history are we
perhaps about to voluntarily give up our
sovereignty, and give up our democratic
rights to chose our government? For the first
time since we rejected the power of the
papacy we are to voluntarily make ourselves
part of a superstate. We do so in a condition
of such ignorance that even the EU has
remarked that we are not fit to decide (while
'ignorance' and being 'unfit to decide' is their
justification for excluding the working classes
from decision making). Despite not knowing
even the basics of the EU workings, 50% of
us are willing to surrender to it, an act of
such blind faith, that it might as well be a
What is behind that faith, and what is
behind the contempt for our own democracy
and sovereignty, that makes us willing to take
a giant step backwards, several hundred
years, in terms of political development, and
Since the EU's purpose is to liberate
economic policy from the encumbrance of
misguided electorates, Eurocrats tend to have
an irascible, autocratic belief in their
rightness. So do their supporters, the middle
class left, whose guardianship of morality that
begun in the 19th century, continues today in
the form of their usurped custody of left wing
thinking. The same qualities of hypocrisy and
impostership apply now as then.
Is this belief in their own rightness
enough to explain why the middle class
that thinks of itself as left wing, can
support an organisation so blatantly
capitalist and hostile to democracy?
Are they not troubled by the EU's
negotiation of the notorious TTIP, the go
ahead to USA corporations to sue
governments for loss of profits, to enforce the
privatisation of the NHS, to impose GM
foods despite British bans on it, to make it
impossible to regulate against harmful
chemicals. Are they not troubled by the
notorious EU record on environmental
damage, especially the destruction of the
marine environment by its aggressive sea bed
hoovering trawlers, not just in EU waters but
around the world. Are they not troubled the
EU creating the biggest pool of migrant
labour since 1930s America, in the days of
Are their left wing principles not affronted
by the EU being the enthronement of
capitalism as not just our economic but now
our political system as well, and one step
worse than that, actually an attempt, so far
successful, to remove democracy itself.
Not much, surely, could be more right
wing than the EU?
And yet the middle classes 'left', so far,
They persist in pretending the EU is a
benevolent dictator, magically more liberal
than elected governments. Why?
|The EU, a middle class
coup against democracy
Tony Benn called the EU “a
derogation of our historic
democratic right to select and
remove our governments”
| It is reasonable to wonder why the 'left wing'
middle classes support this project to do away
with democratic government and make
capitalism sovereign instead of the people.
|The project of which the EU is a large and
leading part, is the final strategic defeat of the
working classes across Europe and in Britain,
the triumph of the middle classes in a decades
long struggle, albeit an uneven one, against the
working classes. It involves keeping them poor,
and confirming the supremacy of middle class
values and ideas.
|The Middle Classes - Left wing?
They're not even democrats