By: Chris Knowles
Forget the lists of figures, the lies, damn lies and statistics, the desperate cobbled together equations purporting to represent a future reality, the propaganda leaflet published at public expense and even the childish name calling that has now started. The main question that people need to ask themselves in this referendum is whether they want to live in a democracy.
If you want to live in a democracy then the EU is not for you. The executive (ruling) institution of the EU is the unelected, anti democratic European Commission. If you want to live in a democracy where you elect your leaders then you need to vote to leave. The European Commission is the elephant in the room that the Bremainers want to hide. People complain that the House of Lords should be elected, but they ignore the unelected European Commission which has far more power and influence on our daily lives.
Cameron’s so called renegotiation deliberately ignored this elephant and tried to blind us with irrelevance instead. If Europe is to be genuinely reformed the European Commission would either become an elected institution or be abolished. Neither option is on the cards and never will be!
A vote to remain in the EU is therefore an unrepeatable experiment, you will never be able to truly choose the actual decision makers ever again. The real rulers will remain the remote and unknown men in black, skulking in the shadows and pulling the strings. The Bremainers will try to frighten you with short term fears but those pale in comparison to the dangers of the long term inside the EU.
It must be remembered that it was Britain with its parliamentary democracy and ancient constitution which brought freedom to Europe and not the other way around and it was Britain that saved Europe from Napoleon, the Kaiser and Hitler. Perhaps Brexit will help save Europe from itself once again. It might actually give the rest of the European people a new voice and help them shake off the anti democratic yoke too.
Think in the long term not the short. It is better to suffer some minor short term difficulties, that may or may not come to pass, than to risk long term oblivion. Staying in the EU is far too risky. No EU member state, perhaps with the exception of Denmark, have the ancient traditions of democracy that we have.
Don’t sacrifice our democracy, your children and grandchildren will not forgive you – Vote Leave!