Thursday, 20 October 2011
EU referendum: MPs told to vote against Monday's motion
The three big parties at Westminster have told their MPs to vote against a motion calling for a referendum to be held on UK membership of the EU.
Although 60 Tory MPs have signed the motion, Downing Street says it expects them to vote against it. The Liberal Democrats are set to order their MPs to vote against, and Labour leader Ed Miliband said he would also order his MPs to oppose the idea.
A referendum would be an "irresponsible and terrible distraction". Read more on the BBC website
de·moc·ra·cy: 1. noun, plural -cies: government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them.
Democracy and the concept of democracy makes for an interesting study but what is the relevance of this to the borough of Tameside? Well firstly our continued membership of the EU is something which affects us all in far more ways than many people suspect and it appears the big three political parties who between them have governed this country for longer than we can all remember only like democracy when it suits them.
The ‘Big Three’ say no to allowing us, the Proles a referendum on our continued membership of the EU. The Big Three do not like referendums. Referendums are the truest form of democracy but referendums have a nasty habit of upsetting the plans of the ruling elite, hence the reason why they avoid referendums on issues of crucial importance.
If the people of this country were given the chance to vote in referendums on issues such as restoring the death penalty, halting immigration, going to war on the pretext of lies, in all cases the elite would have their plans scuppered as referendums would almost certainly deliver the ‘wrong result’. To get around this ‘problem‘ our glorious leaders and their puppet masters from the lobby groups do everything they can to prevent true democracy in a bid to ensure the status quo remains firmly in place.
When Allan Young of the fledgling New Party contested the Ashton under Lyne parliamentary by-election in 1931, the New Party leader, former Labour and Conservative cabinet minister Oswald Mosley famously said when describing the Big Three, “they are all the same dog wearing a different collar”. When I look at the contempt in which the Big Three hold our opinions on the EU and other matters, I cannot help but think of how apt Mosley’s comment was then and still is now. Tameside Citizen