It’s been like an old rumbling and smoking volcano for the last 40 years, now this old volcano as recently been hitting much higher on the richter scale, red hot lava is now spewing forth. The UK voters have run out of patience with all the politicians that have over the decades deceived, contorted, and obfuscated on the offer of a UK EU Referendum. OK so some European countries have referendums more than others just take a look at Switzerland. The Swiss are offered to participate in many various referendums concerning very big national issues. Other countries will only have a referendum on big major issues say once very decade like Ireland or France. The UK though by comparison is like a referendum desert where no rain does fall, we have endured an extremely long referendum drought. 1975 was the last time the UK had a referendum, and this is causing a public growing resentment and visible friction between the citizens and the established politicos classes. The politicians of all three major parties. their thinking was well you all get to vote in elections every 5 years and that’s enough to express your democratic wishes, leave the very important stuff to us, we know better.
Just take a moment to think of all the different UK Prime Ministers that have come and gone, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and now David Cameron. In 1975 people in the UK agreed to a ‘Common Market’, a agreement of trade within Europe. 40 years later after the Maastricht treaty and the Lisbon treaty the EU is completely different, its evolving into a semi federal pan European entity, than it ever was envisaged in 1975. Did the citizens of the UK get a voice or were offered a choice during the Maastricht and Lisbon treaties? I think we all know the answer to that, we where told this question is too big for democracy, too big for the voters, let the politicians decide for you, like we were all ignorant uneducated little children. Well now after long last the volcano as erupted, the build up of pressure was just too great. This is the reason why Nigel Farage as rocketed into the political stratosphere in the UK, he as said enough is enough, the people demand a EU referendum now. Mainstream politicians have lost the common touch and they only have themselves to blame for their contempt of the democratic voting process.
Presently all three main parties are in a complete flap now, its like the circus as come to town, finally they are really worried and concerned as voters are abandoning the mainstream politics and flocking over to UKIP. Cameron is promising a referendum in 2017, but people remember his ‘cast iron’ pledge for which he now infamously is remembered for reneging on that promise, while Ed Miliband’s and Labour approach to a referendum is? well no one actually knows thats the problem, as its like trying to find your way through a very thick fog, obfuscation is a Labour political art form. Nick Clegg and the LibDems believe in a EU referendum, just as long as a EU referendum never actually takes place; it was a weak disguise and it never really fooled the voters. During a recent 2nd reading of a EU referendum bill trying to pass through the labyrinth of Westminster, this is what the House of Commons chamber looked like, LibDems and Labour MPs just did not turn up at all to even debate the matter. They do not wish to even discuss the the UK EU relationship, because they do not want a EU referendum.
Now there is a palpable feeling that the clock as stopped ticking, the perplexing and the baffling EU referendum politics within the Westminster as just gone into over drive, as the politician’s finally recognise the voters have lost their patience with Westminster. It looks like the UK politicos have at last seen the red hot lava coming down the mountain and they don’t like what they see as they do not want to get burnt? But its too late now,you had 40 years and did nothing, now its time for the people to speak.