13th spitfire wrote:
Forgive me for being positively very blue-eyed on this issue, and I know I am utterly out of my league when it comes to EU matters. But is it not just a tiny bit good that at least one MSM outlet is paying attention to the EU somewhat "seriously" ? They got the entire history and purpose of the EU wrong - yes, but perhaps other outlets might do a similar 'take on Europe/EU' series where this 'little' anomaly might be rectified?
Or maybe I am just being naive (high possibility).
We have lived with a "fudge" for over 40 years - and it is that which has allowed the political classes to get away with their "reform" agenda, which completely muddies the waters. As long as a goodly proportion of people can be fooled into believing that the purpose of the EU is ultimately benign ("laudable") there will never be any serious pressure for withdrawal. The Telegraph perpetuates this dishonesty and therefore has done more harm that good. Only when the people of the UK are forced to confront the stark choice - complete political integation or withdrawal - will there be a serious debate.
I agree with with 13th Spitfire here in that at least the Lame Stream Media are reporting something, and not positively, about the EU.
The front page headline of the Sunday Express is EU IDIOTS - going on to (with 'photos) farmers hosing away 25 million gallons of milk, funded by British taxpayers, then. Why ARE we still in Europe.
The vast majority don't understand, and probably never will that the direction of the EU was designed to be secretive & manipulative. They'd rather believe that they wouldn't be lied to on such a grand scale. But they can understand when things are made simple like the headline above, which to be truthful I was quite surprised the Express went to so far as to state 'why are we still in Europe', then it went on to a 3 pager about it.
I've said before I didn't used to think about the EU, ashamed to say too busy doing other things to think it was of any interest, and that's what the politicans have relied on all these years, people like me. I then started reading about it and came to realise just what it was about, and EUref enlightened me on many things I didn't have a clue about. The Vast majority aren't as savvy & knowledgeable as Dr North, and most of on here. I think many come into the same category as I once was, ignorant, too busy to think about it. But I believe now it's becoming clearer just how much this insidious organisation is costing us and people realising that our own government have hardly any powers anymore, soon none, that's what the vast majority will understand, simple plain facts.
I just hope it wasn't a one off by the Express, but as with everything concerning the EU it's usually a one day splash. But I fear it's too late because Camerboy is, I believe, staunch EU.
It's said that UKIP has only one aim and that's withdrawal and no other policies if elected. What's to stop them recruiting like minded people who also wanted out of the EU, who have been in politics so that if they were to get elected they could withdraw from the EU then hand over the reins to those recruited to run the country as a government. All this to be put into a manifesto of course beforehand. Wishful thinking