EITHER CONTROL OF BORDERS IS A KEY DEMAND OR IT ISN’T: CAN SOMEBODY IN THE MEDIA PLEASE WAKE UP AND ASK THE BRITISH CABINET WHICH IT IS?
It transpires that David Cameron, the democratically elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom – a State whose sovereignty lies clearly within the Westminster Parliament and thus indirectly within The Citizenry – is to issue his renegotiation demands to the EU in a secret letter to the eucopresident – aka, the President of the European Council – Polish reject and J-C Juncker lackey Donald Tusk.
Only a few days ago, an Official at Ten Downing Street told media enquirers that “the letter will be shared with MPs….and made public”. Not so much a volte-face as the fastest reverse pole-vault in even Cameron’s long history of policy somersaults.
Something is rotten in the State of Brexit; speaking for myself, I’m still trying to piece together the clues and make sense of it. But it isn’t smelling very nice so far.
Last Monday, The Slog posted this piece which (I think it is fair to say) asked two obvious questions:
- How does an iteration of Cabinet policy on EU renegotiation appear as a lead in the Sunday Telegraph naming four key demands and NOT mention the FOM/Border control issue…the one shown time and again in recent polls to be the central concern of the British electorate?
- How can UKIP and Vote Leave be aware of this and NOT shower David Cameron with ordure about the obvious omission?
A further dot was there for joining up earlier this week when Angela Merkel again made it clear to the media that open internal borders was a principle from which the EUCO (or FINMIN, or Berlin, or whichever illegal body is running the Circus this week) would not budge, period.
This evoked an ongoing zero reaction situation in the British Cabinet.
The likes of Donald Tusk now demanding a wishlist in writing (in which the Cabinet has acquiesced) is a third new dot; the sudden acceptance by Camerlot of sending it confidentially is a fourth. How many dots does it take before Hairgel Mirage & Associates join them up and see what looks like a rat’s tail?
In contemporary Britain, secrecy and autocracy are the new transparency and democracy. I will try if time allows to expand on this theme throughout the day. In the meantime, I think this hairy, smelly mammoth in the understairs lavatory needs to be seen and aired.