The euro bail-out is a conspiracy against democracy – Telegraph

The euro bail-out is a conspiracy against democracy – Telegraph.

The euro bail-out is a conspiracy against democracy

The bail-out of the euro represents the introduction of socialism on a continental scale – with the British government‘s cynical endorsement.

9:00PM BST 23 Jul 2011

How very appropriate that tanks should have been rolling through the streets of Brussels on the day that Europe dismantled another pillar of democracy. The military display, as it happened, was commemorating Belgium National Day, not the triumphal march toward financial union, but the coincidence was one of history’s better jokes. Europe is now galloping toward the final realisation of its great post-war dream: the abolition of independent nation states whose governments are answerable to their own people.

It is important to realise what is at stake here. When you exercise your right to vote for one party or another in national elections, you are, more often than not, doing so on the basis of its fiscal policies: that is, what it proposes to do about tax and spending. There could scarcely be a more important function of the electoral process than this. If the government is not accountable to you for what it does with your money, and how much it will take from you to do those things, then what is left of your power as a citizen? In what sense is your consent to being governed required? If responsibility for these decisions is to be removed from the elected governments of individual countries and transferred to a pan-European entity, then we are setting out on a course with the most terrifying political implications.

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2 responses to “The euro bail-out is a conspiracy against democracy – Telegraph

  1. Pit

    “It is important to realise what is at stake here. When you exercise your right to vote for one party or another in national elections, you are, more often than not, doing so on the basis of its fiscal policies: that is, what it proposes to do about tax and spending. There could scarcely be a more important function of the electoral process than this.”
    Janet Daley certainly has a point here.

  2. Pit

    “an economically illiterate project”
    From all I have read about the Euro(zone), this may a harsh but correct judgement. And I’m wondering if the European Union should be called a “politically illiterate project” – at least in the form it was created. For one, there should not be an easy way out for a state – out of the European Union as well as out of the Eurozone.

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