Thursday, 10 November 2011

All fall down.

Remember those spinning-plate acts where someone would have a load of plates spinning on upright poles and he had to run about keeping them all going before they fell? You rarely see that any more.

Which is a shame because that's the kind of skill the EU need at the moment. Little Sarky and the Merkin are trying to do it by threatening the plates to stay up. When that doesn't work, they replace the plates with EU plates that will do as they are damn well told.

The Greek PM promised his people a referendum. He was taken aside by the Management for a little chat and he dropped the referendum then resigned. An EU puppet gets his job. Berlusconi survived literally hundreds of scandals and investigations. One comment to the effect that Italians are worse off with the Euro and he's gone. Replaced by an EU puppet.

The Irish had a referendum on the EU treaty, came up with an answer that displeased the Management and had to do it all again. Once they came up with the right answer, no more referenda.

Now they're all going bust, one by one. France isn't in great shape either. Those spinning plates turned out not to have strong rods holding them up, in fact some didn't have rods at all and were floating there using no more than their belief in their own hovering capabilities. The act is over, the plates are falling and the plate-spinner can't run fast enough to keep them all going.

Today Mad Manuel Bareasso declared that if you are in the EU then you must join the Euro. Room for more on this sinking ship, it seems. Joining the Euro is like paying for membership of the Liberal Democrats. It would be quicker to just burn the money.

I have received an Email asking me to publicise a petition on the Government's "We can hear you, we're just not listening" site. It is a logical petition, it follows EU rules to the letter. We don't like the answer the Government came up with when they pretended to debate the possibility of an EU referendum in the UK so we want them to do it again. And keep doing it until they come up with the right answer. They should be used to that sort of thing by now.

The petition is the brainchild of and the link to it is here.So far there are over 5600 names on it.

I don't think the Cameroid will let us have a referendum. Even if he wanted to, if he tried it the Clegg would throw a hissy fit and stomp out of the coagulation. Then he'd have to have an election and he's been such a dick he might not win. Promising a referendum won't help. He promised that last time - they all did - and when it came to discussing it they all voted it down on orders from all three party leaders. Nobody's going to believe that promise now.

What would he promise? A repeal of all the nannying and relaxation of the stranglehold of control? He promised that last time too and lied. Clegg held his Great Repeal Charade and ignored all the answers he didn't like. None of them have anything left to promise us at an election so they dare not have one now.

Suppose, though, he went ahead and did it. He might, not for us, but for his own bruised ego. Little Sarky has been going around the world insulting all the leaders he can find, and he started with the Cameroid. So Cameroid might hold a referendum just to stick two fingers up at France's pocket president.

Even then, even if he grew a pair and went ahead with it, the Management will call him in for a little chat and show him the heads of two recent PM's on platters, with an empty platter beside them bearing a little Union Flag.

Suppose he managed to get through it all, through the EU Management coup, through the red face and stomping feet of Clegg, and held a referendum. Suppose the result of that referendum was a resounding 'Out! Now!'

The EU would just make him do it again. And again, until he came up with the right answer.

We're just going to have to wait for it all to fall apart. Shouldn't be long now. At least we don't have the Euro.


Xopher said...

Will little Sarky ever wake up to the fact he's been well (ab)used by Frau Merkin and France is also in the deep stuff?

George Speller said...

"We're just going to have to wait for it all to fall apart."

'fraid so. There must be millions of us who know this is the only way we're going to get what we want.

Curmudgeon said...

Yes, it's seemed to me for a long time like a plate-spinning act. The longer we have to wait, the more broken crockery there will be at the end. But the Greeks know all about that, of course ;-)

Leg-iron said...

Xopher - he's in the mindset of our times, in that he believes that siding with the controllers means they won't eventually be coming for him. He's on the list.

George - one positive note: the EU is intent on imploding itself by putting its political ambition above any kind of logic or sense.

Curmudgeon - the Greeks won't have noticed the odd smashed plate at first.

Anonymous said...

Erm....sorry to throw a spanner in the works, but..
Five years or so ago, the pound was worth E1.40; now it is worth E1.10. So which is the stronger currency?
This fact has been driving me mad for some months. Why is it that the pound's value, relative to the Euro keep going down?
Somebody is making a lot of money out of the current crisis and it is not me!

Leg-iron said...

Junican - yes, we're knackered too. We might not be quite so skint if Cameron would stop giving it away by the truckload.

kitler said...

If we left the EU what would happen to the millions of British folks who live, work or trade on the continent? Would they suddenly become illegal imigrants with no right to be there? If so its kind of un-libertarian to demand something that will fuck up the lives of so many of our countrmen.

I say just let the whole thing collapse like every other socialist regime has.

Tuesday Kid said...

You're spot on with this. It was fucking awful what happened with the Irish referendum; do it again and get the right result. For fucksake, what's the point of a fucking referendum then?

And for all Cameron and Clegg's bluster I think you're right again. There's no way they're going to give a referendum on this.

Lord T said...

Cameron shown he was not going to give a referendum before the election. Most of us didn't care.

We are stupid and we are getting shafted for that.

Life is tough …It’s even tougher if you’re stupid. - John Wayne

Anonymous said...

While you are at it you might as well sign this one too:
This petition has over 13,000 votes and was started the day after the debate.

chisela screwart said...

is the eurozone crisis evidence of an integral problem with the very concept of democracy? no, it's not the system that's immoral - it's the people who run it and conceived it. basically, it doesn't matter what system you have, as long as the citizens who control it are theoretically, in its purest form, a fascist state is absolutely long as the nazis who run it are all nice fluffy pink ones.

Ian said...

Plate-spinning has been banned by EU directive 98679698698675C/2003

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