Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Nasty little hypocrite

On Radio 4 this morning our experienced and well qualified Foreign Secretary accused those who wanted a referendum on the EU Consitution of being 'demagogues'. Let's just get a quick definition to be clear:
. a person, esp. an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.

Right. So by putting the referendum promise in their 2005 manifesto, were not Labour appealing to the 'emotions, passions and prejudices of the people?' bearing in mind that they didn't want to have a vote, but did want to get elected?

And who is he to tell us that our very real concerns are wrong, in any case? We pay his wages, and the whole point of democracy is that they are supposed to listen to us. How dare he insult the people who are trying to defend democracy when he and his cronies are happily lying to us? Even when the Scrutiny Committee came back and said that the Reform Treaty was basically the same as the Consitution, they denied it!

Ostrich politicians, that's what they are. The Cabinet and Labour MEPs must be the only people left in the country who think that this isn't the Constitution, if indeed they even think that. Personally, I think they know it's the constitution, but they are far too malignant and crooked to stand by their promise, knowing they will lose.

Hang them all, I say!

2 comments:

Prodicus said...

Correction. The only people left in the continent...

Sir Philip Johnston-Higham said...

Foreign Secretary accused those who wanted a referendum on the EU Consitution of being 'demagogues'...

Sounds to me like a Common Purpose "graduate".