via Majority Rights
The European Union is a project for the elites. It is one of the
principal engines of globalism, and it is immensely ambitious as such.
It offers a vision of an eventual multiracial, non-democratic unitary
state concerned to expand to the eastern and southern borders of Russia,
into Turkey and the Levant, North Africa (via the Barcelona Process),
and, in time, across the Sahara and into the rest of the African
continent. All this is a matter of record. But none of it would be
remotely open to consideration were it not for the four grand,
overlapping developments in the politics of the West in the late 20th
century: the triumph of Capital over the command economy; that of
political internationalism over nationalism; that of elitism over
democracy; that of business and banking over peoples and populism.
These four triumphs winnowed national politics in the West, leaving us
with the machine politician, the career politician; and his economically
neoliberal and socially neo-Marxist, identikit parties; and ushered in
an era of corruption, cynicism and betrayal.
Not unnaturally, this model of power politics has come under attack
in every one of the European democracies. In the UK, although
nationalism has failed to lay a glove on it, euroscepticism has not.
True, UKIP could not break through with Westminster seats last May. But
David Cameron was forced to write into his party’s election manifesto a
promise that, if successful, a Conservative government would hold a
simple in-out referendum on EU membership by the end of next year. At
the time of the election the polls were very tight, and doubtless
Cameron expected, at best, to be back in Downing Street with support
from the Liberal Democrats. They, of course, would never sanction any
kind of challenge to their beloved project in nation destroying. In the
event the LibDems collapsed, Labour failed miserably, and Cameron won a
most unexpected majority. But ... he was now lumbered with that
manifesto promise. Plainly, he and his advisers thought they would have
little difficulty in repeating the success of Project Fear in the
Scottish IndyRef. After all, who would remember Cameron’s Bloomberg
speech, in which he had talked of a deep reform of the institutions of
the European Union and of the UK’s relationship with it. Nobody.
They’ll all just vote for the status quo ... for what they know, won’t
But now it’s starting to look like change is coming on 23rd June.
The return to independence of the UK will deliver a mighty blow to the
process of ever greater union, energising dissent throughout the Union;
ramping up costs for the other contributor member states, of which I
believe only five or six will be left; and showing once again that the
people do not want what the elites want, but still love and value their
nation states and long to preserve them as independent and whole,
functioning entities. With Schengen almost dead now, the euro in
permanent crisis, the European economies seemingly permanently
enfeebled, and the second largest economy negotiating its departure from
the Union for good, the credibility of an EU elite which insists that
the project must be advanced with ever more speed and determination will
be tested and will be found wanting. The Union could already be
fatally wounded. It might take years to die or it might happen with the
dispatch that attended the collapse of communism in the east in 1989.
For nationalists this is a highly significant moment. The pendulum
has surely begun its long, stately swing back towards our politics. We
are in no way ready for what will come.