Eurosecptics have always existed but for the last few years leaders such as France's Sarkozy and Germany's Merkel have attempted to prop up Europe and fight a losing battle Successive governments of Europe are falling at rapid speed, as the people of each country turn their backs on those loosely held responsible for the current financial crisis.
Whilst some will view such sentiments as merely anti-establishment views there is much more to it than that. The statistics show that of the seventeen EMU member states, twelve have seen their governments collapse or be voted out, in just the last two years. A daunting prospect for those politicians who attempt to take hold of the poisoned chalice of Europe. In the UK it was only local elections but we Brits sent a stark message to Westminster.
One of the winners in the UK was Nigel Farage and the UKIP Party. As a party which advocates the end of our membership in the EU that certainly told our current coalition something they did not want to hear. That is, the people of Great Britain do not want to be involved in the EU anymore. Many never did Perhaps this is why today's Queen's speech included an attempt to prevent the UK offering any more bail outs to the EU.
This of course is too little too late. It will damage our standing and leave us high and dry should our economy fail. The fact that we have paid through the nose for years will count for nought. King World News has today carried an interview with Nigel Farage which makes for an interesting, if not worrying, read. Whilst this blogger does not usually agree with Mr Farage she often sees some of what he says as good sense. His stance on Europe is after all for many of us his saving grace. In the interview with King World News Farage paints what most of us believe to be an accurate picture of Europe in the days, weeks and months to come. This is one that shows the EU crumbling as politicians take measures to shore up the faults, knowing full well they are simply delaying the inevitable.
TEK reported at the weekend that Lord Mandleson was predicting a more Federal Europe. He in fact appeared to be all in favour of such a measure as a positive move. People in the UK will by and large disagree. Soon after we ran an op-ed on our fears regarding Ms Merkel and her arrogant behaviour. Again it seems that we are in agreement with Mr Farage's view.
What could probably be the most dangerous issue for UK democracy is apathy. With so many people failing to vote, claiming politicians are all the same, politics does not concern me and more, we are ripe for a take over.
A dictatorship in the Eurozone may sound like a bad joke but it is not that far away, nor is it an impossibility. Greece and Italy already have a non elected technocrat as leader, that is a dictator in all but name. Germany has tried many times to dominate Europe and it is attempting to do so again. This time it may not be by the sword but rather by the economy. Time will tell though.
The People of Europe must stay informed and active if they are to have any chance of surviving or fighting what may be to come. Sounds to over the top? Not at all. Greece is just one small part of the problem. Following the Greek election a government has not been formed. Different parties are trying to work together. Depeding which form a coalition they could decide to tear up the bail out plan and maybe leave the EU. German leader Angela Merkel has already said the agreement is not open for debate, but who will stop them and how?
Tags: Angela Merkel, EU deal, Eurozone crisis, Greek debt, Nigel Farage UKIP, federal Europe, EU dictator. op-ed