A buddy of mine has picked up on the BBC’s headline news this morning: that Tony Blair reckons the UK could/should stay inside a ‘reformed’ European Union. My friend wondered if there was something of merit in Blair’s ideas?
Well, here’s the answer.
Blair’s latest utterances represent the Remain Institution hard at work to keep the UK inside the nascent European superstate; it’s as simple as that. There’s no other reason for Blair’s proposal, whatever he says (bear in mind that Blair is a deceitful, narcissistic, egoist). In situations as complex as this, in my experience it is vital for the strategists (in this case those leading the Brexit process; people like David Davis, Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and, in support, people like Jacob Rees-Mogg et al) always to see the wood for the trees. The ‘wood’ in this case is the UK unshackling itself from The Treaty of Lisbon and in so doing leaving the Single Market, the Customs Union and the jurisdictional tentacles of the European Court of Justice (sic), lock, stock and barrel.
The Remain Institution is chucking absolutely everything and the kitchen sink at frustrating the Brexit process and will continue to do so until the recovery of the UK’s sovereignty is complete; that could indeed take many years. Personally, I find it terribly difficult to understand how, even now over a year after the clear EU Referendum result, there is so much critical mass in the British Establishment wedded to the idea of sliding our country through the back-door into a patently undemocratic, unaccountable, legally codified superstate. It’s a recipe for (another) disaster in Europe and yet so many of my fellow countrymen simply can’t, or won’t see it. Why, FFS?
The other factor in this is the hold that the Establishment has over the traditional Fourth Estate, the mainstream media, and the extent to which there is collusion between the two institutions. One could be forgiven for thinking that a critical mass of society is also somehow wedded to the idea of a European superstate, the Referendum result notwithstanding. However, I’m not convinced that there is popular momentum under the Establishment surface, so to speak, for the UK to remain shackled to the European Union. We are to some extent being duped by the BBC, by Channel 4 News, by Sky News and so on and so forth into thinking that Blair’s ideas, for example, have some sort of popularity, some sort of traction. I don’t buy that; but Blair gets the air time and so we’re led to think, kind of subconsciously that he – and other Remain obsessives like him – could be ‘right’. It’s bollocks. Blair talks bollocks; Blair speaks for nobody but himself.
But the BBC loves Blair and loves too the Remain message. So Blair is headline news – and the BBC fights on to preserve its hallowed union, the European Union.