An open letter to British readers of all parties …

… but you others are welcome as well.

Some of you who are regulars here disagree fundamentally on politics with many of us.  Some of you can’t stand UKIP, I like them. Some of you are for staying in the EU, many of us are not.  Tomorrow there’ll be some more political posts.  All of that is OK, it’s what we do.

What is NOT Ok cuts across our internal party politics, indeed anti-party politics. What you see in the picture below is surely a disgrace.  

I spent some time with a trade minister in a Russian republic and there was a word which was pretty important in international relations – protocol.  The diplomatic service revolves around it.

Within the EU, there are the Shengen states but there is also the UK, as one of the main three. Whilst the UK does not have top place at the table, neither is it relegated to the level of the new members, particularly the poorer and dependent ones.

This has nothing to do with Cameron, Miliband, Farage or Clegg. When Mr. Cameron goes overseas, whatever we may think internally, he is our country’s spokesman and representative. He is to be treated with respect, not for what he is but for the office he holds and the place of the UK in the world of nations.

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That placement of Mr. Cameron in that photo is a breach of international protocol. The £1.7bn ransom demand should not even come into it. Obviously it has. The EU, by doing this, is not slapping Messrs Cameron and Farage in the face, it is slapping the British people in the face – whatever party affiliation, whatever walk of life.

I wish to know how we can possibly remain in such an organization, given this breach.

17 comments for “An open letter to British readers of all parties …

  1. Errol
    October 25, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Dave really, really beleives in the EU. It is utterly anti dmeocratic, totally without restraint, completely secure to legislate without recourse ot voters, has none of that annoying ‘election’ nonsense to contend with and passes law with impunity. For Dave, arch statist, this is utopia!

    The only solution for the good of the world is for the UK – one fo three net contributors – to leave. We would then be far more powerful, joining Norway for influence and be able to trade with whomn we liked, without begging for permission.

    But no, Dave loves the EU. The entire political class, the entrenched statists all fervently believe in the continuation of the ever full to over flowing trough.

    • October 25, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Made the mistake of reading Guardian comments on it – one guy actually called the EU democratic. My jaw just sagged. Do such people truly exist?

      • Errol
        October 25, 2014 at 8:32 am

        Oh yes, the real danger is that they believe it. However, it is their version of democracy, not what most would consider demos-kratos.

        The greatest strength the Left have is in redefining things they disagree with to twist the meaning to suit themselves.

  2. Bunny
    October 25, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I cannot think of a better gift to the anti-EU argument than the latest demand for £1.7bn, autocratic, without basis and in a short space of time to demand it.

    • Twenty Rothmans
      October 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      I’d have said a Dr Evil-like £100,000,000,000 would have been even better.

      CMD does look like an outsider, as well he might at a meeting of “People whose grandmothers were banged by Nazis”.

      It is tempting to say that we don’t give handouts to scroungers, but we should get our own house in order while we’re at it.

  3. The Jannie
    October 25, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I can say with pride that I voted against joining the CM (as we were sold it)in the first place.

    • Mudplugger
      October 25, 2014 at 11:24 am

      I don’t recall being given the opportunity to vote to join under Traitor Heath – all we were given was a fixed referendum two years later to decide whether to stay in. (For information, I voted OUT in 1975).

  4. Crash
    October 25, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I thought this was a deliberate snub specifically aimed at the UK but, look where Mrs Merkel is. I wonder how she blotted her copybook.

    • October 25, 2014 at 11:44 am

      Yes, Merkel was pointed out to me but it’s still a snub.

  5. John
    October 25, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    We should just tell them the whole thing is off, and we’re keeping the other £9bn until negotiations are restarted. If they retort with petty trade embargos we can just go to the WTO and in any event they need our money, our trade, our seats at the UN and NATO and our military far more than we need them.

    Let’s just stop paying at all, and see how long it takes Mrs Merkel to collapse. The French are on the verge of civil riots anyway…

  6. Furor Teutonicus
    October 25, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    The Commy cow Merkel is also not exactly center stage, considering the tax payers money that the other basket cases recieve from us!

    Talk about “Up yours!” for both Germany and Britain!!

    • Twenty_Rothmans
      October 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      If we had any brains, we’d join forces and twat the lot of them.

      Amazing that nobody thought of that before.

  7. Viscount Rectum
    October 25, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    The EU should use the profit made from Gordon selling our Gold to them at below cost price that should clear the debt with some left over to build some luxury apartments for the aliens waiting cross the channel

  8. Hereward unbowed.
    October 25, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    They hate us, especially our Gallic cousins.

    When, the likes of lightweight airhead, some fuqwit like Clegg calls our ‘partners’ [which is bad enough] actually names them as “allies”. After a searing flash of pain, I cannot fathom such incredulous uttered stupidity. Save for maybe the Danes, the Dutch and Flemish, we have no friends in the EU. Britain stands alone, in the EU we have only competitors, rivals and enemies.

    Brussels, is corrupt beyond hairclip bent and now as the Empire crumbles, its ambitions multiply and with crazed delusions of grandeur.

    When one thinks on the fabrications, the manipulation of the Ukraine calamity and that Brussels in its amateurish manoeuvrings all the while, has caused much unnecessary bloodshed and misery in the Eastern Ukraine, how is it that our admittedly stupid politicians still see the EU as the answer and not the problem?

    Sticking ‘us’ [Dave] out on a limb, albeit in another ‘family’ pic does take the piss. But we can reply in kind, we only need to return the sentiment and with compound interest built up after forty years of economic exploitation. The deliberate dismantling, of the British manufacturing base through all sorts of dire practice inclusive of the green agenda, economies of scale [centralization] but also through sharp practice, buy outs and unfair competition most notably by; Germany and France.

    In the end, we will prevail, just by leaving this doomed vainglorious “projet de grandeur”.

    After all, everybody knows it, the EU is finished without Britain. I look forwards to the day – pushed or, driving of our own volition, the only good thing about the EU – is the road out of it.

  9. CherryPie
    October 26, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Ermm you directed me here to see an answer to my question. It is not answered as you suggested (in your open letter and closed comments thread ;-)).

    My question – Where should all these people be placed in the line up?

    I do not understand the protocols you mention so I would appreciate an explanation of the proper placing of the people involved.

  10. Flyinthesky
    October 26, 2014 at 10:58 am

    A perfect illustration of our “actual” position in the scheme of things.

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