Friday, 1 June 2018
'So now we know: in the New Europe, in this EU-governed continent that 'progressives' tell us is a wonderful, liberal place, governments are now shaped to the tastes of the rich and powerful rather than by the votes of ordinary people. This is the lesson of Italy. A new government was finally confirmed this week, but only after the Italian president, in tandem with Brussels officials, vetoed a Eurosceptic minister. Anti-EU thinking is not permissible in public life, Italy's semi-democratic president and the EU's anti-democratic officials informed Italy's democratically elected populist parties – even though millions of Italians voted in an anti-EU way. A more agreeable government was concocted, one which, in the Guardian's words, would ease the concerns of 'Brussels and investors around the world'. So the concerns of big business override the desires of the electorate. You can vote Eurosceptically as much as you like, but it will be thwarted by people with power. This grates against the most basic principles of democracy. Brexit has never looked so wise. Other European peoples should now follow us out of these corrupt institutions. Up next: Italeave?'
That was Brendan O' Neill in Spiked today. Wise words but not an aspect of what happened in Italy that the Remoaners at the BBC will give any attention to.