Jackie on Europe

Erm, no, you\’ve got this the wrong way around.

I have jolted quite a long way down a winding path into the future; but it is a perfectly plausible path. Just as Europe finally puts all the arguments about its own constitution behind it, and starts to get to grips with the issues that really matter – climate change, international terrorism and China\’s role on the world stage – it is possible that Britain will absent herself from these decisions.

The political structure, the constitutional arrangements, by which we reach decisions are vastly more important than those "issues which really matter". For if we don\’t have the correct structure: if, for example, we\’re locked into a grossly undemocratic European super-state, then how can we have any confidence at all that reasonable let alone correct answers will be reached on those "important issues"?

5 thoughts on “Jackie on Europe”

  1. The fact that this woman regards the process by which decisions are taken, the accountability of the decision-takers, as being less important than the outcome, tells you all you need to know. For this results-obsessed viewpoint, process, law, etc, means nothing.

    And yet by ditching all this supposedly fuddy-duddy concern for democracy, accountability, etc, these idiots actually make the results worse, they produce incompetent and ineffective government.

  2. and starts to get to grips with the issues that really matter – climate change, international terrorism and China’s role on the world stage – it is possible that Britain will absent herself from these decisions.

    Is she completely, stark staring mad?

    Global Cooling and China’s rise to prosperity (or total military domination of Far East, their call) will continue whether or not we are in the EU. International terrorism might well require cooperation along the lines of Interpol (information pooling) but sure as heck does not require us to be in the EU either.

    Completely f***ing bonkers.

  3. “this woman”, Jonathan? She’s got a title, you know. “This bloody woman”, surely.

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