Bulldog spirit

Yes, yes, I know some of you are (shall we say?) a tad critical of the British gubmint (pause for widespread, even furrry heckling…..) but may I make a point by way of balance? Last night Cameron used the veto to draw a line in the European sand. Unlike his Opposition he didn’t want the Federalists to make further inroads into British sovereignty and hog-tie the City of London in deference to the Franco-German policies of envy. Other than Hungary (who agreed with him) and Sweden (who had to go home to ask Dad) the rest of the lily-livered mob are going to accept that their national budgets and expenditure will be controlled by Berlin.  No, not by the faceless Commission or bottom-feeding Parliament or feckless Froggies – by Berlin.

Am I anti-German? No. Do I accept their economic imperialism? No. And Cameron has delivered the message. Well done.

Author: Janus

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14 thoughts on “Bulldog spirit”

  1. Erm Hugh,

    Cambuffoon had no choice but to say no. It is in his own gubmints rules that any decision to allow Brussels control over UK interests must be preceded by a referendum. The boy David is shite scared of having one because his trust fund will disappear IF the GB public decide we should have nowt to do with the EU.

    He is just another puppet at Sarkies T party, don’t try and gild the lilly and call him crap like ‘Bulldog’. Complete and utter tripe.

  2. The Bulldog spirit in British politics expired many years ago. The pygmies that pass for politicos today who posture on the shoulders of the giants of yesterday have no idea whatsover how do get out of this mess called euroland. I know, you know, every man and his dog knows how to but even though the truth is staring the eurocrats in the face they still faff about trying to breath life into the corpse of the euro that died some time ago. At least we can say we were like the man who turned down a ticket for the Titanic when we said ‘non’ to the euro.

  3. While Wavy Davy has not exactly grown a pair, he at least appears to have a bit of bum fluff appearing on his chin and a few straggly hairs growing on his chest! But Furry is correct. He will do anything to avoid a referendum, even to the extent of upsetting Merkosy!

  4. I can’t help but laughing and feeling a bit delighted. History just can’t help but rhyming with itself, can’t it?
    A deranged Germany and parasitic France cause a great stir, accomplish nothing, and the British finally find enough backbone to squeak a mild “no”. The British will once again be pushed away from the continent and have to muddle their way through again eventually figuring things out. No one will be overly pleased, yet no one will be positively outraged, either. The continent will once again tear itself apart and go down in flames — more likely than not the frigid fires of economic disintegration and the venomous acrimony that follows.

  5. It must be some comfort for Germany that all the other eurozone countries are willing to put their credit ratings on the line to help the euro. Of course since Britain and Germany are the only net contributors to the EU, that may not be much help. No wonder Sarkozy is so cross – France might have to find some money to put where his mouth is.

  6. Hmm, well I’m not sure where this is going, but yes, we will no doubt muddle through, as Christopher rightly says. To be honest, I’m not sure exactly what has changed, but I think it will all end in tears.

  7. Minty: the EU has always relied on a sense of historical inevitability. The argument has often been made that the EU is like a bicycle. It must always be pushed forward if it is not to fall over. What Cameron has done is to puncture that sense of inevitability. Endless treaties, endless steps which will result only in disaster are no longer inevitable. It will take a bit longer for everything to work its way through, but I think what we will see is the slow disintegration of the EU. My prediction, regardless of what Croatia does, is that Iceland will reject EU membership next year marking the beginning of the end.

  8. Christopher, you may well be right. My feeling is, that whichever way it goes, it may well be painful in the short term, there is no doubt in my mind, but in the long run, we will survive. The EU cannot survive and nor should it.

  9. Where to start…?
    I had to ditch what I was planning to teach on Friday and go for this instead because it seemed so momentous. The French press is almost unequivocally anti British at the moment, but the picture on the street, around here, is one of solid relief. People are delighted that Cameron has finally had the gumption to put his foot down and say we will not be sold down the swanea on tax and just about everything else. And as one of my pupils said, we never signed up for it, so why on earth should we pay for it…?

  10. BB, just so you lead your class down the right road:

    Way down upon the Swanee River,
    Far, far away
    That’s where my heart is turning ever
    That’s where the old folks stay…….

    (Stephen Foster, 1851)

  11. Christopher, I share your view that the EU will slowly dissolve. National interests still dominate and France, in particular, cannot behave.

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