We’re in a bad way. With the UK leaving the bastion of stability and economic growth, the EU, we have to do everything in our power to ensure that Tony Blair and Nick Clegg form the next British government PDQ. One fears that the anti-capitalist, anti-market instincts of the Tories will imperil all four constituent countries of the United Kingdom. The EU has been utterly libertarian and anti-red tape. It has done much to ensure that democratic rights are respected throughout the Old Continent.
Take, for example, 2005. Clearly a rabid minority of voters in France and the Netherlands found ways to thwart the will of the majority by stuffing ballot boxes and rejecting the European Constitution. Thankfully, Angela Merkel relied on her deeply-engrained respect for civil liberties that were instilled in that earthly paradise, the German Democratic Republic.
As for you Aussies… Isn’t it time to get on with it and become a republic under the exquisitely popular Malcolm Turnbull with Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd as joint-presidents? Peter Fitzsimon’s exquisite leadership of the Australian Republican Movement will ensure that this comes to pass within weeks.