Is there a irreversible momentum developing that will yet lead to the United KIngdom actually leaving the EU?
It is beginning to feel like that as the political class eventually are forced to catch up with the mood of the British people. Last week saw the UK Independence Party capture almost 24% of the vote in local council elections, sending a shiver through the spine of the acquiescent quislings at Westminster and now this…
The former chancellor of the exchequer, Lord Lawson, has called for the UK to leave the European Union.
Writing in the Times, he said British economic gains from an exit “would substantially outweigh the costs” He describes the EU as “a bureaucratic monstrosity” and added that after an association with Brussels of 40 years “the case for exit is clear”. Prime Minister David Cameron is facing calls to bring forward a promised referendum on the UK’s EU membership.
Cameron, of course, is deeply committed to keeping us locked into the EU and those foolish conservatives that look to him for REAL Leadership on this issue are kidding themselves. However change is coming, I think, and perhaps the people of the UK will finally get to speak on the issue of our continued membership of the EU and when they do, I think they will say a resounding NO.
Lawson is only stating the obvious and if anything he plays down the sheer horror of what the EU has come to represent but for all that his intervention is moderately helpful to those of us who have argued FOR YEARS we need out of this monstrosity.