Saturday, 23 October 2010
European public too "exhausted" to have their referendums?
However MEP Inigo Mendez De Vigo has a new reason why there should be no more EU Treaties and presumably, no more talk of silly referendums: people are far too exhausted!
That may be true for those in the EU who invested years of time achieving the next step of EU political integration. However the public are far from exhausted, most having never properly taken part in the debate on the future of the EU.
The likes of Mr. De Vigo shouldn't be presumptuous. As the EU gives itself a nearly 6% budget increase this year, I have a feeling the British public are still wide-awake in their desire for a say with regards to Britain's relationship with the European Union. I fear his excuse of exhaustion is yet another excuse for those who wish to act despite of, not because of, public opinion in pushing for a European superstate.