The turning point came last week, when the elected prime minister of Greece was marched into an office and dressed down by the leaders of a foreign state. His plans for a referendum of the Greek people were scrapped. European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said he expected a government of national unity – one without any mandate whatsoever – to be installed with all the off-hand arrogance of an emperor. And so it came to pass, with Loukas Papademos, one of those technocrats which the androids in Brussels consider reliable, primed to take over the top job.Such would be a good thing. The arguments I have been making in favour of national independence and democracy should resonate with left-wingers, or at least are not in any way anti-left. Neither should left-wingers support the now-numerous occurrences of innocent citizens being abducted under the European Arrest Warrant and rendered unto foreign jails for long spells without a shred of evidence having been produced, and there's something faintly absurd to hear them denouncing a referendum on the grounds that it harms our beloved system of (un)representative democracy.
So, come on over, lefties! Join the fight for liberty, democracy and independence.