Sunday, 11 December 2011

The difference between a Eurosceptic and a Europhile...

... I've worked it out:

The Europhile does the wrong things for the right reasons.

The Eurosceptic does the wrong things for the wrong reasons.

This is from the point of view of someone who wants independence from the EU. The policies pursued by both Europhiles and Eurosceptics are essentially the same. The difference is the latter pursues them with conviction. Utterly misplaced conviction, but conviction nonetheless. The Eurosceptic drags along reluctantly, occasionally, mule-like, stopping and objecting, but has nothing to offer as an alternative and nowhere else to go than with the herd he's roped to.

As long as the Eurosceptic remains imprisoned in a loop of fallacy, going round and round in circles, they will be of only randomly incidental advantage to the independence movement. They bang their heads against the brick wall of treaty, shouting the abracadabra of 'renegotiation'. We can only look on with pity - for their foolishness if they are sincere and for their moral degeneracy if they are not.

Let the Eurosceptic be assailed by a withering fire from both sides. As long as they camp in the no-man's land between independence and a federal union, they shall have no rest. Let them choose their trench, either with their Europhile fellow travellers or with the forces for a free and independent nation outside the European Union.

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