Mr Cameron has suggested ‘We need to be clear about the best way of getting what is best for Britain’  only to write an article that is neither clear nor makes a convincing case for what is best for Britain. ‘False face must hide what the false heart doth know’ .
Mr Cameron is trying to work out how he and the interests of the political class can maintain their vested interests whilst offering the electorate an EU referendum, one that smacks of tokenism and empty gesture. Equivocation is the means by which he negotiates the lie of his Eurosceptic credentials.
Mr Cameron’s disingenuous article concerning the possibility of an EU referendum amounts to the vague suggestion that ‘we may do something at some point’. In doing so he underscores that it is not that he does not understand the strength of feeling for an in/out referendum, but that he does not want to understand that feeling.
Certainly, Mr Cameron is not to be trusted on this matter (or, really, any others). There will be little doubt that he and fellow europhiles will enmesh a clear in/out vote in caveats and get-out clauses to ensure the British public do not get what they vote for – unless it is a ‘in” vote.
If he offers a referendum to coincide with the next General Election, then, if the Conservatives lose the vote and a Labour government accedes, the referendum will not likely be binding since a new government may not recognize the policy of the Conservatives.
Time and again, despite great quantities of false sincerity, Mr Cameron has shown that he does not wish to understand the people of the UK, nakedly putting his own political interests before serving the people he claims to represent. He is neither the first, nor the last liar to occupy the position of PM, but it is a quality that marks his leadership with unusual vigour.
© thepanopticonblog, 2012.
- 1. David Cameron, ‘We need to be clear about the best way of getting what is best for Britain’. The Telegraph. 30 June 2012. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9367479/David-Cameron-We-need-to-be-clear-about-the-best-way-of-getting-what-is-best-for-Britain.html>
- 2. William Shakespeare. Macbeth. 1.7.83.
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