The status quo on 23rd of June is not on offer. The leaders of the EU want a Europe-wide super-state which undermines national sovereignty and democracy. Those might sound like abstract buzzwords with little meaning, far less tangible than easier trade, cheap phone calls or foreign premier league football players. But as they are moved up the layers of power and centralised in Brussels, they will drag our freedom, progress, opportunity, culture and ability for political/civil engagement with them, and undermine these most precious of national treasures: our right to self-governance where our leaders – under the rule of law and through a democratic process – are there to respond to our needs and concerns, to follow our agendas and lead for our overall good.
Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission said in a
Too many politicians are listening exclusively to their national opinion. And if you are listening to your national opinion you are not developing what should be a common European sense and a feeling of the need to put together efforts. We have too many part-time Europeans.
This is a man who is bent on perpetuating a failed political project at the expense of proper respect for the democratic rights of the citizens of the very nations he wants to lead.
In fact, allpresidents of the primary institutions of the European Union want it too, and are open about it. They will take a vote to stay as a confirmation of the abdication of our system of democracy and accountability, and a legitimisation of their one-way plan towards a federal super-state.
MEP Danniel Hannan sums it up well, in saying
A vote to stay in, in other words, is not a vote to hold our ground. It is a vote to acquiesce in what is coming. When the EU demands, whether by majority vote or by a judicial decision, that the United Kingdom join in more bailouts, or increase her budget contributions in line with other members so as to fund the new fiscal transfer mechanism, or accept a quota of non-EU migrants who have entered other member states illegally, we shall be in no position to say no – politically, legally or morally”