I'm not sure why the Observer even bothers reporting that Nissan, Ford and the CBI are throwing their multinational weight behind a pro-EU campaign. Of course they are. As are Monsanto, Beyer, Alcatel, Lafarge, Vodafone, Siemans, Fiat and all the rest of the global corporates. The CBI is the mouthpiece of big business, not UK capitalism, and all these firms are the profound enemy of free markets and open competition, and therefore the profound enemy of both small business, consumers and Adam Smith capitalism everywhere. They would happily carve up our combined GDP between them, throw our sovereign standards on the fire and replace them with their own corporate logo flags and crowd out every strand of potential competition from the market. An arrangement as at present under which they can turnover a billion in sales in the UK, France and Germany but pay tax in Luxembourg suits them fine. Of course they love the EU - within the EMU the EU has ensured that labour, not global capital, has paid the price for recession with a lost generation of millions of young people who may never experience the world of work.
Big firms love the Big State, love regulation, love the minimum wage, love EU social measures such as maternity and paternity leave and in this they are hand in hand in hand with the Big Unions, fighting for their members. Even the Labour Party is being more honest about who in our society it really serves - those working in the public sector, and those working for big business. Labour policy says forget the poor, the young, the unemployed, the struggling self-employed craftsmen, the marginal, the dispossessed, the community shopkeepers, artisan bakers and hill farmers; forget that Britain which works in a crinkly tin shed on an industrial estate making windows or HiFi amplifiers or timber mouldings, that hangs its shingle on a dwellinghouse or which works from a garden building. Labour doesn't want you.
Neither do Dave and Georgie - they've cast their lot with global business, the Bilderbergers and the EU federasts, and are in alliance with Labour in terms of so many shared interests that they must seek artificial differences between them. Dave, Nick and Ed have more in common between them than any one of them has with the British people.
All of which we already know. But between now and May the silly scare stories will multiply; we can answer them only one way - by marking our Euro ballot cross in the UKIP box. And that includes all Farage's critics as well as his friends - to do otherwise will mark them out as petty, petulant and up their own arses rather than a part of the common struggle.