Sunday, 19 January 2014

Nissan, Ford and the CBI back Eurofederalism shock

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.  

7 comments:

right_writes said...

Raedwald:-

"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 that 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 that works from a garden building."

How can one?

This needs to be said, from the FSB website:

"There were an estimated 4.9 million businesses in the UK which employed 24.3 million people, and had a combined turnover of £3,300 billion..."

They aren't making the biggest chunk of taxable income... That is (ha ha) the state and the corporates that you mention.

However, as Nigel has been pointing out...

It's not just about the money!

These are "human beans" we are casually talking about here.

Anonymous said...

Strange, isn't it - Labour are now using the CBI's arguments for staying in the EU - there was a time when even whispering CBI would be grounds for a lynching in old Labour circles.

Still, Labour are very relaxed about throwing their lot in with big business now - I suppose that'll be another weekend on Deripraskas' yacht for Mandelson.

DeeDee99 said...

I have a feeling that Farage's critics would rather nurse their grievances than do anything which would help him.

He's not perfect (no-one is) but he's doing a remarkable job as UKIP's Leader. He deserves the support of anyone who wants to see the UK restore its Sovereignty.

THEN is the time to start debating the system of Democracy we use ... not now, when Democracy has been destroyed by the EU.

Anonymous said...

Although, I agree wholeheartedly with much of what Farage is about and says, his own personal short comings severely limit the scope and ambition of his political party.

Therefore, I cannot truly support Farage, for he is a controlling man who has straitjacketed his political party through a very short sighted cronyism and has amply demonstrated that he is not gifted with any wider perspective nor vision.

However, that will not be a factor in my choosing a candidate at the ballot box.

I have voted for UKIP at almost every opportunity since it was formed, to my eternal personal chagrin and only in order to get the scum party out of power - I voted for Dave at the last GE.

So, not much reason there to take my advice either way.

Vote UKIP, vote often.

Budgie said...

Anon 15:16 said: "... [Farage's} own personal shortcomings ..."

Well, yes. But all politicians are human and therefore all have personal shortcomings. I am no longer a member of UKIP, but I have met Messrs Farage, North, Bloom, Nattrass, and a number of others. Power, even a little bit, changed them all, but Farage was the best on balance to start with, and the least affected by power.

Farage has positioned UKIP well, making the right noises to attract both disaffected Tory, and Labour, voters. As Raedwald has observed the LibLabCon supports big corporates and big government, whilst UKIP is taking the opposite stance. Imperfect though UKIP and Farage are, good for them.

Anonymous said...

"Farage has positioned UKIP well, making the right noises to attract both disaffected Tory, and Labour, voters. As Raedwald has observed the LibLabCon supports big corporates and big government, whilst UKIP is taking the opposite stance. Imperfect though UKIP and Farage are, good for them."

Amen to that Budgie, and as you say who is perfect - certainly not me.

visc said...

DeeDee, they make some noises to attract the working / lower middle class disaffected, but in reality as soon as the the SHTF or they gain more power they will roll over to have their tummy tickled by the corporate lobbyists, their supporters have nowhere else to go.

I think you are optimistic if you believe it is only the EU that has destroyed democracy in this country. The party system and profesional politicians are as much to blame. Leaving the EU will not see any change, just smaller feifdoms of the same cr*p.