What Dr Alf says is true in the sense that in an ideal world politicians must take the views of the public into account and convince them of the rightness of your case. This is not an ideal world and the objectives of those who conceived the European project were developed hundreds of years ago under the name of the “Great Work of Ages”. They were not concerned with public opinion but their own vision and that has not changed.
This is why we are going to see a European Army, ever closer union by Germany and France plus the other countries of Europe barring Greece, and a move towards a cashless society where politicians controlled by bankers can control all the money supply right down to an embedded chip in someone’s arm once the technology is there.
Public opinion didn’t want the Afghanastan, Iraq and Balkan wars but the Bilderbergers acting in secret decided that all three would happen at enormous cost in blood and treasure. The public in all three instances were lied to about the real reasons for going to war and about what the real objectives and “endgame ” were, despite their misgivings.
Public opinion in the UK was not for gay marriage, unchecked immigration or the abolition of the death penalty. Public opinion on all these and other matters has been and still is being ignored and indeed rubbished by the BBC and the chattering classes.
75% of the population do not believe in global warming or climate change even though the world’s temperatures have risen by just 1 degree in 125 years. Despite this and scientific evidence from Professor Richard Lindzen the world’s top oceanographer based at MIT the BBC ,whilst in possession of licence fee payers money still won’t allow anyone with those views onto its programmes.
Greek public opinion is against further austerity but is also not for true economic reform.
Somehow the Germans whose activities in World War 2 ruined the country must once again make reparations and if not them then others in Europe must bail them out. These same Greeks have had 70 years of German and Northern European tourism with all the spending that entailed but never once finished off their roofs so as to avoid property taxes of got their civil servants to work past their 38th birthdays before drawing a pension. The Greeks make much of the 5 families who have plundered the country and feel hard done by.
I, and millions of others, could just as easily feel hard done by, based on the waste and profligacy of the MOD, Central Government in general, and the plutocracies which financially rape and plunder the UK economy, hide the money in any one of forty different tax havens and then convert it into real property, private islands,gold and gems.
Do I and the silent majority riot and engage in civil commotion? Of course not. Instead we get on with life as best we can expecting no help or sympathy from anyone.