So, according to the pollsters and pundits if you are university educated, in a good job and living in the south east of England you are bound to be clever enough to vote for a sane, establishment, social democratic party that is in love with the EU. If, on the other hand, you are not very well educated, poor or unemployed and resident north of Watford Gap, you will have been daft enough to vote for a party that wants Britain out of the EU or at least a referendum on whether we stay in or not, or you will not have bothered voting.
When the Irish people first voted against the Nice Treaty they were deemed so stupid that the EU had to re run the referendum.
The EU is so intelligent and the pollsters and pundits so frightfully clever that they must save us from ourselves.
The fact that the low turn out in the EU elections reflects people’s disinterest in the entire project and is a conscious act and the fact that most who voted, voted sceptically against the EU and for a say in how our country is run indicates the increasing intelligence of a people that are stirring.
Whether they will stir into a ‘people’s army’ of very British UKIPpers or a People’s Army of a new sort, capable of defending and developing the country through self determination and socialism, is an increasingly big question. The answer will very much be determined by how the trade unions move on this matter. Will they call for a referendum or do capitalism’s bidding and perpetuate the illusion of the EU?