So naturally the Tories unveil a massive clawback of power from the EU just to prove me wrong...
THE EUROPEAN flag will no longer have to fly outside Government departments, it was confirmed today.Impressive is it not?
The “petty” European Union regulation agreed under the Labour administration has been scrapped following top government talks.
Today Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said this was an example of the UK being able to claim back powers from Brussels.
Speaking in the House of Commons, he said: "The last Labour government signed-up to a petty EU regulation that forced my and other Government departments to fly the European flag outside our buildings.
Top level talks were required to remove a petty bloody regulation that could simply have been overruled by our national Parliament. Christ Almighty if this is the kind of clawback that Cameron plans to negotiate on then truly we are all doomed to EU membership pending the inevitable bloody revolution.
This. Was. Nothing. It's like being sold into slavery but being told that you don't have to wear the iron collar, it doesn't mean your circumstances have changed, just that it looks a bit better to others...
If it takes top level talks to remove the obligation to fly a flag, then quite frankly the EU is not an organisation we really ought to be in. A freedom loving organisation simply wouldn't care if we flew their flag or not and wouldn't plough billions into various schemes to try and make us love them. Respect needs to be earned, not bought or enforced.
Can we just not leave? Now?