By David Price
Ah yes, that old trick. You’re in the car showroom, eyeing up a bewildering array of shiny new models, and a sharp-suited salesman comes up to you and says – as if he’s an old friend who’s known you all your life – “this is the car for you!” It’s amazing, he’s so helpful – he’s an expert and he can instantly pinpoint the best for you. What could possibly go wrong?
Let’s rewind for a moment though, shall we? The guy’s on a commission, and needs to sell a certain amount of stock every week. Without that, his income is at risk – or maybe even his job. There’s this old model that’s been sitting on the sales floor so long it’s got grass growing underneath. It’s the wrong colour, the wrong spec and much to his annoyance, every punter who’s been in has walked on by. He’s got to sell it, he has to close the deal. He’s hardly going to say, “hey mate, please buy this old jalopy or I won’t make my target”, instead he turns it around and declares it to be, “the best for you…”
Of course, smiling people with firm handshakes, friendly grins and confident demeanours always know what’s best for you, don’t they? That’s because they know what’s best for them, and this is really all about them. People giving you the hard sell know you’ll only bite if they convince you that their desired outcome is actually your desired outcome – it’s just that you don’t know it yet. You’re a canny consumer, a seasoned shopper in the marketplace of ideas – so the last thing you’d do is drive out in an ‘underpants beige’ car with no smartphone connectivity, or a satnav whose maps were last updated when the M25 was built. Why then start believing lavishly funded campaigners who seem to know what’s best for your country?
Expect to hear a lot of the new ‘Best for Britain’ campaign in the coming months, as it is backed by George Soros – the man who bet against the Pound in the early nineties as it crashed out of the ERM, and made billions. That’s billions by the way that British taxpayers – ordinary working people – lost as our government piled in enough money to gold plate every NHS hospital floor, to support Sterling. Well, he’s back – telling us what’s “best”. He’s not fronting ‘Best for Britain’ of course, that honour goes to assorted EU-fanatical former MPs – some of whom, like Nick Clegg, receive fat EU pensions. Funny how what’s “best” for us, also happens to be “best” for them…
The truth is that Britain’s continued membership of the European Union is best for big business – and boy do they know it. With the UK outside, living as a free, independent country able to make laws via directly elected constituency MPs in the House of Commons, their lives and the jobs of their globalist friends suddenly become a lot harder. Instead of phoning up their old mates in the unelected European Commission and telling them what laws they want for this or that money-making adventure – or at least paying their handsomely remunerated teams of lawyers and lobbyists to do it for them – they have to deal with British MPs with a keen sense of what their constituents might actually think.
It’s not just the United Kingdom of course, because a quiet word in the ear of the right person in Brussels gets you heard by a body that makes most of the laws across every EU member state. The EU is a dreamboat for globalists, mega corporations, super-lobbyists and tycoons the world over – it’s a one-stop shop that gets the job done – absolutely immune from the childish, selfish whims of we the people. No need to worry about our feelings when you’re trying to ramrod another law through to benefit your investments or interests, is there?
A few weeks ago Italian voters were told that they weren’t allowed to have a finance minister in their new coalition government who was sceptical of Italy’s continued membership of the Euro. He went on record saying that the Euro is killing his country’s economy, and he was right. Then European Budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger arrogantly blustered that the money markets would show Italians how to vote, if they had another general election. The mask is slipping, and the EU is being revealed for what it really is. They know what’s best for us, but actually it is best for them.