Continuing what passes for my thoughts begun in the previous post, I would like to concentrate on the tactics required to achieve our strategic aim and to counter the tactics of those whose aim is the opposite of ours. Of course, I am assuming that you share my desire to be rid of the European Union and to revert to normal trade agreements with them of the sort we might sign with any other trading nation or bloc in the world.
One thing is absolutely and positively clear - the vast majority of the 'political class', by which I mean the leadership of the three main parliamentary parties, are united in their desire to remain inside the EU. I would go further and suggest that for most of them they could not care less on what terms they remain, either! The swivellings, somersaults and back-flips practiced by 'Dim Dave' in recent days on the subject of a referendum indicate with absolute clarity that he wants in and he will 'Prevaricate for Britain' - and himself - in order to put off the day on which he might be forced to seek our opinion. In the interim he will continue to urge the euro-zone nations to get their finger out and stitch up some sort of deal, it doesn't matter what, and then he will beg them to toss him a trifle or two which he can carry back to the British people in triumph. On that basis the three party leaderships will combine to urge acceptance, and dire warnings will be issued of the apolalypse which will follow any rejection. These dread prospects will be re-inforced by the Grand Panjandrums of the Confederation of British Industry, the agit-prop of the BBC and the massed ranks of The Great & The Good.
Thus, it is essential to agitate in support of a referendum - NOW! And it should be a simple 'in or out' question. Well, that ain't gonna happen but a man can dream, can't he? Even so, we must keep up the agitation for a referendum as soon as possible in order to maintain the pressure on 'Dim Dave'. Those living in the constituencies of Tory MPs should make their views known by every means possible including a promise to vote UKIP if the MP concerned does not turn the thumbscrews on feeble leader. Irrespective of whether or not a deal has been cut with Brussels, I think the referendum should be held on the same day as the election to ensure as good a turn out as possible. Also, if there is no deal finalised it will make it impossible for the 'Ins' to bribe us with whatever 'concessions' Brussels promises, on its honour(!), to bestow on us.
Even so, be honest, I am not sure that the 'Out' vote would win. I think a lot of Brits will blanche at the prospect of walking out of Europe into a cold, lonely world. Thus, it is even more important that the 'Outs' offer a suitably exciting and enticing vision for the people to anticipate. On that subject, I will write more, later.