Either we're a kafkaesque bureaucracy masquerading as a democracy, in which case, how long before we look like the Soviet Union? Or the will of the Demos actually counts for something, in which case just drop the Treaty of Lisbon, or at least give us a chance to kick it out.
It is up to the Liberal Democrats to find a shred of decency, along with about 40 Labour MPs. Is that a Flight of Old Tamworths I see flying past?
I don't want a revolution: I just want my promised referendum and If I don't get it, I will want to see that mendacious Presbyterian fucker, Brown dangling from a gibbet, alongside the revolting shower I am forced to call a Government, with crows feasting on their eyes...
Absolutely: go and read the whole thing. As I have pointed out, innumerable times, those who claim that we should not have a referendum because we live in a representative democracy are total cunts.
It is because we live in a representative democracy that we should have a referendum. Because, when 98% of those MPs represented themselves to the voters, they promised a referendum.
Oh, and for all of those bastards who say that this Treaty is different because we have those crucial "red lines", you are a lying sack of shit. First, we had those "red lines" in place in the original Constitution. Second, those red lines are absolutely worthless.
It's not a difficult concept to grasp, really.
UPDATE: EU Referendum reports on yet another referendum demonstration that has been largely ignored by the media.
Obviously taking a cue from the Greenie protesters last week, two demonstrators have scaled a large crane in Parliament Square overnight, to unfurl a banner demanding a referendum on the constitutional Lisbon treaty.
Compared with the coverage given to the Greenies, however, reports are few in number, the main source being this Reuters' report.
Anyhow, the demonstration makes the leader in The Daily Telegraph rather apposite. It comments on yesterday's mini referendum result, noting:Not for the first time, the political class has been caught off guard. The consensus was that nobody much cared about the European Constitution (now the Lisbon Treaty). The campaign for a referendum went largely unreported. Ours was the only newspaper to cover last week's lobby of the House of Commons.
Elsewhere, five demonstrators on the roof of the building were considered more newsworthy than thousands of concerned citizens queuing politely beneath. Meanwhile, the fact that 10 constituencies were casting representative votes for the rest of us was chiefly ignored.
It seems to me that there can be absolutely no doubt that the media are colluding with the government in deliberately ignoring these protests. There is, if you like, a conspiracy of silence.
Well, it can be ignored – as will be today's demonstration. But what all these activities have done is put down a marker. The have exposed for all time that which we knew already – that the European Union, and this treaty, has not one shred of democratic legitimacy.
Furthermore, the mini referendum has confirmed that which we already knew: the main reason this government does not want a referendum is because, if it did allow one, it would lose it.
However, governments can ignore the wishes of the people for so long before they, the people, extract their revenge. We know not how we will do it, or when, so the only promise we can offer is that we will. There are few certain things in politics, but that is one of them.
Thus, the message could not be clearer: give us a referendum... or else!
That's right: it'll be crows and gibbets time...