Denis MacShane has written a piss-poor review of a book by Chris Patten (another pro-EU fuckhead) and has the temerity to wheel out the usual lies about opposition to the EU.
In Berlin recently, David Cameron promised a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty were he to become prime minister and the Treaty were not to be ratified. That would mean that the first period of any Tory government unleashing, as its main contribution to international politics, a festival of xenophobic hate against Europe. The Tories, BNP, UKIP and the Daily Mail would win the vote – but at the cost of reducing Britain's influence across the Channel and Atlantic to zero.
Look, you screaming little turd, it isn't xenophobia—an irrational fear of foreigners—as Timmy (a resident of Portugal for many years, and of many other countries before that) quite rightly points out.
You’ve still not got it, have you?
It’s nothing to do with xenophobia, nothing to do with Europe.
It’s about the specific political structure that is the European Union.
Quite. And fuck our influence over the Channel: why the hell would we want to influence—much less be shackled to—a continent in terminal decline?
Our influence, Denis, would be quite large enough were we to reconnect with the Anglosphere—in fact, our influence would cover far more of the globe than as part of the EU. Our military—over-stretched and under-funded as it is—is still one of the biggest and, objectively, the best in the world.
We are the fifth highest GDP in the world, and rated fourth for innovation. Both of these figures would be massively boosted once we have shaken off the EU albatross.
Our influence across the Atlantic is already great enough and, if our politicians could just find a pair of balls, it would be even greater.
My desire to withdraw from the EU is absolutely sod all to do with xenophobia and everything to do with wanting to improve the lives and prosperity of every individual in this country.
So fuck you, MacShane, and the fucking hybrid fucking car you rode in on: you are an ignorant, insulting waste of space.