...or is it FIFA?
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
It was claimed to be the European Common Market when the UK nervously joined in 1973... and I recall it was widely applauded by myself and those in the newsroom of what was then the Melbourne Herald and Weekly Times. But it has all gone pear-shaped since.
The UK saw this momentous alliance as a new dawn of trading clout over non members, and so it was, until the Left’s infiltration steered it to a far more important socially restructured monolith the rest of the world would follow.
Brussels now administers communal law and Parliamentary procedure outside Westminster and the UK legal system... and the UK pays the EU 50 billion quid a week for the privilege of complying.
This week bookmaker William Hill reported "the most intensive gambling yet" on a 'leave' vote with a deluge of three and four-figure amounts bet within 24 hours”.
The bookie reduced the odds on Brexit (leave) from 4-1 to 13-5 while the odds on a 'remain' vote lengthened from 1-6 to 2-7.
Despite the books, both the Tories and Labour have argued for a “remain” decision and it seems difficult to believe in a “leave” vote later this month when both sides of The Commons want to stay nestled in the bosom of a socialised Continental Europe.
PM Cameron has capitulated to those who dabble in a communal system where all is equal, but a little more equal for Brussels’ administrators who have morphed the EU from a trade bloc into a vanguard of a new world socialist order.
When that silly lady Angela Merkel invited millions of “refugees” into the homeland, she was inviting a disaster for all of what is now an angry borderless Europe.
Even France, Italy and Greece who love to dabble in communism from time to time are questioning Chancellor Angela’s wisdom.
Cameron has been beguiled by the power of Brussels and his anti Tory “remain” argument is the same as Jeremy Corbyn’s and Barack Obama’s. So if those two are on the “remain” side with Cameron you can bet your left knacker it’s the wrong choice for the free world.
Margaret Thatcher’s demise in 1990 was because many Tories thought she was too wary of Europe. But since then she has been proved right because scepticism over the new Europe came to dominate the Conservative Party. But not our Mr Cameron who is about to be faced with his own demise.
The key event in that process was due to Black Wednesday, in 1992, when the markets forced John Major’s government out of the European exchange rate under which the pound had shadowed the deutschemark. UK is a long way up the financial pecking order and a long way down the influential pecking order
Hmmm, the UK is destined to become an even bigger payer but an even smaller player in this new European commune.
Not only will the Ol’ Dart soon be swallowed up and unrecognisable in a socialist Euro quagmire if it decides to stay, it will need to continue a losing fight to keep Islamic Turkey out of EU membership.
Turkey’s Istanbul sits astride Asia and Europe and controls the millions shifting from the Mediterranean through to northern Europe but it is also a member of NATO and feels free to shoot down Russian war planes without fear of penalty.
It is also looking to re-establish a new Ottoman Empire of sorts, so how will the UK fare in a war with an ally like Turkey who is closer to the Saudis than Europe and was until recently supporting ISIS and will be privy to the UK and the US war effort?
ISIS has a greater appeal in Brussels than in the rest of the world... after all ISIS has made its European headquarters in Brussels and for years has been free to conduct atrocities there with sorties into France and Britain.
Isn’t that reason enough for the UK to get the hell out of there, and stay out of there?