Sunday, May 21, 2006

The people are irrelevant



Ben Bot the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs ignores the will of the people. More than a 100.000 Dutchmen (Dutch) participated in an opinion poll about the inclusion of new states into the European Union (EU).

A large majority of 67 percent is hostile to inclusion of Turkey into the EU. Only 22 percent of the population supports Turkey's inclusion. Minister Ben Bot said that the public is okay with allowing Turkey into the EU, as long as the conditions are clear. But in the same poll a majority of Dutchmen also rejected Turkey if it meets the inclusion criteria.

This is the standard reaction from the elites to popular hostility towards EU projects. Ignore it. The EU project goes on, regardless of the opinions of the population. The elite is on a collission course with its own population.

1 comment:

Ethnocentrist said...

The elite is on a collission course with its own population.

The sooner, the better. Ahhh, the day we see the elite hanging from the tallest trees will be a good day. A day they have worked very hard to earn, mind you.