Yesterday, Britain’s prime minister, David Cameron, had the civil service issue a letter to those ministers in his cabinet who are campaigning to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum on June 23rd, which debars them from accessing “government material” to help their case.
Who does David Cameron think pays for the creation of that material? It is the people of the United Kingdom. Defending his action, Cameron said:
I’m very happy with the letter that was sent out for this reason and that is the Government has a position on this issue.
The Government’s position is that we will be better off in a reformed European Union.
Ministers are free to part from that position and campaign in a personal capacity, that is, I think, a very important statement, it’s right in terms of how we go about it, but it does not mean the Government is neutral, it doesn’t mean the civil service is neutral, the Government has a policy from which people can depart.
So it appears that David Cameron has decided that the UK’s civil service is a partisan organisation working on behalf of European Union interests.
Meanwhile, the Civil service has sent out a letter purportedly signed by retired military top brass, saying they think Britain is more secure in the EU. One of the ‘signatories’ General Sir Michael Rose had this to say about it.
I happen to believe sovereignty and security are intrinsically linked and in recent years we’ve seen the EU erode our sovereignty
He told Sky News he had been sent a draft of the letter and was aware it was being prepared but had decided he did not want to sign it. Sir Michael has since asked for his name to be removed from the letter.
What do these two abuses of power say about David Cameron’s fitness to be the prime minster of a democratic country? He seems to have forgotten that any parliament, upon it’s dissolution, must return sovereignty to the people undiminished. His aim and purpose is to shackle the UK to the failing EU and its increasingly overbearing, intrusive institutions. That purpose is aiming to diminish Britain’s sovereignty. If Tony Blair hadn’t repealed them, David Cameron would be finding himself on the wrong side of the treason laws.