Under the weight of its own contradictions will the EU eventually collapse, and this is a magnificent example of how it will be brought down. Despite our pessimism over the
EU Referendum don't add an estimate for how long "eventually" is.
Nobody cares, is the thing.
The Downing Street petition for a referendum has attracted 24,000 signatures (still five days to go, for all you folks who haven't got round to it yet).
The Rally for a Referendum at Westminster last October drew crowds in their... hundreds.
That leaves about another 44.5 million voters who either favour the EU or who couldn't give a shit.
Nowhere else in Europe has anyone succeeded in campaigning for a referendum.
Nobody cares, and it will take a quite extraordinary system failure before anyone begins to notice. The "magnificent example" cited by EU Referendum - that putting up some useless henvironmental windmills is proving to be anti some useless henvironmental laws, is not a deal-breaker.
So "the collapse cannot be long in coming" - in two generations? Three?
I bet you anyway that the readers (ha!) of this blog, the writers of EU Referendum &c &c will be a very long time dead by the time the Starry Blue Rasclat is lowered for the last time.
Meanwhile, commuters on the Hove-to-Croydon line, fear to protest when my slinky new moobile phoone breaks into the Horst Wessel Leid. Just a ringtone, ye sleeples'n'sheeples. If you can't beat 'em...