A very strange thing has happened. David Cameron has vetoed the EUs push for more power and to make the UK pay more taxes than any other EU state to pay for the incompetent, corrupt in some cases, and profligate, actions of these countries.
The universal attitude of the political elites in the UK and the EU that this veto was a scandal and idiotic. They think that the UK is a weak little Pygmy who should just shut up and pay the bill for others mistakes. More than that the EU is seen by UK parties as a total non-issue. The public were simply not interested so Cameron could be attacked, and his followers smeared as little Englander bigots.
However things aren't working out like that. Every poll since the veto has shown incredible support for Cameron's veto and a growing dislike of the undemocratic and corrupt way the EU works. This isn't a poll of Tory supporters either. Labour supporters are overwhelmingly in favour of Cameron's action. For gods sake over half of the visceral pro-EU Lib-Dems are in favour of the veto.
Far from being a disaster politically for Cameron this veto has put the Tories in the lead, or on par, with labour. This is unheard of. With the continuing collapse of the Lib-Dem support this means that they may be able to win the next election outright, if they play their cards right, or form a Tory/UKIP government.
What strikes me is the total disconnect this shows between the political elite and the voting public. If labour, like I've written here before, had positioned themselves as the anti-EU party months ago their support would have been immense and they would now be the government in waiting. Now the Tories have taken than crown.
Our parties are so out of touch with the people that they didn't hear the disquiet and anger the EU has been causing the people of this country. So the parties are totally unprepared for the support of Cameron and simply had no idea that people outside the incestuous pro-EU elite don't share their views.
This disconnect will boost the anti-EU UKIP and may change British politics. It may finish the Lib-Dems.
All because the parties don't listen to real people.
It isn't healthy for our politics that our parties are so out of touch and incestuous. When the public break their silence the elites are in trouble.
And they simply don't understand why.
Our politics parties are their to represent our views. We are not there to make them rich or to do what they tell us to do our think. They have forgotten this for too long.
I hope this changes.