Helmut Kohl admits what was always obvious:
Helmut Kohl has admitted that he ‘acted like a dictator’ to bring the euro into Germany to replace the beloved D-Mark. Germany’s longest-serving postwar chancellor said that he would have lost any popular vote on the euro by ‘an overwhelming majority’. He said in an interview conducted in 2002 – but only just now published – : ‘I knew that I could never win a referendum in Germany. We would have lost a referendum on the introduction of the euro. That’s quite clear. I would have lost and by seven to three.’
It never ceases to amaze me that those who fetishize the so-called “right to vote” have absolutely no interest in when various politicians, in Europe and the USA, render all voting entirely irrelevant.
If you believe that women should have the right to vote, how can you possibly oppose referendums on the Euro and EU membership? How can you possibly oppose the right of sovereign US States to secede? What is the point of supporting a right that you don’t actually get to use on any substantial issues?