"...deluged with suggestions that Britain should leave the EU"
"We understand that so many of you feel jaded and sceptical about the EU. Speaking about the EU in Parliament, the Foreign Secretary said he knows there is 'a profound disconnection between the British people and what has been done in their name by British Governments'. We want to deal with this."Dealing with the profound disconnection properly can only be dealt with by a referendum on our membership of the EU, which won't happen. What they really mean is 'how can we shut these people up'? Or, 'we need to spend even more taxpayers money re-educating the people on the benefits of the EU'. The rest of the statement makes it very clear that leaving the EU is not an option. So much for listening.
The disconnect between the governed and the government was accurately predicted by the FCO when the UK joined the
‘The Government’s job is to govern. If it runs around asking people what they want it will get answers that it can never deliver on.What he meant say was; 'doesn't want to deliver on'.
And the Government won't be able to complain that they weren't warned.