Commentators have adequately exposed the manifold failings of the so-called Sovereignty Bill, legislation that will do nothing to halt the insidious boiled-frog ratcheting of EU control of our nation. The political class will ensure that nothing is done that will trigger a referendum, whilst greasing the treasonous take-over of every aspect of our national lives by a monstrous and unaccountable Leviathan.
It's because I love Europe that I condemn with every breath I take the grotesque evil of the EU. The EU is evil in exactly the same way that the Soviet Union was evil; that in a pretence at securing the good of all, the freedoms of each are trampled upon, that power and its maintenance becomes an end in itself, that privilege and patronage are reserved to the ruling elite, and that any countervailing loyalties and allegiances are crushed. The corruption of power, the spoilation of national dignity, the cruel subjugation of human spirit and conscience are all works of true evil and counter to our shared Christian culture and heritage. Every one of us has a moral duty to oppose the EU.
Today the power of the nomenclature in Brussels looks unassailable. The Eurocrats no longer wear jackboots or carry arms, but as they gaze up at Westminster's spires they wear the exact same look as those other conquerors as they rode beneath the Arc de Triomphe in 1940. Things have scarcely looked blacker in my lifetime for Britain, scarce looked more hopeless. But older readers will have been here before, and on the wall of the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral it took a Jew to sculpt the simple meaning of that triumph of Christian faith; that good will, eventually, vanquish evil.