Monday, 23 June 2014

EU Strategic Agenda; what's missing?

The Telegraph publishes the full text of the EU Strategy paper to be discussed today with Herr Von Rumpy by Mr Cameron, and by a summit of European leaders on Thursday.

The document has 1,866 words. The word 'democracy' is not amongst them. Not once. 

There is mention of an ever closer Union, of expanding the Euro army and the Euro diplomatic service, of ever closer command and control from Brussels by the unelected Euro bureaucrats. The words 'vote' and 'voting' are, however, completely absent. They do not appear at all. 

In terms of the critical and all-important repatriation of powers from Brussels to national legislatures, the document has this to say: "A greater place should be given to national parliaments, including by strengthening their means of participating in the debate and making their voice heard in the decision-making process". You don't need to be a genius to realise this means no repatriation of powers whatsoever. None at all.

They've learned nothing and can see nothing. Like purblind dogs they stumble from one foul pile of shit to another. They want to destroy what we have left of our homeland; they want to stifle the voices of our people, strangle our democracy and tear the living heart from our ancient nation. They are the enemy - make no mistake. They are the enemy every bit as much as those who come in arms and bloodlust to pillage and destroy.

And they make it plain; 'democracy' and 'voting' have no place at all in their plans.


John M said...

And in a strategy not dissimilar to one favoured by Gordon Brown, the EU have managed to add so many third world republics who all love the idea of redistributive aid and grants to the pool of nations entitled to vote under QMV, to the point where the poor bastards who have to pay for it all are outvoted by the leeches.

And still Cameron sits on his arse, playing for time with his pathetic "referendum promise". God alone knows what Miliband is doing - I don't even think he knows either.

Nick Drew said...

"Towards an Energy Union ... ways of making full use of the EU's collective bargaining power"

the corruption this implies will blow the mind - it has been pretty mind-boggling at national level in several EU countries

the merest fraction of a cent in a 30-year gas contract on an EU-wide scale is worth astronomic sums to thr seller: and which EC commissioner gets to make that concession ? and which 'advisers' does he use ? and what will be their reward in due course ?

oh, and who is it that has his hand up at the back of the class ..? me sir, me sir !

nonoftheabove said...

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”


Anonymous said...

I didn't know that Cicero had met Tony Blair...

cosmic said...

Reding and others have been talking about a new treaty which basically amounts to the Eurozone at the core of the EU and a periphery of non-Euro countries.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if this is the pup that Cameron would attempt to sell us, as fundamental reform of the EU, were he to win the next GE. Associate membership, "In Europe but not ruled by Europe" and so on. It's more plausible than doing a Wilson or "I have in my hand a piece of paper". Of course the process would have nothing to do with whatever Cameron was blathering about, but he'd work hard to convince us in the UK that it was all his own work.

The problems would remain the same. The EU is designed to be anti-democratic and there isn't an EU demos anyway. Increasingly it's a crude pass-down mechanism for rulings made in assemblies at a higher level, such as the UNECE, at which the UK could have its own voice as Norway does. We'd still be subject to the ECJ and the ECHR if we had Associate Membership and presumably the fundamental objectives of the EU.

However, as a sell for staying in the EU, it has something to be said for it.

mikebravo said...

The goon, Cameron has already stated that he would oppose the out camp and not leave even if he didn't get his fake repatriation of powers. That wouldn't be a very strong starting position for real negotiations. The only conclusion is that he is bullshitting again and making promises that he has no intention of keeping. He truly is a slimeball of the highest order.

G. Tingey said...

It is well to remember that the last Prime Minster who was NOT a traitor was ... Jim Callaghan. [ Who was ex-Navy, of course ]

The ECHR is nothing to do with the EU
And the fault there lies with our domestic interpretation of it, not the institution itself, actually - otherwise, those hauled off to Greek or US jails for no shown cause would be able to appeal, wouldn't they?