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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Juncker's fantasy spy bureau

Every pettifogging senior clerk sooner or later imagines they can replace their boss or bosses - and JC Juncker, the EU's senior unelected official, is no different. Whilst Islamist killers shot the golden youth of Paris last week, all the brandy-loving Luxembourger could think of was the risk to his beloved Shengen agreement. Yesterday, he decided that what Europe really needs is a new Intelligence Agency - headed by no other than JC Juncker.

The remainder of the outcomes of the extraordinary Justice & Home Affairs meeting in Brussels were mixed. So no official roll-back of Shengen but an acceptance that individual nations can suspend it for emergency reasons - as France has done. But external border checks to be applied - when, ahem, an integrated database including SIS, SIS II, SLTD, VIS and Interpol records are made available to EU border nations and erm Europol and Frontex, Juncker's new baby police and border forces.  

They're also going to restrict and make difficult non-bank wire transfers i.e. Western Union of remittances back to home countries; these are sometimes highly economically significant, and fund much more than terrorism. 

We know from experience that the EU has managed to screw up every single competency it has taken - migrants, the euro economy, Ukraine, terrorism, TTIP - so I guess it's natural for our little brandy drinker to want to screw up intelligence as well. 

Make no mistake, these unelected officials already have blood on their hands - their playing for power has left the people of Europe vulnerable and exposed, and the Islamist Shits will kill again. The sooner we can kick them out of our own lives the better. 


Demetrius said...

Senior Clerk? Are you being serious? Juncker is more the man in the Despatch Room who works the duplicator. He can put a skin on the machine, fill up the ink and then turns the handle the right number of times but has no understanding of the content and meaning of the documents, or even the purpose and function of the office. Even then he cannot be trusted to send them to the right places.

Anonymous said...

As an aside, I haven't recognised either the names or offices of any of the numerous EUcrats they've wheeled out in the last week - it's almost as if we're ruled by people of whose very existence we're unaware.....


Anonymous said...

I reckon a good frontman for the Leave.EU campaign, might be Mikhail Gorbachev...

He has form for sorting this sort of thing out...

I wonder whether we can entice him out of retirement.

“The most puzzling development in politics during the last decade is the apparent determination of Western European leaders to re-create the Soviet Union in Western Europe.”

Anonymous said...

It's all very well, Juncker spewing his meaningless foam flecked drivel, the bloke is as a mad as a magic mushroom tea party.

What sayeth, the leader of the Western Soviet, der ReichsKanzler Frau Merkel? What pearls is she about to bestrew, the bleating liberal media swine squeal [the Times anointed her "leader of the free world"]. Begging for some pointer, a sign, a guiding ecstasy of appealing, fawning - what does she hold up her uniformed sleeve, will she [again] reveal her magic wand/flute...."Meinen Kameraden! heute marschierin wir..........!"

Deash, they will fret - not much.

John M said...

"So no official roll-back of Shengen but an acceptance that individual nations can suspend it for emergency reasons - as France has done"

That part was particular amusing for the reason that I don't recall M. Hollande even asking for Jean-Claude Juncker's permission to reintroduce controls.

DeeDee99 said...

Simply kicking them out of OUR lives isn't going to be sufficient. When we leave the EU we need to make sure it collapses, at least in its current manifestation.

Otherwise it will continue to be an anti-democratic and inefficient presence on the continent, making OUR lives less safe as a result.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Can anyone spell beneficial crisis?

'Cos this is another one; in fact, they all are. There is nothing, but nothing, that cannot be spun as requiring more "Europe".