Europe; through the Looking Glass!

Sometime within the next two years, ending at December 31 2017, we here in the United Kingdom are going to answer the question ‘Should we stay within; or leave: the European Union?’ The problem facing voters, politicians, opponents and adherents alike, lobbyists, big business,….the list goes on; is the simple truth that there will really be two questions: ‘should we leave the European Union or stay in?’ and the more probing query; ‘can we trust the very words issuing from the politicians’ mouths on this subject?’

We are told that ‘Our Dave’ and his mob are already planning to fiddle the vote, dodge the truth, falsify the result: anything to avoid the obvious, which is that Europe is not understood; not welcome, and primarily disliked because it does not accommodate or bow to criticism!

So what is this behemoth called Europe? What is this Institution, this overarching and overreaching ‘government of governments’ which we are being asked to make our minds up as to whether we should stay, or, simply leave? The process of power, and of powers, which this huge organisation has held to itself, sometimes by democracy, sometimes by fiat, is truly without definition. We are governed by Westminster’s Parliament, but Parliament has to bring the decrees of Brussels, and the Union, into our Law without dissent; where this power has been handed to Brussels by this same Westminster Parliament. Our very Laws are modified, and many times overruled by the European Court of Justice, along with the Court of Human Rights; and our judges leap at this opportunity to virtually re-write UK Law in the Brussels image. Is the average Orphans reader aware that thousands of men such as my father and my uncle served, fought and died in the European Civil War between 1939-45? That is what is written within the House of European History. Does that same reader realise that European history began in 1946, because the House of European History views everything before 1946 as virtually irrelevant to the ‘Grand Process’, or, to use the European terminology ‘the Project’?

We were taken into the Common Market on a lie, we were further cemented in on a series of political moves, and not once were we, as British, as English, Welsh, Northern Irish or Scot, asked if we wished our very sovereignty as a Nation to be subsumed into a small; significant but still small, section of a pure bureaucratic Administrative dictatorship, along with the unwieldy non-agility of an elephant. It is said that the founders of Europe built it so that there should never be a time when the ordinary People of Europe could ever have a direct voice within the political and bureaucratic machinery which is the juggernaut named Europe. If you have a twenty-four hour day free period, the reader might be able to discern how Europe is, or rather is not, governed. Not for nothing does its own website publicise its own Government as ‘unique’!

There is no true ‘Accountability’ for virtually anything done, spent, mismanaged or achieved within Europe, because everything is done by committees, and most of their work is done behind closed doors, and no-one, not even our so-called representatives can get through the paper blocks built up by these committees. I once asked my own MEP for a costing, an accounting of the huge amounts spent and squandered over CERN, the circular tunnel on the French-Swiss border; filled with high-power electricals, even higher-powered electronics: all in the cause, allegedly, of searching for objects so small they cannot be detected, so fast they cannot be caught, and so ephemeral they don’t really exist, except in the minds of the highly-paid pseudo-scientists and bureaucrats who used Europe’s ever-ready wallets to fund and run this strange concrete circle: and he eventually replied with a GUESS of somewhere between 120 and 173 BILLION Euros. The reader will also not be too surprised to learn that the EU auditors have not signed off the Accounts for over nineteen years.

The spread of Europe, physical as well as political, is truly breathtaking. The pull of cheap money on offer when the accession process is over for candidate countries is the carrot; the mountains of money available once the signatures are dry is absolutely astounding. What isn’t immediately so apparent to the new European nations is that they haven’t been told that when the Commission says ‘jump’; the appropriate reply is ‘Certainly; how high?’ Oh; and by the bye, if new countries joine the EU, they automatically have to embrace the Euro. The rule of the bureaucracy is absolute, if they do not get the required reply to a vote, or a referendum, the offending nation is told to run the bloody vote again until they get the right answer! Europe funds fishing off Africa, mainly because the rapacious fleets from Spain and France have hoovered up all the fish in the Med and half the bloody North Sea; they are setting up their own European GPS Satellite system mainly because the French dislike using the American GPS network; probably because it is both American, and free. They will be shooting 27 satellites along with four spares, the 27 to duplicate the Americans, and two of the spares to replace the pair which WENT THE WRONG WAY: all at a cost of 7 Billion euros; none of which the people of Europe were ever even asked if they would fund: it was just thought it would be a really good idea for Europe’s Galileo system to be available.

So what benefits do we, as British members of the European Union get for our £11.3 Billion; which is approximately our annual contribution to the EU coffers? We get access for travel and trade to all 27 other EU countries; we get, well, erm, er, not a great deal more.  We do receive the annual bill for the EU budget, which, naturally, rises every year. We get to pay for all the lunacies mentioned previously, and; because our demented leaders bowed to pressure, and accepted Qualified Majority Voting in just about all areas of EU competence, we just do not get a look in, or a chance to sway, delay or veto decisions.

So, on balance, if the Common Market still existed, I would happily vote to stay in, because we would be in charge of our own Sovereign Democracy, Country and Borders. As it is, we are in a huge place which is just short of the United States of Europe, and that ain’t a good place to stay, or live in; so I reckon we should, reluctantly, vote to LEAVE!

7 comments for “Europe; through the Looking Glass!

  1. graham wood
    September 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Mike. Thanks for your take on the EU, or rather as you concede, the USE. Many of us name it the EUSSR for its totalitarian and ideological tendencies.
    The history of the UK’s relationship with the EU is from accession to the present, and via the treaties signed by successive British governments without a mandate, a story of usurped power. A total denial of many centuries of democratic governance by the people by their OWN representatives in our parliament.
    But no parliament has any legitimate right to transfer the governance of our country to a third party which may be wholly unaccountable to, unelected by, or irremovable by the electorate of the UK. Such is the position of the EU the rule of which violates every British Constitutional principle since the Magna Carta, and our own Bill of Rights.
    Politicians are not elected or empowered to remove our basic rights and freedoms laid down in these and other Constitutional documents.
    So I repeat, we are governed by a usurping government from Brussels.
    British politicians should and must represent the will of the people in parliament for the purpose of governing ONLY in accordance with our law and Constitution. Alternatively we are left only with absolutism and increasing tyranny.
    As you say, countless men and women laid down their lives in 2 world wars in order to preserve our freedoms, our way of life, and an exclusively British representation in our parliament.
    Mr Cameron wishes to “re-negotiate” our membership of the EU, when he ought to declare a policy of leaving at the earliest opportunity. He and other MPs are NOT accountable to the EU bureaucracy or any officer of the EU.
    Much more could be said.
    We must leave as you say, but not as you suggest “reluctantly” but for the simple reason that our democracy is incompatible with governance by the EU. That is sufficient reason alone – there are countless others.

  2. Mudplugger
    September 7, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    “Reluctantly” is no way to leave the EU – unlike any such lily-livered reluctance, we should leave positively, proclaiming it from the hill-tops, ringing all the church-bells in the land, chains of beacon-bonfires ablaze, with our heads held as high as our democratic principles, loudly welcoming the opportunity, after 40+ years of dissembling deceit and depression, to head for the sun-lit uplands of independence, freedom and our own home-grown prosperity.

  3. Hereward unbowed.
    September 8, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Common market, EEC, EC, EU what’s in a name, the shithole that is the Brussels ‘projet’ always reeks the aroma of ordure.

    What a dance it is and here’s a few more, two step shuffles, the real movers are back behind the scenes.

    It was always a federal projet, a perfect construct for Germany and for all of its big industry. It should be noted, that, most of whom [German industry and major manufacturers] were still intact even though the allies did their damnedest[maybe] during WWII. Truly, for the Germans the all too cosy relationship with the legislators, politicians and EU nomenklatura is renowned, who is up who is a question, of who needs what but for sure, the German car industry always gets what it requires of Brussels, funny that, eh?

    Et France? Certainment, for a wee while it loved being le petit frere, until the single currency blitzed their ‘nouveau modele’ and socialist workers paradise.
    Indeed, it is difficult just to understand how divided was France post WWII and what with its ongoing ‘local difficulty’ in Algerie and imploding French World Empire, at least with the 1951 ECSC formation…. the Vichy did not have to wait too long to renew acquaintances with their German masters, everything coming up splendissant!
    France, put all its last few oeuvres in the basket and Germany got to move and design Europe with un peu French architecture. Italy tagged along, the other part of the Axis and the tripartite alliance was back in business, bella, bella, bellisimo.

    The British elite, also very much so, wanted in to the ECSC, a very sad capitulation we were an Empire in reverse and Attlee and the Socialists were in full deconstruction mode, the Fabians, Labour party, Communists, SWP, the Marxists have been deconstructing ever since before 1900. All through the Fifties and Sixties. like skulking kids, we moped around looking up the outskirts of the grand projet.
    Plus, our America cousins, well the Germanic blooded wanted us in the ‘common market’ as soon as the ink was dried on Yalta, they had no time for the old world order and a big British world presence andnavy.

    The orders were nailed onto the door and we were shown it, the door.

    Another Marxist blue our political parties one and the same, Heath finally coerced a more than willing Parliament to grant the wishes of big business and the UK political elite/surrender monkeys and the rest has made Britain, history.

    Signed off accounts? If they [the EU audit commission] did actually sign them off, they would have to publish those excel spreadsheets, aka EU accounts, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, that’s so funny. 😉

  4. Hereward unbowed.
    September 8, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Common market, EEC, EC, EU what’s in a name, the shithole that is the Brussels ‘projet’ always reeks the aroma of ordure.

    What a dance it is and here’s a few more, two step shuffles, the real movers are back behind the scenes.

    It was always a federal projet, a perfect construct for Germany and for all of its big industry. It should be noted, that, most of whom [German industry and major manufacturers] were still intact even though the allies did their damnedest[maybe] during WWII. Truly, for the Germans the all too cosy relationship with the legislators, politicians and EU nomenklatura is renowned, who is up who is a question, of who needs what but for sure, the German car industry always gets what it requires of Brussels, funny that, eh?

    Et France? Certainment, for a wee while it loved being le petit frere, until the single currency blitzed their ‘nouveau modele’ and socialist workers paradise.
    Indeed, it is difficult just to understand how divided was France post WWII and what with its ongoing ‘local difficulty’ in Algerie and imploding French World Empire, at least with the 1951 ECSC formation…. the Vichy did not have to wait too long to renew acquaintances with their German masters, everything coming up splendissant!
    France, put all its last few oeuvres in the basket and Germany got to move and design Europe with un peu French architecture. Italy tagged along, the other part of the Axis and the tripartite alliance was back in business, bella, bella, bellisimo.

    The British elite, also very much so, wanted in to the ECSC, a very sad capitulation we were an Empire in reverse and Attlee and the Socialists were in full deconstruction mode, the Fabians, Labour party, Communists, SWP, the Marxists have been deconstructing ever since before 1900. All through the Fifties and Sixties. like skulking kids, we moped around looking up the outskirts of the grand projet.
    Plus, our America cousins, well the Germanic blooded wanted us in the ‘common market’ as soon as the ink was dried on Yalta, they had no time for the old world order and a big British world presence and navy.

    The orders were nailed onto the door and we were shown it, the door.

    Another Marxist blue our political parties one and the same, Heath finally coerced a more than willing Parliament to grant the wishes of big business and the UK political elite/surrender monkeys and the rest has made Britain, history.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Signed off accounts? If they [the EU audit commission] did actually sign them off, they would have to publish those excel spreadsheets, aka EU accounts, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, that’s so funny. 😉

  5. September 8, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Cabinet papers released in 2006 after a 60 year embargo shows the French seeking to be part of the British Commonwealth with the Queen as Head of State. They were turned down. I wonder how post-war history might have progressed differently.

  6. Voice of Reason
    September 8, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Complaining about the cost of CERN is one thing, about the science behind it is another.

    Do you have credible evidence for the claim “…of searching for objects so small they cannot be detected, so fast they cannot be caught, and so ephemeral they don’t really exist, except in the minds of the highly-paid pseudo-scientists…”?

  7. wiggia
    September 9, 2015 at 11:30 am

    The reasons for and against membership have been well trailed apart from the fact that for the government and the MSM it well trailed for staying in only.

    The events surrounding Greece and the current illegal migration show the EU in another light, total incompetance, without any strategy an enormous overfed monster blundering who knows where.

    One thing that has come out of the recent events is that the EU ie Brussells has to play second fiddle to what Germany wants, Merckel is pulling all the strings and dictating the way forward, do we really want to be governed in effect by Germany via the EU, Dave obviously doesn’t mind, hence the quadrupling of his recent “we will take x refugees” the liederin was very grateful he said, bowing as he left the room backwards.

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