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Britain's Suicide Note
Friday, 22 January 2010
This appeared in my email inbox this morning. It puts our position Vis-à-vis the EU succinctly.
Printed and Published by James Carver, Mill House, Nayland, Suffolk, CO6 4HU 01.01.10
Britain is to cease to exist as an independent nation and this has come about on a voluntary basis.
What have we given up?
We have also given up our own sovereignty, or the right to be an independent nation, with its people choosing their government and removing that government, when necessary. Instead, about 72% of our laws come directly from Brussels and are incorporated into our legal system without us being able to do anything about it.
Our politicians call this "sharing sovereignty" which is nonsense, as, like virginity, sovereignty cannot be shared! We have given up our democratic right to govern ourselves in favour of being governed by permanent, un-elected and un-removable bureaucrats, deciding our future from their headquarters in Brussels.
We have given up our financial independence and even sold two-thirds of our gold reserves at $280 per ounce, and switched into euros, to show solidarity, and loyalty, to our new masters, the European Union.
Why did we do this?
When did it start?
How did it all happen?
What was the starting point?
Next there was The Treaty of Rome in 1957
The European Communities Act of 1972
In the famous "Metric Martyr" High Court judgement 29 years later, in the spring of 2001, Judge Morgan ruled that because of this Act "We are now living under a new legal order. Parliament surrendered its sovereignty in 1972. The doctrine of the primacy of European Law holds good. European Union laws have over-riding force with priority over our law." This judgement was confirmed on appeal.
Britain Joins the EEC on January 1st 1973
Our Referendum in 1975
He strongly advised the country to vote "YES", giving so-called "trade" reasons, and directly reassuring us that there would be no loss of sovereignty. This we did, on a low vote of only 47%. There has never been another referendum in the last 35 years. Now, nobody below the age of 53 has ever had the chance to vote in a referendum on how this country should be governed.
The Single European Treaty of 1986
The Merchant Shipping Act of 1988
The Maastricht Treaty of 1993
Indeed, a citizen's charge of treason was taken out against them by Norris McWhirter, of Guinness Book of Records fame. This was successful in the magistrates' court, but the case then had to go to a higher court.
At this point the Attorney General in the Conservative government exercised his power to take over any private citizen's right to go to law, and having replaced Norris McWhirter, he failed to take it any further, thus ending the treason procedure against Douglas Hurd and Francis Maude.
The treaty created obligations of its citizens to the newly created European Union, or EU, but did not state what they are. That was left to the European Court of Justice to decide.
The ECJ was officially given full authority by the Treaty, to be the Supreme Court of Europe, under articles 169-172. The Maastricht Treaty introduced Regionalisation throughout Europe, whereby the whole of the EU is split up into Regions to be directly governed by Brussels, by-passing Westminster through the secretive Committee of the Regions.
Britain is now just 12 regions in Europe, and both British local, and parliamentary government, is being gradually replaced in power and influence. London, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are 4 of the 12 regions, with England broken up into 9 separate EU regions. You will have noticed how services such as health, ambulances, planning guidance and now police are being regionalised along these lines.
The Treaty officially confirmed the creation of the EU fishing waters, although, by arrangement with Brussels, Britain had already agreed that EC fishing boats, the vast majority of which are Spanish, could fish in British waters. From then onwards British waters, holding over 70% of Europe's fish stocks, became EU waters, with Britain being allocated, under the new quota system, about 12 1/2% of the annual catch, devastating UK fishing.
The introduction of Regulations was provided by the Treaty
Directives, on the other hand, are notionally debated before being incorporated into UK law, after being adjusted or "gold-plated" by the government. The break-up of the Post Office is because of EU Directives 97/67/EC & 2002/39/EC, which have undermined the Royal Mail, and EU state Aid rules, which have led directly to the closure of 2,500 post offices in this country. The Government, and opposition politicians, apart from an honourable few, hardly ever mention this in their arguments over the current problems facing the Royal Mail.
Regulations will gradually replace Directives as more power goes to Brussels.
In the early 1990s Britain entered the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) in preparation for joining the Euro single currency. However we entered at the wrong rate, and in attempting to maintain a fixed rate for the pound we suffered, in the following two years, high interest rates reaching 15%, unemployment rising from 1.5m to 3m, and 100,000 businesses going bankrupt. To avoid total monetary collapse and the loss of all our reserves to the speculators, Britain was forced to leave the ERM and float the pound. The pound has been floating happily ever since. However the European Commission intends that Britain should be in the European currency, because there cannot be full political union without monetary union.
The Treaty of Amsterdam of 1999. ("just an amending treaty," Tony Blair)
Treaty of Nice in 2001
The concept of the accused being assumed to be innocent, unless proved guilty in a Court, will go. Already in EU civil law, the responsibility has fallen on the accused to prove his innocence. The entitlement of a person charged with a criminal offence to be tried by a jury, will also go.
Under the EU Arrest Warrant, any UK citizen can be extradited to another EU country on suspicion of committing an act which is not an offence in this country. He can be put in prison, while waiting to be charged, or to be put on trial by a magistrate or judge. 308 UK citizens were extradited in this way in 2008, according to the charity Fair Trials International.
Article 191 grants the EU power to withdraw, or prevent, funding, private, state or at EU level, for political parties deemed "unsuitable". This means that the EU can suspend, or ban, a political party if it so decides.
The European Constitution Treaty of 2004
The new state would have its own legal entity as a country, with its own Foreign Policy and its own embassies throughout the world. The member states would cease to exist as such and would end up as mere regions within the new state.
The European Commission would take full executive powers for itself, would choose its own members who could not be removed. Furthermore the Commission, if it so decided, would be able to change or "amend" any existing arrangements in the same way as Hitler did with his Enabling Act in 1933. In other words, the Commission was effectively given the powers of a legally-appointed Dictatorship.
The European Council, representing the heads of all the member states, and acting as a form of Trustee for the EU, would become merely a Senate, or talking shop, with no remaining powers.
Tony Blair was eventually persuaded to agree to have a Referendum on the new Constitution to ratify his signature. This forced France and Holland to do the same, and as they were thought likely to vote yes, this would persuade Britain to do likewise. To the horror of the politicians, both France and Holland voted decisively against the Treaty and this killed off the project for the time being. It also let off Mr Blair from having a referendum in Britain.
Meanwhile in the General Election of 2005, two months before the French Referendum, all three main parties in the UK promised in their manifestos, that if voted into power, they would give the voters a referendum on a Constitutional Treaty.
The European Reform Treaty of 2007 (The Lisbon Treaty, now a Constitution)
After the demise of the Constitutional Treaty of 2004 the European politicians gradually recovered from the shock of the French and Dutch reversals and set up the Lisbon Treaty which, they said, was not a Constitutional treaty at all. It was instead, merely a "tidying up exercise", to help the European Commission be more "efficient" in governing the enlarged Europe of 27 nations. The Eastern Lib Dem MEP and avowed federalist, Andrew Duff, co-wrote this Treaty/Constitution.
In order to be more "efficient" in governing it does help to be a dictatorship. A dictatorship does not have to use up time, and energy, in consulting, or listening to, the people, or ever risking a general election.
The word "Reform" was put into the Treaty to enable the previous treaties to be reformed, or adjusted, and more importantly, to make it
look less like its predecessor of 2004.
However the experts who did understand what it was about, included Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the ex-French President and author of the "dead" Constitution of 2004, who said it was virtually the same. Indeed out of 250 articles only 10 were different from its predecessor.
self-amending clause was retained in the Treaty under Article 48
The main differences were the lack of the word "Constitution" in the name, which was replaced by the word "Reform," the removal of the 12 star national flag, and the EU "Ode to Joy" anthem from the text. The two latter items have already been added back to all EU procedures currently taking place.
The Irish were required by their own Constitution to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty and this took place in 2008. Again, much to the consternation of the politicians, the Irish voted "NO" in their referendum.
Meanwhile Britain was denied the right to vote on the Lisbon Treaty, affecting the entire future of this country, by Gordon Brown, the leader of our Labour Government, who denied that the Treaty was the same as the Constitution Treaty. He was aided by the leader of the Liberal Democrats, and both of them instructed their parties to vote directly against what each party had promised in their 2005 Manifestos, namely, to have a Referendum on any Constitutional changes affecting Britain.
Between them they both broke their election promises and forced our Westminster Parliament to vote its parliamentary sovereignty into oblivion, or into the hands of un-elected bureaucrats to govern us without us being able to remove them.
The Lisbon Treaty does include virtually all the terms of its predecessor, the 2004 Constitutional Treaty, which have been described earlier, and will be the last treaty required. There will not be any need for further treaties because the European Commission has now acquired all the powers it needs. The Commission has become a legally-created Dictatorship although the way it was done leaves very serious doubts about the whole concept of a truly united Europe.
How did the politicians get away with it?
This was just as Jean Monnet had planned in the 1950s.
The Conservative Party have gone back on the now infamous "cast iron guarantee" and have told us that they will now not hold any referendum. They will merely try to stop further powers going to the EU, in the foreseeable future, and seek to renegotiate aspects of treaties. However this is impossible as there is no provision for it under EU laws. We must see what happens if they get into power in our Westminster Parliament. They will find themselves up against European law, which they must obey if they wish to remain in the European Union.
Two perfect examples of this will be:
The second example could arise if the Commission "requires" Britain to change over to driving on the right, which the Commission can do as it has dictatorial powers over us, and from its point of view is the logical thing to do. After all, you can hardly have part of a single country driving on the left, with the rest of it driving on the right.
You may think that this is an exaggeration and the whole thing is becoming farcical. But it is no more farcical than a previously sovereign country, such as ours, committing suicide, which Britain seems to have done.
If you wish to embarrass your MP, ask whether his, or her, loyalty is to the Queen or to the new President of Europe. After all, the Queen is now a citizen of the EU.
Did you know that the Commission has appointed 7 ex-communists, including Mr Barroso, the current Chairman? Mrs Merkel, from East Germany, is another.
Did you know that the terms of the Lisbon Treaty introduced the Death Penalty in certain circumstances?
What is a wasted vote?
If a Europhile tells you that three million jobs in Britain depend on the EU just remind them that four million jobs in Europe depend on exports to Britain. 80% of Britain's trade is generated internally, with 20% being exports and imports. Of this 20%, only about 9% is with countries in the EU and 11% is with the rest of the world. As Britain has a large trade deficit with the EU, and is its single largest trading partner, it is hardly likely that trade would suffer if we left the EU. Switzerland and Norway are in Europe but not in the EU, and are the two richest European countries per head. The benefits of trade with the EU can be retained by a free trade agreement- the EU has such agreements with many countries and the Swiss are spared import taxes in theirs. Their own government found that being outside the EU cost 600m Swiss francs but saved 3.4 billion francs each year. The EU needs Britain for trade more than we need the EU trade.
Vladimir Bukovsky, the Soviet dissident who spent 12 years in a gulag said, "Remember, I have lived your future and it does not work."
We have been warned. We have just begun to live in a totalitarian regime, although many people do not yet realise this.
Can We Leave The European Union? Yes We Can !
Under the British Constitution no Parliament can bind its successors, so a new Parliament can quickly overturn all the EU treaties signed to date and repeal the European Communities Act 1972, which gave Parliamentary approval for joining the then EEC.
The Lisbon Treaty, for the first time, defines a mechanism for withdrawal in Article 50.2
The likely arrangements for leaving would be: