Did you read about the EU ending 2017 with 74 new laws adopted and signed by the European Parliament? They are a “real driver for change, for a Europe closer to its citizens, responding among others to citizen concerns with new measures, from border control to new trade deals”. As if the UK needs more of this federalised rubbish!
Remembering that Kenneth Clarke MP said, in 1996, “I look forward to the day when the Westminster Parliament is just a council chamber in Europe” he has now stated “That during the transition the UK would continue economically under the current terms, but would have left the union politically”. And in answer to that, leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg MP has said the UK cannot become a “colony” of the EU during the two year transition period after Britain’s withdrawal in 2019. Mr Rees-Mogg said leaving under these terms would be “a ridiculous position to be in. The transition which the EU is offering means that we’re still effectively in the European Union for the following two years”.
And nor should we become a vassal state, as Boris Johnson MP said any deal must give Britain “that important freedom to decide our own regulatory framework, our own laws and do things in a distinctive way”. He said if the UK was forced to mirror EU laws, many people “Would say, what is the point of what you have achieved?’ because we would have gone from a member state to a vassal state”.
There should be no doubt that the purpose of the EU is to create a single European state, governed from Brussels, absorbing formerly independent and autonomous nation states. These quotes below from European politicians over the years prove it .
“We have sown a seed. Instead of a half-formed Europe, we have a Europe with a legal entity, with a single currency, common justice, a Europe which is about to have its own defence “. Valery Giscard d’Estaing, President of the EU Convention, presenting the final draft of the EU Constitution, 13th June 2003.
“The proposals in the original constitutional treaty are practically unchanged. They have simply been dispersed through old treaties in the form of amendments. Why this subtle change? Above all, to head off any threat of referenda by avoiding any form of constitutional vocabulary!” Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, 2007, referring to the the Lisbon Treaty achieving the aims of the rejected EU constitution.
“The Constitution is the capstone of a European Federal State.” Guy Verhofstadt, then Belgian Prime Minister, an MEP and now a “Brexit Co-Ordinator”. He also said “British Parliament takes back control. European and British Parliament together will decide on the final agreement. Interests of the citizens will prevail over narrow party politics. A good day for democracy”. Make sure you follow our leader, the liberal lion Guy Verhofstadt to keep up with his firepower speeches & hard work for a better & stronger EU!
“The European Union is a state under construction.” Elmar Brok, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs.
“Of course the European Commission will one day become a government, the EU council a second chamber and the European Parliament will have more powers.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressing MEPs November 2012.
Ah, Frau Merkel, of whom we read today that she “Is plotting to replace boozy European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker who is accused of perverting the course of justice while at the centre of phone-tapping allegations when he was prime minister of Luxembourg…Merkel does not want to be the first post-war German Chancellor forced out of office, so European Commission president is an appropriately dignified role”.
And who are we to wonder what dignity there is in the rotten to the core federalist EU?