Why I am so against the EU
ON A NUMBER of occasions over the last few weeks, people have asked me why I am so incensed about the way the EU has effectively taken over our country.
ON A NUMBER of occasions over the last few weeks, people have asked me why I am so incensed about the way the EU has effectively taken over our country. They do not see in what way politics in any shape or form affects them, never mind a bunch of people no-one has heard of who meet in Brussels. If I may, I should like to try to explain why I am deeply concerned.
It is our laws, you see. An unelected commission in Brussels proposes all EU law in secret. Those laws are then discussed by bureaucrats from the nation states in the Committee of Permanent Representatives in secret. When they are through with all that horse-trading, the proposed laws go before the Council of Ministers so that they can discuss them in secret. That is 27 countries with varying interests, creeds, histories, emphases, ways of life, all bartering to get the very best they possibly can out of the legislation put before them in secret. The UK has a mere eight per cent of that secret vote. Are you with me so far?
Of course, in theory, members of the European Parliament could amend the proposed legislation, but why on Earth should they? Why rock such a sumptuously equipped boat? Have you seen the money those people get? And it's your money, taxpayers, it's your money.
Over the years, successive British Governments have vowed to refuse to agree to any new laws which are against the interests of this country once they have been scrutinised and identified. To their everlasting hame, that vow has been broken time and time again, 435 times in the last six years in fact.
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All new laws are enforced by the Commission and by the Luxembourg Court, against which there is no appeal. With a few notable exceptions, the wimps we have had in Government over the last three decades or so have
handed our once proud nation over to a group of strong-minded politicians on the continent of Europe. May God forgive them.
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