The bureaucratic bog known as the European Union has been dealt another slap across the chops when the Irish were given their chance to ratify or reject the Lisbon treaty in a referendum held yesterday. Here in Britain under Commandant Brown we find it quaint that a nation should actually be allowed to have an oppourtunity to express its opinion on something that affects their liberty, however we did look on with curiosity as the Irish went to the polls and had their say. Early results show that the Irish have rejected the treaty by a convincing margin. Now why is this important to Britain you ask, well in many ways Ireland could have just saved our sovereignty. Had Ireland ratified this outrageous piece of tripe, that is in all intents and purposes the blueprint for a Federal Europe, Britain would have been forced to fall in to line because our beloved Prime Minister had already so willingly signed away our liberty by backing the treaty without the public vote he promised to give us.
The Lisbon Treaty, as well as being profoundly undemocratic, threatens the civil liberties which until recently we believed to be integral to the British way of life. This treaty would ultimately hand power over our legal system over to a federal europe and would blow a hole in Britains borders permitting Brussels to take full control over our asylum and immigration policies. The EU’s latest power grab treaty will also threaten jobs and undermine the last vestiges of Britains competative free market all but bringing an end to the reforms introduced by Thatcher.
Like the rejected constitution, the new Reform Treaty is nothing more than a blueprint for a European superstate dreamt up by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels. This time around, however, most of Europe doesn’t get to vote, as democracy is too dangerous a concept for the architects of this grand vision of an EU superstate. Their disregard for democracy and liberty explains why our Prime Minister is backing it. It also proves what we Conservatives have always suspected: Brussels doesn’t listen to you or me or the ‘little people’, they listen only to the sound of their own ambitions and their own dream of a federal Europe and they will do what they can to hoodwink the people until they get their way.
All 27 European member states had to ratify the treaty for it to come into force next year as planned. So far it has been approved by 18 members (including Britain), but Ireland is the only country to put it to a public vote. The Irish result on the surface comes as a suprise as even Irish Eurosceptics admit that the EU has been crucial in Ireland’s transformation from a relatively small country dependent overwhelmingly on trade with its former ruler Britain into a wealthy modern state that can compete on the world stage. The reason why Ireland has rejected it is that the Irish, along with many other European citizens, recognise the benefits of the European Union but are ultimately refuse to sign away their sovreignty and liberty in such a way. The leaders of the 26 other member states, not citizens I might add, will have watched with dismay and suprise I imagine as Ireland voted “no”, and this decision by the Irish will inevitably lead to much infighting and bickering across Europe. :)
It is one of the great ironies of history that we have had to rely on the Irish, a former foe and colony, to come to our rescue and defend our liberty. They feel that they, and perhaps even their leaders, are being hoodwinked by Brussels’ desire to centralise more power and control in their grubby little hands at the expense of the member states. This fear was exaccerbated by the admission that Brian Cowen the new Irish PM hadn’t even read the Treaty! One can only hope that their rejection will go some way to putting this outrageous piece of federalism to the scrap heap of history.
Frankly only mugs such as Brown sign up to anything they don’t understand. In 1990 we had a Prime Minister who would stand up to Brussels for our liberty and who would fight for our freedom from a federal Europe. Her words shown in the video above have never been more apt. So if you have the time I encourage you to watch it when she famously says ‘NO NO NO” to a federal Europe by the backdoor and remember what it was like to have a Prime Minister stand up for our liberty . This episode is just further proof, if we needed it, that despite Browns claims that he is Thatcher’s heir and a conviction politician… he isn’t a patch on Thatch.