The way Brussels has ignored the recent pro-nationalist Euro-election result by electing a federalist as its president tells you all you need to know: the EU is a bureaucracy and not a democracy. All that matters is the bureaucrats’ Big Idea, to harmonise all differences in the participating nations so that they all behave in some mad Orwellian communalist mould.
Their mantras are ‘harmonisation’ and ‘ever-closer union’ and ‘open borders’. Their key tool? The single currency.
The eurozone, they are convinced, must now have a common fiscal taxation and budgetary structure to match the common monetary one, along with harmonisation of all regulations for industry, services and banking, regardless of the costs involved.
The fact that the deflationary euro has created 25 million unemployed, zero growth, a bust banking system and ongoing deflation is just a cost that must be paid for – but not by them: their empire and their tax-free salaries and index-linked pensions keep on expanding.
The original idea of the EU was to submerge Germany once and for all into a European family of nation states, but this went disastrously wrong as long ago as 1989, when Germany reunified. The fact that the exact reverse is now being achieved, where Germany rules the whole roost, doesn’t bother the bureaucrats at all as it underpins their Big Idea.
A cabinet minister who had actually read the Maastricht Treaty in 1993 and said this was the treaty’s intention was promptly hounded from office. Those that stood up at the time against this terrible treaty have largely dropped out of sight or been edited out by the media.
Now the British PM’s brave idea of reforming the EU has been quickly sidelined, as Juncker becomes president.
Chancellor Merkel says the only way out of the mess the euro has created is ‘more Europe’. How handy for her to have the EU master-bureaucrat Juncker to do her dirty work for her, as he stuffs all the others and delivers them up neatly trussed and bound, to Berlin and Frankfurt, with more below-the-table business for Luxembourg as the prize.
Where does the UK stand now? Basically, heading for Brexit, the sooner the better, before this new federalising operation really gets going. It is about time to invoke Articles 50-53 of the Lisbon Treaty and get out now, not in 2017, which is all too clearly too far off for safety.
It is duty-time for Nigel Farage’s UKIP and the Conservative Euro-realists to push for OUT in the run-up to the General Election next May – just ten months off now. A tactical vote-winning electoral pact – Dave, take note – is now essential to achieve this aim and prevent electoral disaster for the Tories. The real trick for Brexit, however, is written on its flip-side: after quitting the EU, offer to join the Customs Union – the CU – and pay Brussels off over five years.
This is what Germany calls Realpolitik – when pussy-footing politics is out the window and it’s gun-at-head time, and Germany would want the free-trading UK In the CU, with its vote on trade to counter French protectionism.
Britain, leading NATO in Europe and in the CU, would then have more influence on the EU from the outside than it could ever have from inside, with its 28-vote hurdle to jump over.
Our long history of involvement in Europe confirms the reality of this fact time and again. Cameron had better stop clattering the EU hurdles and concentrate on the real issue now, or face Camexit, at or even before the next election.