"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Monday, 21 September 2009

The Czechs Send A Signal


Jan Fischer, the Czech Republic's caretaker PM since Topolanek's resignation, has said that President Vaclav Klaus has indicated he will refer the Treaty back to the Constitutional Court for a second time and so delay ratification for up to six months, even if the Irish vote 'Yes' on 2nd October.

This means that the Treaty has an excellent chance of not being ratified when/if Cameron's Conservatives win the GE in May, although timing is tight. The people of Britain may yet have a chance to make their voice heard democratically, through the ballot box, rather than forcefully on the streets.
Sarkozy, who helped to draw up the treaty after the French & Dutch voted against its predecessor, the EU Constitution, has warned Prague that it faces "consequences" if it does not swiftly follow an Irish "yes" with its own ratification

Asked about what could be done to persuade President Klaus to sign, he added: "It will be necessary to draw the consequences — but those will be the subject of another meeting."
Are these the words of a Little Napoleon or a Little Hitler?  If Cameron is true to his word to hold a Referendum we can expect the likes of Wallstrom, Sarkozy & Co to descend on us, as they are doing in Ireland, in order to meddle in another country's political affairs and campaign for a 'Yes' vote.   I, for one, will be ready with the green custard.

Here is a reminder of what happened in 1992 when the French voted 'No' to the Constitution and here's a current link which indicates Sarkozy's attitude to Britain, America and his own place in the world:
On Monday, he threatened to walk out of Pittsburgh if he does not get his way — a repeat of his brinkmanship at the last G20, in London in April, which he claims won a breakthrough over tax havens. This time he wants to strongarm President Obama and Gordon Brown into agreeing on a fixed, legally enforced cap on bankers’ pay. Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, is already onboard
As I said, Little Napoleon or Little Hitler?

2 comments:

  1. Sarkozy's an odious little creep. No doubt he has ambitions to become EU President at some point. Heaven knows what backroom deals the Eurofanatic 'leaders' have made behind the scenes to feather each others' nests in the EU trough.

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  2. Yes, they're all busy scrambling for position and I read that some things which only come into legal effect after full ratification by all the countries have already been prepared in advance. After fifty years of slowly, slowly they're suddenly in a hurry. It could very well be their undoing.

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