"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."

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Long Live 'London'...

Brown talks about the Scottish, the Welsh and the Irish - never the English.  I have a feeling that the BNP would have done much better and probably gained grants from the EU if only they'd called themselves the English National Party.
Brown: "The purpose of devolution, whether it is to Scotland , or to Wales or to Northern Ireland or to London is to allow those people in those areas who are represented to make the decisions... that affect their lives and if they make these decisions by doing one thing it is at the cost of their ability to do other things."
And that's that in reality; England no longer exists because its been subsumed into the EU. Keep smiling.

2 comments:

  1. The purpose of those words seems to be trying to big up the devolved areas in a sad attempt to make those of us in 'the regions' feel jealouse and that somehow we are missing out on something.
    Of course the Welsh and Scots feel an affinity for their 'region', it is their nation. Likewise all londoners recognise the good old/bad old GLC.

    The choices he mentions could be whether to have a bye-pass for Norwich or a park and ride in Colchester. Decisions that used to be made at County or City level are now made by unelected jobsworths at EU 'regional' level with funds allocated by Brussels to which those jobsworths are in thrall. EU regions are, btw, constituted as Private Limited companies, just like ACPO.
    But you are correct CE, we are no longer England, we are " The Regions " in whose shape all public authorities are being remoulded, from the Police to Natural England.

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  2. Sorry, Banned, I've just spotted your comment. I didn't realise the EU regions were private ltd companies, we're really being stitched up tightly.

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