"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."

Friday, 14 May 2010

Ah Well, It's Our Own Fault

The warning signs have been here for a long time:

In a speech at a prize-giving ceremony (the Charlemagne Award) for Polish Prime Minster Donald Tusk yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the eurozone crisis is "existential" and "must be overcome" in order to avoid "unforeseeable consequences" for the future of the EU. In order to do this it would have to "equip itself more strongly, both fiscally and economically".

The German Chancellor warned:  "We have a shared currency but no real economic or political union. This must change. If we were to achieve this, therein lies the opportunity of the crisis. We have to view the crisis as a motive, to make up for failures - failures that were not remedied by the Lisbon Treaty."

On Wednesday Merkel insisted that EU Treaty changes were the only way to achieve the kind of EU budgetary discipline and surveillance measures Berlin is seeking.

On the importance of the euro, she said: "The euro is our currency, and yet more than our currency...I stand by my vision that one day all member states of the European Union will have the euro as their currency...If the euro were to fall apart, it would not only be the currency, but also the EU and the idea of European unification".

Merkel outlined her strong support for deeper European integration saying, "And beyond the economic, after the shared currency, we will perhaps dare to take further steps, for example for a European army".

It's there for all to see, if only we care to look beyond our day to day lives and see what's waiting for us.  We can't go down this route - it's anathema to the British way of thinking.  Unless, of course, the British way of thinking has changed so much in the past thirteen years that nobody gives a rat's arse beyond their next welfare/pay cheque.

How could so much damage have been wrought in just thirteen years?  It isn't that Germany and France are pulling the strings now - old enmities have gone - it's that an unelected body is taking our sovereignty by stealth and that successive UK governments have been complicit.  It's been hidden.  England, Great Britain, the UK was always the challenge and that's why we've been infiltrated and subverted to such an extent - far more than any other country.  We are the prize.  If we fall, all fall.

The first test of our "new, un-engineered" coalition government is next Tuesday.  It's not going to happen.  There'll be the usual murmurings of discontent before we slide ever deeper into an integrated superstate with one currency, one parliament (unelected) and one ruler.

6 comments:

  1. Did she write or only read "Mein Kamf"?

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  2. Maybe War and Peace? We're still going down the road OR but Cameron, to his credit, has never denied it: Same destination but the scenic route.

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  3. Hi, GV. If we have to travel I always prefer the scenic route. More opportunities to stop!

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  4. Nice 'take' GV and one with which I concur.

    The eyes of the British public will open one day - one can only hope that when they do it is not too late to rescue our beloved country!

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  5. I fear it will be, WfW.

    After Lidlington's appointment over Francois, and iDave's 'failure' to appoint more right-wingers, we might just see a right-wing revolt.

    The danger signs will be when iDave tries to rush through legislation. Yes, he did say that he wouldn't do that - but then so did Obama.

    As things stand, iDave still has all McDoom's executive powers. Let's see how quickly he ditches them.

    I suggest we all scrutinise all bills emanating from this government.

    I fear for my boys, too. It's not melodramatic - we've seen the kind of efficient tyranny that Germany is capable of, and we know all major parties are fully signed up to all things EU.

    I don't see a way out of this, apart from starving the corporations.

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  6. It will be, Mr W, if our media has their way.

    It's too late for that Fausty - we live in a 'global world' now. No matter how we try to fight back and shop locally, it will only ever make a difference if everyone does it. The only thing that will make a difference now is feet on the street.

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