"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, 18 March 2011

Grrrrrrr

An 'independent' think tank which claims to be on the cutting-edge of EU affairs asks whether the objectives of the EU's Cohesion Policy is "likely to fulfil the EU’s commitment, enshrined in its Treaties, to promote the well-being of its peoples”.

I am not one of the EU's 'peoples'.
This Policy Brief is published under the auspices of ‘Well-being 2030’, a two-year research project co-funded by the EPC and the European Commission which is investigating the major trends and developments that will determine Europe’s policy options for improving its citizens’ quality of life by 2030.
In its recently published 4-page report on the 5th Cohesion Policy, the European Policy Centre states:
Analysis of the determinants of well-being has advanced significantly in recent years and has shown that there is no single factor which determines well-being. An individual’s life satisfaction depends on a wide range of factors, which embrace health, labour-market participation, education, housing, security, income, work-life balance, working conditions, social relationships, access to public services, having a role in decision-making, etc.
Sorry if I've dashed the hopes of anyone who thought David Cameron truly had their best interests at heart when he announced a national survey on well-being last November. Dave Willets (Minister of State for Universities & Science) said, "We have had an international impact on taking the debate on well-being to a new level."

The so-called Happiness Index is only a tool to gauge the level of wealth redistribution the EU deems necessary throughout its member states.  It's also the reason why the census is even more intrusive this year - all info goes to Brussels so we can be inspected and see if we fulfil the criteria for a happy, equitable, just socialist society.  Perhaps if we in Britain all said that we were miserable and living in terrible overcrowded conditions, we might get a little more of our money back. We'd have to go down on our knees and whine & plead of course, but that's just how socialists like 'its peoples' to be.

This is Cameron announcing the "new' initiative:


With the steady flow of policies coming out of Brussels I'm beginning to feel more and more like a caged lab-rat.

2 comments:

  1. GV Cameron would just take our weakness as a signal to ship in more £10 million pound POMs. They want the aboriginals in Europe gone. There is no gainsaying it. It is the continued work of two centuries nonstop. If it hadn't been for the square heads causing trouble during that period we'd have been gone long ago.

    Anyway didn't I say the Coagulation were going to get us into another shooting match? Didn't I?

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  2. Yes, you did - 2011 has been a rotten year so far and we're only three months in. Birds, fish, earthquakes, tsunamis, war, famine and I expect there's quite a bit of pestilence around too.

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