"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."

Find Out What Happens on 1st November 2014 with UPDATE 25.07.2014

I first posted this in June 2011 and I've been meaning to give a page of its own for some time now.

(Sorry, I've messed up the original formatting so the video that accompanied the post has gone awol).

Here it is, in all its sobering 'glory': On 1st November 2014 the following areas of competence will switch  from requiring unanimous approval of all member states to qualified majority voting only:

Initiatives of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Administrative co-operation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Asylum – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV
Border controls – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Citizens' initiative regulations – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Civil protection – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Committee of the Regions – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Common defence policy – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Crime prevention incentives – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Criminal judicial co-operation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Criminal law – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Culture – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Diplomatic & Consular protection – Nice: Unanimity Lisbon: QMV
Economic & Social Committee – Nice: QMV Lisbon: QMV
Emergency international aid – Nice: Unanimity Lisbon: QMV
Energy – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
EU budget – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Eurojust – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
European Central Bank – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
European Court of Justice – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Europol – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Eurozone external representation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Foreign Affairs High Representative election – Lisbon: QMV
Freedom of movement for workers – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Freedom to establish a business – Nice: Unanimity Lisbon QMV
Freedom, security, justice, co-operation & evaluation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Funding the Common Foreign & Security Policy – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
General economic interest services – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Humanitarian aid – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Immigration – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV
Intellectual property – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Organisation of the Council of the EU – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Police co-operation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
President of the European Council election  – Lisbon: QMV
Response to natural disasters & terrorism  – Lisbon: QMV
Rules concerning the Armaments Agency – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Self-employment access rights – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Social Security Unanimity – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV
Space – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Sport – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Structural & Cohension Funds – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Tourism – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Transport – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV

Not only that, but tptb have come up with a great wheeze to make it more difficult to vote down any proposal from the Commission; there now has to be a "blocking minority" which represents "at least three quarters of EU citizens" or "at least three quarters of member states". Even then, the Council undertakes only to "discuss the issue".

Let Cameron tell us again how we are "in Europe but not ruled by Europe". He's a lying weasel - and he knows it.

We're an island race and with physical separation naturally comes a mental separation. Churchill summed it up in 1930: "We see nothing but good and hope in a richer, freer, more contented European commonality. But we have our own dream and our own task. We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked but not compromised. We are interested and associated but not absorbed." He later reiterated this in 1948 when he said: "We are with you, but not of you." How unlike today's traitorous milksops who are too frightened to tell people the truth of what they've done and conspire with the media to delude us.

Churchill spoke in a time before mass immigration had overtaken the country as part of the plan to subvert any lingering nationalist or patriotic feelings.  He also asked: "Is it the only lesson of history that mankind is unteachable?" Certainly it seems that our current crop of political leaders with their PPEs learn nothing and know nothing; the people seem to know more of our history than they do.  There's a long line of tradition and bonding going back thousands of years that runs through the blood of a Briton; it's a feeling and a sense of place as much as a dry timeline.  If there ever came a time when one Briton remained alone, that man would know he was a Briton with a rich, historical past.  They can re-write books and censor our speech but they can't re-wire our collective national conscience. That's why it will be tears before bed-time for our politicians and the hideous, over-bearing, anti-democratic concept that is the EU.

Never you tell 'em a lie!
"We British have our own Commonwealth of Nations."  Churchill's Zurich speech in 1946, misappropriated by the EU.

 UPDATE: 26 July 2014

At last, someone has blown away the cobwebs and written a blog-post that brings us all up-to-date on this. This is a MUST READ - CONFUSION


  1. Might as well have stopped bothering after Munich 1938, perhaps Neville Chamberlain was right after all.

  2. Hello, Banned - sorry, I didn't realise you'd left a comment here. You have a point, so far as I can tell WW2 continued unabated albeit in a different form.

  3. As SS General Dornberger said, before moving to america to run Bell helicopters and assist in the murder of JFK,

    "The military phase is over. Now comes the political phase of the war, and we will win it decisively."

    1. Hi FT. Yes, there's no doubt about it - we're in the middle of some psycho political/economic warfare. Thanks for joining us :)

  4. EU referendum for UK? I have a feeling it will be strung along until ooohhh.... November 2014 maybe?

    Bastards one and all these politicians.

    1. Sorry abt the delay - I'm not often here at the moment.

      I think you're right, FT, it all becomes clear once you read the press or listen to the daily news only in conjunction with blogs. Only that way can you get the whole picture.

    2. As treason was committed by Heath surely we cannot have a referendum on something that has been illegal all along, namely the EU?
      Why is this not being addressed by Cameron et al, he knows we know about it so does Hogan Howe.
      Is everyone in Politics a traitor in this country?

    3. Every one in politics is criminal thats for sure. political parties are outlawed in England by the constitution. The reason why our politicians are so "British" and hate the English, is because English law makes them all criminals. But hey show me a treaty that has been signed in the name of England, to be controlled by the EU. There is'nt one, only British idiots are in the "EU", and even they are only there due to corruption and criminality.

  5. Denis CooperDecember 10, 2012

    I think you've got this wrong.

    The vetoes to be lost through the EU treaty amendments made by the Lisbon Treaty were lost when that treaty came into force on December 1st 2009, and won't be lost again on November 1st 2014.

    The change that will take place on that future date, in accordance with provisions already introduced into the treaties through the Lisbon Treaty, will be a change to the system of qualified majority voting.

    As explained in Box 2 on page 5 here:


    1. Thank you Denis - I'm sorry, it's the formatting that went awry when I copied it over and it isn't very clear at all. The table is supposed to show what happens when qmv is extended and takes full effect in 2014 and the sum total of what is lost to us. Thanks for taking the time to leave the link - even though OE are pro-EU they are quite open about it and are normally pretty even-handed.

  6. I'm not sure your following comment is true: "They can re-write books and censor our speech but they can't re-wire our collective national conscience."

    For those over a certain age, then the above statement is correct, but amongst the young such an attitude is unlikely.

    It is no coincidence there is so much propaganda aimed at the young. I spoke with an 18 year old the other day, and can tell you it was terrifyingly strange. Her attitude was so far removed from my generation's attitude it could only have come about via the sort of proaganda prevalent after a genuine revolution.

    We are living in very unatural times, which is why the young - or at least a significant majority - are so peculiar/suicidal in their beliefs.

  7. How long is it since the Jesuits said, "Give me a boy until he is seven years old and I will give you the man."? Some things never change.

    A few weeks ago in the Telegraph blogs a commenter called "SpeedofDark" posted some information about the Frankfurt school of marxism, including some of their aims. Talking to my own children, both now in their twenties, it appears that the attitude shift that the Frankfurt school was aiming for has been achieved. I certainly agree that they have made Westgern society so sick that it stinks.

  8. US-EU TTIP get rubber stamped we are done

  9. This new system of qualified majority voting will apply with effect from 1 November 2014. However, until 31 March 2017, any Member State may request, on a case by case basis, that a decision is taken in accordance with the rules in force before 1 November 2014 (i.e. in accordance with the qualified majority as defined by the Treaty of Nice). In addition, Member States may request the application of the “Ioannina compromise” enshrined by the Treaty of Lisbon in Declaration No 7. This provision enables a group of Member States to demonstrate their opposition to a text even if the group is not large enough in number to constitute a blocking majority. In this case, the group of Member States must notify the Council of its opposition to the adoption of the act. The Council must then do everything within its power to find a satisfactory solution in order to address the concerns raised by the group of Member States. Moreover, these deliberations within the Council are completed within a reasonable period and should not prejudice the time-limits laid down by the law of the Union. The “Ioannina compromise” therefore remains, above all, a political compromise expressing the Council’s wish to find an agreement which satisfies as many Member States as possible on important issues. Very confused by it all , but do you mention all this aswell?

    1. Thanks for your input. Please note that this article is more than three years old and the blog has been in hibernation for some time too. I placed a link to Witterings of Witney at the end of the article just a few months ago so people have a more up-to-date source of information.

      Thanks again for taking the time to post. All new info and any clarifications are welcome.


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