Thursday, December 13, 2007

The EU Constitution is signed today

...aptly, in the Dos Jeronimos monastery, where Portugal's treaty of accession to the European Community was also signed. And Prime Minister Brown is to sell Britain down the river as he adds his own signature later than the 26 other EU leaders, awkwardly symbolic of the UK ‘lagging behind’ or being ‘in the slow lane’ playing ‘catch-up’, or ‘on the margins’ of Europe. But the leaders of the other 26 EU nations are eager to sign the ‘Treaty of Lisbon’ which will effectively abolish their own positions of authority and negate their own political power. The treaty creates an EU president and an EU foreign minister, and simultaneously scraps veto powers in many new policy areas.

Gordon Brown will not appear in the official photographs because of a convenient ‘diary clash’. Whilst Downing Street has denied that Mr Brown wants to avoid the ceremony, it is bizarre indeed that something as functional as the ‘Commons liaison committee’ has the authority to prevent the Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from attending a meeting of world leaders.

So Mr Brown is sending the tea boy Foreign Secretary David Miliband to feature in the photographs, providing the Conservative Party with powerful ammunition to scupper his leadership bid whenever it might come.

Of course, this signing ceremony is not quite the end, though it may feel so. The Lisbon Treaty, which is manifestly identical to the rejected EU Constitution, still has to be ratified by both the Commons and the Lords, and with opposition among Labour MPs growing, the battle could be both gruelling and entertaining. Ireland is also the only country planning to hold a referendum, and there is little doubt that many in the UK will be assisting the ‘no’ campaign.

And so another turn of the ratchet abolishes national vetoes in some 50 policy areas, including sensitive ones such as police and judicial co-operation. And we not only acquire an emperor/president and a foreign minister, but also thousands of diplomats placed in every nation of the world constituting an army of EU ambassadors to represent ‘the united voice of Europe’.

One has sense in this conquest of the judgement of God: nations tend to get the leaders of which they are worthy, and there is little doubt that the people of the United Kingdom deserve this - for their apathy, ignorance, and indifference. The reality is that so few care because so few understand, and so few understand because they are more absorbed by Big Brother, X Factor, Come Dancing and the National Lottery, than they are by matters spiritual and political.

Cranmer prays for a leader to call the nation to repentance and prayer, but the population has probably ceased to know the meaning of the words…


Blogger Homophobic Horse said...

Well that's democracy for you. In a democracy everything has to please the crowd. So of course Big-Brother is more popular than god. God requires thought (unless you believe "God is Love")

Also, did you now that around every four/five years these things called "political parties" conspire and campaign to make sure as many people as possible hold their views believe their beliefs? Such mass mind control is built into the structure of democracy.

Universal suffrage is in defiance of the natural order; so yes, we're being punished by God.

13 December 2007 at 08:58  
Blogger Dark_Heretic said...

Big Brother, Xfactor, National Lottery and Come Dancing are they not the modern day equivalent of the colusseum?

Keep the plebs happy and distracted then the ruling classes can do what they will. It's happened all throughout history and it's happening again right now.

I too echo your prayer for a leader who will lead us forward freely and not blindly into subservience.

13 December 2007 at 10:32  
Anonymous John Adams said...

As an American, I'm very, very sorry for all of the freedom-loving people of Britain. What a mournful day. Let's hope the Parliament comes to the rescue of the peoples of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

When our ruling class tried to stuff a poisonous immigration bill down our throats, we fought back with letters and phone calls. They backed down. A shout was heard from the countryside and they cowered and trembled. Perhaps it's time for something like that in England.

13 December 2007 at 15:32  
Anonymous Patriot said...

The People are too trusting, they simply have not realised that when a politician says 'no loss of essential sovereignty', they are Lying.
They know that Politicians Lie, but surely not on this scale.

13 December 2007 at 15:44  
Anonymous billy said...

'no loss of essential sovereignty' ... and just what difference does that make to me an ordinary Joe in the street?
I'd be very happy to know because after 40 years of voting I am not sure that I have had any influence over anything at all and, despite short periods of unemployment during recession, I haven't done too bad at all.

13 December 2007 at 19:19  
Anonymous Randy said...

'no loss of essential sovereignty'


You don't even have anything amounting to the US 10th Amendment, which itself doesn't amount to a hill of beans.

14 December 2007 at 01:40  
Blogger Willbert said...

There is an alternative: Free Europe Constitution, which limits power of politics. Vote Yes or No at!

14 December 2007 at 08:52  

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