Monday, June 16, 2008

EU to Ireland: ‘Let your “Yes” be “Yes”, and your “No”, err, “Yes”’

‘There’s a divinity that shapes our ends’, as the Bard observed, ‘Rough-hew them how we will’. And no matter how much we may try to be masters of that destiny, it may be that the Westminster Confession of Faith is right when it states that God ‘freely and unchangeably ordained whatsoever comes to pass’.

And so God appoints some for eternal glory, and some for wrath and damnation.

And despite Ireland’s attempts to rough-hew the Treaty of Lisbon – that is, to express a will or make a choice on the matter – the EU has chosen it for euro-glory (or wrath and damnation, depending on one’s perspective). The intersection of national free will with the EU’s notion of fate must necessarily subsume that free will to a notion of divinity. The EU is behaving as though it were the Word in the Gospel of St John: all things are made by it, and without it is not anything made which is made.

Incredibly, though unsurprisingly, the Treaty of Lisbon continues its process of ratification throughout the erstwhile national governments of EU member states. Even Gordon Brown is continuing with the façade, despite the EU’s own rules declaring the Treaty null and void. The twelve stars are stamped upon the Republic of Ireland as indelibly as the Mark of the Beast, and without it they shall neither but nor sell.

Nothing, and certainly not something as insignificant as the express will of the people, can halt the process. It is foreordained, prophesied, set down in tablets of stone. It is as immovable as the chief cornerstone; as immutable as the words of God; as infallible as any ex cathedra pronouncement on matters of faith or morality.

The Treaty of Lisbon is revealed truth: it is definitive and binding. And in its declaration and promulgation, the European Commission is preserved from even the possibility of error as it decrees and defines. And there is even an accompanying anathema, now specifically directed at Ireland for its deliberate dissention.

No other interpretation may be placed upon the assertion of Margot Wallström that it was now for the EU’s political élite ‘to work out what the Irish people had really been voting against’.

In the words of Daniel Hannan MEP:

‘Let me help you there, Margot. My guess is that they were voting against the Lisbon Treaty. The giveaway was the ballot paper, which asked whether people agreed to amend the Irish constitution so as to, you know, approve the Lisbon Treaty…

‘But how much longer can Euro-Commissioners keep pretending that people have misunderstood the question? When the French voted “No”, it was argued that they were really voting against Chirac. When the Dutch voted “No”, it was claimed that they were really voting against Turkish accession. Do try and get it through your skulls, chaps, that people are voting against the proposition actually before them. They’ve had enough of “ever-closer union”. They’ve had enough of directives and regulations. They’ve had enough of being pushed around.

‘And – I’m sorry to have to say this, Margot – they’ve had enough of you. They’ve had enough of the EU’s politburo, with its lies and its arrogance, its corrupt expenses system, its disdain for democracy, its contempt for its own rules.’

Or is Ms Wallström suggesting that the Irish are thick?


Blogger Bert Rustle said...

Via gatesofvienna, an American Thinker article Why Irish Voters Rejected the Lisbon Treaty which contains many before and after linked comments of those in the Euro Ruling Class. A useful reference.

16 June 2008 at 08:14  
Anonymous Caoimhin said...

The reaction to the Irish NO vote by other EU governments and their leaders, to continue with the ratification process, is proof positive that the EU is an un-Democratic institution.

16 June 2008 at 10:19  
Blogger ascotinlessables said...

We can rant and we can rave, to no avail. Sadly there is really very little we can do to stop the juggernaut!

16 June 2008 at 10:24  
Anonymous hear o israel said...

what i liked was when D Milliband said that the treaty got voted down on minority concerns such as abortion , and fishing quotas .

so the EU foreign ministers meet today , to try and see if they can re sell the dead parrot .

if only determination equated to intelligence ??

i can only imagine todays ,meeting , triumphantly declaring "i think we can still proceed with ratification"

i will not ,ever vote for bondage through a bullying federalist utopia , i insist we have our rights to self determination , anything less just isnt cricket

16 June 2008 at 10:27  
Blogger Sheepdog said...

On Saturday, I visited Salisbury Cathedral. In the Chapter House is the best preserved copy of the Magna Carta. On the wall of the entrance to this glorious octagon of stone and light, is a translation of the Magna Carta.

The more I read this, the more it became apparent that this document, with it's establishment of the rule of law over the King (i.e. the state) is increasingly relevent to our current travails with both the EU and civil rights. David Davis has hit a nerve with the the public which will become more angry as time goes on.

The Eurocrats will think that they have nothing wrong until their entire edifice comes tumbling down around their ears. Only then will they repent.

16 June 2008 at 11:42  
Anonymous bbc truth monopoly said...

Apologies for off-topic, but are Your Grace's communicants aware that their licence-jizya is funding the latest attempt at Orwellian reality-inversion from al-Beeb?

Apparently one of the high-spots of the new series 'Bonekickers' is where a peaceful Muslim is beheaded by a blood-crazed fanatical Methodist holy warrior - the sort of thing that happens every Sunday outside my local chapel.

16 June 2008 at 13:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact is that people who reject the basic principles of Democracy have imposed a supergovernment upon the European nations. We can't vote for or against it in Britain because Blair and now Brown know the people would say NO to any form of European government. The Danes did get to vote, and said NO. Then the French and the Dutch. Now the Irish repeat NO! Power in Europe has been usurped by a political class divorced from the electorate..why? because the politicians owe their livelihood to politics and even those who lose the elections continue to thrive on public funds. Add to it that they are just plain dishonest, and what would make them honour the will of the electorate...they would call such respect for Democracy stupidity.
By all rights the European council, parliament, and courts are illegitimate and should be disbanded. In spite of scandal, gross errors, corruption, and its self-appointed nature, our foreign and domestic policies are made in Brussels without our consent. Welcome to the Europe that Hitler first dreamed united Europe where those who know best decide for the rest of us.

16 June 2008 at 16:16  
Anonymous Sir Henry Morgan said...

" Or is Ms Wallström suggesting that the Irish are thick? "

Er, basically, they're all saying that all the European people are thick. Certainly too thick to be allowed to vote on such things.

" The EU has now accumulated significant (bad) experiences with
referenda. It was very delicately yet effectively communicated
by the Romanian social-democrat MEPs: “The referendum in
Ireland has demonstrated that direct democracy (by way of referendum)
cannot ensure the progress of the European process.
The security, liberty and prosperity of hundreds of millions of
European citizens ask for complex leadership actions, which
cannot be appreciated by heterogeneous populations, from the
point of view of the information level and the education one.
European integration is a process that must be conducted politically
by the elected representatives of the European citizens.” "

That, Your Grace, is you, me, and nearly half a billion other European people. The arrogance is breathtaking. I posted a comment there which can be found here:

It hasn't yet appeared in New Europe magazine. I wonder if it will?

You know, I am a BNP member and minor - very very minor - party official, and censorship is never used on that blog I share at Wigan. Provided the language is not foul, anyone can say anything they like within the law (i.e. no incitement to violence).

Who are the fascists?

16 June 2008 at 18:11  
Anonymous John said...

Runciman wrote .........

.......... "What are we to make of the mendacities, half truths and double standards that appear necessary oil on the wheels of democracy."

I ask where is this democracy, that it will ignore the people when the people do not agree.

Shame on the political classes that allows such corruption.

16 June 2008 at 18:40  
Blogger SACKERSON said...

Your first paragraph is terrifying. Do you also believe in signs of election?

16 June 2008 at 20:27  
Anonymous Jenny said...

An inaccessible political elite class and rocketing food prices. What else do we need before there's a revolution?

16 June 2008 at 23:05  
Anonymous John Knox said...

God bless the Irish! The EU's responses show that democracy for them is EU's right to do as they please. The message that should hit home is that the peoples of Europe really do not fancy a united Europe with a European government, whatever it is called and however it will be arranged. The EU has sneeked into the backdoor, and entrenched itself firmly through billions of Euro schemes and common law. But despite of all this, the moment people are allowed to have their say without precooked Euro questions they say no. The response? Joseph "My name is Euro" -Goebbels needs just a few more years of education and propaganda to make the people realise what is good for them. The EU has abused democracy in Europe for its own agenda, showing tremendous lack of integrity.

17 June 2008 at 02:53  

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