The Dirty Little Secret Is That Our MPs Hardly Matter Any More
[Daily Mail-Monday, June 9,2008]
CUP YOUR ears, What is that sound we are suddenly picking up on the bush telegraph?
It is the distant but unmistakable trumpeting of the elephant in the room. And the name of that most dangerous but lamentably unscrutinised animal is the
The EU is the issue that all politicians are ignoring in the hope we will forget about it. Most immediately, they hope we have forgotten to be concerned about the
which is masquerading as a bog-standard treaty over which we need lose no sleep.
This constitution, which would bring into being a
and end once and for all what remains of the
EU MEMBER STATES
was dumped after it was rejected by
FRENCH and DUTCH
It was then resurrected in all but name as the
is in the process of ratifying.
This week, that
faces a triple test.
Today, businessman Stuart Wheeler's legal challenge to Labour's refusal to honour its
to put it to a
On Wednesday , the ratification Bill reaches the
HOUSE OF LORDS.
This Bill was ruthlessly shoe-horned through the
This week we will see whether their Lordships will also spinelessly roll over, or recall their historic role as the last-ditch defence of this country's interests against
SUCH ABUSE OF POWER.
But something else is happening which our politicians didn't bargain for. As we know, the constitution has to be approved by every member state or else it falls. On
THURSDAY 12th JUNE,2008
IRELAND VOTES ON THE TREATY
-and it looks as if
IT MIGHT VOTE AGAINST IT.
The Irish government is filled with panic and horror at the possibility that the Irish public might actually be thinking for themselves. For the EU has always relied on bamboozling the public about the joys of EUtopia and terrifying them that their whole world will collapse if it is thwarted.
More and more people, however, are realising that they have lied to, not only about the constitution but about the whole EU project. In Britain we were told from the start that it was only an economic union which would entail no loss of sovereignty.
THAT WAS THE OPPOSITE OF THE TRUTH
The dirty little secret is that, even without the constitution, political power has simply drained away to Brussels.
a little-noticed but quite devastating speech in the Commons last week, the Tory MP Peter Lilly recorded that last year the EU passed no fewer than
-more or less equivalent to our
ACTS OF PARLIAMENT
enforceable in the UK, as well as making
WHICH AFFECT US.
Our own Trade Minister has admitted that around half of all UK legislation with an impact on business, charities and the voluntary sector stems from laws passed in
Once these powers have been transferred to the EU, observed Mr Lilly, ministers engage 'in a charade of pretence that they retain those powers and often end up 'nobly accepting responsibility for laws which they actually opposed in
Is it any wonder that so many are terminally disillusioned with the entire political process when
politicians make promises
which they are simply powerless to keep -a fact which
they carefully conceal.
Now the former Tory policy adviser Lord Blackwell is arguing that Britain should renegotiate the
TERMS OF EU MEMBERSHIP
restricting it to
An opinion poll run by his group
suggests that more than a third of voters across all parties would back a prospective
pledge to negotiate such a change, and that people would support it in a
MORE than TWO to ONE.
The fact is that those opposed to the creation of a
of the overheated Eurofanatic imagination.
On the contrary many Eurosceptics like their European neighbours and find much to admire in their culture. They merely want to carry on governing themselves in their own country -because they have an enduring attachment to
And the EU is fundamentally an anti-democratic project, based on the belief that the individual nation is the source of the ills of the world and that by contrast supra-national institutions offer the solution to all its problems.
It is that absence of democratic transparency which is now corrupting not just
The fresh outbreak of
EXPENCES GRAVY TRAIN
is rooted in
where corruption is the accepted way of
Yesterday the Irish government said that a 'NO' vote over the
would be a crisis for
The plain fact is that the EU has brought about a crisis for
DEMOCRACY within EUROPE
WHICH IS WHY WE SHOULD RE-NEGOTIATE OUR PLACE
Politicians, however, run a mile from any such suggestion. The terror of acknowledging the
of what has happened, in case he is required to address it, has propelled David Cameron into a cul-de sac.
[With regard to the political intentions of David Cameron we have always believed that he was an EU 'sleeper ' in the wings ready to take over if Tony Blair needed replacement. That is why it has been impossible to get any concrete assurances as regard renegotiating the
We would like to be proved wrong about our suspicions but up to now we can see no reason to change our minds.]
His pledge to allow the British people a vote on the constitution is worthless since -as he has only now admitted explicity -once the treaty is ratified it will be almost impossible top do anything about it.
But since his party has warned that the
will spell the end of
this turns Mr Cameron into the Hamlet of the European debate - an awesome talent for speeches denouncing
but a complete inability to act against it.
Mr Cameron is paralysed by fear of reigniting the Tories' internal civil war over
But the Tory Europhiles are now moth-eaten has-beens who have lost the argument with the
The fact is that Parliament is now so emasculated it is becoming the equivalent of Westminster regional council in the
REPUBLIC of EUROLAND.
Why , therefore, should we bother to vote for politicians who will have
except to do the bidding of the Brussels bureaucrats imposing their
IT IS TIME TO END THIS CHARADE.
Whatever happens to the
BRITAIN MUST NOW RENEGOTIATE ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE EU
The politician who does so will be a
HERO to the NATION
Which is why Mr Cameron should ignore the faint-hearts and sued -shod Eurofanatics in his ranks.
THIS COUNTRY MUST REDISCOVER ITS
SENSE OF PURPOSE
IT IS FINISHED.
IT CAN ONLY DO SO IF IT REGAINS THE POWER
TO RULE ITSELF.
The issue is quite simply whether
DEMOCRACY in BRITAIN
has a future at all. It could not be more fundamental
If Mr Cameron were to say he would renegotiate Britain's place in Europe, he would silence all the mutterings that he is a blank page, an opportunist, a follower rather than
He would immediately establish himself instead as a
STATESMAN of the FIRST RANK
Come on, Mr Cameron: the PEOPLE would not only be with you, but are simply desperate to hear a politician say that he will fight to preserve what so many of our fellow citizens down through the centuries have
DIED TO DEFEND.
[This essay was as usual no disappointment to us who have followed the work of Melanie Phillips for a number of years and never disappointed with her assessment on any subject under the sun. This article was timely and no doubt it would have had many dithers as to the future of Europe decide that a
FREE INDEPENDENT NATION STATE
is better for the world than the Undemocratic super -state which as history has shown are doomed to failure as we have who witnessed the Blitz in our childhood have observed since .
We thank again Melanie Phillips and the Daily Mail for such a timely call to arms which was answered by the majority of voters in Ireland for a DEMOCRATIC EUROPE of a Family of Free Nation States for the betterment of EUROPE and the WORLD.]
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