“Sovereignty”, the “British
Constitution”, our “democracy”, “self-government”; what threads
run through these priceless things, and hold them together? At least two
fundamental principles are common to all of them.
The First: is the
hard won right of the British people to elect and dismiss those who make their
The Second: is that the British people have
given Parliament the power to make all their laws for them, but they have
not given Parliament permission to give that power away.
Both of these principles, for which, over
the centuries, millions have willingly given up their lives, already stand
deeply betrayed by our membership of the European Union. I propose to justify this depressing statement
under three heads.
What is the present position under the
Treaties of Rome; how much of our democracy have we already handed over to the
corrupt octopus in Brussels and how were we deceived into doing it?
How much is this costing us in cash and
is it worth it?
Third: What does the
proposed EU Constitution have in store for us?
It is essential to remember that the people’s pact is
with Parliament; it is not with the Executive or Government of the day.
The People elect and dismiss Members of Parliament once every 4 or 5
years, and our Government is formed out of a majority of elected MP’s. But only 60% of the
electorate now bother to vote in General Elections, and modern Governments are supported by only some 40% of those
who do vote, or 24% of the electorate.
of those who vote is declining; trust in our system of Parliamentary Democracy
is eroding steadily.
I submit therefore that these temporary
Governments, always empowered by a minority of the people, do not have the
right to break great pacts upon which our Sovereignty rests. Yet
that is just what they have been doing for the last 32 years.
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