HE'S AGAINST THE
LISBON TREATY AND NOT KEEN ON THE EURO...MEET THE
NEW PRESIDENT OF THE EU.
Mail-Thursday, January 1, 2009]
HE does not favour
the Lisbon treaty, he's no fan of the euro and he
has even likened the European Union to the Soviet
times could be ahead when Vaclav Klaus takes over
the rotating PRESIDENCY of the EU today.
The Czech president
looks certain to use his tenure as an opportunity to
publicise views which will enrage other EU leaders.
economist who came to prominence after Czechoslovak
uprising against COMMUNISM a generation ago, he is a
enthusiastically challenged European and
International Policy on everything from CLIMATE
CHANGE to relations with Russia.
The 67 -year-old
compares bank bailouts to old SOCIALISM,
accuses the LISBON TREATY of contradicting CZECH
SOVEREIGNTY and calls environmental issues a luxury.
This has led to numerous clashes with Mirek
Topolanek, his pro- EU prime minister, and the next
six months are unlikely to match the pro-EU rhetoric
of FRENCH president Nicolas Sarkosy from whom he is
taking the reins of office.
uncomfortable to hold the EU presidency when you've
got a EUROSCEPTIC leader,' admitted a spokesman for
the EUROPEAN POLICY CENTRE in BRUSSELS yesterday.
Mr Klaus, whose
Czech office is largely ceremonial; even refuses to
fly the EU FLAG at his PRAGUE CASTLE office,
something Mr Sarkosy described earlier this month as
'hurtful' to EU colleagues.
The combative Czech
quickly countered, saying the Frenchman's leadership
-and what he called
A REFUSAL TO
HEED CRITICISM - 'hurts the EUROPEAN
UNION and hurts EUROPE'.
Mr Klaus built his
political career in the early 1990s as a finance
minister promoting rapid free-market reforms,
founding and leading a conservative Civic Democratic
party modelled partly on the Tories.
Margaret Thatcher featured prominently in his
He became prime
minister in 1992 and held office for five years. He
became Czech president in 2003, after Czechoslovakia
split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
As president, Klaus
has had less executive power but felt freer to air
his opinions, especially TOWARDS THE EU.
He recently refused
to join Western condemnation of Russian policy over
Georgia and he challenges
HIS book disputing
that man-made climate change is happening is
in Green Chains.'
[A very apt
statement by a courageous man who is a absolute gem
to his people and country and a stark reminder of
the shortage of such men in our once FREE
PARLIAMENT. In days past someone would
have conveniently arranged an accident to deliver
themselves from such a man. It must be most galling
to the members of the old school many of whom are
still in place though endeavour to keep out of the
spotlight unless they are the front runners in the
race for a NEW WORLD ORDER such as Gorbachev who it
is stated is still the head of the KGB and whenever
he is interviewed he speaks the truth about being a
COMMUNIST of the old school but the Media and the
majority of Western politicians are unable to
comprehend his outspoken manner and decide that he
is a good man after all - they are called
idiots' and we have a fair number among our MEP's
who will at the EUROPEAN ELECTION this year still state that they can change the EU from within.
If anyone can find and exploit the fault lines of
the EU it is Mr Klaus but whether one man can shake
the foundations of the monster sufficient for it to
fall he will have done a great deal for mankind and
in particular EUROPE and for those freedom-loving
people within our Island home.
And claim back your
inheritance the accumulation of the wisdom of ages
of a free insular people which was gained over
our generally unblemished long history , in our Island Home.]