The EU is an Obstacle to a People’s Europe

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Visceral Hatred of Democracy

I have taken part in a number of online discussions during our ongoing referendum campaign here in the UK. What has struck me most is the apparent visceral hatred for democracy by some on the Bremainers.

There is no reasoning with them, they say that Britain is not a democracy anyway. They are effectively claiming that Britain is not a democracy and as a result the EU does not need to have democratic aspirations.

Part of the reason for the absence of democracy and accountability in the UK is because MPs can turn round and say ‘beyond our control’ because of rules made by the EU.

Urgent Need for Democratic Reform

Nevertheless, if the EU was a democracy I would be one of the most committed pro Europeans. I would be in favour of having the EU as the sole law making body for the whole of Europe.

However, to be a democracy it one of two options would need to be taken. The first option would be the abolition of the unelected EU Commission and the transfer of all its powers to Parliament. The second option would  be reforming the Commission into a directly elected Senate. It is not enough for it to be appointed by people who were appointed by people who were directly elected because that prevents direct accountability.

Currently the European Parliament is elected by PR, which is the fairest system of voting. However, the Commission has the real power which renders fairer voting for the Parliament a moot point.

Currently the EU is corrupted by lobbying by the transnational elite and their corporations. The EUs current complexity and lack of transparency allows them to get away with it. A democratic Europe would look after the people of Europe.

The Non-Existence of a People’s Europe

I would be in favour of a democratic European federal state because it would be big enough to stand up to transnational corporations. At the moment they get states to compete with and undercut each other for their favour. A united democratic Europe could bar them from the entire market if they refused to pay their fair share towards society.

It is tragic that the EU is not a democracy and does not represent the interests of Europe’s population effectively. It could really be a force for good. Unfortunately its vested interests refuse to reform it as we saw with Cameron’s sham ‘renegotiation’. He could have asked for the democratic reforms that ultimately would be in the EUs and Europe’s long term interests.

The EU could have put forward such reforms on its own. However, that would not be the EU that we know, the EU that will continue to exist until it collapses under its own contradictions. It’s vested interests want to control Europe and will never hand it over to its people.

That is why I have been forced to abandon my own dreams of a United Europe, that is why I will unfortunately be voting to leave on 23 June.

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Vote Leave is a Vote for Democracy

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Great Britain’s Ancient Tradition of Parliamentary Democracy – Don’t Let It Come To An End! Source: Commons.Wikimedia

Forget the lists of figures, the lies, damn lies and statistics, the desperate cobbled together equations purporting to represent a future reality, the propaganda leaflet published at public expense and even the childish name calling that has now started. The main question that people need to ask themselves in this referendum is whether they want to live in a democracy.

If you want to live in a democracy then the EU is not for you. The executive (ruling) institution of the EU is the unelected, anti democratic European Commission. If you want to live in a democracy where you elect your leaders then you need to vote to leave. The European Commission is the elephant in the room that the Bremainers want to hide. People complain that the House of Lords should be elected, but they ignore the unelected European Commission which has far more power and influence on our daily lives.

Cameron’s so called renegotiation deliberately ignored this elephant and tried to blind us with irrelevance instead. If Europe is to be genuinely reformed the European Commission would either become an elected institution or be abolished. Neither option is on the cards and never will be!

A vote to remain in the EU is therefore an unrepeatable experiment, you will never be able to truly choose the actual decision makers ever again. The real rulers will remain the remote and unknown men in black, skulking in the shadows and pulling the strings. The Bremainers will try to frighten you with short term fears but those pale in comparison to the dangers of the long term inside the EU.

It must be remembered that it was Britain with its parliamentary democracy and ancient constitution which brought freedom to Europe and not the other way around and it was Britain that saved Europe from Napoleon, the Kaiser and Hitler. Perhaps Brexit will help save Europe from itself once again. It might actually give the rest of the European people a new voice and help them shake off the anti democratic yoke too.

Think in the long term not the short. It is better to suffer some minor short term difficulties, that may or may not come to pass, than to risk long term oblivion. Staying in the EU is far too risky. No EU member state, perhaps with the exception of Denmark, have the ancient traditions of democracy that we have.

Don’t sacrifice our democracy, your children and grandchildren will not forgive you – Vote Leave!

If You Value Freedom and Democracy, Your Only Option is to Vote to Leave the European Union

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British sovereignty should reside in its democratic institutions

I Just read THIS article on The Express website about the likelihood of The Netherlands and the Czech Republic voting to leave the EU. I really hope this happens.

The serious likelihood that the EU could break up anyway is something for British voters to consider seriously. The EU fails because it has no legitimacy and refuses to change. Cameron’s so-called renegotiation, that changes nothing fundamental, confirms this sad but indisputable fact. What is the point voting to remain in an organisation, that ultimately, thanks to its internal contradictions, is destined to collapse in any case (the EU can only abuse its own people for so long!). This is what risk averse British voters should consider. It is safer to leave the EU if you value stability and security. The future of the EU is a future of chaos and collapse. To stay in the EU would mean that Britain, the British people, and British business would have an uncertain future.

I actually used to be pro EU and was a member of the European Movement. However I have since realised that the EU is an anti democratic institution that is a threat to our most basic freedoms. Furthermore rather than acting, as it should, to be a voice for ordinary Europeans and their champion in the world it acts against their interests at every opportunity. To the EU, the people of Europe are seen as the enemy, an obstacle to be overcome, rather than the reason for the union’s existence.

I still think that a politically united Europe would be a good thing, but it would have to be a democracy. The EU is run by the unelected Commission, and Parliament is just a rubber stamping operation. I could never support an EU unless the Commission was abolished and all executive power passed to the Parliament. This would have been my key demand for ‘renegotiation’ if I was David Cameron rather than the meaningless nonsense that he, Neville Chamberlain-like, announced as a major victory and a reason to remain in the EU. This is something the EU establishment would never agree to so the only alternative is for countries to leave the EU – that is the only way to preserve a democratic way of life!

A Europe run by the EU is a recipe for dictatorship. While it exists in its current form, it will only represent elite interests and ordinary people will always be its victims rather than its beneficiaries. The sooner the EU is abolished completely the better! All people who value democracy, whatever EU state in which they reside, should campaign to have their countries leave the EU. Good luck to the Dutch and the Czechs in their quest to restore their freedom.

UPDATE

A must watch video for all freedom loving Europeans.

The Brussels Business: Who Runs the European Union?

The EU, Democratic Peace Theory, and the Ukrainian Crisis

Written on 8 May 2014

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In my previous article I hinted at the role of European Union foreign policy in the creation of the crisis in Ukraine.  I will now focus on how the EU’s aggressive foreign policy is mirrored by its erosion of democratic structures and its crackdown on dissent in its domestic policy making.

Under Democratic Peace Theory it is postulated that democracies do not wage war on each other.  The EU, as indicated by its institutional structures and its lack of tolerance for political dissent, cannot be regarded as a democracy.  Merely having something referred to as a “parliament” is not sufficient for a political entity to be a democracy.

In some ways the European Parliament is similar to the State Duma of Imperial Russia under Tsar Nicolas II which existed but had no real power.  Imperial Russia was never a democracy just as the European Union has never been a democracy.  The fact that many of the powers of EU states have been transferred to the non-democratic European Commission mean that those individual member states also can no longer be regarded as genuine democracies. According to Democratic Peace Theory this bodes ill for international peace.

I just read an article at Breitbart.com entitled “The European Commission is pumping propaganda money into Britain, trying to interfere in the elections to the European Parliament” that shows how democracy within the European Union has been and continues to be subverted.  This development arises from the fundamentally anti-democratic structure of the EU itself.  If this article is correct then state resources are being actively employed to subvert the democratic process in order to control the outcome of an election.

The dirty tricks or “active measures” against political opponents of the EU regime are not restricted to UKIP.  On 26 April 2014 another candidate for the European elections, Liberty GB leader Paul Weston, was arrested because he quoted Winston Churchill in a speech.  Prior to this the Liberty GB radio host Tim Burton was taken to court in what appears to be an act of vexatious litigation.  After the expense and inconvenience of going to court he was acquitted.  The pattern is clear, it is only opponents of the EU who are arrested and exposed to what amounts to judicial intimidation.

These episodes of political repression illustrate clearly the direction in which the EU is going.  The claimed motive for such repression may be regarded as necessary by many, but never-the-less the impact on democracy is dire.  The way a state treats its own citizens is a window through which to see how it is likely to behave with its neighbours.  Repressive regimes are more likely to have aggressive foreign policies because a population’s natural inclination for peace is more likely to be supressed by those who hold power.

This perhaps explains recent EU policy with regard to Ukraine.  The people of Europe have no interest in the situation in Ukraine, but EU leaders do.  The people of Europe have not real power to stop them from the dangerous course that they have chosen to take.  The anti-democratic basis of the EU makes a major new war in Europe more likely!  Far from blaming Vladimir Putin for the crisis, blame – if any is to be applied, could more likely be laid at the door of the commissars, apparatchiks, and enforcers of the EU.