[Paul Belien: Today’s EU is a shotgun marriage for the peoples of Europe. When the Danes voted against the Maastricht Treaty, and the Irish against Nice and Lisbon, they had to vote again. When the French and Dutch rejected the EU Constitution, their verdict was discarded.
Britain’s Government simply denied its people a say on the Lisbon Treaty, so Westminster is now legally obliged to ‘contribute actively to the good functioning of the Union’ – i.e. to further the interests of the EU, rather than those of its own people.
Make no mistake, the EU is an empire with global ambitions. In his acceptance speech, President Van Rompuy extolled ‘global governance’. Legions of bureaucrats will rule the British from Brussels, the Belgian capital. Being proud of your Britishness will be criminalised, just as Brussels has always punished Flemings who put Flanders first.
Last November, Van Rompuy, although a Fleming himself, confessed in an interview: ‘I am a European because the European idea is an antidote for Flemish nationalism, an antivenin [an antitoxin against a snake’s venom] against the Flemish Movement.’ Two weeks later, he became the EU President. Van Rompuy is no harmless creature. He symbolises the conquest of Britain by Belgium, the monster created by Palmerston.]
This editorial is entirely the end result of the EU bureaucratic machine’s spending of member states’ contributions (tax payers’ money) to the promotion of itself. If the same was done on an individual state level, there would be cries of foul by the international democratic community followed by a demand for such undemocratic practices to come to an end. But you see, this is the EU, where paying lip service to democratic rule (while subverting it on a daily basis) is the preferred way of running government(s).
“The Lisbon Treaty entered into force in the beginning of December, it has been said that the appointments of both the President and the High Representative for foreign policy constitutes a new stage in the European Union. Though the changes are undeniable, their true meaning has yet to be determined”
“The aim of the Lisbon Treaty is to make the EU’s decision-making process more effective so that the Union would also be a stronger factor in international politics. Members undertake to accept the objectives of general principle, but on specific issues the formation of a common line will continue to be problematic for the union of independent states.”