Anyone who visits here on a regular basis will know that I was vehemently opposed to the Lisbon Treaty.
Ay the time, I gave my main reasons which I won’t rehash in detail, but basically I said that the whole process was anti-democratic and Europe was building a United States of Europe, where we would loose all rights to self determination.
The pro-Lisbon crowd came back at me and said this was a load of bollox and that it was merely a ‘tidying up exercise’ and that it wouldn’t affect our national status in any way. The pros also said we had to sign up to help us out of the current financial mess.
So, let’s have a look at the state of play at the moment.
For a start, we have gained absolutely fuck all by signing up. Our banks are still in a mess. Unemployment continues to rise with no end in sight. Businesses continue to close. Where is Europe when you need them? They are sitting on their fat, overfed, overpaid arses and laughing at us.
What have we lost?
There are those who said that Europe would have no powers to meddle in our affairs. How come then there is a grave risk of our losing the right to trial by jury? This is a fundamental right that has existed for centuries, yet it will be denied us without any recourse.
How come Europe is applying bully-boy tactics to the Greeks? They have been told [not asked – told] to get their affairs in order and to report on a regular basis like a naughty schoolboy. If Europe doesn’t like what Greece are doing, then Europe will take over and the Greeks lose the right to their own financial affairs.
I see Europe has decided that the smoking fiasco isn’t going far enough and is threatening to impose restrictions on all member countries.
I also notice that Europe always refers to it’s members as ‘states’. Slowly but surely we are being indoctrinated by the back door on the concept of a group of states under the umbrella of Europe. When are we first going to hear the words ‘united states’ creep into the lexicon? I guarantee it won’t be long.
Well. I won’t say I told you so.