Van Rompuy has welcomed the Heads of State (
European Council Government) with this short address, which includes:
"Today we will talk about Energy (in the morning) and about Innovation (in the afternoon). Two topics of major importance for Europe's future. We need to secure the energy supply and establish one European market of energy, just as we need one European area for research, mobilising all our talents. I think we can achieve real progress. Over luncheon we will discuss a common approach tackling the financial problems of the Eurozone." (my emphasis)
(Mind you, mobilising all their talents could well be a bit of a non-starter as first they have to discover what talents they possess.)
IanPJ on Politics posts on something which has been on the cards for yonks - namely the death of national political parties, a subject that has surfaced as a result of the work carried out by Andrew Duff, LibDem MEP for East of England. IPJ links to this website from which it is possible to read the 'Reform Pamphlet', a pdf document.
Not only is the EU starting the process by which people will only be able to vote for parties the EU 'authorises', but it is obvious that the planned outcome of that will be to kill the idea of 'nations'. Witness in the pdf 'Reform Pamphlet' Duff's words:
".........But if we’re serious about making a success of postnational parliamentary democracy, Europe’s political class has to move with the times. So far national politicians have been rather bad at connecting the citizen with the EU. In fact, there is a growing divide between EU and national politics which can be bridged by the development of European political parties as the essential democratic sinew connecting the electorate with the impressive power now wielded by the EU institutions."
Err, who asked us if we wished to make a success of postnational parliamentary democracy? How have national politicians been rather bad at connecting their people to the EU? The 'growing divide' to which Duff refers is an oblique reference to the fact that parties like UKIP and others have succeeded in driving a wedge between the EU and its ultimate aims. With this latest idea of Duff's, parties such as UKIP, LPUK - even the Lib/Lab/Con - will ultimately no longer appear on a ballot paper. If further evidence was needed about the decreasing role that national parliaments will have in the EU of the future, Duff writes:
"The purpose of the reform is to break the monopoly of the states and the national political parties over the composition of the European Parliament."
The plan is actually to break the nation states and national political parties, this being the first objective of any totalitarian state.
Only last Wednesday, Gerard Batten posed, in the European Parliament, the question: "Just how far will the British have to be pushed before they rebel like the Egyptians?" Coupled with that video comes another that was brought to my attention by Dick Puddlecote, from the blog of Max Farquar, a video entitled "UK Uprising".
The time for words has now passed, it being the time for action - and the sooner we translate that 'action' into an uprising, the sooner we can free ourselves not only from EU totalitarianism but also the unprincipled and dishonourable detritus that inhabit Westminster.
So people, who's up for organising this uprising? Any volunteers?