Saturday, 19 February 2011

Well, Europhiles?

"Here is commission president Romano Prodi in 1999: ‘The single market was the theme of the eighties; the single currency was the theme of the nineties; we must now face the difficult task of moving towards a single economy, a single political unity.’
As long ago as 1991, Hans Tietmeyer, then head of the Bundesbank and the most powerful central banker in Europe, said: ‘A European currency will lead to member nations transferring their sovereignty over financial and wage policy as well as monetary affairs. It is an illusion to think that states can hold on to their autonomy.’
Here is the present head of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, in 1998: ‘The Council of Ministers will have far more power over the budgets of member states than the federal government in the United States has over the budget of Texas.’
Here is Roman Herzog, then the German president, speaking in 1996: ‘The day of the nation state is over.’
Listen to the then-president of the commission, Jacques Delors, talking in 1988. He said that within ten years ‘80 percent of our economic legislation, perhaps even fiscal and social as well’ would come from the EU and not from national parliaments."
Now just what is it about loss of sovereignty that you Europhiles do not understand? 

Well, iDave, Nick or Ed? Please don't any one of you, or your underlings, dare come to me and start talking about the supremacy of Parliament, sovereignty or that you 'govern' this nation!


Roger Thornhill said...

They do govern. They are Governors, Gauleiters for their true overlords, Brussels.

They are inside. They have been bought, or threatened with the politicians biggest fear - being cast out to become a prole again. No more state cars, invites, expense accounts, protection, contacts. They are like ex-pats in their own countries, living in a golden cage. The strings can be pulled anytime and they must dance.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

RT: Agreed. Perhaps I should have said self-govern, which is what you no doubt realised - but your point is well made.

Larry the Cat. said...

You are quite wrong. We have enhanced our sovereignty by pooling it with others. This must be true, Heseltine said so on Question Time, and he wouldn't be a two-faced lying git, would he?

WitteringsfromWitney said...

LtC: As Heseltine is a politician, of course he is a two-faced lying git!