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THE YOUNG TURKS MIGHT FUSS AT ME BUT I MUST SAY IT: WHY INCREASE THE POWER OF THE EU?

ConservativeHome.com (A great place for Tory news) reported this disturbing article:

My UKIP readers (I see you there in Sussex!) have surely wondered what I have been doing writing all these pro-Tory articles.  I do agree there are many things I can praise the Conservatives about.  There ARE libertarians and euro-skeptics among the Tory MPs.  I do honor the Conservatives for a return to civil liberties for one.  Go Theresa May!  She wants to abolish or significantly alter these laws:

  • “use of control orders
  • stop and search powers in section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and use of terrorism legislation in relation to photography
  • detention of terrorist suspects before charge
  • extending the use of deportations with assurances to remove foreign nationals from the UK who pose a threat to national security
  • measures to deal with organisations that promote hatred or violence
  • use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 by local authorities, and access to communications data in general.”
  • But the Tory members of the European Parliament were instructed to vote to strengthen the EU foreign ministry!  Read on:

    Charles Tannock MEP, the ECR’s Foreign Affairs spokesman, told EurActiv:

    “We were opposed to the creation of the EEAS but we are now reconciled to engaging constructively within the new architecture in the best interests of our countries.”

    That is an EU-constructive rather than an EU-sceptic position. This is the latest example of the Coalition government engaging with the EU in what it calls a “constructive” rather than “sceptical” way. The ambition is to make arrangements work better rather than delay or frustrate.

    The EU is not a country!  It does not need a foreign ministry!  I am sure Obama supported it as well.  Now the EU has a prominent place in the UN General Assembly:

    This morning’s Telegraph reports that the EU desk will be moved to the centre of the UN General Assembly as part of a “back down” by William Hague:

    “Baroness Ashton, the EU foreign minister or “High Representative”, will be given a special seat alongside a new European UN ambassador with “the right to speak in a timely manner, the right of reply, the right to circulate documents, the right to make proposals and submit amendments (and) the right to raise points of order”. EU sources told The Daily Telegraph that William Hague, the foreign secretary, was forced to “back down” and accept the plan as part of the creation of a Brussels diplomatic service under the Lisbon Treaty.”

    The Lisbon Treaty, not voted on by the Labour Government, is in deed a sovereignty killer.  This is what Global Dashboard had to say:

    – Writing in Der Spiegel, Sascha Müller-Kraenner and Martin Kremer assess how the new European External Action Service (EEAS) might help the EU exert greater influence over climate governance post-Copenhagen. The new diplomatic corps will offer “a unique opportunity to increase analytical capacity and to design the right instruments and institutions for confronting climate change”, they suggest. Reuters meanwhile reports on the failure of EU member states to meet their commitments on development aid, and the implications for climate funding.

    This means tell the UK to toe the line on climate change.  It threatens the UK seat on the Security Council:

    He made the comments after the then deputy UN general secretary Mark Malloch Brown, who later became a Labour minister, said that an EU replacement of the UK seat was inevitable, in remarks first reported by EUobserver.

    “I think it will go in stages,” he said. “We are going to see a growing spread of that and then steady formalisation of it institution by institution, probably starting in the UNDP or UNICEF [two UN branches dealing with aid] first.”

    “It is not going to happen with a flash and a bang,” he continued, adding that he hoped “it will happen as quickly as possible.”

    Enought is enough!  The UK should simply get out of the EU.  There were dissenting voices:

    In the debate William Cash spoke for Eurosceptics:

    “I regard this whole decision as a triumph of European aspirations and European parliamentary ambitions over reality. I am deeply worried about the manner in which this game of multidimensional chess will play out, and I have already indicated to my hon. Friend the Minister my concern about the overlapping functions and the contradictions that will emerge between the necessity of maintaining our bilateral relations with other countries and the extremely ambitious proposals in this decision on global reach. It is phenomenal to imagine an external action service on this scale that would in any way be regarded as not interfering with our domestic diplomatic service.”

    Here‘s the UKIP position: 

    Nigel Farage has accused the Tories of betraying Britain’s independent foreign policy in favour of closer ties with the European Union, which will soon be given its own seat at the UN.As the EU moves closer to becoming a fully-fledged ‘United States of Europe’, Mr Farage said: “This is the thin end of the wedge. How long before David Cameron concedes our seat at the UN Security Council?”

    “The Tory government has swallowed EU federalism hook, line and rusty old sinker.”

    Check out the comments at Conservative Home.com for this story. 

    Thanks to Twitter for this story.  I am now receiving UKIP updates and am following Nigel Farage (UKIP Leader) on Twitter.

    About Elwood Sanders

    Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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