Stuff the EU

“We would be better off freed from the exactions, excessive contributions, toils, red tape and regulations of the European Union.”  Austin Mitchell
“It if this is the idea, the end of Britain as an independent European state…it means the end of a thousand years of history.” Hugh Gaitskell
“My view of the EU has always been not that I am hostile to foreigners but I am in favour of democracy. I think they are building an empire and want us to be part of that empire…” 
“Britain’s continuing membership of the Community would mean the end of Britain as a completely self-governing nation.” 
“When I saw how the European Union was developing, it was very obvious what they had in mind was not democratic…”  Tony Benn
“…Labour wants to see Europe safe and prosperous. But the European Economic Community, which does not even include the whole of Western Europe, was never devised to suit us, and our experience as a member of it has made it more difficult for us to deal with our economic and industrial problems…Moreover, by preventing us from buying food from the best sources of world supply, they would run counter to our plans to control prices and inflation…For all these reasons, British withdrawal from the Community is the right policy for Britain” 1983 Labour Party Manifesto
“Virtually every serious review of the costs and benefits of the EU show that Britain would be better off out of the organisation in most, if not all, respects but political elite in all political parties will simply not listen to the facts.  Those who believe that the European Union can be reformed from within are deluding themselves.  Its very nature demands that, ever more power must be conceded to the EU institutions and, consequently, that of the nations be reduced.  Britain would certainly be BETTER OFF OUT and the longer our country remains in, the more certain it is that we shall simply become a mere province in a “country called Europe” Lord Stoddart of Swindon
“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”  
Ronald Reagan

3 thoughts on “Stuff the EU

  1. “My view of the EU has always been not that I am hostile to
    foreigners but I am in favour of democracy. I think they are building an
    empire and want us to be part of that empire…”

    Tony Benn

    “Britain’s continuing membership of the Community would mean the end of Britain as a completely self-governing nation.”

    Tony Benn

    “When I saw how the European Union was developing, it was very obvious what they had in mind was not democratic…”

    Tony Benn

    “We would be better off freed from the exactions, excessive
    contributions, toils, red tape and regulations of the European Union.”

    Austin Mitchell

    “It if this is the idea, the end of Britain as an independent European state…it means the end of a thousand years of history.”

    Hugh Gaitskell

    “…Labour wants to see Europe safe and prosperous. But the
    European Economic Community, which does not even include the whole of Western Europe, was never devised to suit us, and our experience as a member of it has made it more difficult for us to deal with our economic and industrial problems…

    1983 Labour Party Manifesto

    Moreover, by preventing us from buying food from the best sources of world supply, they would run counter to our plans to control prices and inflation…For all these reasons, British withdrawal from the Community is the right policy for Britain”

    1983 Labour Party Manifesto

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  2. The EU’s PRINCIPLE of SUPREMACY informs us that EU LAW TRUMPS THE LAW OF MEMBER STATES furthermore the EU has awarded itself the power TO MAKE LAWS WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE MEMBER SATES.

    If you do not immediately see the way this can go then I suggest that you have a good think about it.

    If you want to see how a situation where a group of states have come together on the assumption of remaining autonomous, yet who have gone through a process of closer and closer integration to the point of creating a single country where the laws of those states can be regularly overruled by the central authority then you only have to look at the USA and even today 28% of Americans on lower incomes still support secession of their state from the USA. http://blogs.reuters.com/james

    When the US Constitution made secession illegal this was not done after a popular poll, it was done by the wealthy men at the top on their own bat. Strong movements in a number of states tugged to get out of the framework that had been imposed upon them from the center (akin to the EU principle of Supremacy) and when 11 southern states finally did try to break away we all know what happened – on the plus side a triumph for the liberty of slaves, but on the very negative side indeed – the suppression of the democratic choice of those states to leave the US.

    Currently according to the EU we cannot just leave, we have to ask permission from them and go through a cession procedures. At the moment it is a joke, but tie Britain to Europe ever closer and for longer periods of time and any hopes of Britain ever getting out of this capitalist Franco-German Empire (however much we should wish it) could become as quaint and hopeless as the current Texan independence movement or the group that wants an independent Yorkshire.

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