Stuff the EU – time to get out!

Britain should head for the EU’s door before we find it has disappeared. There is too little benefit from the EU to make the Kafkaesque bureaucracy and Napoleonic totalitarian impulses worth putting up with.

People who think that they can really reform the EU into something with just the good bits share an unrealistic dream. We can all imagine what we would like it to be, but the fact of the matter is that Tony Benn was spot on – it’s an undemocratic (and business dominated) Empire in the making…

…workers may get concessions, but they will be nothing more than that, as for Britain’s liberty and Parliament’s autonomy – we can forget about them unless we leave. We need to get out whilst it is still an option. The only reason that staying in is more popular is that too few people realize the full implications of staying in.

The EU is the organization that cuts us off from the world, by creating an artificial barrier between Britain and the parts of the world that are not in the EU.

Stuff the EU lets have closer ties to the Commonwealth, which is a far larger and more interesting segment of the world to nurture closeness with rather than making ourselves a little segment of mundane old Europe, a place where we are greatly outnumbered by our boring cousins.

EU Hostility to Trade Unions http://tuaeu.co.uk/?page_id=72…

Social Europe is Dead http://tuaeu.co.uk/?page_id=71…

Jeremy Corbyn has said that we can’t be content with the state of the EU as it stands but rather than seeking to break away he thinks we can reform it. I believe that he is mistaken on this one – the EU is a superstate in the making – it deals with people like a road roller deals with tarmac.

We know that the EU will almost certainly oppose any moves to give us more scope for such things as nationalization and we know that it is the same problem when it comes to economics and austerity.

It is David Cameron and his cronies who are renegotiating with the EU and they are liable to make things worse not better.

Great numbers of Labour members and supporters are opposed to the EU and know full well that  Jeremy Corbyn will miss an opportunity to stand up for the future possibilities of social democracy in Britain and to get in touch with the predominantly anti-EU zeitgeist of the working classes if he doesn’t take a strong stance on the EU.

With what’s currently on the table “out” is the obvious option for anyone who doesn’t want to be part of a very ugly, very bureaucratic, capitalist dominated super-state cum Empire.

http://www.newstatesman.com/po…

6 thoughts on “Stuff the EU – time to get out!

  1. “Obama’s comments confirm that membership of the European Union is vital for Britain’s influence on the world stage and shows how our partnership with the United States and power in the world are enhanced by being in the EU.”

    So let me get this straight our partnership with the US will be enhanced if we tie ourselves into a marriage with an organization that will reduce our ability to act as an independent entity? Or how about the last thing the USA wants is for Britain to leave Europe and rekindle its love affair with the Anglosphere – because that would interfere with America’s ability to totally dominate it.

    Partnership with the US? Friendship yes, but partnership in which business? are they going to send us free gap jeans or just betray us over the Falklands as recently happened…

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/n… (no need to read the Telegraph guff after getting the gist)

    …and use British nuclear secrets as bargaining chips…

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new… (no need to read the Telegraph guff after getting the gist).

    Friendship with our cousins across the Atlantic – as cousins, of course, but partnership? Only if we are dumb. The USA is only capable of one-way partnerships of the “wham bam thank you mam” variety and the special relationship only ever existed in our imaginations. Britain’s shameful unreturned fawning and doting upon America is almost enough to make me puke.

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  2. “The Maastricht treaty… takes away from national Parliaments the power to set economic policy and hands it over to an unelected set of bankers who will impose … high unemployment throughout the European Community.”

    …Jeremy Corbyn

    “This (TTIP) is not a traditional trade agreement but it is all about deregulating society, removing social standards and environmental
    regulations and ensuring that public services are opened up to private enterprise… THE EU IS CONTINUING TO PURSUE ITS CENTRAL GOAL OF BEING A PLACE WHERE BIG BUSINESS HAS FREE REIGN TO OPERATE.”

    …Jeremy Corbyn

    “Some of the most deprived UK regions are currently short-changed by the structural funds, because EU allocations are based on inflexible, one-size-fits all criteria… In contrast, if Labour’s policy had been pursued, each region would have experienced a rise in the amount of subsidies they receive by around 45% compared with now.”

    … a group letter signed by Jeremy Corbyn

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  3. This huge Commission building in Brussels, in the shape of a cross, is absolutely un-British. I felt as if I were going as a slave to Rome; the whole relationship was wrong.

    Here was I, an elected man who could be removed, doing a job, and here were these people with more power than I had and NO ACCOUNTABILITY to anybody…

    My visit confirmed in a practical way all my suspicions that this would be the DECAPITATION OF BRITISH DEMOCRACY WITHOUT ANY COUNTERVAILING ADVANTAGE, and the British people, quite rightly, wouldn’t accept it. There is no real benefit for Britain.

    TONY BENN on the EU

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