The European Union is Evil



“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

Norway is better-off than the UK but Cameron won’t follow its example | Vox Political

Britain can learn a lot from Norway, from its greater egalitarianism and social feeling, to the traditional Nordic Model of economic organization. Norway is very happy outside the tyranny of the EU, yet trades happily with it.

The EU is a tyrannical bosses club. The EU is not synonymous with Europe. Britain needs to head for the door before it closes. Membership of EFTA and the EEA show a possible alternative arrangement.


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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…

Social Europe is Dead…

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.…

I’m a Hobbit! A Comment that Grew

I was just reading the following post on “ UK Makes 436 million per second in revenues from EU migrants” on Pride’s Purge when I realized that I and many other British people are (metaphorically at least) hobbits in the following comment.

“We can laugh at UKIP just as if Hitler, Goering, Goebbels and his bunch of weirdos had a party in modern Britain the British social ecology would make them into figures of fun (As Orwell pointed out if anyone tried goosestepping down the street in Britain they would be met with howls of laughter). What worries me is that whilst UKIP out of power are a bunch of comedy characters, UKIP in power would very likely morph into something more like the tyrannical intolerant regime portrayed in the film V for Vendetta.

When the major parties recognize that little, backwards looking people like me don’t want to wake up one day in the United States of Europe where everything that we grew up with (our identity, our symbols, our units of measurement, our particular eccentric values and the petty ideas of who or what we are – yes we are hobbits) has been swept away for a cold, alien, modern, technocratic society.

You can’t fit a hobbit into a modernist Franco-German box because he belongs in his hobbit hole with his chintz, his culture and his history. UKIP may be manned by ultra-capitalists, loons and xenophobes, but much of its support comes from hobbits. If the mainstream parties said “don’t worry little hobbits, your identity, your idea of what British liberty includes, your symbols and the sovereignty of Parliament are sacrosanct” then UKIP would almost certainly loose its hobbit constituency and sink into insignificance.”