Monday, January 22, 2007

British Government agrees to illegal EU laws

According to The Telegraph, this ‘whiter than white’ Labour government signs up to new EU laws even though they may be illegal. Geoff Hoon, the Europe Minister, explains that this is because the practice somehow gives the UK a ‘trade-off’ in future EU negotiations.

So now we know why the Government is not overly bothered by years and years of un-audited accounts, billions of euros disappearing through fraud and mis-management, or the morass of constitutional confusion their whole EU policy is producing. Now we know why the Government is balkanising Britain into Euro-regions and imposing EU-style unaccountable bureaucracies rendering county councils increasingly impotent. Now we know why whatever emanates from Brussels, however it may hinder the UK’s competitiveness in the world, it is embraced wholeheartedly by this discredited, incompetent, hypocritical government.

It is simply that agreeing to potentially illegal laws and shady deals is ‘in the public interest’. By doing so European business can be done ‘expeditiously’, and it ‘demonstrates a willingness to be flexible on one proposal so as to support the Government's negotiation position on others’.

So, that’s alright then.

It is good to know that their motives are purer than pure.


Anonymous The Devil's Rectum said...

Your Grace, I fear that Berlin has a masterplan to create a United States of Europe divided, not into nation states, but instead a series of "trans-national" regions, the templates for which have already been drawn up.
The EU says that the directive on "spatial information", (passed in 2005) which requires all member states to bring their maps and data into line with the European Commission's specifications, is to help to harmonise data across Europe and allow the smoother implementation of social, environmental and transport policies.
A conspiracy of cartographers in Brussels is seeking to break up Britain into regions that cross national boundaries.
Brussels has also gained access to "spies in the sky" – data provided by satellite and airborne photography and sensors – in addition to property information about people's homes.

Who will fight these attempts to balkanise Britain? Perhaps Rowan?

22 January 2007 at 19:22  
Anonymous Ulster Man said...

It's weird that Hoon has been so candid here , it begs the question why? He's admitting that the UK government agrees to laws with a 'dodgy' legal basis in order to have some kind of blackmailing leverage at a future date. I might have guessed Machiavelli was still at large, but I didn't expect it to be confirmed and admitted!!

23 January 2007 at 09:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My head exploded when I read this.

23 January 2007 at 14:14  
Blogger Sir Henry Morgan said...


Your head might have exploded, but were you surprised?

23 January 2007 at 15:37  
Blogger Curly said...

One hopes that there are no pecuniary interests involved in accepting illegal positions now in exchange for favourable deals later.

23 January 2007 at 19:10  
Anonymous Voyager said...

Legality is an impediment to Politics. The mass-electorate is less concerned about constitutional government than were the classically-trained aristocrats of 19th Century England.

The history of 20th Century British Politics is how to churn legislation out faster - The Guillotine, Statutory Instruments, Orders laid in The House, Parliament Act, Delegated Legislation, - in short there is an impatience with the procedures of democratic debate and accountability.

It is understandable that when you seek to steal power from the voters to create a Platonic Republic of The Guardians as a perpetual governing class a certain impatience creeps in. Hoon is but a mouthpiece though from his days as an MEP he is certainly a man ready to go along to get along

I do find it bemusing that people think this is so unfair without recognising they are being robbed in broad daylight because the miscreants expect to get away with it: they are much emboldened by past successes

24 January 2007 at 18:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoon a "euro-prostitute".

I can envisage civil disorder coming to Britain over the Europe issue.

Hope I'm wrong.

24 January 2007 at 18:53  

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