Sarkozy: Franco-German relationship is ‘sacred’
The usual threats are emerging. Mr Blair has been warned that to cause dissent is to risk being ‘isolated’, notwithstanding that such ‘isolation’ appears to enjoy the company of Poland and the Czech republic at least, not to mention a majority of the citizens of Holland and France. And to affirm the Constitution will leave Prime Minister Brown picking up the political pieces, trying to justify to the nation by what right an impotent Mr Blair signed away further swathes of our sovereignty, establishing an omnipotent President of Europe, and placing British foreign policy at the feet of the EU’s ‘foreign minister.
But whatever the stance of the United Kingdom, the Constitution has been fore-ordained. The teleology and infallibility are unmistakable, and not even concealed. And the EU’s answer to the ‘democratic deficit’ - the distance between the government and the governed, the disillusionment felt by the people towards their political leaders - is that EU citizens should be given more say in ‘shaping policies’. Not, you understand, that they will have a vote - no, God forbid that the humiliations of the French and Dutch referenda should be repeated – but that a way might be found ‘to empower citizens to voice their opinions’ in order that they might engage in ‘strengthened dialogue’, to somehow ‘feel’ involved. Of course, these opinions have to be consistent with what is already fore-ordained. Any expressions to the contrary will simply be ignored. The path to a United Europe is pursued with religious zeal. It has become an article of faith, and none may challenge the orthodoxy.
The heart of Europe has been reiterated by President Sarkozy, who said: ‘I want to say to the German people that the friendship between France and Germany is sacred and that nothing can call it into doubt.’ Germany and France decide, because they always have. The spirit of Charlemagne lives on.
Indeed. Let Germany and France be friends, and let them perceive the holiness of divinity in their visions and dreams. But let it not be forgotten that the United Kingdom has its own faith, its own creed, which gave birth to its own culture, traditions, and worldview, and permitted it to pursue its own vision to place an unmistakable footprint on the world. And there is still yet more for this little island nation to do in the world, and they can’t destroy this country’s dreams, however hard they try.