The EU gets its ‘Enabling Act’
Of course, by ‘almost’ comparing, he was manifestly alluding to the historical precedent, and he ought to have known that in Brussels one may never refer to history, democracy or teleological theology, even if that reference is ‘almost’. And this ‘don’t mention the war’ mentality has got him thrown out of the EPP. Yet the very manner of Mr Hannan’s expulsion was evidence for the arbitrary exercise of absolute power, for it was declared in the Chamber by the EPP leader, Joseph Daul, just as Mr Hannan sat down. ‘Enough is enough!’, he said. There was no discussion, no hearing, no due process. The EPP belongs to Mr Daul, and it was therefore his sole prerogative to expel the turbulent member. Mr Daul told Mr Hannan he ‘did not want the Tory MEP calling for an EU treaty referendum as a member of the EPP’.
Since this is the official position of all British Conservative MEPs, by that reasoning Mr Daul should be expelling the entire group.
The EPP –the ‘European People’s Party’ - belongs about as much to the European People as anything else that emanates from this fascist Tower of Babel. In order to give the European people what they need, the EU’s führers dictate that the European people shall neither be consulted nor given voice. 'Ein Volk, Ein Reich' is precisely the spirit of the Treaty of Rome, and so Mr Hannan succinctly observes: ‘ "Yes" votes are treated as final and binding, "No" votes as obstacles to be overcome. Unaudited accounts are treated as a small price to pay for the goal of closer integration. The end justifies the means’. It is no surprise that Christians of the millennial doom ilk view the EU as the seat of the Antichrist.
Since its foundation, the EPP has been strongly committed to the creation of a United States of Europe and has been at the forefront of demands for a constitution. Most Christian Democrats are keen Euro-federalists, and view themselves as somehow divinely ordained to fulfil the European vision. And the incongruity of the Conservative Party's domestic policy with its European allegiance has created intolerable tensions of 'Jekyll and Hyde' proportions. A party in Westminster which stands for British sovereignty and parliamentary supremacy cannot be allied in Brussels with a group which seeks to destroy those very foundations.
In fulfilment of David Cameron’s pledge, the Conservative Party is in the process of leaving the EPP group in Brussels because of this ‘federalist’ agenda. Mr Hannan is thereby hastening the day of liberation, and has fulfilled Mr Cameron’s word before Mr Cameron himself.
While many may disagree with Mr Hannan, he is manifestly a man of principle and integrity - a truly honourable politician who restores credibility to an otherwise debased profession.