Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The typical anti-British Euro-federalist-fascist

His Grace was rather irritated by this speech. He was going to post on it, but really had nothing to add to Daniel Hannan's excellent exposure of the kind of anti-British Euro-fascist who dominates the European Parliament which recently voted overwhelmingly to give itself a 5 per cent budget increase. As Mr Hannan says: "...sneering, greedy, and openly anti-British." He continues:
Listen to the sneering way that Verhofstadt keeps repeating the phrase “Her Majesty’s Government”. Listen to the way MEPs snigger and applaud when he says that the very fact that the UK opposes the draft budget is proof of its merit. Listen to the mockery in his voice as he says we should join the euro.
His Grace recieved the following further comment, which he is delighted to guest-post by way of a little history:

This man is a former Belgian Prime Minister! We recall that the IRA had much sympathy from Belgium, and that it was a Belgian fascist Henri de Man who in the late 1930s asserted that he would never take the side "of the democratic powers against the fascist countries" and that, according to the memoirs of Sir Alexander Cadogan, Permanent Secretary in the Foreign Office, the British were told that we could not (even in the face of the Nazi invasion of Belgium) send our troops across Belgian soil to face the Nazis.

Not that Belgium is unusual on the continent of Europe in propounding such pro-fascist and anti-British views, then and now. The Dutch furnished the Nazis with no less than two full SS Waffen divisions. The French Vichy regime in SW France was a Hitler ally and the French Prime Minister Lavalle was such a friend of Hitler that he wished "for a German victory" - the "good French" after the war shot him!

Then, of course, we had the pro-Nazi Croats, the pro-Nazi Slovakians who actually volunteered to send their Jews for extermination, the pro-Nazi Bosnian Muslims, the pro-Nazi Kosovo Albanian Muslims (with the cheer leader the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem) fascist Italy and fascist (but nominally neutral) Spain.

The four great attitudes of this virtually uniform Nazi front against the evil "Anglo Saxon" world we can sum up as follows:

1. "We are building Europe"
2. "We are fighting the Anglo Saxon world system"
3. They hated the "Anglo Saxon democracies"
4. They hated capitalism (prefering the "organisation of labour")

As the Nazi Professor Heinz Hunke said in a 1941 Nazi publication: "There is no sense in putting together all European countries by means of a customs union in order to reconstruct for practical purposes a reduced form of the English world economy."

No indeed! Which is why even the existence of the EU today is a threat to everything Mr Cameron claims we stand for, never mind our abject and spineless surrender to this new form of euro-fascism and our powerlessness to resist its orders and controls.

Mr Verhofstadt in this video must surely be cheered from the grave by Adolf and Benito and their miriad friends in Europe.

Rodney Atkinson


Anonymous Daniel Antal said...

I wonder why those people cannot make their government quit the Union. A lot of Europeans actually trust the EU more than national governments so might prefer to leave them with the spending. Splendid isolation!

15 June 2011 at 23:09  
Anonymous Oswin said...

Are we surprised?

15 June 2011 at 23:14  
Blogger Owl said...

YG, any chance of Dave smelling the coffee?

No, I thought not.

15 June 2011 at 23:15  
Blogger Cazzy Jones said...

With all due deference to the serious nature of the thread, and above all the Hannan link, may I offer some light relief in the form of an alternative EU National Anthem based upon Ode To Joy itself.

15 June 2011 at 23:26  
Blogger Mr Dodo said...

Always been British policy to maintain a balance of power on the continent.

Better to do so within Europe to prevent these minority groups gaining greater ascendancy. And despite the tone of the post, they are a minority.

15 June 2011 at 23:31  
Blogger Mr Dodo said...

Oh, and while I think of it, do not forget all the Italian, Dutch, Belgium, French and Spanish people who sided with the Allies against Nazism and gave their lives. Balkan politics too was and is far more complex too than you suggest.

You really don't like Europeans do you?

15 June 2011 at 23:36  
Anonymous MrJ said...

Guest slippage: Alexander Cadogan "British Cabinet Minister"?

15 June 2011 at 23:43  
Anonymous Sov_Res said...

What Mr Verhofstadt rather stupidly forgets, is that had the UK been in the Euro, we wouldn't now have the fiscal stability we do, which is enabling us to... erm... bail out the Euro.

That's the thing about these Eurocrats, they're simply mindless, so totally divorced from reality.

15 June 2011 at 23:45  
Blogger Ariadne said...

Cazzy Jones

It's a good song but a threnody on the EU would be far more welcome.

16 June 2011 at 00:23  
Anonymous carl jacobs said...

I am not sure it's fair to judge a whole nation by its Nazi sympathizers during the Second World War. People are, in a word, despicable. Any nation will produce a segment of the population that accommodates the desires of the dominant power - especially when that nation has been conquered by force of arms. In 1941, any reasonable observer would have concluded the Germany was going to win the war. It is not unexpected that small continental powers unprotected by the Ocean made peace with that fact. For those nations, the New World Order had arrived. Britain can fall on its collective knees and thank God for Winston Churchill, and the English Channel, and the RAF. Otherwise, it would have its own names to add to that list.


16 June 2011 at 01:21  
Blogger Mr Dodo said...

carl jacobs

Couldn't agree more. Nations need leaders with values and principles to lead.

It's easy to judge 60 years after the event. I thank God I wasn't born at the time and for the ordinary men and women who stood against tyranny. Would we have been so brave?

And let's not forget the majority of Britain's elite wanted to accommodate Facism mistakingly seeing it as preferable to Communism rather than equally evil.

16 June 2011 at 01:48  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

Her Majestic Government signed up to this, they made the taxpayer pay to listen to this, so lets just listen and get our moneys worth.

It is our Private duty to Her Maj.

16 June 2011 at 03:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had plenty of our own pro-Nazis in high places. Martin Pugh's Hurrah for the Blackshirts is very revealing in this regard.

16 June 2011 at 07:19  
Anonymous Voyager said...

Your Grace is omitting salient facts. Belgium was the cause celebre uniting Cabinet in 1914 on war with Germany; chosen deliberately because agreement was absent and they fabricated a rallying cry.

In 1940 Belgium secretly negotiated surrender to the Germans WITHOUT telling British Forces under Lord Gort leaving his flank exposed at Antwerp. Upon learning of this deceit by the Belgian KIng, Gort ordered a fallback to Dunkirk ignoring Churchill's orders to hold.

The encirclement of British forces thus came from the centre and not the coast so 470,000 soldiers could be evacuated and not encircled.

16 June 2011 at 07:21  
Blogger Graham Davis said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh! My blood is boiling!

Lets get out.

(But please none of the Nazi stuff it is a red* herring)

*or do I mean black?

16 June 2011 at 07:41  
Blogger Gnostic said...

GD: seconded. But it's not just my blood that's boiling...

16 June 2011 at 07:59  
Anonymous MrJ said...

Surely the salient point is seeing this as an instance of "the kind of anti-British Euro-fascist who dominates the European Parliament which recently voted overwhelmingly to give itself a 5 per cent budget increase.....Which is why even the existence of the EU today is a threat to everything Mr Cameron claims we stand for..."

There is and has been throughout the previous century too much of this kind of thing affecting the politics of both continental Europe and of this country.

But also there have been incidents and circumstances as added by:
carl jacobs (01:21) and Voyager (07:21).

16 June 2011 at 08:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aaaah! Godwin's Law Overload Alert!

16 June 2011 at 08:11  
Blogger D. Singh said...

‘The four great attitudes of this virtually uniform Nazi front against the evil "Anglo Saxon" world we can sum up as follows:

‘1. "We are building Europe"
‘2. "We are fighting the Anglo Saxon world system"
‘3. They hated the "Anglo Saxon democracies"
‘4. They hated capitalism (prefering the "organisation of labour")’

Your Grace

I fully agree with the set of conclusions that Mr Atkinson has arrived at.

We are witnessing in our lifetime the emergence of a totalitarian imperial power. This is not new (Rome, Napoleon, Hitler) – but its method of conquest is new.

What is clear about the EU is that its elite’s philosophical world-view emerges from the thought of the German philosopher Hegel (1770-1831): Marxism and Nazism trace their philosophical roots back to Hegel. The ‘Will of the State’ is what matters – all thought and action must be directed in consistency with that Will.

It is the nation-state, not only as a concept but as a legal entity, that stands in the way of the imperial EU’s Will. Hence, the need to subdivide Britain into regions (with parts of the South-East classified with parts of North-West France).

But as the EU eradicates each nation-state – people will not suddenly say ‘I am European’ but are likely to say ‘I am Christian’ or ‘I am working-class’ or ‘I am white’ and begin organising themselves upon those bases of identity.

In such a situation, to suppress anarchy, the EU’s elite (and our government is part of that elite) will have no choice but to impose authoritarian rule.

The EU can never be a state like the USA but can be a state like the former USSR. This is because there is no such thing as a ‘European people’. There are real people like, Poles, Irish, Spaniards, Italians – who have organised their communities into nation-states – to secure peace, liberty, security and freedom.

It is, under the EU, as JS Mill wrote in his work ‘On Representative Government’: “Free institutions are next to impossible in a country made up of different nationalities.” (The EU recognises this by passing Directives that direct us (for example, the EU Landfill Directive which compels us to have a weekly family gathering to sort rubbish into seven repositories – failure to comply risks harassment by state officials)).

The EU’s army is composed of different nationalities (as imperial Rome’s was). To whom or what are these soldiers supposed to place their allegiance to: the EU flag – that circle of barbed wire. But our school teachers taught us that such legions are the slayers of liberty, security and freedom: their immediate priority being to obey orders (they have already surrendered their loyalty to the Flag).

16 June 2011 at 09:47  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Thus, we know, as our teachers demonstrated, legions composed of different nationalities will perpetrate horrors upon us: this is a logical inevitability.

We know that the bailouts (of Greece, Ireland and Portugal were conducted illegally as the main contender for the head of the IMF has confessed). But that merely reveals another facet of imperial power: the destruction of the rule of law and the emergence of internal anarchy within the EU’s elite (precisely what happened within the Nazi and Soviet elites).

As Bernard Connolly wrote years ago in his world famous essay ‘The Circle of Barbed Wire’:

‘Article 54 of the… “Charter of Fundamental Rights” which will form part of the “constitution” gives warning that no one will have any right to challenge, even to criticise, this or any other aspect of the new constitutional order. It is embryonic re-creation, posing as a defence of “rights”, of the noxious Article 58 of the Soviet Penal Code. Worse Article 52 of the Charter states that the NSU shall legislate to restrict all and any freedoms – including freedom of speech, of assembly and of political association, freedom from arbitrary arrest and unfair trial, freedom from retrospective criminal legislation and from attainder, even freedom from torture – if such restriction is deemed necessary to advance the aims of the NSU.’

Thus as Connolly noted: ‘EC “law” [EU] … is based on political will, the will of unelected, unaccountable [Eurocrats]… The elevation of will above law, another element of totalitarianism, is a doctrine that in England was abandoned, formally at least, as long ago as… the 12th century [resurrected by Charles I and arrested by Cromwell]’.

16 June 2011 at 09:47  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

Mr J,

His Grace has received the following from Mr Atkinson:

"...But I made a mistake about Sir Alexander Cadogan. He was I believe Permanent Secretary in the Foreign Office, NOT a Cabinet Minister!."

The text has been corrected, Mr J. His Grace is most appreciative of your attention to detail.

16 June 2011 at 10:23  
Blogger terence said...


The EU is a roaming financial disaster and an immigration horror story..."All aboard the Gravy Train"!!!

16 June 2011 at 11:41  
Anonymous Dreadnaught said...

For a 'country' of only 10 mil and less than a thousand square miles in area that can't even decide what language speaks this is a bit too rich but to be expected.

Belgium relies totally on the EU gravy train to slop its financial largesse in great dollops to the its treasury coffers. Without the EU Belgium would be an ex-country; no rhyme or reason to exist.

Better to rubbish all thing British than allow any attempt to examine the Belgian administaration's genocide in the Congo for instance.

What a ignorant jerk!

16 June 2011 at 12:00  
Anonymous berserker-nkl said...

YG -The French PM was Pierre Laval- what is with the feminisation of his name?

He had a gruesome end and was not allowed to put his case and just before they took him out for shooting practice he swallowed a phial of poison which had been sewn into the lining of his coat throughout the war but it was so old that it did not work and he had to be stomach pumped to get back before the firing squad.

Have those awful Belgiums got a government yet?

What with the Dutch and the French speakers in Belgium the whole state is a cobblers!

16 June 2011 at 12:46  
Anonymous Voyager said...

What with the Dutch and the French speakers in Belgium the whole state is a cobblers!

Essentially created by the British after Waterloo to keep the French out of The Low Countries and guaranteed by Britain under The Treaty of London 1839 with Victoria's uncle from Germany installed as King.

Then again we did later put Roger Casement as a British Agent into The Congo to write a report on King Leopold's bestial Belgian behaviour there...but Belgium forgets its colonial history.

Why the British destroyed an Empire just for "Little Belgium" is a question for Earl Grey of Fallodon.....that Churchill was prepared to sink the British Expeditionary Force in May 1940 for Belgium suggests his Cabinet colleague in 1914 instilled similar lunacy in him.

The British rant at Belgians and French but ALWAYS give in to them like nagging women

16 June 2011 at 13:32  
Anonymous bluedog said...

Your Grace, the Belgian pipsqueak will get his come-uppance sooner rather than later.

Power in the EU has shifted irrevocably from Paris to Berlin. The French have been financially defeated by Germany, just as they were militarily defeated before. The future of Belgium is that of a market for German manufactures, nothing more. Their massive debts of some $400 billion put them in the top of the league by most metrics, and of course they don't have a government. Belgium's economy is therefore dependent on German largesse, like so much of the rest of the Eurozone. The game can only continue as long as the Germans feel able to indulge themselves in buying the souls of non-viable micro-states. Belgium will surely go the way of its unlamented airline, Sabena.

All of which makes the gentleman's posturing quite Ruritanian.

Your communicant has learned to recognise this sort of braggadacio as a cover for weakness, and commends the approach to you.

16 June 2011 at 13:33  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Thanks to Your Grace and most communicants here - outstanding discussion so far.

To that part addressing the development of Belgium, perhaps I might add a reference to the prolepsis Conrad displays in his "Heart of Darkness." It is a turn of the 20th century classic, in which an English protagonist takes his orders from Belgium.

In light of today's situation, one can derive an interesting reading of the ending, wherein the trader Marlow tells Kurtz's "intended" (his 'love' interest in Belgium) that the villain's last words had been about her. They had, in fact, been "The horror, the horror," which indeed accurately describes the Belgian scene before us today.

Conrad associates this "woman" with black-veined white marble - and presents her polar "opposite" in the striking image of the Kurtz's other woman: the African who dominates the banks of the Congo. There, of course, Kurtz had lived in a compound surrounded by human heads on poles: the symbolism being one of Celtic power-sources.

Add to that the image of the apparently harmless Russian man of 'rags and patches' (a sort of wandering minstrel) - and our picture is, indeed, horribly complete.

How did Conrad recognise all this, 100 years ago? And isn't it, perhaps, time we did something about it - like cutting the flow of revenue?

16 June 2011 at 17:38  
Anonymous Robin said...

In one respect the Belgian republican is right .

We can cut down the number of diplomatic Foreign Office and embassy staff we have .
Lets not have a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Lets trim our global pretensions to that of a normal country .
After all, what does this grandstanding do for us > I mean us , not politicians , "statesmen" or civil servants ?
WE would save a heck of a lot of money , we wouldn`t always be expected to interfere around the world , it would concentrate the minds of our PTB instead of letting think they could strut the world stage .
Think how much we would save NOT giving in international aid and to the EU .
Then maybe we would, as a country , act normally , putting our own intersts first , trying to do business first, getting the country right first ( and second and all the way to last ).

16 June 2011 at 19:54  
Blogger len said...

Many attempts to 'unify' Europe have been attempted over the Centuries.
Firstly by force, now by deception.
A few Politicians, less subtle than the rest can barely conceal their contempt for those being drawn into the net.

17 June 2011 at 07:59  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

All the administrative apparatus for a fascist imperial power constructed on the continetal scale is now in place.

One question remains: will we see the emergence of offically sanctioned anti-semitism?

17 June 2011 at 08:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His Grace is sounding ever more like a right-wing nationalist politician.
I,for one ,am impressed !

Marcus Foxall

17 June 2011 at 14:43  
Anonymous Nopea Laina said...

I have to say that i agree with you on EU 100%. I just wonder what our future will be like in the EU

18 June 2011 at 12:35  

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