On June 23rd we will make the most important political decision in our lifetimes.
But Mr. Baker’s e-mail, according to the Times, would raise question marks over the result of the referendum, and could even nullify an ‘Out’ vote due to a breach in the rules. Jolyon Maugham, QC, one of Britain’s leading barristers, told the Times that Mr Baker was effectively proposing a criminal offence.
His problem is that to be binding, those new rules must be written into the EU’s fundamental treaties, a process that will not be completed before Britain votes on membership by the end of next year.
They know that the EU Commission offers a profusion of well remunerated sinecures to prominent politicians, comfortable berths with generous salaries & expenses, that are matched by gold-plated EU pensions, conditional on their continued support for the “aims and interests” of the EU.
“If border controls were allowed to remain for two years, it is difficult to see that they would ever be removed.” Junker: “Without Schengen, free movement of workers, without freedom of European citizens to travel, the Euro makes no sense”
As sent to all subscribers of MoneyWeek magazine Dear John, Are you proud to be British? Apologies for the personal question… but I want to make sure right away that I’m addressing the right kind of person. To me it seems like too many people have just given up on the “idea” of Britain altogether. […]
To me, you’ve now got in Europe a sort of government-by-proxy of everybody, who has now got carried away.
But all this changed with the creation of the Environment Agency in 1997 and when we adopted the European Water Framework Directive in 2000. No longer were the authorities charged with a duty to prevent flooding. Instead, the emphasis shifted, in an astonishing reversal of policy, to a primary obligation to achieve ‘good ecological status’ for our national rivers. This is defined as being as close as possible to ‘undisturbed natural conditions’.
Douglas Carswell MP said: “The Eurocracy are like the Ancien Régime; they have forgotten nothing when it comes to their own personal advantages, yet have learned nothing from the years of economic chaos that they have presided over. It is time that the UK pulled out of this get rich scheme for the European Establishment.”
What went on in Cyprus and is going on in Greece and now France are likely templates for further government crackdowns. Can the US [Ed. And UK] find itself in the predicament of Greece?