Today’s letters, covering a wide range of themes, all provide sterling arguments for everybody hitting the streets campaigning for BREXIT.
The first is from our contributor Torquil Dick-Erikson, with a great argument:
This is an important article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/06/09/heavy-cost-of-uks-access-to-the-single-market-in-europe/
Two crucial paragraphs:
“The conflicting aims mean that a full union in Europe could be held together, if at all, only by repressive force. One element of such force is already present in the sinister European Gendarmerie Force (EGF), which, scandalously, has complete legal immunity.”
“And repression will be blessed by the European Court of Justice, which has declared time and again that any and all personal and political freedoms can be overridden “if necessary in the pursuit of objectives of general interest of the Union.”
This is one of those very rare moments when the EGF and the raw repression potential of the EU gets mentioned in the MSM. It is all linked in together. With a single currency they will need a single fiscal policy, and to enforce a fiscal policy they need enforcement powers – ie the powers to force people to do something they do not want to do, meaning criminal law powers. Hence the need for Corpus Juris and the EGF.
The second letter comes from our contributor Sonya Porter:
In 1914 the British and their Commonwealth and Empire allies entered a war with Germany to defeat a dictatorship and to bring freedom again to the countries of Europe.
Britain is now a member state of the European Union which is governed by a form of dictatorship known as an Oligarchy — which has nothing to do with Rich Russians but indicates a small group of unelected people such as the European Commissioners, who run a company or a country with little chance of being thwarted.
Last year, Greece suffered the humiliation by the EU of having to rescind their electoral choice to tear up the austerity contract under which the people had been living for some years. The Italian people were told by the EU that they could not have their own choice of a ‘comedian’, Beppe Grillo, as Prime Minister and imposed austerity technocrat Mario Monti in his place. And in Portugal, after the winning of a general election, a coalition of left-wing parties which then had a mandate to smash the current EU austerity regime, was refused admittance to Government by President Cavacao Silva who then imposed a Conservative, pro-EU Prime Minister instead.
And now, sadly, our own British Government is also showing signs of becoming dictators. Some Councils have mistakenly sent out voting cards to EU nationals which might enable them to vote in the Referendum. This week, a judge has allowed the extension of a further year to investigate large overspends by the Conservative Party (and possibly the Labour Party) during the General Election last year. This could have prevented many candidates, especially the UKIP Leader Nigel Farage, from winning their seats. After a convenient IT glitch on Tuesday (7.6.16) evening which prevented thousands of people from registering to vote in the Referendum, the Government has rushed through legislation to extend the registration to 12 midnight on the 9th June. Although this is billed as allowing everyone to vote who wants to do so, it could also be said to ‘skew’ the election, and there is a possibility of a legal challenge after the Referendum. And, finally last week, senior Tories warned that even if the Referendum vote is for Brexit, Europhile MPs could scupper plans to leave the single market which would mean the continuation of the free movement of people throughout Europe. Although Liam Fox, a Tory MP who is against Britain remaining in the EU, says that it would be arrogant for politicians to ignore the will of the people, Tory Peer Lord Astor said recently that ‘An exit from the EU is actually not deliverable.’ And continued, ‘The Referendum is merely advisory – it has no legal standing to force an exit.’
In 2016, just over 100 years since the start of the Great War, the British people have to decide whether to Leave or Remain in the European Union, run by a form of dictatorship. If we should decide to Remain, then all the Memorials to the dead of both World Wars might well be plastered with the slogan:
They Needn’t Have Bothered.
Our reader Gary Card sent us a quote from his girlfriend Nicole, making points which ought not to be neglected:
“I don’t know about you, but I personally think that too much emphasis is placed on economic arguments when debating the EU dictatorship. Putting “The Economy” aside for one moment, what about other topics, such as the environment? One of the main reasons why both myself and my boyfriend are voting OUT (Brexit) is because we are angered by the environmental damage (specifically, the concreting over of English and British countryside and wildlife habitats to make way for new housing and supporting infrastructure) caused by years of mass immigration of people from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Mass immigration is fuelling unsustainable population growth and overcrowding, which in turn leads to the degradation of our natural heritage. Whilst “The Economy” is an artificial construct, our irreplaceable English and British countryside is part of our national identity. It is immoral to continue this wholesale destruction (urbanisation) of our countryside and the precious habitats for native fauna and flora it holds. When exploitative pro-EU, pro-Globalist politicians, land developers, corporations and various commercial interests speak of how mass immigration supposedly benefits “The Economy”, they are only concerned about how immigrants (imported consumer units) can provide financial enrichment as a source of cheap labour.
Dare I say it without coming across as a stereotypical “eco hippy”: there is more to the running of a nation than “The Economy”. There is more to modern life than greed, vanity, money, consumerism and material gain. Whilst the countryside is an economic powerhouse in its own right (it supports agriculture, leisure, all manner of rural cottage industries and tourism), it is also a home to those priceless things that are more valuable than money: beauty, tranquility, peace, fresh air and nature. Our countryside encapsulates our national spirit and identity. The most salient threat our countryside faces today – unsustainable population growth due to years of mass immigration of non-European migrants who have high fertility rates – must be stopped at all costs.
Fake environmentalists, such as the “Green Party”, who are nothing more than pro-EU, pro-Globalism far leftists masquerading as environmentalists, talk a whole load of codswallop about “carbon footprints” and “man made climate change” (formerly “man made global warming”), yet they conveniently ignore the environmental and ecological harm caused by mass immigration. I identify myself not as “global citizen”, but as a Briton first and foremost. Whilst the ongoing destruction of far afield biodiversity gems, such as the Amazon rainforest, concerns me, so does the destruction of our own natural heritage. Just because we are a “developed” nation, it doesn’t mean we should concrete over what unspoilt natural landscapes we have left.”
And finally, to end with a chuckle, there’s this sent in by our author Debbie LeMay:
A farmer named Sam was overseeing his herd in a remote hilly pasture in Hereford when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the farmer, “If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?” Sam looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing animals and calmly answers, “Sure, why not?”
The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany … Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-colour, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the Farmer and says, “You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves.”
“That’s right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves,” says Sam.
He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the boot of his car. Then Sam says to the young man, “Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?”
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, “Okay, why not?”
“You’re a Member of the European Parliament”, says Sam.
“Wow! That’s correct,” says the yuppie, “but how did you guess that?”
“No guessing required.” answered Sam. “You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of pounds worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don’t know a thing about how working people make a living – or about cows, for that matter. This is a flock of sheep.
Now give me back my dog.”
And that, friends, is what is the matter with the EU!