Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Euro-Creep Bulletin #10

Euro-Creep Bulletin #10

Recently the EU announced its intention to take more control over Britiain.

The EU's latest power grab includes:
- More EU control over rail transport
- EU control over road safety
- More EU control over electronic communications
- EU control over energy networks
- More EU attempts to enforce a social Europe
- More EU control over defence
- EU control over health
- More EU control over criminal law

Also listed are the mass of new laws that Brussels recently passed. Each time the anti-democratic EU legislative process passes a law, a new cost is added onto British businesses. As members of the European Union there is nothing that our own democratic process can do to overturn those decisions.

Comment and Analysis
A look at the Lisbon Treaty
In support of the case for a referendum the Bruges Group is exposing the damage that the Lisbon Treaty will do to our freedom, prosperity and democracy.

The analysis clearly shows that the red lines are little more than a fallacy. The Treaty will also blow a hole wide open in Britain’s borders permitting the EU to take full control over our asylum and immigration policies. It is also shown in our analysis that the EU’s latest power grab will threaten jobs as it will undermine the last vestiges of Britain’s competitive free market, bringing to an end the reforms introduced by Margaret Thatcher. What is more, the Lisbon Treaty will allow the EU to further jeopardise the City of London and endanger UK control over our North Sea oil reserves
The Principles of British Foreign Policy
Philip Vander Elst, who has written extensively on political and philosophical matters, tackles a number of key questions in the second edition of the revised paper on British foreign policy.

Should British foreign policy reflect any political and moral principles or should it merely be shaped by current conceptions of national self-interest, which may change from decade to decade? Does Britain have any particular long term or permanent interests as a nation state or are we living in an age so radically different from previous ones that none of the assumptions and traditions of the past have any relevance today? Has Britain's foreign policy traditionally had a special pattern to it that makes it unlike the foreign policy of other countries?

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