If Britain remains in the EU, it will lose its status as a sovereign nation.

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Sovereign superstate:

  • National Anthem: Ode to Joy by Beethoven
  • Common borders: Schengen Area
  • Single currency: Euro
  • Single market: European Single Market
  • Courts: European Court of Justice
  • Central Bank: The ECB
  • Single treasury: The Euro Area Treasury
  • National Army

 

European Treasury- Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB 21 March 2016

https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/key/date/2016/html/sp160321.en.html

  • Accountable to MEPs
  • Benoit wants to: “strengthen Economic and Monetary Union in order to increase its resilience to economic shocks.”
  • “The time has come to initiate a new economic convergence process, thus relaunching the convergence efforts that each euro area country agreed to prior to adopting the single currency”
  • “Political convergence is a necessary condition for economic convergence, as it implies making economic and fiscal policy a shared competence in the same manner as policies relating to the internal market.”
  • This economic convergence process could include a timeline and clearly defined milestones, and would ultimately bring about deeper integration in the fiscal sphere and the creation of shared fiscal tools. The management of these tools, including the European Stability Mechanism, could be entrusted to a euro area treasury that is accountable to the European Parliament.

 

The Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy –  Leaked Proposal for a European Army May 27 2016

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/eu-army-plans-kept-secret-from-voters-3j3kg3zwj

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36565036

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/08/jean-claude-juncker-calls-for-eu-army-european-commission-miltary

  • Federica Mogherini, EU’s foreign policy chief, foresees development of new European military headquarters and operational structures
  • Using mechanisms set up in the Lisbon Treaty
  • Similar proposals for an EU army were vetoed by Britain in 2011
  • New proposal kept secret until the day after the EU referendum
  • Kept secret because they knew the British would object
  • They claim this is not an attempt to set up an EU army
  • Former defence chief Lord Guthrie has changed to leave out of fear of this army
  • He called it a threat to NATO and a vanity project
  • “There’s a feeling that those backing the European army are doing it for political reasons rather than military ones. They want to be able to boast, ‘Look! We’ve got a European army’. That is dangerous.”
  • A majority of MEPs and Commission are in favour of the army: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRhI2yhTLcA
  • Juncker called for it https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/08/jean-claude-juncker-calls-for-eu-army-european-commission-miltary
  • https://yougov.co.uk/news/2015/11/27/eu-standing-army/

 

The European Superstate April 24 2016

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/plans-drawn-up-for-european-superstate-djj5pvq32

https://twitter.com/MartinSchulz/status/353060776707235841

  • A call for the creation of a federal union of european states
  • Signed Sept 2015 in Rome by the speakers of the national parliaments of Germany, France, Italy and Luxembourg
  • Not part of the Commission
  • Letter states: “We are convinced that new impetus must be given to European integration. We believe that more, not less, Europe is needed to respond to the challenges we face.”
  • Deeper integration “should not be limited to the field of economic and fiscal matters, or to the internal market and to agricultural policy. It should include all matters pertaining to the European ideal — social and cultural affairs as well as foreign, security and defence policy.”

 

An EU superstate would have no democratic Legitimacy 3 MARCH 2016

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/03/eu-superstate-would-have-no-democratic-legitimacy-warns-euro-arc/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/11847968/Father-of-the-euro-fears-EU-superstate-by-the-back-door.html

  • Integration seems designed to help prop up the Euro
  • a paper by the heads of the Commission, Council, Parliament, Eurogroup, and ECB in June, a document known as the “Five Presidents Report”
  • Professor Otmar Issing, chief architect of the Euro warns:
    • “Political union cannot be obtained in the European Union by the back door. It is a violation of the principle of no taxation without representation, and represents a wrong and dangerous approach,”

 

Milton Freidman predicted problems with the Euro in 1997

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-euro–monetary-unity-to-political-disunity

  • The drive for the Euro has been motivated by politics not economics. The aim has been to link Germany and France so closely as to make a future European war impossible, and to set the stage for a federal United States of Europe. I believe that adoption of the Euro would have the opposite effect. It would exacerbate political tensions by converting divergent shocks that could have been readily accommodated by exchange rate changes into divisive political issues. Political unity can pave the way for monetary unity. Monetary unity imposed under unfavorable conditions will prove a barrier to the achievement of political unity.

Problems with the Euro 1 MARCH 2016

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/01/europes-depression-is-deliberate-eu-choice-says-former-bank-of-e/

  • Lord Mervyn King, former head of the Bank of England
  • “I never imagined that we would ever again in an industrialised country have a depression deeper than the United States experienced in the 1930s and that’s what’s happened in Greece. It is appalling and it has happened almost as a deliberate act of policy which makes it even worse”.

 

Britain will be forced to adopt the Euro By Dr Andrew Lilico 01 Jul 2014

http://www.europe-economics.com/page/22/andrew-lilico.htm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10935617/After-2020-all-EU-members-will-have-to-adopt-the-euro.html

  • There was never intended to be any long-term form of EU membership that did not include euro membership. The UK did not say “never” to begin with, and all new EU members since the euro began in 1999 have had to commit to joining.
  • That means that at some point, perhaps shortly after 2020, with the Eurozone constituted as a confederate Single European State and wanting to use the institution of the EU as its institutions
  • current debates about whether the UK will have a referendum and how folk will vote is of only passing significance. What counts fundamentally to whether the UK stays in the EU after about 2020 is whether there are any non-euro members of the EU at all, given the existential economic necessity of the Eurozone forming into a deeper political union.

 

The EU is Anti-Democratic

 

Law made by unelected officials

http://europa.eu/eu-law/decision-making/procedures/index_en.htm

  • The European Commission proposes new laws
  • The elected MEPs have to approve it by vote, can block legislation
  • The demos can “consult” the Commission
  • National parliaments can formally express “reservations”
  • The public or member states cannot block legislation
  • MEPs cannot propose legislation

 

British MEPs are usually on the losing side of a vote

http://ukandeu.ac.uk/explainers/uk-meps-lose-most-in-the-european-parliament/

  • The average winning vote is 85% because most votes are not especially controversial
  • Germany and France are around 90%, rising since 2009
  • 2004-2009 UK was at 80%, declined to 65% in 2015
  • Mostly done along political lines and not national lines
  • We have different political opinions to Europe
  • UK is in a weak position
  • British MEPs are not in groups that dominate the agenda
  • When in these groups, they are usually opposed to majority positions
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