Hooray for London’s mayor Boris Johnson who has come out for the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. He is indeed for #Brexit. And hallelujah.
Britain has seen its sovereignty continually eroded by its participation in the grand United States of Europe experiment. It has lost much of its stature. It has lost control over some of its laws. (Many laws which pertain to Britons are made in Brussels now, not in London.)
As we have said in the past Britain should pursue a “super Singapore” model or at the very least get the same deal as Norway which as we understand it is essentially sovereign but retains access to the European single market.
And since we’re in a reposting mood today we’ll repost this warning from Lady Thatcher on the dangers of a federal Europe.
(From The Telegraph)
As new countries have joined, we have seen a hurried expansion in the areas for Qualified Majority Voting, so that Britain can be overruled more and more often (as has happened in the past five years). We have had not just the Maastricht Treaty, but Amsterdam, Nice, Lisbon, every one of them representing an extension of EU authority and a centralisation in Brussels. According to the House of Commons library, anything between 15 and 50 per cent of UK legislation now comes from the EU; and remember that this type of legislation is very special.
It is unstoppable, and it is irreversible – since it can only be repealed by the EU itself. Ask how much EU legislation the Commission has actually taken back under its various programmes for streamlining bureaucracy. The answer is none. That is why EU law is likened to a ratchet, clicking only forwards. We are seeing a slow and invisible process of legal colonisation, as the EU infiltrates just about every area of public policy. Then – and this is the key point – the EU acquires supremacy in any field that it touches; because it is one of the planks of Britain’s membership, agreed in 1972, that any question involving the EU must go to Luxembourg, to be adjudicated by the European Court of Justice.