Thursday, 22 June 2006

Is it worth staying in the EU?

In the 5 March 2011 edition of The Daily Telegraph, Alasdair Palmer reported thus:

“The European Court of Justice, the body that enforces European law, has (issued) a series of daft judgments… No sane person thinks that by charging them more to insure their cars, companies are treating young men in the way Germany treated the Jews in the Thirties. Do we really want decisions on what our laws should be to be taken by officials who cannot distinguish discrimination from prejudice, or actuaries from Nazis?

It is rulings like this that explain why the UK Independence Party came second in last week’s by-election in Barnsley, easily gaining more votes than the Conservatives and the Lib Dems. It didn’t hurt that on the very day of the by-election, the European Commission reminded us that Britain will soon have to abandon its restrictions on the entitlement of Eastern European migrants to claim benefits here.

Fear of such ‘benefit tourism’ led the Labour government, in 2004, to impose restrictions on what migrants from the poorest states in the EU could claim: no Jobseekers’ Allowance, no housing benefit, no council tax benefit. The EU, however, ruled that the restrictions would have to be lifted after seven years. That time will soon be up, so British taxpayers will have to cough up tens of millions of pounds in additional payments.
A fisheries policy that leads to thousands of tons of fish being thrown away, agricultural subsidies that support property developers, bail-outs for profligate countries – and that’s just a few items from an ever-lengthening list of objectionable EU policies.

The response of the Europhiles is to try to close down the discussion. Baroness Ashton, the EU’s foreign minister, has just offered £8.6 million to a PR company to improve her organisation’s image. It’s an initiative that sums up what’s wrong with the EU: don’t address the problems, just spend public money trying to pretend there aren’t any.

So is it worth staying in the EU? Without a full and open debate, how can anyone tell? That debate will only happen if there is a referendum on UK membership. Without it, an increasing number of people will come to the conclusion that the only answer is ‘no’.”

'Is it worth staying in the EU'?

Is it worth allowing a bunch of foreigners we don't elect, don't know, can't see, don't trust and can't hold to account, to rule our lives? Is it worth allowing a bunch of self-serving rob dogs to gobble at the trough when they make maps of the UK that don't have the word 'England' on them?

No. We need to be shut of them. At the same time we should be getting rid of all the Brit-loathers in Westminster who ever spoke up for a world run by foreigners.

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