Thursday, 29 September 2011
What's Going On Within The Eurozone?
'Europe's common currency is virtually dead' yet our politicians refuse to see the light and the UK government has decided to contribute more of our money to 'the cause' without question or explanation.
In a passionate - although it sounded rather frantic - speech from the EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso yesterday, he admitted that the EU was in crisis and outlined proposals for moving further towards economic union.
His speech authenticated the fact that, regardless of fraudulent applications countries from the likes of Greece to join the EU, it didn't matter. Welcome all and sundry.
Where does Scotland go from here? We have no say in Europe and are completely insignificant in the whole scheme of things, but yet the Scottish government do their best to impress by introducing EU policies (such as a single police force) without public protest. Because the SNP has governed Scotland well in the past four years few of us realise many of their policies, such as a single police service and the changes to our education system, are being introduced to keep in line with EU law.
Why should we support an authoritarian organisation which changes rules without the consent of the people? Surely if further financial integration is proposed it would require a change to the EU constitution.
Will Call Me Dave over-ride Clegg's determination to bow to the EU and ignore the requirement for a referendum? Possibly, because he's well aware the people will vote against giving the little power we have left at our disposal, to a dysfunctional administration in Brussels.
John Redwood is of the opinion the future of the Euro and the greater EU superstate project now rests with German politicians. The UK can only hope enough of them have the courage to say 'nein'.