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#G0399* – 09-Jan-2011 – Telegraph – Has William HAGUE Been in Panto?

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 09/01/2011

#G0399* – 09-Jan-2011 – Telegraph – Has William HAGUE Been in Panto?
I am forced to wonder if the wee lad has been having one of his multi pint moments or perhaps he has been in Panto and like Rip van Winkel has been a sleep for many long years – what a rude awakening he must have had that having been party to enacting the passing of every item of legislation since his election to Parliament in 1989 – let us not forget that William Hague is 50 this year and we first saw him as a child at a Conservative Party conference giving his cringeworthy performance way back in 1977 – He must have been asleep!
Now blinking he has emerged into the full light of day and seems surprised that these United Kingdoms have been betrayed by both his own party and the lies of Labour.
What the point of his long after the event mutterings are is hard to guess.
The Tories still not read The New Constitution aka Lisbon Treaty – what are they taliking about when they say they promise a referendum on transfering further powers to The EU!! Perhaps William Hague could during his next long nap dream up what powers are left that could be transfered that are of any consequences.
The Treaty of Rome made it very clear – it was only the lies of Ted Heath, Rippon et al that obfuscated the matter THIS IS A POLITICAL & ECONOMIC UNION – how can William Hague not realise or is he using the same device as Norman Tebbit and Margaret Thatcher and pretending they had no idea until they are out of office – frankly I never believed Margaret Thatcher as she cut deals at Brughes to save fave, trading agricultural subsidies for rebates to look good!
Is William Hague really that stupid that he actually believes his article or is Ffion in the background pulling the strings?
We don’t WANT a referendum on transfer of power that they already have – we want a referendum to either quit the pretence of being a Country with laws, justice and government (the status quo) or repatriating all our human rights of self determination, re-patriating our democracy, restoring our Sovereignty, re-establishing our Justice and values and reinstating our Liberty & freedom –
Nothing less than an OUT / IN Referendum is acceptable.

Wake up Wee Willie Winkie time to climb the stairs and join the real world!

No more powers should be moved from Britain to the EU

Our system for approving European treaties is morally bankrupt, says Foreign Secretary William Hague.

No more powers should be moved from Britain to the EU

William Hague thinks we must change the law to ensure that by law the British people’s wishes can never be ignored in such a way again Photo: AFP/GETTY
The disillusionment of British voters with politicians has many causes: expenses scandals, economic pressures and the failures of the last Labour Government.
But high on the list of such causes is the sheer undemocratic arrogance with which a European treaty of huge significance – the Lisbon Treaty – was rammed into law two years ago with no mandate of any kind from the people of this country.
Labour’s cynical behaviour over that Treaty, the denial of any say for voters and the absurd pretence that this was nothing ordinary people should be allowed to concern themselves with was a very grave blow to the European Union’s democratic credentials in this country and has caused deep and lasting anger.
I would have dearly loved to hold a referendum on that treaty after a change of government: sadly the ratification of Lisbon by all 27 EU states last autumn made that impossible. But I have always been determined that this flagrant denial of democratic choice to the people of Britain would never happen again.
The current system we have for these kinds of decisions is, quite simply, now morally bankrupt. It must change.
It is our firm belief and our policy that no more powers should be moved from Britain to the EU but that is not enough – if any Government ever again attempted to change the EU Treaties to transfer further powers the British people must rightfully have their say.
So we must change the law to ensure that by law the British people’s wishes can never be ignored in such a way again. This will mark a fundamental shift of power from Government to Parliament and to the voters of this country, a shift long overdue.
The EU Bill we are bringing forward will put into the British people’s hands a referendum lock on any further changes to the EU’s Treaties that hand over powers from Britain to the EU, a lock to which only they will hold the key.
In the great detail necessary to cover the complexity of those Treaties and the various kinds of treaty change the Bill sets out in clear terms when Ministers must put a treaty change to a referendum.
Not only will Parliament now be given a full say over all kinds of treaty change but any treaty change that hands over powers to the EU or extends its control over any area of policy will also be subject to a referendum.
Not only would the removal of the veto over any of 44 separate treaty articles require a referendum, or the substantive use of any of 12 treaty articles, the Bill also lays down strict and comprehensive tests which will capture transfers of power on any change to the Treaties – whether an attempt to increase the EU’s powers over an existing area of policy or any reach into a new area of policy.
If any one of these tests are met – it is worth noting that the Lisbon Treaty would have been caught in numerous separate ways – then the law will require a referendum, and if any minister decides to ignore them then, like any other ministerial decision, they will be subject to judicial review in the courts.
So any British citizen will be able to go to court to enforce the electorate’s rights and ensure that ministers cannot wriggle out of a referendum.
Some people have argued that the Bill does not go far enough or has loopholes. But the truth is that only in a few minor areas does it give the ministers of the day any discretion at all about the calling of a referendum – and then only if they can persuade parliament and the courts that they are right. When it becomes an Act this will be the strongest defence of national democracy put in place anywhere in Europe. It is a massive advance for national democracy.
And not only will current and future ministers in this country know that they cannot hand over powers without a referendum but other nations’ governments will too. It will always have to be in their minds if they are contemplating changing the EU Treaties that any consequent increase in the EU’s powers would trigger a binding referendum in the United Kingdom.
In its sovereignty clause the Bill also deals with one potential but important problem for the future. It has been argued before the courts and by academic commentators that our membership of the EU has altered our ancient doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty. That doctrine is a matter that should be beyond such speculation, so the Bill confirms and affirms the position that EU law in this country is only recognised by virtue of the authority of acts of Parliament.
Such a defence for our nation’s democracy is a necessary complement to our vigorous and active engagement within the EU, an engagement which is already delivering solid results in our national interest: tough, targeted EU sanctions on Iran, a free trade agreement with South Korea and the beginnings of some financial reality in the EU budget.
This Bill is not a panacea for all the many additional problems in the EU we have to solve, but it does mean that in the future the most important decisions of all will belong not to the executive alone, or even Parliament, but the British people themselves. New rights given to people are, quite properly, hard and politically painful to claw back, so this Bill ought to become part of our settled constitutional order.
The Labour Party that voted against a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty now have a decision to make: can they recognise that the first step to political recovery is the admission of past mistakes and lend their support to this radical step to strengthen our democracy, or will they try to deny the British people their new democratic power? 

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#G266* – forcing ‘Cameron Cuties’ on the grassroots

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 22/02/2010

#G266* – forcing ‘Cameron Cuties’ on the grassroots

Britain is in crisis. 

If he wins, Dave will have more to worry about than forcing ‘Cameron Cuties’ on the grassroots

Margaret Thatcher shortly after her election victory in 1979 (Photo: PA)

Margaret Thatcher shortly after her election victory in 1979 (Photo: PA)

Whoever walks into No 10 after the election will face a desk overflowing with more and worse problems than any incoming Prime Minister since Winston Churchill in 1940. Certainly Margaret Thatcher faced a trades union movement led by insurrectionists who had already brought down Edward Heath and Jim Callaghan, and an economy in terrible trouble – but the troubles facing the country today are both wider and deeper than in 1979. That is not all: Margaret Thatcher had a far stronger Parliamentary Party and a far stronger Party in the country than David Cameron.
As for Gordon Brown, if he should survive the election, not only will he be facing the crises largely of his own making, but he will still have the same mutinous parliamentary rabble from which to form a government.
There is the terrifying financial crisis. January is normally a good month for tax revenues but this year they collapsed. For the first time ever there was a deficit, and not a small one either, of £4.3 billion.
The more the Government increases spending, borrowing and taxing, the wider grows the gap between the rich and the poor.
Argentina, seeing our military and political weakness, is increasing the pressure on the Falklands.
Someone – Mossad, they say – picked on us as too spineless to do more than squeak about it, and stole the identities of half a dozen British citizens in pursuit of a murder plot.
Immigration, like public spending, is still running out of control.
And, just to cap it all, it seems that our masters in Brussels are so confident of their mastery that they will not let us, the British, give any preference to ourselves in selling tickets to the Olympic Games that we are paying for here, in what used to be our own country.
In short, if he becomes Prime Minister, David Cameron will have more to worry about than whether he imposed enough Cameron Cuties on the demoralised remains of the Tory grass roots supporters.
Perhaps the most corrosively poisonous inheritance facing the next Government will be the crisis of trust between the British people and the new political class which seems destined to dominate Parliament.  That is examined in a short book by Stuart Wheeler, entitled Crisis of Trust, published next week.
Wheeler was once a generous supporter of the Conservative Party, but was expelled for also giving support to UKIP and has a record of putting his money where his mouth is. I would not agree with quite all of what he says about the remuneration of MPs, but his book is a “must read” item for anyone wanting to put that particular shambles into its historical context. As Wheeler sets out, this has happened before and been put right before. He also puts it into the context of the betrayal of the very purpose of Parliament, which is to control the executive, whether the Monarch, the Cabinet or today our masters in Brussels.
Do not miss it!
I look through all the posts on this site, even those not really directed to me, but it is not realistically possible to answer all of you, so please forgive me if I do not take up all the issues raised here. At least this is a lively blog site!
It was very kind of portuguesedave, coltek, softmicro and others to urge me to get out the old bike and ride back into battle at the head of either the Conservative Party or UKIP. Come on, be reasonable, chaps, I’ll be 79 next month and I was invalided out over 20 years ago. My mistake was not to have had myself cloned about 40 years ago. So, procrustes, I’m sorry I am not up for the fight the way I was 50 years ago.
This blog, and my roamings around the country, even a broadcast now and again (Any Questions on R4 this Friday) are all intended to help other people put the pressure on our leading politicians to LISTEN AND THINK (and not just about themselves).
I understand the eloquent despair of Sheumais, but I have to say to christopherjames that it is not just representative democracy that has let us down, and that only in the last half century. It is the electors who have taken less and less part in the process.  Normal people have opted out of political activity and left it to a bunch of full-time careerist geeks.
To cookinglager, I have to explain that a democratic Euro state is not a realistic option. The history is different to that of the USA, which has one language  and one culture (although that is now at risk).
Jacquesarden is well informed. I did go to one Bilderberg meeting (on the advice of my officials that I should know what it was all about). I was never invited to another – which tells you something about both the Bilderbergers and me.
As johny rottenborough says, the USA did push for a US of E and financed political propaganda to that end. They, poor fools, thought that it would be in their interest.
As to Assegi… Oh dear, Oh dear. He quotes p. 499 of Nigel Lawson’s book The View from No 11. If he had read it properly he would have known that we did not enter the ERM in 1985, and he would have known that whilst I was supportive at that time of Nigel as Chancellor, saying that it should be looked at on economic grounds, I later expressed my concerns that it would be used by the EU for political purposes. 
He might also have read Margaret Thatcher’s memoirs about her opposition to the ERM right up to the point where she had lost the support of the Cabinet, not long before the conspiracy to overthrow her – and why she gave in to Chancellor John Major in 1990.
Thank you, spoonbender, for pointing out some of that.
I can assure Gary 4 that I am still a card-carrying member of the Conservative Party and in the House of Lords I take the Conservative Whip, even if I do not always take too much notice of it.
Lastly, I can assure Fifty and Cynical that there is no such thing in English law as a “gay wedding”. 
Marriage is a life-long union, to the exclusion of all others, between a man and a woman. A wedding is the service or ceremony to mark that union. There are civil partnerships and the making of those may be marked by a party, but they are not wedding parties.

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‘The arrogance and hubris of corrupt politicians
will be responsible for every drop of blood spilt
in the Wars of Disassociation, if Britain does not
leave the EU.

The ugly, centralised, undemocratic supra national policies being imposed by the centralised and largely unelected decisionmakers of The EU for alien aims, ailien values and to suit alien needs stand every possibility of creating 200,000,000 deaths across EUrope as a result of the blind arrogance and hubris of the idiologues in the central dictatorship, and their economic illiteracy marching hand in glove with the idiocy of The CAP & The CFP – both policies which deliver bills, destroy lives and denude food stocks.

The EU, due to the political idiocy and corruption of its undemocratic leaders, is now a net importer of food, no longer able to feed itself and with a decreasing range of over priced goods of little use to the rest of the world to sell with which to counter the net financial drain of endless imports.

British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit
of their own agenda and greed, have done more
damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy
of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain
into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own
personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain
more than the armies of Hitler
and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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Until we gain our liberty, restore our sovereignty, repatriate our democracy and reinstate our Justice system and our borders – defended by our Police and Military armed with sustainable and obtainable weaponry:
Treat every election as a referendum.

Don’t waste your vote on a self serving Politician in ANY election until we are liberated from the EU and are a Free Sovereign peoples, with independent control of our own borders, making and managing Law & Justice for our own benefit, in our own elected Westminster Parliament where we can fire our politicians at the ballot box, if they fail to represent OUR best interests.
Make your vote count
Write on YOUR ballot Paper


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