Tuesday, 19 November 2013

British businessman Paul Sykes on the EU: "Ever closer union" is a "death sentence" for any country that wants to control its own affairs

What the British businessman Paul Sykes, a Eurosceptic former Conservative supporter, writes in The Express today deserves to be read also outside the UK:

"At the heart of the jungle of European Union treaties, directives and meddlesome edicts is a chilling weasel phrase: “Ever closer union.” It sounds innocent enough but in reality it is a death sentence for any country that wants to maintain control over its own affairs." --

"No one under 56 has had a chance to vote about Britain’s European destiny. The European project lacked democratic legitimacy from the outset, not least because the political establishment assured us in the Seventies that joining the Common Market, as it then was, involved no loss of sovereignty.

In a television broadcast to mark Britain’s entry in January 1973 Prime Minister Edward Heath said: “There are some in this country who fear that in going into Europe we shall in someway sacrifice independence and sovereignty. These fears, I need hardly say, are completely unjustified.”

Tell that to the fairies. There is hardly any aspect of the nation’s life untouched by the EU. There are 150,000 pages of EU laws and directives covering everything from farming, fishing, business, trade, the environment and much more." --

"The federalists who run the European Commission want a United States of Europe with a single flag, bureaucracy, parliament, army and president. They want to control all major decisions in their new superstate and they want to reduce national parliaments to the status of a county council.

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