The Brown government is set on pushing the repackaged EU Constitution through Parliament. So now it’s time to leave.
…furnishes the EU with the apparatus of a thrusting state – president, foreign minister, justice department, supreme court, energy tsar, and treaty-making powers.
The Brits bought in to the original EEC as a free trade area, but now that’s gone, courtesy the statist French, who have (my ellipsis):
…excise(d) the clause “free and undistorted competition” from the core objectives of the Union.
The EU, like a SciFi monster, has kept growing and growing, sucking the life out of all it envelopes. It’s not fueled by an evil scientist, but the law of bureaucracy – without check, it spawns without end.
Now about 80% of Brit laws are set by people they didn’t elect – in polite society that’s called “democratic deficit”, but everybody else calls it a dictatorship.
That might be justifiable if, as supporters claim, the EU makes another European War impossible. But that’s false – here’s Caroline Glick on the French appeasement of Iran:
Sarkozy’s moral blindness is rooted in post-World War II Europe’s instrumental treatment of the legacy of that war.
For the Europeans – and first and foremost for the Germans, and for the Dutch, French and Belgians who collaborated with the Germans during the war – the main lesson of the war was that militarism and nationalism are bad. This view informed post-war Europe’s ideological embrace of pacifism and transnationalism.
But in truth, militarism and nationalism did not cause WWII.
The true cause of that war was Germany’s decision to embrace evil and depravity as its guiding philosophy and the willingness of the nations of Europe that collaborated with German authorities to also embrace this evil.
That is, the real legacy of the war is a moral one and the real lesson to be learned from it is not that nations must allow themselves to be gobbled up into transnational entities or that they must eschew war at all costs. Rather, the true lesson is that nations should embrace morality that sanctifies life and freedom and that holds men and women accountable for their choices.
Appeasement is the EU’s core value, and that vice always leads to the subjugation of the appeaser. So some time soon Iran, or Russia, or China will pick the European cherry. And eat it.
So, for the Brits, leaving the EU is about survival.