Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The EU and the Falklands

I felt obliged to post this very interesting piece by Katabisis, snippet...
What isn't being discussed is the enormous elephant sitting silently between Argentina on one side and Britain and the Falklands on the other. That is the EU and the commitments, now EU law, as ensrhined in the Lisbon Treaty amendments. Of interest in particular is Article 42, Section 7 of the Lisbon amended Maastricht treaty. It states:

"If a Member State is the victim of armed aggression on its territory, the other Member States shall have towards it an obligation of aid and assistance by all the means in their power."
What is going to happen in the very unlikely event that Argentina attacks? The EU is going to tell the UK to fuck off, tell us to continue to pay the EU bills and finally tell us to stop complaining and impose all the EU directives which have no semblance of democracy. That in one form or another is what always happen when a lesser member state needs help.

(Do you know what the really ironic thing is? Article 42 was put in the Lisbon Treaty to undermine NATO, which has an identical clause, but NATO will do squat all without the US saying so first. Which the US has said succinctly; they will do squat all.)

But do you know what happens when you tell the EU to fuck off? You get fined €2,980. Which means that when they eventually pass the EU legislation, forcing bloggers to reveal their true identity, I am going to have accumulated enough 'EU-fuck-off-tickets' to leave me in the red for the rest of my life. A curious parallel, if you will, to the state of the British finances.

1 comment:

James Higham said...

And now there is the EPP to contend with.