Sunday, 4 April 2010

Tories to stop British participation of EU Public Prosecutor

...according to the Telegraph:
In his interview, Mr Hague promised that the Tories would end British participation in the EU’s scheme for a European Public Prosecutor.
I think this will work for about 5, maybe, 10 minutes in Brussels and then they will all have a laugh, sign off, and tell the Brits to piss off. Moreover it is pertinent and polite to add that Europe as such consists of 47 nations, geographically speaking, whereas the EU is made-up of 27 member states. Perhaps it would not be a bad idea to change the name of their little scheme lest they want to insult states like the Ukraine or Switzerland. I hear the Ukrainians have the largest military in Europe after Russia, perhaps it would not be such a bad idea to keep on their good side? Personally I would like to see every EU building in Brussels levelled to the ground, but somehow I cannot see that happening in my lifetime, but perhaps with the help of the Ukrainians - who knows?

Next on the agenda:
The mistaken belief that the EU is responsible for as much as 80% of all legislation in Europe (it is no more than 50%)
But here is Dr. Herzog, of the German Ministry of Justice;
“It is true that we are experiencing an ever greater, inappropriate centralisation of powers away from the Member States and towards the EU. The German Ministry of Justice has compared the legal acts adopted by the Federal Republic of Germany between 1998 and 2004 with those adopted by the European Union in the same period. Results: 84 percent come from Brussels, with only 16 percent coming originally from Berlin” - Former German President Dr Roman Herzog, also former president of the German Constitutional Court, excerpts from article in Welt Am Sonntag, 14 January 2007, co-authored with Lüder Gerkin
It is a daring editor indeed who asserts himself and his newspaper to be more judicially perceptive and omniscient than a national Ministry of Justice. Personally, I nearly choked on my cornflakes when I read that little badger this morning over breakfast. What is more, and this does need repeating, Mr. Herzog is a former President of the German republic but also the former President of the German Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe. I cannot properly fathom how exactly the Economist, the Economist, not the Sun or the Mail, missed this. I know this, and I am just a dumb little ignorant student not a political journalist (whose sole occupation in life should be to know things like this; details which can turn a story on its head) - supposedly who writes the articles in the Economist. Shocked I tell you I am, to the core (not really).

But even so, how the f**k is 50% an acceptable figure anyway?! Perhaps if you live in La-La land and perceive sovereignty to be a trivial issue then sure 50% is not worth the binary code by which it written on this blog. Somehow, however, I think I was not the only one who choked on his cornflakes this morning.

1 comment:

James Higham said...

Perhaps if you live in La-La land and perceive sovereignty to be a trivial issue ...

... as so many people in this land do. A referendum would end the speculation.