Hurrah for the Jubilee! It's such fun to have a party, but wait a moment - have we really got a Queen or anything to celebrate?
Elizabeth II is the Queen of nowhere. Since we joined the EU - and she was forced to sign the papers handing over our sovereignty - she is no longer a sovereign. She is only a citizen of the European Union and how can you be a sovereign when the country in question has surrendered its sovereignty?
Queen of what? Yes, I admire her because she has been a dedicated and conscientious professional, keeping the rules in an era when our MPs and MEPS conspicuously flout them. She understands well the duties and responsibilities or her position. She carries out her obligations in a modern age where duty, responsibility and obligation are so old-fashioned they are regarded as dirty words. Having her there prevents somebody like Tony Blair or Carla Bruni getting elected as our head of state. Worth every penny!
But without Britain's sovereignty what does it mean to have a sovereign? Isn't she just a puppet monarch signing the papers of a puppet government? We are not independent. The Eurocrats have even abolished England as an entity. The United Kingdom is a term out of the history books and the all-wise rulers in Brussels, who have created poverty, unemployment and currency crisis in Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy ...(need I go on?) have also decided that we are merely a bit of a region called La Manche.
We can wave our flags - for a few more years at least - but be careful we don't put the Union Jack on our car number plates because that is a criminal offence. Town Halls and all offical government buildings have to fly the EU flag. It is a requirement, How long until flying the Union Jack itself is a criminal offence? Even owning one or downloading one on your computer may become an offence that carries a fine.
Having a constitutional monarch was a good system, so long as it worked, and the only problem now is that we let outsiders overrule our own traditional largely unwritten constitution (actually it's not all unwritten but never mind). The Queen was always very careful not to interfere in our affairs of state. The eurocrats take a different view. They are now running everything and though our puppet government may talk twaddle about "re-negotiating the terms" of EU membership, anybody who knows what is going on realizes that there is no such possiblity. It is in or out. Yes we could leave and regain our independence. Then it would make sense to have a sovereign. Until then, wave your flags and dream on.
I am a Parish Councillor for Risinghurst and Sandhills in Oxford, and Chairman of Oxfordshire English Democrats.
I support the following campaigns:
>Save Horton General Hospital
>Stop Forced Adoption
>Restore Infant Literacy Hours Campaign
>Save Oxford Community Centres from re-development
>Save Northway Town Green
>No privatisation of NHS
>Stop Cuts to Arts Funding
>Justice for all survivors of CSA
>Abolish University Tuition Fees for students whose parents are English citizens.
>>;Abolish the Barnett Formula.
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