Sunday, 3 June 2012

Queen of Nowhere


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.
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2 comments:

  1. I worked hard training large numbers of people around Britain to use radio call-ins in an effective manner to promote a "Yes" answer to the referendum. (It worked well!) I had a temporary studio in my own London home for training.
    We were assured time and time again to emphasise there would be NO LOSS OF SOVEREIGNTY. AT the time there appeared to be so much to gain by remaining part of Europe.

    I feel ashamed at my efforts. I feel that I, like the country, have been betrayed. I have seen a steady erosion of our sovereignty and the rise and rise of the dictatorial, expensive and sometimes downright stupid rule from Brussells. The unfairness and the waste are appalling. The ownership and the rights of our country have slowly melted away.
    Colin Hamilton

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  2. What you say confirms that the Yes answer to the Common Market way back then in the 1970s was contrived.
    Useful!

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