Thursday, 9 October 2014

On 1st November 2014 the UK Parliament comes to an effective end.

Why are students in the UK not marching and waving banners for democracy like their counterparts in Hong Kong? It seems that over there in that tiny former British colony, people value democracy far more than they do here. The idea that you will be governed by people you have not elected does not appeal to them. Meanwhile here in the UK people are fast asleep. 



On 1st November 2014 the UK Parliament comes to an effective end. That is because so many powers are being transferred from Westminster to the EU. The Lisbon Treaty is taking away our veto on new legislation however unpopular and replacing it with QMV  - qualified majority voting  - in the following 44 areas.

Initiatives of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Administrative co-operation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Asylum – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV
Border controls – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Citizens' initiative regulations – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Civil protection – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Committee of the Regions – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Common defence policy – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Crime prevention incentives – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Criminal judicial co-operation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Criminal law – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Culture – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Diplomatic & Consular protection – Nice: Unanimity Lisbon: QMV
Economic & Social Committee – Nice: QMV Lisbon: QMV
Emergency international aid – Nice: Unanimity Lisbon: QMV
Energy – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
EU budget – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Eurojust – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV

European Central Bank – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
European Court of Justice – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV

Europol – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Eurozone external representation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Foreign Affairs High Representative election – Lisbon: QMV
Freedom of movement for workers – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Freedom to establish a business – Nice: Unanimity Lisbon QMV
Freedom, security, justice, co-operation & evaluation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Funding the Common Foreign & Security Policy – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
General economic interest services – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Humanitarian aid – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Immigration – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV
Intellectual property – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Organisation of the Council of the EU – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Police co-operation – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
President of the European Council election – Lisbon: QMV
Response to natural disasters & terrorism – Lisbon: QMV
Rules concerning the Armaments Agency – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Self-employment access rights – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Social Security Unanimity – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV
Space – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV

Sport – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Structural & Cohension Funds – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Tourism – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Transport – Nice: Unanimity; Lisbon: QMV
Withdrawal of a member state – Nice: QMV; Lisbon: QMV


So while people in Hong Kong demonstrate and organize sit-ins for democracy, we in the UK are letting it slip away while we slumber complacently. Nobody in the UK ever voted to become part of a massive, centralised, EU super-state. Our parents were told that we would enter a free-trade zone, that's all. It was rather like being lured onto a slave ship with a promise of sweets. Even then, the vote was distorted by massive, foreign funding for the "yes" supporters. And as for the promise of a new British "Bill of Rights," that is worth as much as all David Cameron's other "cast-iron guarantees" and Nick Clegg's solemn pledges to abolish tuition fees and vote against cuts. Even in their own parties, surely nobody is stupid enough to believe it?

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2 comments:

  1. Not quite...I/we are doing something
    http://www.nominedeus.co.uk/?p=2445

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