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A REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY?

By David Vance On October 3rd, 2011 at 7:35 am

The schism between Conservative supporters and the Cameron elite grows deeper;

“More than two thirds of Tory voters want Britain to quit the European Union immediately, a poll revealed last night. A massive 68 per cent of people who backed the Conservatives at the 2010 General Election would vote to break ties with Brussels if a referendum on the issue was held tomorrow.

Nearly three out of four Tory voters want the Government to organise a national referendum on the UK’s EU membership as soon as possible. And 62 per cent of all voters believe the time is right for an EU referendum. The poll findings – released as the Conservative Party Conference opened in Manchester – confirmed the intense pressure David Cameron faces over European policy from the Tory grassroots.  Jon Gaunt, chief executive of the Vote UK out of EU Campaign, said: “Cameron should now do the honourable thing and give the British people their democratic right.” According to the research, 50 per cent of voters thought Britain’s membership of the EU and its predecessors – the Common Market, EEC and European Community – had been “totally negative” for the UK.

But Cameron will do nothing of the sort. He is firmly committed to ensuring we remain captive in the EUSSR, a value he shares with the Labour and Lib-Dem leaderships. And herein is the dilemma – a substantial number of people want OUT of the EU, a substantial number of politicians want us IN the EU. I thought we lived in a representative democracy. Patently not.

SHE MAY, AND THEN AGAIN, SHE MAY NOT

By David Vance On October 2nd, 2011 at 8:26 am

Cynicism is the product of political experience. Just reflect on this;

Home Secretary Theresa May uses an interview with The Sunday Telegraph to warn that the European Human Rights Act is hampering the Home Office’s struggle to deport dangerous foreign criminals and terrorist suspects. “I’d personally like to see the Human Rights Act go because I think we have had some problems with it,” she says.

The Home Secretary’s words will be cheered by many Conservative MPs as well as Tory ministers across Whitehall.

However, they are likely to be greeted with dismay by leading Liberal Democrats, some of whom have signalled the future of the Coalition would be under threat if any serious action was taken against the Act, which incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law.

May inserts the word “personally” into her comment for one specific reason. The Conservative Party has NO intention of removing the toxic Human Rights Act. It knows that to do so would means to risk the fall of the Coalition – with Nick Clegg and co prepared to fall on their sword in order to ensure the perverse criminal charters of a HMR continues. So May is simple providing a little red meat for the natives, who will lap it up, and after the Conservative  Conference has faded, the wicked Human Rights Act will remain.

THE NEXT EU POWER GRAB

By David Vance On September 28th, 2011 at 8:19 am

I’m writing this just before I go on the Nolan Show to discuss the Drink-Drive legislation issue with the Minister, Alex Attwood. I’ve been thinking about the more general issues involved however. When you really think about it, all Attwood is doing is imposing EU legislation upon us. The limits he seeks to establish are those directed by Brussels. There is nothing new in what he is trying to do other than following the EU manual. So, in essence he is little more than a devolved shill for what the EU decides is best for us.

However the EU is relentless in seeking to control our lives, just consider this;

The European Union plans to enforce a mandatory 20mph speed limit in residential zones and replace the Highway Code with European Law. It doesn’t stop there. Other ideas include standardised road signs across the EU, harmonised road worthiness standards for cars, a common drink-driving limit and a standard ‘highway code’ for all member states.

I am sure that Komissar Attwood and his associates will be salivating at the prospect of enforcing the will of Brussels. But why should free British citizens accept all of this? The EU is lurching into Eurogeddon and yet it is seeking to enhance its control all the time. Remarkable.

HOW EUROPE SEES ITSELF…

By David Vance On September 21st, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Entertaining graphic!

GERMANY SURRENDERS..

By David Vance On September 14th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Achtung baby!

GERMANY’S EU commissioner at the centre of a controversial proposal to force Ireland and other heavily-indebted countries to fly their flags at half mast has been forced to make an embarrassing retraction.

Günther Oettinger, in an interview with Bild newspaper conducted last Friday, said that it would be a future deterrent against reckless spending from member states.

After severe condemnation from his fellow MEPs, Mr. Oettinger insisted that he was not advocating, but merely reiterating the sentiment of some member states.

At last; a problem!

By Mike Cunningham On September 12th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Remove most of Parliament’s powers, handing them to Brussels…No Problem

Remove the Courts’ ability to deport any criminal at all……..……………No Problem

Lash on the European Union’s Regulations to banking, boating, business, ……….No Problem

Accept that we will not be ruling ourselves ever, ever again…………………..No Problem

 

Take some salt out of the HP Sauce recipe in accord with Government calls for ‘healthier living’,………………………………..Man the Barricades

 

THE TOBIN TAX…

By David Vance On August 18th, 2011 at 8:10 am

Plot: Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy have proposed a tax for all 27 EU countries that would help bail out the euro members, but the City of London would be disproportionately hit

OK, here’s the plot. The EU have conceived a new way to raise funds to prop up their failed Eurozone adventure. It’s called the Tobin tax.

France and Germany yesterday demanded a £13billion a year tax raid on Britain to bail out the euro. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy said they wanted to slap a financial transactions tax on all 27 countries in the European Union – in order to prop up the 17 nations in the single currency. This transactions tax would see a small percentage taken from foreign exchange and share transactions.

I see that the Adam Smith Institute dismissed the plans as an ill-judged raid that would mean Britain’s annual contribution to the EU soaring threefold from around £7billion to around £20 billion. I think that is why Merkel and Sarkozy like the idea.

“When Sweden tried this tax it raised only a fraction of the figure expected and drove companies out of the country. The think-tank’s report said: ‘London is currently the world’s leading centre for foreign exchange, with twice as many U.S. dollars being traded on the UK foreign exchange market than in the U.S. itself. ‘Its enviable status as a financial centre would be devastated if a politically-motivated but economically-flawed Tobin tax was introduced. The tax would be economic suicide.’ Sam Bowman, head of research, said: ‘The tax is as vague as it is economically illiterate, and would cripple Britain’s financial sector.’

You see the problem though, don’t you? An increasingly desperate German/France axis wants to get more cash in to keep their megalamanical political dreams alive and this tax is just one part of that. So, we in the UK have a choice. We get OUT of the EU and leave them to adjust to a new austere reality or we stay in and remain a central target for their taxing ambitions. I know which route I favour.

HALFWAY TO PARADISE….

By David Vance On August 17th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

This is surreal.

An immigration officer returned home to find gipsies had moved in, ransacked the place and dressed in her clothes. Julia High was even offered a glass of her own wine by the Romanian squatters. They claimed they had rented the property from her ‘son’ because she had died, and produced a set of fake documents. Miss High, 55, has no son. The family of five adults and three children had ripped up carpets, emptied the fridge and dumped her belongings in bin bags in the garden of her £270,000 home.

Here are the delightful people concerned, brought to you care of the European Union. Enjoy.

Lies: Ms High's neighbours said the family told them she had died and they were renting the property from her son

just a few dollars less

By Mike Cunningham On August 5th, 2011 at 11:23 am

 

I submitted a request for an e-petition to HM Government about an EU Referendum, but it was rejected because, I quote, “there is already an e-petition about this subject. “

Fair enough, there is another e-petition regarding a Referendum, so crowding is perhaps frowned upon…………

BUT hang about; there are some thirty-five (35) petitions and more, on support or disapproval of the Death Penalty; so why the differentiation?

EU MUST BE KIDDING…

By David Vance On July 16th, 2011 at 9:13 am

Baroness Ashton scrapped a proposal for taxpayers to be informed exactly how much of the contributions went to the EU

I read that British consumers face a fresh VAT hike as EU chiefs are planning a tax grab to fund their pet projects.

At the moment 0.3 per cent of VAT in every pound spent goes directly towards EU funding. But Brussels politicians are planning to raise the levy to 1.3 per cent – and the cost will almost certainly be passed on to consumers if the plans are approved. The European Commission’s seven-year budget proposals from 2014 include controversial moves to step up Brussels’ direct revenue-raising powers, through a new EU levy on European banks – a ‘Financial Transactions Tax’ – and by increasing the EU ‘take’ from national VAT income.

The longer we stay in thIS bureaucracised totalitarian sewer the worse things will get. The wholly European Empire is in fiscal meltdown and yet those central planners in Brussels continue to remain aloof, eyes focused on the sustained acquisition of power.