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IMPERIAL MEASURES!

By Pete Moore On September 15th, 2019

These EU fanatics are always banging on about empire ..

It’s not just Leavers who say that the EU is an empire. Guy Verhofstadt is here to meddle in our politics, speaking at the Lib Dem conference. Check the applause as he brazenly tells them that the EU is an empire –

I don’t know about you, but I’m on the side of the anti-imperialists. We need solidarity with poor little enclaves like Switzerland, Singapore, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Lichtenstein, otherwise they’re stuffed.

16 Responses to “IMPERIAL MEASURES!”

  1. We need solidarity with poor little enclaves like Switzerland, Singapore, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Lichtenstein, otherwise they’re stuffed.

    Now that one made me laugh out loud Pete.

  2. You might want to mention Japan and Korea

    Real Countries that do their own thing

    Switzerland Has pretty tight relations with the EU. Would you like the UK to do something similar?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland–European_Union_relations

  3. I don’t hear the gentleman saying that the EU is an empire

    I hear him saying that Europe should work together, and a world dominated by the Chinese, Indian, and American empires

    In any event, a voluntary empire is a little better than say the modern Chinese empire, Where many millions of Chinese and non Chinese people would prefer not to be in China at all but have no voice in the matter

  4. More Moore mendacity.

    He says that China, India, the US & the Russian Federation are empires and that European peoples should co-operate.

    Incidentally, I note that the video is from Guido. I wonder will its publisher Paul Staines follow his convictions and give his ’empire’ Irish passport in the wake of Brexit or will he use it as a ‘passport of convenience’ in order to take advantage of the benefits that he so wants to deprive others of? (wink, wink)

  5. There are three power blocks in the world who will determine the global rules for trade, finance, international law and structural power , the US, China and the EU. It makes every sense for the U.K. to stay within the EU power block and help make those rules rather than to become an outsider who will just have to obey them.

  6. Colm, the UK are leaving the EU, where they have immense influence, and joining the US where they’ll have about as much influence as Costa Rica. Once the UK goes the US have them over a barrel.

    I hope the UK has plenty of lube.

  7. India may one day be a peer with China and the US, but I don’t think that they’re quite there yet

  8. Paul

    I’m preparing myself for the love of Donald as we speak 😱

  9. It likely isn’t there yet but it is probably a question of when rather than if. PWC projections have India surpassing the US in GDP (though obviously no where near it in per capita) by 2050. It is also estimated that by 2050 Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico would all be ahead, in total GDP, of Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

  10. Paul McMahon,

    I hope the UK has plenty of lube.

    Don’t worry on that score mate, the US always brings plenty of lube whenever it buttf**ks us.

  11. India could have been Much further along by this point

    There are an awful lot of smart, English speaking people there

    But the country can be a confusing bureaucratic mess to do any business in

    I remember a couple of decades ago people were saying that Egypt could be a new big Singapore, So close to Europe, right next to a canal to Asia that they control

    What a complete disappointment Egypt in the entire Arab world has been

  12. But the country can be a confusing bureaucratic mess to do any business in

    India is led by a Hindu zealot who has seriously undermined its democracy:

    “India risks becoming an ethnic democracy with an implied two-tiered citizenship. It is not one yet. However, in deed Mr Modi gives the impression that this is desirable…

    India has a written constitution and a parliamentary democracy. Yet Mr Modi has shown how constitutional politics can be subordinated to a single leader via manipulation and theatre. Mr Modi and his party have long peddled the idea that the Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir benefited from unwarranted constitutional protections. The BJP argued, absurdly, that the continuance of a low-level insurgency stemmed not from a heavy-handed military response with torture and killings to claims of independence but from the special treatment Kashmiris receive. This summer Mr Modi muscled aside the constitution to break up the state. The Muslim-majority areas appear to have been turned into an open air prison, with the inmates cut off from the outside world…”

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/13/the-guardian-view-on-modis-100-days-trashing-lives-and-the-constitution

  13. Verhodstadt is a shameless shill for a federal EU. And the Lib Dems are shameless opportunists for deciding to annul the referendum as if it never happened. Luckily, they cannot realistically expect to win more than 50 seats in a pre-Brexit election, and if the election is after Brexit their fox will have been shot.

  14. Don’t worry on that score mate, the US always brings plenty of lube whenever it buttf**ks us.

    When does it do that?

    The UK has sought redress (IIRC) 72 times against the EU at the ECJ. The court adjudicated for the EU on every occasion.

    The US doesn’t make our laws.

    It doesn’t stop the British government from doing trade deals.

    It doesn’t order the British government to privatise industries.

    It doesn’t prevent the British government from intervening in industries via state aid. (For good or ill, the EU does these things.)

    It doesn’t, as far as we know, pay British politicians to act against the wishes of the British people, or demand loyalty to the US for such payments.

    I’m sorry, this bleating about the US is absurd. It cannot dream of interfering in the UK as the EU does.

    And guess what? If President Trump tries to screw us with a trade deal then we walk away.

  15. Trump will have unusual leverage At a time when the EU wishes for chilly relations

    And he will abuse that power

  16. In any event, a voluntary empire is a little better than say the modern Chinese empire, Where many millions of Chinese and non Chinese people would prefer not to be in China at all but have no voice in the matter

    It’s a bit like the EU then.