Skip to comments.London could make EU “unravel”
Posted on 12/30/2012 4:23:18 AM PST by Olog-hai
An attempt by Britain to rewrite the EU rulebook to reflect domestic interests could make the European Union fall apart, its top official has warned.
EU council president Herman Van Rompuy told the Guardian newspaper that Londons quest to repatriate powers from Brussels could spark other member states to do the same. If every member state were able to cherry-pick those parts of existing policies that they most like, and opt out of those that they least like, the union in general, and the single market in particular, would soon unravel.
Meanwhile, the future-of-Europe debate is taking place in other member states too. According to a report in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germanys conservative CSU partythe Bavarian sister party of the ruling CDU partyis calling for a smaller European Commission. In the future, it should only have 14 European Commissioners instead of the current 27, says a draft party paper due to be agreed (upon) in January.
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Are the Brits chafing at the idea of being economically colonized?
(Irony is so ironic.)
Any large organization becomes coopted by special interests that are not necessarily the members original purpose or in the members own interests. The EU is a voluntary Soviet style empire. It has a universal currency that is not in the interests of most of the individual states. It is seeking a military. What would the EU masters do with their military if a state decided to leave? Intimidate? Occupy? The EU was a very bad, Communist idea. It will end as the Soviet Empire ended.
Free Trade Communist Globalism has failed. The EU has demonstrated this.
However...we still have fools on this side of the Atlantic who keep pushing for a EU for North America.....with NAFTA and the planned North American Union. Economic stupudity will be the ruin of this planet
That sounds like a good thing for British people and for European people. It might also set a nice example for the people of Texas, Utah, Wyoming, and the other 47 (or so) states on this side of the pond. The only losers are the ruling class liberal elites, and I don’t care if they have to start working productively for a living too.
Nigel Garage - Just who the hell do you think you are?
Definitely ironic ~ the very masters of economic colonization, colonized economically by, of all things, Central and Eastern Europeans and Pakistanis.
As I recall it the current EU was established to stabilize industrial development between Northern and Southern Europe and create something akin to universal European citizenship with a bill of rights (as Europeans can understand such things).
Then there was this little bitty part even Americans don't usually understand here ~ the uniform commercial code. We have one. It's an interstate compact. Europe decided to use the existing structure in Brussels to create their own European uniform commercial code with top down force.
About 99% of EU cultural battles center on that code. The US, by avoiding top down force has no cultural battles with our version.
The result is the folks who used to manufacture volcanic goat cheese in France moved to California ~ lots of French goats there and volcanic ash!
They feel safe for the moment.
As American herds expand due to a new found like for goats and goat byproducts we'll see more French niche cheese makers move here to escape the EU standards that dictate that food must not knowingly cause cancer or damge your liver.
The fact the French let the EU interfere with cheese production is a sign of just how corrupt the EU has become.
From what I read, a strong breeze could do that.
Blame the British? Are we certain the author didn't misspell "Bush"?
Herman Van Rompuy is such a gray man empty suit, that I got quite a laugh when somebody got a video of him making a blah-blah speech, while sitting, with most of his mouth concealed by the microphone. And replaced whatever he was saying with the audio of “I Like Big Butts”, by Sir Mix-a-Lot.
I do not find that funny.
BTW, statements of purpose are not controlling documents ~ you need to look elsewhere for them.
And comparisons of the EU to the former USSR are not new ~ always somebody coming up with some way of discrediting something else by drawing a simile up.
Since the earliest days the USSR operated under the hypothecations of Democratic Centrism. The EU doesn't, but when it comes to quality control systems and a universal commercial code, a bit of Eastern and Central European authoritarianism has crept in. This is exactly why the best you can get in Europe is 'charcoal ash' goat cheese ~ the 'volcanic dust' goat cheese makers having relocated to America.
I really do think you can read the entrails of Europe by checking out the French cheese markets!
I define “communist” as how they all have behaved historically.
And the EU does imitate the USSR’s democratic centralism so-called. Read what Bukovsky wrote. This did not “creep in” from the east but has been there from the beginningand all you need to do is read the treaties to see that.
You have no idea how isolated even the top echelon of the USSR were.
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