Just in case anyone has forgotten what Gordon Brown ratified at a dinner, namely the Lisbon Treaty, the following should give an insight into what Theresa The Appeaser is doing her level best to hang onto with her latest botch-up.
This will not happen overnight. The EU works slowly using the Salami Principle of very thin slices that nobody notices until one day the salami has completely gone.
The list below is the EU’s Wish List of what they will want if the UK stays in the EU. The Lisbon Enabling ACT is the magic wand to grant them those wishes. If we have the No Deal option to leave then none will apply. If we have Deal of any sort the EU will keep control of some or many functions in the list below and the UK will remain subject to them. Much of this information was given to me by Nigel Spearing. 26 years Labour MP for Newham, 18 years a member of the House of Commons Select Committee on Europe, 8 years chairman. I had several meetings with Nigel at the House of Commons. Although no longer an MP his longevity gave him an open pass to anywhere in the Commons, even the records rooms downstairs. This info is considered by many extremist pro EU persons as nothing more than a conspiracy theory. It is up to the reader who to believe.
It is important to understand that the Lisbon Treaty is an Enabling Act. Virtually a clone of the 1933 Enabling Act. That is any of the clauses in it can be changed, added to, or deleted by unknown bureaucrats at any time without the knowledge of any elected person. The EU uses what is known as the Salami principle – take very thin slices at a time so it’s loss is not noticed but eventually they gain the whole salami.
So whatever the Lisbon Treaty says now it can be altered to include what is wanted in the future. This is the estimated EU’s Wish List for the future. They will not be implemented immediately in one go but a bit at a time.
1: The UK along with all existing members of the EU lose their abstention veto in 2020 as laid down in the Lisbon Treaty when the system changes to that of majority acceptance with no abstentions or veto’s being allowed.
2: All member nations will become states of the new federal nation of the EU by 2022 as clearly laid out in the Lisbon treaty with no exceptions or veto’s.
3: All member states must adopt the Euro by 2022 and any new member state must do so within 2 years of joining the EU as laid down in the Lisbon treaty.
4: First the London stock exchange will move to Frankfurt in 2020 and be integrated into the EU stock exchange resulting in a loss of 200,000 plus jobs in the UK because of the relocation. (This has already been pre-agreed and is only on a holding pattern due to the Brexit negotiations, which if Brexit does happen the move is fully cancelled but if not and the UK remains a member it’s full steam ahead for the move.) Other City operations will also be moved over time.
5: The EU Parliament and ECJ become supreme over all legislative bodies of the UK.
6: The UK will adopt 100% of whatever the EU Parliament and ECJ lays down without any means of abstention or veto, negating the need for the UK to have the Lords or even the Commons as we know it today.
7: The UK will NOT be able to make its own trade deals.
8: The UK will NOT be able to set its own trade tariffs.
9 The UK will NOT be able to set its own trade quotas.
10: The UK loses control of its fishing rights
11: The UK loses control of its oil and gas rights
12: The UK loses control of its borders and enters the Schengen region by 2022 as clearly laid down in the Lisbon treaty
13: The UK loses control of its planning legislation
14: The UK loses control of its armed forces. They will all be handed over to EU control including our entire Army, Airforce, nuclear subs and our Aircraft Carrier.
15: The UK loses full control of its taxation policy
16: The UK loses the ability to create its own laws and to implement them
17: The UK loses its standing in the Commonwealth
18: The UK loses control of any provinces or affiliated nations e.g.; Falklands, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar etc
19: The UK loses control of its judicial system
20: The UK loses control of its international policy
21: The UK loses full control of its national policy
22: The UK loses its right to call itself a nation in its own right.
23: The UK loses control of its space exploration program
24: The UK loses control of its Aviation and Sea lane jurisdiction
25: The UK loses its rebate in 2020 as laid down in the Lisbon treaty
26: The UK’s contribution to the EU is set to increase by an average of 1.2bn pa and by 2.3bn pa by 2020