Category Archives: The EU Effect

2013-002 It is now against the European Law to criticise the EU

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1325398/Euro-court-outlaws-criticism-of-EU.html

THE European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the European Union can lawfully suppress political criticism of its institutions and of leading figures, sweeping aside English Common Law and 50 years of European precedents on civil liberties.

The EU’s top court found that the European Commission was entitled to sack Bernard Connolly, a British economist dismissed in 1995 for writing a critique of European monetary integration entitled The Rotten Heart of Europe.

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2012 – 033 Martin Tillack – German Journalist persecuted by the EU and EU court outlaws criticism of EU

A  Hans Martin Tillack

 

B  European Court of Justice      outlaws criticism of EU

 

For E.U. Critics, a Cautionary Tale

A        Police Raid on Reporter’s Home Seen as Retaliation for Story

BRUSSELS — The bell rang three times early on a cold Friday morning before a sleepy Hans-Martin Tillack, an investigative reporter for the German newsweekly Stern, answered the door in his T-shirt and boxers. Six Belgian policemen politely filed in, he recalled, handed him a search warrant and went to work.

For the next 10 hours, they combed through his apartment and his separate office, seizing his computer hard drives, his bank records, his Filofax organizer, four cell phones, 18 boxes of files and a copy of “Spaceship Brussels,” his exposé of fraud and waste inside the European Union. When Tillack complained, he recalled, one of the officers shrugged. In Burma, the policeman told him, “journalists get treated much worse.”

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2012-030 The Cause of the Financial Crash

The Cause of the Financial Crash, the Euro Crisis and the City of London

First we have to get a grasp of what money really is.

In the Stone Age if you had a goat and wanted some chickens you would haggle with someone with chickens over how many chickens your goat was worth

This is bartering.

If you were a bronze axe maker in the Bronze Age your axe may have been worth 5000 chickens. There was no way a bronze-smith could handle 5000 chickens so bits of copper, silver or gold were used instead of barter.

These ‘bits of silver’ evolved into coins of a standard size.

This is money.

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2012-028 Paris wants to ban all pre-1997 cars as do the EU


Subject: It Could Happen Here

The EU also wants to scrap all classic cars. Scroll down

http://automotive.speedtv.com/article/green-paris-seeks-ban-on-older-cars/

GREEN: Paris Seeks Ban On Older Cars
Mayorâls proposal would keep vintage vehicles, including French classics, off the streets of the capital city in a bid to clean the air.
High Gear Media  | http://www.highgearmedia.com/   |  Posted November 14, 2012   Paris (FRA)

The Paris clean-air proposal would keep vintage cars, such as this 1938 Citroen Traction Avant, from driving in the city. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson
For some, the image of a classic Citroen DS passing along the Champsalyses couldn’t be much more French if a man in a striped top and beret walked past swinging a chain of onions.

But that image could soon be shattered as Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe readies plans that ban all pre-1997 cars from the city’s streets in bid to curb pollution.

The plans have angered classic-car fans, whose vehicles make up only three percent of the vehicles on Parisian roads, about 365,000 cars, according to Reuters.

It would take some of France’s most distinctive vehicles off the streets, including such iconic vehicles as the aforementioned Citroën DS, the 2CV, the Peugeot 205 GTI hot hatchback and the dependable Renault 4L, along with dozens of others.

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2012-026 The EU, Freedom of the Press, Free Speech and Political Correctness

          

EU Proposal to Monitor “Intolerant” Citizens

For the complete story see Gatestone Institute http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4036/eu-intolerant-citizens … EU to monitor ‘intolerant’ citizens. Get ready for the Stazi thought police to come knocking on your door.

by Soeren Kern
October 28, 2013 at 5:00 am

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4036/eu-intolerant-citizens

         

“There is no need to be tolerant to the intolerant” — European Framework National Statute for the Promotion of Tolerance, Article 4

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2012-025 The Frankfurt School

see also 2012 – 021 The Origins of the EU

see also  http://www.theeuroprobe.org/2016-052-hillary-obama-and-the-cult-of-alinsky/

and 2014 – 013 Frankfurt pt 2

The ACW Review examined the corrosive work of the ‘Frankfurt School’ – a group of German-American scholars who developed highly provocative and original perspectives on contemporary society and culture, drawing on Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, and Weber. Not that their idea of a ‘cultural revolution’ was particularly new. ‘Until now’, wrote Joseph, Comte de Maistre (1753-1821) who for fifteen years was a Freemason, ‘nations were killed by conquest, that is by invasion: But here an important question arises; can a nation not die on its own soil, without resettlement or invasion, by allowing the flies of decomposition to corrupt to the very core those original and constituent principles which make it what it is.’

What was the Frankfurt School? Well, in the days following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, it was believed that workers’ revolution would sweep into Europe and, eventually, into the United States. But it did not do so. Towards the end of 1922 the Communist International (Comintern) began to consider what were the reasons. On Lenin’s initiative a meeting was organised at the Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow.
While it has no ‘Mr Big’ or Bible/Koran/Mein Kampf it is a philosophy that many intellectuals and politicians find very attractive indeed as it gives them unelected authority and unaccountability, secure jobs, good salaries and pensions with an exaggerated sense of their own importance. Good for their egos. They can then order the ‘plebs’ about without sanction.

The aim of the meeting was to clarify the concept of, and give concrete effect to, a Marxist cultural revolution. Amongst those present were Georg Lukacs (a Hungarian aristocrat, son of a banker, who had become a Communist during World War I ; a good Marxist theoretician he developed the idea of ‘Revolution and Eros’ – sexual instinct used as an instrument of destruction) and Willi Munzenberg (whose proposed solution was to ‘organise the intellectuals and use them to make Western civilisation stink. Only then, after they have corrupted all its values and made life impossible, can we impose the dictatorship of the proletariat’) ‘It was’, said Ralph de Toledano (1916-2007) the conservative author and co-founder of the ‘National Review’, a meeting ‘perhaps more harmful to Western civilization than the Bolshevik Revolution itself.’

Lenin died in 1924. By this time, however, Stalin was beginning to look on Munzenberg, Lukacs and like-thinkers as ‘revisionists’. In June 1940, Münzenberg fled to the south of France where, on Stalin’s orders, a NKVD assassination squad caught up with him and hanged him from a tree.

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2012-024 Proposed new EU Anthem

 

The Proposed European Union Anthem

There has been much talk about the need for an EU anthem and of the ‘politically incorrect’ nature of many of the current anthems of the EU members. The countries of the EU all have National Anthems. For the EU this is an anathema as they intend to destroy all notion of nation in Europe.

The favoured option for the EU seems to be Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’. We feel that this is far too pompous and po-faced. Typically, it was selected by a small group of Eurocrats who did not bother to involve, or consult, ‘The People of Europe’ in any way. This is because the European Commission is the only group that matters in the ‘New Order’ and so the ‘EU Anthem’ will be essentially for them alone.

To find a more suitable ‘Anthem’ that will better reflect the New European Culture being created we held an open competition. The most popular suggestions are listed below, in reverse order, with the winner being a variant of ‘The Horst Vessel Lied’.

6th      Duelling Banjos

5th     Puppet on a String

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2012-023 Windmills in Hyde Park? That sounds a good idea.

Windmills

The Wind Farm lobby have now demonstrated the overwhelming economic advantages of this form of electricity generation – particularly in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

The experience of windmills in the countryside has shown that once there and operating all opposition by the local population just melts away. They all become really enthusiastic supporters of, and advocates for, them. Particularly so when the wind isn’t blowing as they can then get a good nights sleep in peace.

These graceful, gentle giants silently harvesting the free power of the wind are now regarded by county folk as wonders of the New Age.
Now is surely the time to allow Londoners to share in this exciting project and demonstrate their commitment to saving the planet.

Hundreds of windmills could be erected in the London Parks. Hyde Park, Hampstead Heath, Richmond Park etc would be ideal sites.

Particularly apt would be the many smaller sites, such as Barnard Park in Islington and Belgrave Square. One or two mills could be erected in each.
Even the Victoria Tower Gardens, outside the House of Commons, could easily accommodate a couple if they cut down the trees.

London would become virtually self sustaining with ‘free’ electricity. A consequence of this is that it would also solve the problem of air quality and so completely negate the need for the EU imposed Low Emission Zones.

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2012 – 022 Degrading the morale and capabilities of UK Armed Forces

The nature of war is changing. We no longer send 50,000 men marching into a hail of machine gun fire. Pilotless drones are replacing many flying duties. Electronic surveillance is now a major weapon. However we will always have a need for ‘boots on the ground’ but it is of vital importance that the control of the British Forces is exclusively in British hands.

Howwever the British Armed forces now belong to the EU see 2016 – 003 How our soldiers can now be prosecuted.

There is a significant element within our Establishment who have complete contempt for our armed forces.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3831618/Whitehall-thinks-soldiers-bad-says-former-Armed-Forces-chief-attacks-government-witch-hunt-troops-historic-incidents.html

When he was president of the EU Romano Prodi said “there will be an EU army and only an EU army”. EuroCorps intends to take over and absorb the British Armed Forces. To this end the morale, capability and facilities of our armed forces are being steadily degraded by our own political elite. It will soon be at a point where the only option left will be to hand over our hollowed out armed forces to EuroCorps as they will incapable of operating on their own.

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2012-020 EU to be federalised in the long run, Merkel says

http://euobserver.com/institutional/118126

EU to be federalised in the long run, Merkel says

07.11.12 @ 20:55
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Germany makes case for British EU membership
Merkel downplays EU budget vetoes
Cameron defeated in EU budget vote

By Valentina Pop
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BRUSSELS and Berlin – The EU commission will eventually become a government, the council of member states an “upper chamber” and the European Parliament more powerful, but fixing the eurozone problems is more urgent for now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told MEPs on Wednesday (7 November).

Back in the European Parliament for the first tim since she chaired the rotating EU presidency in 2007, Merkel laid out her vision for Europe, which Germany feels “deeply committed to” ever since its re-unification 22 years ago.

“Indeed we must find a right way to stabilise eurozone permanently and eliminate its conception errors. We must be courageous and not shy away from treaty change if needed,” she said.

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2012-019 European Court of Human Rights and ECJ

It is important to remember that the Human Rights Act was to protect honest citizens from the excesses of the government not to protect terrorists from the law  and provide a fat income for solicitors.

We will not change human rights law admits minister: Green defies outrage over Qatada ruling

Scroll down to read how prisoners getting the vote in the UK

Government defeat on Qatada deportation put spotlight on the ECHR
Theresa May and Michael Fabricant both say they want to ditch the convention
But justice minister Damian Green said no plans were being made to do so. They cannot do so while the UK is locked into the EU.
Opposition figures admit that there is a need for reform in light of radical cleric’s case.

The ECHR

Europe has had a long history of abuse of Human Rights from the Feudal System, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic code to Hitler’s NSDAP and Stalin’s Soviet Eastern European states.

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2012-018 What is an Authoritarian or ‘Police State’?

2012-018 What is an Authoritarian or ‘Police State’?

The EU was set up to be initially a disguised police State. (or as Gorbachev said ‘why is Europe setting itself up as a copy of the USSR?’) This became more obvious (but not much) within the Maastricht Treaty. Gerard Batten, the MEP for London) has produced a very clear pamphlet showing this clearly

Freedom, Security and Justice – the creation of a European Police state.

Available free from Gerard Batten MEP, PO Box 2409, Ilford, IG1 8ES.

There are a number of specific criteria that define a police state from a true democracy:  from ‘Brave New Europe?’ see 2013 – 011

What criteria  defines A Police State?
38…
1.    Government is an by un-elected ‘elite’ or ‘higher authority’ who are the ‘state’
2.    Any elected parliament will have no power or function other than to pass on the edicts of the elite and enable them to fraudulently call themselves democratic
3.    Elections are usually permitted, but there are no effective opposition parties. In reality you can usually only vote for the  one ruling party or not to vote at all
4.    The system is usually run by pampered and compliant bureaucrats – the unaccountable senior civil service and appointed administrators on very generous conditions of employment
5.    No dissension or criticism of the state is tolerated. Anyone who does usually becomes unemployable, can be declared ‘mentally unstable’ and confined to a psychiatric ‘hospital’ … or just disappears. 2013-002 It is now against the European Law to criticise the EU
6.    The elite control all social, commercial, cultural, judicial, artistic activities and what you can think and say
7.    Press and media are totally controlled tools of the state.
8.    The system is enforced by police and a judiciary totally answerable to the state.
9.    The population’s monitored by a secrete police force for any political dissension or criticism of the state.
10.    The police can arrest citizens and hold them indefinitely without a warrant, evidence  or informing anyone.
11.     All deliberations of the ruling elite are held in secret sessions
12.   All individuals are required to carry an ID card at all times
13.    An organisation of local informers exists to spy and report on ‘friends’, neighbours and fellow citizens – including children to report on their parents.

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2012-013 NOW EU WANTS 20% VAT ON NEW HOUSES

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/355902/Now-EU-wants-20-VAT-on-new-houses

Only about 130,000 homes were built across Britain last year – a historic low

An EU plan to slap VAT on new homes will send prices soaring, experts warned yesterday.

Brussels has quietly issued a con­sultation document that proposes scrapping the current zero VAT
rating.

The move to charge the full 20 per cent is part of a plan to standardise tax rates across Europe. It
would drive up the average price of a new home by £48,000 from £238,000 to £286,000 and have a
catastrophic impact on the UK.

The huge increase would price people out of the market, make it even more difficult to get a
mortgage and bring the building industry to its knees.

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2012 – 012 EU wastes £89bn in one year‏

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/356574/Crooked-EU-wastes-89bn-in-one-year

BRUSSELS bureaucrats wasted billions of pounds through fraud and blunders
last year, the European Union’s own spending watchdogs revealed last night.

Official auditors raised questions over a colossal £89billion of spending
during 2011. And for the 18th year in a row, they refused to sign off the
EU’s annual accounts.

The damning verdict brought new fury at the soaring EU budget and added to
the pressure on David Cameron to block a further massive hike.

He faces tense talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today over the
rising bill for Brussels ahead of a crunch summit on the issue later this
month.

In yesterday’s report, the European Court of Auditors admitted there were
“too many cases of EU money not hitting the target or being used
sub-optimally”.

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2012-011 The BBC’s involvement with the EU

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Scroll down to the item you want.  A : B : C etc

A    The BBC admits that it’s reporting is biased in favour of the EU and is part-funded by them.

B    THE BBC has sent 407 people to cover this weekend’s Glastonbury festival, almost as many as it flew out to film last year’s Beijing Olympics.

   UK Independence Party forces apology from the Today Programme

D   IMPARTIALITY is and should remain the hallmark of the BBC

  Corporation’s £100m loan from EU bank   By Graeme Wilson

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2012-010 Britain facing new eastern Europe immigration surge

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/9637967/Britain-facing-new-eastern-Europe-immigration-surge.html

Britain is facing a new wave of Eastern European immigration which will put British workers’ jobs at risk, experts have warned.

Twenty nine million Bulgarians and Romanians will gain the right to live and work unrestricted in Britain in 2014 under European “freedom of movement” rules.

2012-009 EU pay foreigners to get British jobs

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4597319/EU-pay-foreigners%20-to-get-British-jobs.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=Politics

THOUSANDS of young jobless Europeans are to get travel expenses and moving
costs to come to work in Britain.

The European Commission will pay £250 to help hopefuls get to an interview —
and £830 to cover relocation costs if they are offered a job.

Brussels claims thousands will find work under the taxpayer-funded initiative.

Critics fear it will see youngsters from countries with high unemployment
flock to the UK, where ONE MILLION young Brits are jobless. The scheme, for
those aged from 18 to 30, aims to match jobseekers with suitable jobs.

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2012-008 Who said the British public are too stupid to be involved in governing themselves?

It was Edward Heath, he was prime minister in 1972 and lied to parliament and to the British Public. He said that the European Economic Community was nothing more than a trading agreement. He knew perfectly well that it was a lie. He had a letter from the Foriegn and Commonwealth Office that explained in no uncertain terms that the EEC (later recalled the European Union) was to be a complete transfer of British sovereignty to Brussels.

The Foriegn and Commonwealth Letter  see 2012 – 029

2012-007 B Cost Of Post Offices and EU Postal Legislation

The Royal Mail was the best service the the world. A single cost for anywhere in the UK, 2 deliveries a day and at low cost.  The EU ordered it to be broken up and sold to private companies. The European postal services were given 7 years derogation before they had to comply. This enable them to buy up the lucrative parts of our postal service leaving the Royal mail with the lossmaking parts. This was done with the complicity of our government,

EU postal reforms spark heated debate and

problems

Based on piece by Lucia Kubosova of EUOBSERVER

 

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2012 – 007 A Merkel went to Greece

Angela Merkel went to Greece and was stopped at immigration.

“Name?” Said the immigration Officer

“Angela Merkel”

“Nationality?”

“German”

“Occupation?”

“No I am only staying for a couple of days!”

2012 – 006 Tradition of selling jam in re-used jars breaches EU health and safety rules

Don’t sell jam in re-used jars… by order of Europe: Tradition of selling home-made preserves ‘breaches health and safety rules’

What about milk bottles? Surely not to reuse them will be in conflict with the EU recycling edict?

Churches warn parishioners to stop selling preserves in re-used jars. The tradition, enjoyed by the WI, breaches EU health and safety laws

They are the backbone of church fetes, village fairs and jumble sales
all around the country.

But the thousands who regularly sell their home-made jam, marmalade or
chutney in re-used jars may have to abandon their traditions after a warning
that they are breaching European health and safety regulations.

Legal advisers to Britain’s Churches have sent out a circular saying that
while people can use jars for jam at home or to give to family and friends,
they cannot sell them or even give them away as raffle prizes at a public
event.
Glass warfare: The Women’s Institute is warning its 210,000 members about
the European regulations Take note: The written circular from the Churches’
Legislation Advisory Service

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2012-005 The EU’s role in our financial crisis

A   The EU’s role in our financial crisis
By Christopher Booker
Last Updated: 12:01am BST 05/10/2008

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B    http://financialadv ice.co.uk/ news/11/tax/ 12244/London- traffic-to- be-halted- by-EU-directive. html

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A   The EU’s role in our financial crisis
By Christopher Booker
Last Updated: 12:01am BST 05/10/2008

As the Western world’s banking system teeters on the edge of collapse, one
crucial factor in this unprecedented crisis has gone almost entirely unnoticed –
although David Cameron made a veiled reference to it on Tuesday.

At the heart of this catastrophe lies a drastic change made last year to banking
regulations, which has led to the current freezing of the money markets. Without
it, most of the banks that have collapsed, such as Lehman Brothers, might have
survived.

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