EU Reform

Councillor Allan Wright (Convener, Moray Council) appended his signature to a letter to the The Daily Telegraph earlier this week expressing support for Britain’s membership of a reformed European Union (EU).  The fact that the EU is not open to reform seems to have slipped the notice of the signatories to the letter.

If you’ve been spending time on another planet recently you could be forgiven for having failed to notice that the EU is in economic, political and social meltdown.  Economic growth in the EU is sclerotic: a fraction of the UK’s rate of growth.  Youth unemployment in Eurozone countries is shockingly high, getting worse.  The European political class is making all sorts of bully-boy threats against the UK in the face of a potential British exit (Brexit) from the EU.  The EU itself is in a flat-spin over the migration crisis, with the Schengen Agreement (the free movement of people) in tatters and posing an existential threat to the whole ‘European Project’.  The threat to the UK’s national security increases by the day, lacking as we do any meaningful control over our borders.  By any standard, the EU is in an unholy mess of its own making.  A union without a shred of democratic accountability was always going to be a fair weather arrangement.  Now that the EU’s foundations are being shown for what they are, namely a massive political deceit, it’s no wonder that the Brussels mood music has become somewhat discordant lately.

Meantime, here in the UK all the main political parties have sworn allegiance to the de facto European government, the European Commission.  The European Commission is an unelected cabal of thousands of self-serving bureaucrats which imposes its laws on the UK and other EU countries from gin palaces in Brussels.  Our British politicians think that this is a brilliant state of affairs and speak up enthusiastically in favour of the UK’s continued membership of the deceitful, undemocratic and dysfunctional shambles that I described above.

The fact is that British politicians and, still less, the British people stand no chance whatsoever of reforming the EU for as long as the UK remains a signatory to the Treaty of Lisbon; it’s as simple as that.  Our politicians are of the culture of the EU which is a culture of obfuscation and propaganda.  So, brace yourself over the coming weeks and months for more and more evidence of our politicians’ blind love affair with Brussels.

Bear in mind that if on the 23 June you vote for the UK to remain in the EU, you won’t be voting for some benign continuation of the status quo.  A vote for the UK to remain in the European Union will be a vote expressly in favour of ‘ever closer union’ (the creation of a United States of Europe); you will be voting to be governed by unelected, foreign institutions that are about as familiar with freedom and democracy as was the USSR’s Politburo.  And we all know what happened to the USSR in the end.

It’s a crying shame that there’s not a single British political party, bar one, which will explain to us the depressingly harsh reality of membership of the European Union.  It could be that our politicians have a lot to lose, of course.




  1. flyer · ·

    I’m praying for an out vote.

    I’ve discovered a technique to see into the future without fail.

    When it comes to politicians and bureaucrats: expect the worst and you won’t be far wrong.:

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    1. moraymint · ·

      In all honesty I suspect and fear that the great British public will choose to remain ignorant of the reality that is the European Union and will vote to remain lashed to the European Commission, that is the European Government. What will then happen is that, over a period of years – maybe 3 – 5, maybe 5 – 10 – the European Union will disintegrate over its corrupt foundations, lacking as it does any democratic mandate and being, as it is, beyond inept.

      That said, I intend to do everything that I can to enlighten and persuade my fellow Brits as to the threat posed to our way of life by the European Project. I feel it’s a duty.

      The European Union is what happens when politicians are let off the leash.


      1. Robert E Lee · ·

        mm, I share your views (as you are aware), and I wish you well in your endeavours to ‘educate’ folk. However, as a pragmatist, I’m a believer in the maxim, ‘there are none so blind as those who will not see.’ Add to that the might of the Gov’t lie-machine, primed by the MSM; aided, abetted and greased by the EU monstrosity, and I feel it’s a lost cause. I despair at my impotence in the face of such a shodowy foe.. Would that we were still fighting Nazis in the skies over Kent. At least there was a readily identifiable enemy.

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        1. flyer · ·

          Yes, unfortunately I think you’re right. When this current lunacy plays out, the end game will be worse than the last two world wars combined. People that think we’re going to all live happily ever after in some multicultural utopia are deluded and living in a dream world. Unfortunately idealists are very rarely realists. Although I agree that if we don’t vote out of the EU, it’ll break up anyway; I dread to think of the mess we’ll be left in by then.

          Idealists have forgotten that in spite of our advancements and technology, we’re still just animals fighting for our share of limited resources: the law of the jungle still applies. We’ll be fighting the next war from a very weakened position, having given away our country and the culture that unites us. When the current wars turn into world war, it’ll be about resources but increasingly about race. The people that the bleeding heart liberals have been so desperate to protect, will not show us the same courtesy or compassion: more fool us.

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  2. Robert E Lee · ·

    Pithy and on the nail as usual mm. What I can’t get my head around, is the fact that to all right thinking people, it’s a statement of the bleedin’ obvious. Perhaps Booker and North’s message hasn’t reached sufficient numbers?
    We’ve been here in sunny Spain for 15 years in august, so will be eligible to vote in the referendum. Then, we ‘fall off a cliff’ and are unable to vote either in our UK domicile or our country of residence. (All in the interests of democracy, not to mention EU harmonisation of course). The fact that I pay a substantial amount of income tax in both countries counts for bugger all.
    Your reply above mentions ‘lashing.’ I can think of no more fitting punishment for the Quisling remainers than exactly that. Followed by a thorough flensing with the bluntest of blades. (We live in hope).
    All power to your literary elbow.
    Robert E Lee.

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  3. Cheshireman · ·

    Hits the nail on the head as usual, Moray.
    I would like to add two more reasons to leave;
    Firstly, the financial mismanagement/corruption as observed by auditors for the last seventeen years.
    Secondly, the fact that EU officials are now officially exempt from prosecution.

    So we can’t check what they do, and we can’t bring any miscreants to court anyway. What a ridiculous situation! Any commercial company operating thus would have been closed down years ago.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Thanks and, yes, the EU and corruption are synonymous. Marta Andreasen’s book, ‘Brussels Laid Bare’ sets out in detail the corruption that is rife within the Brussels Establishment. The Kinnocks, for example, made squillionaires of themselves on the back of the EU gravy train. Indeed, it was Kinnock who arranged conveniently for the the dismissal of Ms Andreasen. Funny that …


  4. Jack R. Little · ·

    Moraymint: Great post. Your “finest hour” as an editorialist.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Thanks Jack. Plenty more to come on this subject …


  5. perceptiveverses · ·

    Thank you for the kind welcome and do feel free to browse my blog also, I put into a verse a lot of thoughts on politics, amongst other things. Yes you are correct of the importance of this vote, that’s anothe reason why I decided to start writing on a blog too, rather just leaving comments on the web. We can all do our little bit, talk to our friends and family, chat down the local, chat as you’re stood at the bus stop. Us British enjoy a bit of banter and it’s in those little moments we can remind people of how important it is. I do hope the public go out to vote. I know folks who don’t usually vote because of the dire political situation but are indeed going to go out and vote. I hope we can get past this initial hurdle.

    Thank you for caring enough to share your thoughts by written word on the web. I’ve not had chance to read through your blog yet, but I am sure it will be interesting to say the least. What we can agree on is the need to protect our nation and gain back our control. Cheers. 🙂

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  6. Peter · ·

    I cannot think of another occasion where not one of the major politcal parties supports a policy that around 50% of the electorate want. Normally one or other of the main parties would adopt that position, not least for potential political advantage.

    It’s as if the whole political class has either been drugged or blindly following some accepted truth. Why do these people enter politics? First not to question, and then to give away the very powers and controls that they campaigned for in the first place! It’s like becoming a professional footballer and then demanding to sit on the bench!

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    1. moraymint · ·

      The coalescence of the whole damned British political class, the Establishment, the BBC and much of the mainstream media around the ‘European Project’ simultaneously beggars belief and yet is entirely consistent with the strategy of the European politico-bureaucratic elites over the past 50 – 70 years.

      It was always the case that the ‘Monnet Method’ was about slowly but surely roping in the political classes and the national institutions of the countries of Europe so as to develop an almost religious belief in the European Union. The people didn’t and don’t matter. What matters is The Project: the top-down creation of a European superstate, pursued under the guise of economic benefit, but all along being about political hegemony. The theory was and remains that if the European political elites (within which I include the British political class) could create a single European superstate – regardless of the democratic wishes of the 500 million people of Europe – then war in Europe could be avoided.

      The irony is that the peace and prosperity of the European continent has never been so threatened than since the end of the Second World War as it is today: primarily and precisely because of the arrogance of its political elites, aided and abetted by our own cretinous politicians. They are all cursed with a fundamentally flawed understanding of human nature …


      1. Peter · ·

        Your analysis couldn’t be better. To those of us that believe in leaving, the reasons seem so clear and obvious. I’m amazed how people are taken in by the propaganda to remain. i have to wonder when I see groups of young people actively campaigning to deny THEMSELVES future democratic rights and freedoms. What is happening? Are they the “useful idiots”?

        The question remains, what is so wrong with wanting independent, democratic self government and freedom to trade and collaborate all over the world?

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  7. Unfortunately, my generation, born in the early ’50’s, and my kid’s have never had to put their lives on the line for our country, in terms of its very existence being at stake. Millions have forgotten the cost of freedom and democracy.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      I feel that the 20 years I served as a commissioned officer in the British armed forces plays a strong part in shaping my distaste for everything that the European Unions stands for …

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  8. Well, we all know the only UK party that explicitly wants out of the EU is UKIP.

    The British people were duped in 1975 and are in the process of being so again, courtesy of LibLabCon & the duplicitous SNP, who told the Scots that they would deliver independence, however wanted to say in the EU, an oxymoron if there was ever one.

    Lets hope Project Fear doesn’t win out over Project Hope.

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  9. Susan Playfair · ·

    Moraymint good post. saying you’re ok with a reformed EU is like saying we could adopt “some” Sharia. non negotiable, totalitarian monoliths not up for negotiation… their attitude is “you’ll take it and like it”….

    Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2016 11:18:30 +0000 To:

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    1. moraymint · ·

      What astonishes me are the apparent levels of ignorance prevalent amongst our political class. Does Councillor Wright, for example, seriously believe that the European Commission will entertain reformation? The EU is on a mission, enshrined in the Treaty of Lisbon and in the treaties before that. There is an unchallengeable and unquestionable goal of ‘ever closer union’ and nothing, but nothing must sway the European politico-bureaucratic elites away from that goal. The idea that the Brits can fart and tinker around with the look and feel of the European Union is laughable. But many/most of them seem seriously to believe that we have influence over the direction of the behemoth. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so desperately hopeless …


  10. perceptiveverses · ·

    Great blog post. I just found your website through another source and I am really interested to read some of your other content. I have recently wrote a poem about Britain and the EU and posted it on my blog, please feel free to read it if you enjoy poetry.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Welcome, and thank you! It’s important that this subject gets all the publicity it can. The referendum in June will be no more nor less than a vote for or against the very existence of the United Kingdom. If we vote to remain lashed to the European Commission (the European Government by any other name), then we vote for the destruction of 1,000 years of sovereign history. It really is as profound as that. However, I fear that too many of my fellow countrymen are oblivious to the significance of this referendum …

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