Brussels is Being Bombed

This is a quick one-off article outside of the series of four posts I’m publishing within the EU Referendum debate.

Today, Brussels is being bombed.  Brussels is being bombed because the laws of European Union member nations – which include most of the laws of the UK these days – are made by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in the EU’s de facto government, the European Commission.  Governance of the European Union is out of control (in case you hadn’t noticed) – which means that governance of the United Kingdom is out of control.  The blindingly obvious symptom of the European Commission’s failure to govern us competently and safely is the catastrophic impact of the free movement of peoples that’s now being visited on the nations of the European Union.  What’s happening in Brussels today is the thin end of a wedge: the wedge of the uncontrolled mass movement of human beings. This can and will only get worse for as long as we are governed by Jean-Claude Juncker and his unelected, unaccountable cronies in Brussels (ah, the irony of it).

The Schengen Agreement

Did I hear you say, ‘Great idea this Schengen Agreement, allowing every man and his wife, dog and suicide vest to move unhindered within the Schengen Zone of the European Union’?  What is baffling for me is that, along with the British Political Class, half the British population currently remains wedded to the idea of the UK staying in the EU – which could include you, dear reader.  However, what more does it take for some of you ‘Remainians’ to twig that having our laws and border controls vested in unelected bureaucrats in a foreign country might not be such a great idea after all?  Hint: see photo above.

Too Close for Comfort

This is getting a bit too close for comfort for some of us:  I was working in Brussels just recently, and flew in to Zaventem Airport.  To me it is quite unfathomable that so many of my fellow citizens think that the sun shines out of the backsides of 5,000 European Commission bureaucrats – which is, like I said, the UK’s de facto government.  It is these same bureaucrats who dictate – for that is what they do, they dictate – that we must be subjected to the free movement of peoples.

Change the Law?  No Chance

If here in the UK we don’t like, nor agree with, or we wish to change the principle of the free movement of people in the European Union then – well – tough.  We can’t change EU law once its enacted (it’s called the acquis communautaire, but we’ll look at that in a later post).  The Schengen Agreement is here to stay and whilst the UK is not a signatory to the agreement, it affects us indirectly.  The UK is a signatory to the Maastricht Treaty (1992) which, believe it or not, declares that freedom of movement is a fundamental human right (thank John Major for that one).  I wonder how the ladies in the picture at the top of this post feel about their human rights today?  Due to EU rules on the free movement of people, the UK must admit EU citizens and their family members.  So there we have it – the Schengen Agreement and the fundamental human right of people to move freely within the European Union: not so great if you’re in Brussels right now.  Brussels today, but which town or city in the UK tomorrow?  To be clear: we can’t control the free movement of EU peoples; our role is simply to obey that law handed down by the European Commission.

Hands Up All Those in Favour of the EU

Are we going mad as a nation, or what?  Hands up all those in favour of the European Union!  See photo above for the shape of things to come in Europe and the UK for as long as we’re governed by the European Commission.  Please don’t kid yourself that the European Union is reformable; it’s not.



As a measure of The Political Class’s (mis)understanding of the history and workings of the European Union, today I received an email from a local councillor (full text in a comment below) which included the following assertions:

The bottom line for me is that up to the end of the second world war European countries have been at war almost every generation.  Since the formation of the various organisations – League of Nations, UN and the EU – there has been relative peace.  Yes it is expensive but I view it as a small price to pay for the relative peace we have seen compared to the very bloody wars that existed before.  We should fight tooth and nail for a better EU and a change of direction, but fundamentally I wish to remain within the EU and will campaign for that.”

Casting one’s eye across to Brussels, so much for the European Union bringing peace to Europe. Do you think the security situation in Europe will be getting better or worse as the wonders of EU membership unfold before us?  I can think of one politician who thinks that the future is bright, the future is the European Union.  Best of luck with that Councillor Leadbitter – and be thankful you weren’t in Brussels today, going about your business under the umbrella of EU security.



  1. Ken Moore · ·

    It’s the council housing and environmental health officers, teachers, and pretty much everyone else that stands to gain from the big government model that are going to vote in. The Eu is a job creation scheme for the useless and unemployable.
    More people with more problems is just more job security for some..but a nightmare for everyone else.

    Gordon Browne sought to expand the public payroll we can thank him for this. In some parts of the North East more people work for the government than private companies.
    Never has there been more workers recycling value or impeding the creation of real value whilst so few have actually been creating it.

    Then there is the block ethnic vote that will be pro Eu and open borders……even a ‘German run racket’ like the Eu can find enough willing supporters if the sweeteners are good enough.

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  2. flyer · ·

    Too depressing for words.It’s strange how even though we’re expecting terrorist attacks, when they actually happen, it’s still so shocking.

    The lunatics that created this problem, the globalists, charities, human rights organisations and their lawyers: will keep repeating their mantra that Islam is a religion of peace. Islam can’t live at peace with itself and its different factions, so I fail to see how Islam can live at peace with us westerners.

    It’s been obvious for a long time and even articulated by certain politicians, that multiculturalism is a failed experiment. These people invading Europe are not coming here because they’re our friends: they hate us and blame us for all of their woes.

    I was walking through the streets of a western capital city one night recently. As I walked through a part of town with a large immigrant population, I couldn’t but help but feel the hostility, noticing the menacing looks and death stares. This is happening in our own countries: madness!

    Parisand Brussels: just the beginning. It is my belief that this globalist, multicultural experiment is going to fail and in doing so, herald on of the most violent times in human history. Unfortunately, I think things have gone so far now that this is a fight the world needs to have, the best we can hope for is to survive for the sake of our children.

    If anybody can think of a way to resolve this madness peacefully, I’d love to hear it, because in a world where only the fit survive, we’re very unfit at the moment.

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  3. Moraymint, I’m surprised that you can’t see the obvious result from the BBC and most of the MSM will be that if we leave the EU now, we’ll be ‘turning our backs on Europe in its hour of need’. Indeed, I expect Brexiters will be portrayed as the allies of Islamic Jihadis by most of the media on the continent.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      The Eurocrats and their allies typically refer (secretly) to events in Brussels today as a ‘beneficial crisis’. It’s sick, I know, but the European Commission/Union is no ordinary beast. A beneficial crisis enables the relentless and irreversible ratcheting towards ‘ever closer union’.

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  4. Go on youtube & put this title in the search box:
    Wikileaks – The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system; TPP, TTIP,TISA
    8.22 MINS.

    (Further) loss of national sovereignty, to US corporations.

    John Doran.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      OK, thanks …


    2. flyer · ·


      You’re spot on with that. By obsessing over the EU we’re falling behind the curve.

      However, leaving the European Union would be a huge step in the right direction: ‘fingers crossed.’

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  5. Some dire & enormous implications of failing to exit the EU:

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    1. Link doesn’t work.


      1. You found my comment higher up this thread? Put title in search box, starting: Wikileaks & finishing TISA


        1. I’d already viewed that – I didn’t realise you’d put up 2 links to the same page.

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  6. TTIP is one bear in the corrupt EU cave:

    No audited accounts for 20 years?
    A tyranny by unelected bureaucrats.
    Out is the only way to go.

    John Doran.

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  7. I’m not sure that the Brussels bombings are targeted at the EU’s undemocratic institutions per se. However, I wholeheartedly support your arguments for Brexit.

    We need to ask people whether they would choose to join if we were outside the EU now. Like this:

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Thanks chip. No, the targets are not the EU institutions. Indeed, the irony is that the EU institutions are the bombers’ friends. For as long as the EU institutions exist and Europe as a continent is ungoverned (as it is), then the bombers will run riot.

      What I can’t figure out is at what level of carnage do the ordinary citizens of Europe wake up to the lethal impact on their lives of European Union membership?

      Meantime, The Political Class – as exemplified by Councillor Leadbitter to whom I refer in this post – tell us that the European Union is the backbone of peace in Europe. WTF?

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  8. What the “remain” camp is overlooking is a global revulsion against failed incumbent elites. This is why Trump is heading for the GOP nomination, which would have been unthinkable even five years ago. It explains the rise of the Front Nationale, Syriza, Podemos and, potentially, AfD in Germany. Britain is not exempt from this anti-incumbent revulsion, but our elite has been shielded from it, up to now, by an FPTP system which favours incumbents.

    Now, if you were minded to vote “remain”, in what political company would that put you? Well, you would be in the same camp as Cameron, Corbyn, Sturgeon and the vast majority of the political elite. You would be supporting the same cause as Blair, Mandelson and Heseltine. You would be on-side with the leaders of the biggest corporates, and in the same camp as the bankers.

    This is not a very atttractive proposition, and might be decisive, causing millions of potential “remain” voters to abstain.

    Since the UK system is less than democratic, supporters of Brexit are not really represented at Westminster – whilst 37% of the vote earned Cameron a majority, 12% won UKIP just a single seat.

    But the referendum is different – it is a rare, un-British venture into a form of democracy where the result reflects the popular vote.

    For these reasons, I think the Brexit camp may well win.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Great, thanks Tim and I shall pick up on your theme in a later post in my series of four – the first of which went up last week and the second will go up on Thursday. I’ve just received an email from one of my local (Moray) councillors (Councillor Leadbitter) which I cut-and-paste here – to give you and the readers of this blog some idea of the mindset (in this case ill-informed) of The Political Class:

      “For my own part I support the European Union. I, like many people, have issues with the bureaucracy and systems in place in the European Union and we should argue very strongly for serious change; however I have a simpler reason for wishing to remain part of the EU. The bottom line for me is that up to the end of the second world war European countries have been at war almost every generation. Since the formation of the various organisations – League of Nations, UN and the EU, there has been relative peace. Yes it is expensive but I view it as a small price to pay for the relative peace we have seen compared to the very bloody wars that existed before. We should fight tooth and nail for a better EU and a change of direction but fundamentally I wish to remain within the EU and will campaign for that.”

      I replied as follows:

      “Dear Mr Leadbitter

      Many thanks indeed for taking the trouble to reply to me; I appreciate it. Of course, peace in Europe has had little to do with the European Union as such; peace in Europe has been and remains secured by NATO. I fought under Major General Julian Thompson during the Falklands War. He said, “I know from my lifetime’s experience in the service of my country that delusions about what actually keeps us safe, threaten us all. So let us put an end for good to these myths about the EU helping security. The facts [in this article] show the very opposite …” :

      All the best anyway, and my own view is God help us if the British people choose to remain lashed to the European Union.

      Meantime today in the European Union, Brussels is being bombed.

      Kind regards


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      1. Thanks.

        As you know, the bosses of 36 FTSE companies wrote to the Times, urging voters to support EU membership.

        What you may not know, however, is that these 36 companies, between them, (a) spend EUR 21m lobbying Brussels, and (b) receive EUR 121m in EU grants.

        Interesting, I think?

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  9. I have wanted to leave the EU since before the Maastricht Treaty, and nothing that has happened since has made me change my mind or weaken my resolve.

    While the majority of people I come into contact with want to leave, a substantial minority (of all ages) still believe in ‘the concept’, while smiling ruefully and saying that of course ‘reform’ is needed. The EU seems in the minds of many to have transmuted, like the NHS, into a religion – criticism of which is of course blasphemical or racist.

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    1. I am reminded of the stunning arrogance & incompetence of Douglas Hurd: “Now we’ve signed this Maastricht Treaty, I suppose we’d better read it.”

      John Doran.

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  10. Old Goat · ·

    Reposted on Breitbart and…

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  11. Old Goat · ·

    It was inevitable, really, as will be following atrocities. However, i still have my doubts about the gullible, disinterested British public realising what’s about to befall them and their country, and getting off their comfortable backsides and opting for freedom from EU tyranny.

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    1. I too fear the gullibility of the public. Whilst half of the people I speak to have thought this through and support Brexit, the other half talk in sweeping generalisations about a “globalising world”, “being left behind” and “a small fish in a big pool”.

      No facts of course – but Project Fear is working.

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      1. moraymint · ·

        That’s my experience. Those minded to vote Leave appear, by and large, to have researched the dystopia that is the European Union and take the view that almost regardless of the UK’s prospects on Brexit, Remaining would be an unequivocal disaster for our country. The Remainians, on the other hand, talk in un-researched and unsubstantiated generalities and trivialities, and/or trot out the Project Fear routine. It’s depressing …

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