27 Oct

Welcome to the Superstate

Michael Fallon has been telling the truth, so naturally he is in big trouble with supporters of the lies factory which is the EU, The defence secretary says:

“In some areas, particularly on the east coast, yes, towns do feel under siege from large numbers of migrant workers and people claiming benefits. It is quite right that we look at that. The original Treaty when it was drawn up 50 years ago did not envisage these vast movements of people, and we are perfectly entitled to say this needs to be looked at again.”

The lies factory has been churning out its blatant untruths ever since the days of Edward Heath who assured the British people that our membership of the European project would never entail any dilution of national sovereignty – while at the same time he was working assiduously for exactly that. But the architects and founders of the EU were more honest about their intentions. The intention from the start was to create a political union: effectually one country Europe with the old nation states classified as regions. 

The German-French politician Robert Schuman (1886-1963) is sometimes called The Father of Europe for what became known as the Schuman Declaration in which he called for the formation of a supranational community and reorganisation of post-war Europe through treaties. And it was Schuman who began the post-war French-German co-operation that created the European Coal and Steel Community, later joined by Italy and the Benelux countries. The date of the drafting of the Schuman Declaration, 9 May 1950 has ever since been celebrated, bemoaned or largely ignored as Europe Day.

Then there was Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967). The first post-war Chancellor of West Germany whose main ambition was the reconciliation of Germany and its European neighbours after the Second World War. And Adenauer played a big part in the formation of the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) Crucial was the Elysee Treaty, signed by Adenauer and Charles de Gaulle in 1963 which papered over the rivalry between France and Germany – or, if you prefer, continued Hitler’s subjugation of France, once again with France’s co-operation. This is what made the EU possible.

Paul-Henry Spaak (1899-1972), three times Belgian Prime Minister, was one of the strongest supporters of European integration after the war. He led the committee named after him that produced a plan for what was then called a common market and a European Community. The Spaak Report was basic to the Intergovernmental Conference on the Common Market and Euratom in 1956 and the founding Treaty of Rome the following year.

Jean Monnet (1888-1979) a devious French diplomat, political economist and general apparatchik, never held public office but he was one of the main architects of the EU. Monnet plotted political union by gradualism and stealth. He was the master of the conspicuous art of saying one thing and doing the opposite. This is what made him so admired by such as Edward Heath, Roy Jenkins and Kenneth Clarke who, along with many others are faithful heirs and successors to their idol.

We shouldn’t forget Alcide De Gasperi (1881-1954), the Prime Minister of Italy from 1945 to 1953. De Gasperi was, I believe, the first man to argue for a common European defence policy.

If you wanted to create a European Superstate, how would you go about it? You would need a Common Agricultural Policy. Done. A Common Fisheries Policy. Done. A European Central Bank. Done. A single currency. Done. A customs union. Done. You would need a central authority to override the parliaments of the individual nation states. In order for this to work efficiently, it would have to be unelected and unaccountable to democratic processes. This we have in the European Commission.

Above all, you would need to ensure the free movement of nationals throughout the EU with the purpose of creating a melting pot of nationalities guaranteed gradually to obliterate the sense of national identity. This would also require a law to criminalise any opposition to this policy of free movement as “racist.”

Done. Welcome to the European Superstate.