Not that it matters anymore.
Goodbye, Old Europe - enjoy your Islamization and the sacking
of your countries by Germany and the EU.
Hello, Poland - the future.
I know there’s someone out there who has knowledge of the UN Charter —
Is it permitted, under the UN Rules and Procedures, for a nation to cede its place - and, presumably, its SC Veto - to another nation or entity?
Something very, very fishy here......
Well, the US has only one vote instead of fifty at the UN so the EU gettig one is only fair. Let those individual countries see how it feels...
This will essentially cripple defense of the west in the Security Council.
It is pretty raw behavior on the part of the government to try to deny its subjects at least a referendum when the question is that of ceding sovereignty to another state.
I don't think that anyone 100 years ago could have predicted how far that mighty empire on which the sun never sets would have fallen just a scant century later.
I guess no one should be surprised that Sir Winston Churchill's name is to be struck from the history curriculum in secondary schools in Britain.
The constitution was rejected , so now they implement it by degree through treaties!
Theres a lesson to be learned here..if anyone is paying attention.....
it should take france’s seat ...not britain’s!!!
The countries that have permanent seats on the Security Council are the countries that won WWII. That made sense at the time. it doesn’t make sense any more.
At the very least, the UNSC should add India and Brazil, maybe Japan. There should probably be permanent members from among the sane and stable nations of the Middle East and Africa ... as soon as there is one. Jordan is the only contender I can think of thr the ME, and South Africa is the closest thing to a stable force on that continent, which isn’t close enough.
I see a good argument for giving the EU a voice, but how the *&^% did they reach the solution of Britain giving its seat over to the EU while France keeps its seat?
Weren’t we just talking about this? un-freaking-believable.
France is a permanent member of the Security Council. There should be an EU seat to replace both the UK and France. Japan should have a seat along with India. Some thought should be given to removing Russia.
Thanks for posting. Very interesting. Great thread.
I’ll never understand why nations commit suicide.
There's a little more to it than merely stating the EU's position. A permanent member of the UNSC also has veto authority over propositions before the Council. The significance to this isn't so much the participation of the EU in this regard - France, after all, enjoys that prerogative - but the fact that Great Britain wouldn't be able to use hers.
Well, no one can say Chirac isn't up front about the whole thing. "Gloating" might be a more accurate term.
THe French Republic also holds a seat on the Security Council last I checked. Why does the European Union not take over the French seat rather than the British seat? Did France win some war (ever) and win double representation through the peace treaty? France suffered humiliating defeat even by its own standards and consequent virtual obliteration during the last major European war while Britain survived, regrouped, and mustered the resolve to ally with America and rescue France from the evil Nazi regime.
So will France now surrender its Security Council seat? India could use a seat given its enormous population, historic civilization, military prowess, and large economy. And why not Japan? Why does Russia today warrant a seat but not Japan?