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“We’re ready to walk out on Europe”: Michael Gove sparks EU furor with dramatic admission
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16:24 EST, 13 October 2012 | Simon Walters

Posted on 10/14/2012 5:11:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The chances of Britain leaving the EU rose dramatically last night after it emerged that one of David Cameron’s closest Cabinet allies believes it is time to tell Brussels bluntly: “We are ready to quit.”

Education Secretary Michael Gove has told friends that, if there was a referendum today on whether the UK should cut its ties with Brussels, he would vote to leave.

He wants Britain to give other EU nations an ultimatum: “Give us back our sovereignty or we will walk out.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: countdown2war; davidcameron; eurobanking; europeanunion; eussr; stolensovereignty; totalitarianism; unitedkingdom
Daily Mail’s long article titles strike again. Original title:
'We're ready to walk out on Europe': Prime Minister's closest ally Michael Gove sparks EU furore with dramatic admission
Bold statement, but I have not seen that Cameron has the intestinal fortitude to himself blaze that trail.
1 posted on 10/14/2012 5:11:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

WHAT!!! you mean the model to the new world order, the bailout recipient of billions of dollars of american taxpayer dollars unbeknownst to the American taxpayer, the recipient of the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE, that EU?


2 posted on 10/14/2012 5:24:02 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Olog-hai
I can't claim any great knowledge on Europe but.... cooperation among its civilized nations (which means most of them) is a very good idea.Lowering trade barriers and tariffs,perhaps even to zero,is also probably a good idea.Free movement of people? I don't know,I suppose there's an argument to be made in favor just as there's one to be made in favor of free movement between the US and Canada (but certainly *NOT* Mexico).But the EU today is running the lives of people to a very destructive degree.Just go to youtube and search “Nigel Farage” to get details.
3 posted on 10/14/2012 5:26:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai. This should chap a few asses, eh?


4 posted on 10/14/2012 5:33:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Europe is just a continent. I am not fond of how those in the European Union conflate the EU with the continent.

The European Union right from its beginning was intended to be a “superstate” (read: empire) from its beginnings way back in the 1950s. The Treaty of Rome back in 1957, which created the European Economic Community, had these words right in the preamble:
DETERMINED to lay the foundations of an ever-closer union among the peoples of Europe,
RESOLVED to ensure the economic and social progress of their countries by common action to eliminate the barriers which divide Europe,
AFFIRMING as the essential objective of their efforts the constant improvement of the living and working conditions of their peoples,
RECOGNIZING that the removal of existing obstacles calls for concerted action in order to guarantee steady expansion, balanced trade and fair competition,
ANXIOUS to strengthen the unity of their economies and to ensure their harmonious development by reducing the differences existing between the various regions and the backwardness of the less-favored regions,
DESIRING to contribute, by means of a common commercial policy, to the progressive abolition of restrictions on international trade,
INTENDING to confirm the solidarity which binds Europe and the overseas countries and desiring to ensure the development of their prosperity, in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
RESOLVED by thus pooling their resources to preserve and strengthen peace and liberty, and calling upon the other peoples of Europe who share their ideal to join in their efforts,
HAVE DECIDED to create a European Economic Community …
Everything that the EU is today is laid out in that 1957 document, except of course the degree of political union seen today and the overbearing centralism.
5 posted on 10/14/2012 5:37:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; All

Nothing would boost the economic fortunes of Great Britain more than ditching the EU

Free Trade Globalism has failed. You cannot base your economy on giving away your wealth to other nations. Time to wake up and smell the cheap foreign goods.

The EU will collapse. The UK cannot afford being a part of bailouts to keep the EU going...it is a waste of national wealth


6 posted on 10/14/2012 5:45:10 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: SeminoleCounty

And, nothing would boost the social fortunes of Great Britain more than ditching their tolerance of a Muslim
invasion. They must get control of their system of laws
quickly.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 5:51:09 AM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

and after they are no longer under the eu thumb they should star purging their country of illegals and moosies.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 5:52:34 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Problem is that Free Trade has failed. There is zero evidence that Free Trade works. We have tried that globally for decades...and it just brings economic ruin, wealth redistribution, and socialism. That is the reality

We are going to have to get away from the decisions made at Bretton Woods, Rome, Doha, and all the other failed Free Trade Globalist decisions and agreements.

You get a lot of people quoting theories on how free trade works....but there are no facts supporting that it works.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 5:55:33 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: SunkenCiv

The EU already stabbed the UK in the back last year by overriding their veto of the “fiscal union” alterations to the Treaty of Lisbon. There’s nothing good about the EU. It needs to be broken up from without before they get a chance to reorganize into something worse, because they will not break up from within—too many national leaders (look at Mario Rajoy for example, never mind Italy’s appointed PM Mario Monti) are subservient to the EU and sold out to it.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 5:56:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SeminoleCounty

The EU won’t collapse. The elite politicians who support it are fanatics and will do anything to keep it going. The real danger is its possibly reorganizing into something far worse.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 5:57:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Gay State Conservative

I would like to see a contrast in the development and progress in the Eu and in the later established GCC. The GCC dissolved ancient barriers to permit the free flow of people and trade within the member nations.

The experiment apparently is working. Unlike the repressive Brussels bureaucrats, Some degree of national control permits the arrangement to function and thrive.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 6:01:16 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert
The Gulf Cooperation Council is going the same way as the European Union; indeed some of the same seeds were planted as in the EU (common currency, union of peoples, that sort of thing). Back last spring, they declared that they were becoming a confederation, especially in response to Iran’s belligerence. The whole union of peoples thing is also based on Pan-Arabism, which was copied from Pan-Germanism (yes, that Pan-Germanism).
13 posted on 10/14/2012 6:12:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
“Give us back our sovereignty or we will walk out.”

This sentiment needs some impetus on the other side of the pond. The national tenth-amendment-ignoring, Article-1-section-8-ignoring, government here in the US should be beaten back by the states, or "walk out".

14 posted on 10/14/2012 6:25:16 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: SeminoleCounty
You are using the term "free trade" as meaning something other than free trade. Free trade has always worked and there is plenty of history to back that up. Super regulated trade between nations, with America universally getting the short end of the stick, idiotically called "free trade" can't work for America long term.

This reminds me of all the hippies that hated deregulation because of what it did to california energy markets, while conviently ignoring that the industry was never deregulated. It was re-regulated and the polititcians called the re-regulation de-rgulation to cover their idiocy.

15 posted on 10/14/2012 6:25:40 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Yup, you really can't claim any great knowledge of Europe.

Where the greatest slaughter of the civilian populace often occurs when the governments are cooperating.

Cooperation is sometimes an extremely stupid idea, and if at some point in the future you gain enough knowledge of history you will realize that any peace in not necessarily better than any war.

16 posted on 10/14/2012 6:53:31 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: bravo whiskey

and after they are no longer under the eu thumb they should star purging their country of illegals and moosies.


Yes, they need to deport their illegals, and stop immigration of Muslims, deporting those that threaten to harm the UK

Part the problem with the failed EU and Globalism is the push for unlimited immigration...which is bankrupting nations all over the world.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 7:00:41 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Durus; All

Can you provide me facts that Free Trade has worked? Besides increasing Globalism, fostering Socialism, enriching Communism.

The EU is a product of Free Trade. Go read their charter and about their beginnings


18 posted on 10/14/2012 7:04:23 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Olog-hai

19 posted on 10/14/2012 7:09:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ronnie raygun

Yeah, thats the one.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 7:12:42 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Sure. From 1776 until approximately 1917 virtually all domestic marketplaces were products of free trade.

The EU doesn't practice free trade to any extent. The VAT alone makes free trade impossible. Again you are using the term "free trade" that they use when it has no basis in fact. Like communists calling themselves "progressives" or "liberal". The term is used to cover up what they actually are.

International free trade could possibly work but to my knowledge has never been attempted. This is using the actuall meaning of free trade and not the horribly unbalanced trade agreements the term is used to cover up.

21 posted on 10/14/2012 7:13:28 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus; Gay State Conservative

Well said, well summed. Free trade is not what the EU is about — not surprisingly, the EU is about union, and about Europe, and not about trade, commerce, markets, or development, it’s about Soviet-style / Euro-style five year plans and one-size-fits-all “open markets”.


22 posted on 10/14/2012 7:15:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Olog-hai

“Give us back our sovereignty or we will walk out.”
This is what I think the states should say to the federal gub mint along with all the worthless fed workers.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 9:39:14 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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