Skip to comments.Here's what Gordon Brown is surrendering by signing EU treaty[UK]
Posted on 12/16/2007 11:20:57 AM PST by BGHater
When we saw Mr Brown emerging from his surreptitious signing of this treaty, we should have been under no illusions as to the significance of what he has set his hand to.
This was the day when our country finally abandoned any pretence to exist in its own right in the world or to run its own affairs.
More than ever, we are to become just a small, subordinate part of this highly questionable new entity which is already in the process of changing our lives - as through its insistence on virtually unlimited immigration - in ways which even ten years ago would have seemed unthinkable.
The fact that we have been denied the right to pronounce on whether we want it or not makes this arguably the most shameful betrayal in our island history.
It was no accident that the document Mr Brown signed yesterday was originally called a "Constitution", because it does mark a further very significant step towards what was always intended to be the ultimate goal of that process - the emergence of the EU as a fully-fledged government in its own right, as a direct counterpart, for instance, to the United States of America.
More obviously than ever before the nations making up what they now like to call just the "Union" will be simply provinces of a "country called Europe" with ever less power to run our own affairs.
So what are ten of the most obvious ways in which this treaty will change our lives irrevocably?
1 For a start, the treaty will make us more formally than before "citizens of the European Union".
For years we have carried "European Union passports"
But now we are to become citizens of this "Union" before anything else - just as the inhabitants of Texas are above all American citizens - with rights and duties overriding those attaching to our subordinate role as citizens of Britain.
2One of the most conspicuous ways in which this "country called Europe" will project itself on the world stage, and to us as its citizens, is that it will for the first time have a permanent President, a powerful figurehead in office for up to five years.
We shall not yet be allowed to choose that President ourselves - he or she will be chosen for us by the "heads of government", the 27 prime ministers making up the European Council - but there will soon be pressure for "our" new President to be elected by all the "Union's" 490million "citizens".
3Alongside him will be the EU's foreign-minister - the so-called "High Representative" - parading on the world stage as the 'Union's' chief international spokesman.
He will have his own diplomatic corps and worldwide embassies, intended gradually to replace those of individual countries such as Britain - and he will be able to exercise the further new right given by the treaty empowering the Union to make any kind of international treaty in our name.
4The "Cabinet" of this new government will be the European Council - which is given a wholly new status by the treaty, with its members placed under a wholly new obligation - to put the objectives of the Union above those of their own country.
So when Gordon Brown or his successors attend future Council meetings, they will not do so representing Britain's interests but as servants of the "Union"
5Remembering that power to propose-EU laws is already exercised solely by the unelected European Commission, another innovation is that for the first time each country will no longer have the right to be represented by its own Commissioner.
That means that, on occasions, laws affecting all our lives will be put forward entirely by officials from other countries.
6The new treaty greatly extends the powers of the unelected Brussels government to dictate laws and policies overriding the wishes of elected national parliaments - although in some cases it has already been exercising those powers even before the treaty is signed.
7The treaty will, for example, give a huge boost to setting up a "Common Defence Policy", based on interlocking all our armed forces and defence industries so that it becomes impossible for any country to act independently.
8The EU-wide police forces will not be far behind.
This week our Foreign Secretary was unable to deny that we might one day see armed Romanian or Latvian policemen of the EU Gendarmerie Force, already taking shape, operating on the streets of Britain.
9The treaty will set up a "Common Energy Policy", making it impossible-for Britain to act independently in looking after its own national needs, just when this is becoming more critical than ever before.
10Another very serious threat to Britain's interests - as yet another City think-tank was warning this week - lies in the new opportunities the treaty will give our "partners" to introduce intrusive and politicallymotivated financial regulations which would undermine the one area of economic strength in which we still reign supreme: All those banking and financial services centred on the City on which all our national prosperity ultimately depends.
On the dotted line: Gordon Brown signing the Treaty of Lisbon yesterday
he looks like a zombie
it's much later than it seems.
this is how a country is taken over. well, one way. it's happening in a slightly different way "across the pond."
11. The EU will decide if Britain will remain a US ally
Bloodshed is their only way out now.
Will be good evidence at his treason trial.
This will be about as effective as The Articles of Confederation.
Either something is a country, or it’s not.
These guys just don't get it. The US Constitution was written by American Patriots from all the states. It was agreed to by elected representatives and ratified by the states, with due process.
This "constitution," a 200 page document that no one can understand, was written up by a bunch of French cheeses, several times rejected by the people, including the French, and then signed by a bunch of elitists without any popular mandate or parliamentary ratification.
The only word for it is bogus. It's goodbye to representative government for the people of Europe. They don't even have an Emperor whom they can hold responsible for errors, and who might have a conscience and a sense of Christian duty. Instead, they have a gang of faceless, unelected bureaucrats, who cannot be voted out and are not answerable to anyone.
The United States of Europe this is NOT.
There are I believe now 4 threads here on this. It's the only place I have seen it.
No major news outlet is covering or even mentioning it. All we get is baseball steroids and snow reports, there is no way its being "simply" missed, its by design.
Brittain only has 2 options . Take to the street and protest in mass or if that doesn't work blood in the streets.
It really is a huge moment for the world, will Brittain be Brittain or will it fall.
Pod person, taken over by the same body snatchers that ate GWB's brain.
These illegal aliens have been taking over the world, ever since Roswell.
Remembering that power to propose-EU laws is already exercised solely by the unelected European Commission, another innovation is that for the first time each country will no longer have the right to be represented by its own Commissioner.
Europeons are kidding themselves if they think that one day they will elect this "president, or this "Council". They will remain the apointee's of the elite who in keeping with their UN goal of global governance by the liberal/Marxist elite- Will have the sole power to appoint these puppets figures.
The UK has finally done it. Signing that Agreement was the kiss of death for what was known (it no longer is an "is") as the UK)
What force or guile could not subdue
Through many warlike ages
Is wraught now by a coward few
For hireling traitor's wages
Come to think of it, the UK never really was the “citizens” country anyways, it was the Queens. They always were only subjects.
Maybe the queen will wake up and realize her kingdom has been stolen from under her, and ask her subjects to rally in defence of her kingdom... Fat chance. Charles will be happy just being a member of the permanent elite and a key to the UN’s wine cellar which of course will have all the finest wines confiscated from all those Europeon countries they just gained rule over.
Make yourself a sheep and you’ll find no lack of wolves
I don't think you're exaggerating.
Like the handing over of the Panama Canal or Hong Kong, the media is complicit by ommission.
The riot-gear business must be freaking booming.
I'm sure this will be reflected in the UN - and Security Council - as soon as the papers are signed....No?
More like 600 pages......that's some heavy tome he is signing into.