Tuesday, June 28, 2016

More Exits Coming?

     If I’m any judge of such things, this will trigger a mass exodus:

     The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”.

     Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.

     Controversially member states would also lose what few controls they have left over their own borders, including the procedure for admitting and relocating refugees.

     This is astonishing. I know little of the Express’s proclivities for honesty and completeness, but even a hint of such a plan should cause the governments of most EU nations to bolt for the exits. It would reduce them to nullities. People who’ve pursued power and attained it are unlikely to sit still for a plan that takes it from them.

     Of course, it’s possible – barely – that European ministers of state are qualitatively different from those we know and despise in the U.S. But how likely is it?

     If the Merkel and Hollande governments truly intend to submit such a proposal, their personal security details had better be first rate and continuously vigilant. Not everyone in Europe will take such an idea lying down.

2 comments:

  1. The tree of liberty thirsts around the globe. Brexit was a passing mist, serving only to remind the tree's parched fibers of its long overdue nourishment. Lord, I pray that the lessons are relearned at any cost, but that the costs may be as light as we must endure.

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  2. In WWII there were various underground railroads helping people escape from tyranny and sending resistance fighters and weapons into these territories.
    The patriots of Europe need these railroads - again.

    But more important is that we regain the willpower to act.
    Just talking results in nothing.

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