Friday, November 30, 2007
Unwise rush to sign the Lisbon Treaty
Plenipotentiary Powers - Number 2 - The Peril
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Inquiries must begin at Number 10
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Who is the Labour Party Treasurer?
(d) the name of the treasurer of any accounting unit of the party or of any officer of such a unit registered for the purposes of section 27(3)
The Registered Treasurer of the Labour Party is still listed as Mr Peter Watt, linked here, who supposedly resigned as General Secretary of the party as a result of the donations scandal still unfolding.
Harriet Harman, MP, Deputy Party Leader, Leader of the House of Commons, Chair of the Labour Party, Minister for Women is supposedly married to the Labour Party Chairman although he is not Mr Harman..... he is ........ Oh who cares!
As far as the Electoral Commission is concerned it is still Peter Hall!!!!
DANGER - Democracy cannot be "Either/Or"
Forbes covers the growing threat
Buying New Labour
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
EU Diplomatic Service to be formed in secret
EU Scrutiny Committee demands a debate
Plenipotentiary powers from the Royal Perogative
Q168 Mr Hands: I am just surprised that you do not have a word in mind. You mentioned just a moment ago "
David Miliband: I do not know, what is the French word we are talking about?
Mr Cash: Contribuer.
Mr Clappison: Devoir.
Q169 Mr Hands: Chairman, I do want to come in on this point because I am surprised that you are not
David Miliband: What I would say to you is that the first priority was to get agreement that the text had to
Q170 Mr Hands: Should we not
David Miliband: Fire away, make a suggestion.
Q171 Chairman: Should you not
David Miliband: I made the suggestion last week. I said last week that what we want to encapsulate is the idea that parliaments "
Q172 Angus Robertson: But you are the Foreign Secretary, what wording was proposed by the UK?
David Miliband: We have not proposed the wording yet. We have got agreement ---
Q173 Mr Hands: Could we ask you to propose "
David Miliband: Only if we think "
Q174 Mr Steen: Can I give you some legal advice that the word "may" might
Note here that the English language version dated after the 6th November redraft retained the word 'shall' as I reported yesterday, linked here.
I will return to this topic over the coming days.
Graft - is this the iceberg's tip?
Monday, November 26, 2007
Lisbon Treaty seeks to bind Britain's Parliament
Boston Globe highlights US security concerns over EU Treaty
Sally McNamara, a European specialist at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said the EU has often been "anti-American" in recent years, more quick than many of its members to take exception to US government policies on a range of matters. She warned that a stronger EU might punish the United States in future disputes by restricting cooperation in counterterrorism efforts.The reform treaty would give the EU greater authority over a range of security issues including immigration, asylum, freezing the assets of suspected terrorists, criminal defendant rights, defining terrorism-related offenses, and making rules for the "collection, storage, processing, analysis, and exchange of relevant information" for law-enforcement purposes.
Welcome to the world of $100 Oil and 'EU' be warned!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Latest Treaty Consolidated Text in English
Saturday, November 24, 2007
House price reality
Big Brother HAS arrived!
Friday, November 23, 2007
NO Treaty text for Parliament before signature
Baroness Ashton of Upholland: All intergovernmental conference papers, including draft versions of the EU reform treaty, have been placed in the Library of the
Both Browns get Both Barrels
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Britain's Governmental Crisis Deepens
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Brown is clearly to blame
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Britain's sold-out Rebate
Monday, November 19, 2007
More muddle from Hague
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The POWER of pensions
The Coronation Oath
Saturday, November 17, 2007
All costs, no benefits for the UK in the EU
Friday, November 16, 2007
No curtains to be raised in the Lords (see also post below).
- “shall refrain from any action incompatible with their duties. When entering upon those duties they shall give a solemn undertaking that, both during and after their term of office, they will respect the obligations arising therefrom ... In the event of any breach of those obligations, the Court of Justice may rule that the Member concerned be deprived of his right to a pension”.
So it seems clear that both former Commissioners and EU staff can lose all or part of their pension if, in the judgment of the Luxembourg court, they behave sufficiently badly. I shall return to what that behaviour might be at the end.
“Former members of the European Commission and their officials are bound to respect certain obligations arising from the office that they held. In the event of any breach of these obligations, the EU institutions are able to rule, according to the circumstances, that that person should be liable to a reduction or withdrawal of pension rights”.—[Official Report, 6/10/03; col. WA 31.]
Curtain slightly lifted on conspiracy
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
EU Scrutiny Committee
Confusion on Conservative Lisbon Treaty Policy
“This would not be acceptable to a Conservative government and we would not let matters rest there.” When asked if that meant a postratification referendum, he replied: “It means what it says it means, exactly what I said earlier.”
Mr Clarke(Ken) then intervened, telling Mr Hague: “It seems to me that the alternatives are repudiation of a treaty which this country has ratified, an attempt to renegotiate it or reopen it or a parliamentary process of some kind, or a referendum.”
In my view this is an attempt to not only confuse, but also to deceive, as the restriction of 'in this parliament' restricts the commitment to a period when full ratiificatiom by all nations has not been accomplished. Cameron does seem to be prepared to accept permanent loss of our democracy if he is elected PM after the Treaty has been ratified and Britain will therefore only ever be able to withdraw under the unacceptable terms of Article 35 of said Treaty. In other words what little national wealth and assets might remain after our decades of membership will also be lost with who knows what obligations of longer term indebtedness.
Cameron's Conservatives are once again on the old devious pro-EU route.
EU Accounts fail again!
Friday, November 09, 2007
One year without trial????
EU institutionalises suppression of truth!
The commission claims that Mrs Andreasen broke internal rules of "hierarchy" by going to the press and MEPs with her concerns over standards of EU accounting.
Unhappily this disgraceful assertion has been upheld by EU Judges in EU Courts, anyone get comfort from the Charter of Rights?????The news comes in the same week as it is expected that for the 13th year running auditors will refuse to sign off on the EU accounts. Meanwhile the people of Europe are supposed to idly stand and watch as their career politicians in the ruling party of each government in the EU, the main beneficiaries of this massive scam, happily hand complete control of their countries to the new EU Council run by and for the benefit of the members of their own cosy club! With the funds thus gathered they no doubt hope to then bypass what little remains of democracy in their own neutered ex-nations. Surely this can more widely be seen for the outrage it truly is? A good rule in life when encountering an enigma is to follow the money. The EU Judges by this ruling have ensured this will effectively be impossible within the EU. To bring this home here is a quote from the Englishman expected toperhaps sign off on this year's accounts, linked here: 'Life is very good here. Brussels has a million people, so it's a very liveable size. And the cuisine is very good.' No whistle blower he!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Only a quarter of the Irish support EU Reform Treaty
Across the board incompetence!
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Some in Africa see the truth behind the EU
|"Robert Gabriel Mugabe: the disgrace of Africa will be in Lisbon"|
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Charter of Rights inapplicable for Romanians?
Monday, November 05, 2007
Lisbon Treaty must become the modern day Munich!
Q. What was the foreign political reaction to the Munich Agreement?
A. The Munich Agreement is well known. Its contents were the following: Germany and England should never again wage war; the naval agreement on the ratio of 100 to 35 was to be permanent and, in important matters, consultations were to be resorted to. Through this agreement the atmosphere between Germany and England was undoubtedly cleared up to a certain degree. It was to be expected that the success of this pact would bring about a final understanding. The disappointment was very great when, a few days after Munich, rearmament at any cost was announced in England. Then England started on a policy of alliance and close relationship with France. In November, 1938, trade policy measures were taken against Germany, and in December, 1938, the British Colonial Secretary made a speech, which negatived any revision of the colonial question. Contact with the United States of America was also established. Our reports of that period, as I remember them, showed an increased, I should like to say, "stiffening" of the English attitude towards Germany, and the impression was created in Germany of a policy which practically aimed at her encirclement.
LET DEFEAT OF THE LISBON TREATY DRIVE A DEMOCRATIC RESTORATION WITHIN THE EU!
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Northern Rock is making money for taxpayers
By Tim Congdon
Published: November 1 2007 18:20 Last updated: November 2 2007 00:02
Government intervention in the management of Northern Rock is universally regarded as a stain on British banking and monetary policy. The Bank of England’s loan has reached nearly £23bn, which is about a fifth of Northern Rock’s total liabilities. Alistair Darling, the chancellor, has said he expects the bank’s directors to come up with proposals by February to end its reliance on government support.
But what is the rush? Is there a serious threat to Britain’s public finances? Is a large sum of public money at risk?=========================================================== It ends as follows: "The writer's latest book is 'Keynes, the Keynesians and Monetarism' (Edward Elgar). He has shares in Northern Rock" How is it then that the BBC Newsnight programme put this same "Professor" up against the temporary Lib/Dem Leader Vince Cable, as an "INDEPENDENT" expert????????????????? FOR MORE ON THE UNFOLDING FINANCIAL CRISIS THIS SEEMS THE BEST ARTICLE FROM THE SUNDAY PRESS -"The worst crisis I have seen in 30 years" Will Hutton, The Observer.
Friday, November 02, 2007
Treaty text being denied to Parliament
"This should include both a consolidated version of the treaties, as amended by the reform treaty, and an in-depth policy analysis of the effect of the changes.
"We expect that all departments would be involved in the preparation of this material."
Jim Murphy, the Europe minister, said he welcomed the committee's report and would respond fully to its recommendations "in due course".