The picture from March last year should remind us of what we have lost – what has been stolen from us ... our right as a people to determine our own future. This is theft on a colossal scale. Our government has been stolen from under our very noses.
Elsewhere, The Daily Telegraph is (rightly) making a big deal about the creation of a European Union diplomatic corps, brought in with the
constitutional Lisbon treaty. It is warning that, once the process has gone though, "before you know it, another slice of sovereignty has slipped away."
But, in raising the alarm here, the newspaper – in common with virtually every other commentator – is missing the greater danger, ushered in by the same treaty. The danger is "hidden in plain sight" but has been consistently and willfully ignored – and continues to be, to this day.
That danger was highlighted by us in several posts, most notably here and here, identifying the underlying agenda of the "project", which is to create a supreme government of Europe.
Central to that are its institutions, which is why the discussion of "institutional changes" is not an advanced piece of nerdery, but the very essence of the European Union, the very things that create the European Union. Without its institutions it is nothing.
However, dealing with a media, politicians, the broader blogsosphere and people in general, who have but a slender grasp of how our own government works, it is too much to ask that they should have any knowledge of the intricacies of EU government. Most do not have even the remotest idea, and thus the significance of what appear to be arcane changes completely elude them.
But, as we pointed out – nay screamed out - in our earlier posts, the most fundamental change in the
constitutional Lisbon treaty is to absorb the European Council into the structural institutional maw of the EU, making it formally an EU institution, bound under treaty law to further the objectives of the EU and subject to EU law.
Since the membership of the European Council comprises the heads of state of governments of the member states, this means necessarily that our prime minister becomes a servant of the European Union, bound by the treaty to promote its objectives, and subject to its law. He will no longer represent us in the European Union but, as part of the supreme government of Europe, is one of 27 who will determine the policies of the EU for individual vassal states to implement.
Thus, as we have remarked many times, come the next general election, we will not be electing MPs, with the wining party then go on to form our government. We will we choosing an electoral college which will then go on to choose the person it wishes to send to Brussels, not as our representative but as one of the 27 who will take part in the supreme government of Europe.
Despite the general election, therefore, the government will not change. We only get to change one member of our government – our member of the European Council. Those MPs who go on to become ministers will, by and large, assume junior roles in the rubber-stamp machine of the Council of Ministers, and then go home to implement EU laws.
To that extent, the next election is devoid of any great significance. Barring those few areas which have not been taken over by Brussels, the new "government" will be shorn of its power. The election is primarily an electorally mandated (partial) reshuffle.
And that is why the
constitutional Lisbon treaty is so important. That is why we cannot "leave it there". When the treaty comes into force, the all but final step of creating a supreme government of Europe is complete. All the "colleagues" want now is an elected president and the coup d'étatwill be complete.
The genius of it all though, it that so few will notice. The EU has learned that the way to take over independent countries is not by force of arms but to create "institutional changes" that go unrecognised for what they are. Leave intact the façades of the formerly independent institutions of the member states, and reward the politicians handsomely with the trappings of power, and the deed is done.
The end game is all but complete. Our politicians have sold the pass. They have allowed our government to be stolen. And if they don't care, we should. We are to be ruled by an alien power. It is not our government – it is theirs. We owe it neither loyalty nor obedience.