EU has interfered too much in people's lives,
Juncker says ahead of Brexit vote
April 19, 2016 - REUTERS/VINCENT KESSLER
Growing euroscepticism in the EU is partly due to too much interference from Brussels in ordinary people's lives, which needs to be toned down, the head of the European Commission said on Tuesday.
In comments likely to resonate in Britain as it gears up for a June referendum on whether to stay in the bloc, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said more powers should rest with the capitals rather than central EU institutions.
Asked by British conservative lawmaker Nigel Evans what he planned to do about growing euroscepticism, Juncker said: "I think that one of the reasons why European citizens are stepping away from the European project is due to the fact that we are interfering in too many domains of their private lives.
In many of those areas, individual states were "better placed to take action and to pass through legislation."
For that reason, Brussels was passing far fewer new pieces of legislation than under previous presidents, Juncker said.
He was speaking after Dutch voters, in a swipe at their government as well as the EU, rejected closer ties with Ukraine earlier this month, having also voted against a proposed EU constitution in 2005.
"I made it clear back in 2006 that the European project was running out of steam, there was disappointment. I don't think the situation has fundamentally changed, on the contrary," Juncker told the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe.
"Yes it's right we are not very popular when we plead the case for Europe. You are no longer respected in your country if you insist that in the necessity of supra-national bodies."
Voters in EU's newer eastern member states including Poland and Hungary have also in recent years elected governments that are more critical of the EU.
There's Junker, sounding a bit like getting
in early with his excuse for Britain's Exit.
And the expression "Too little, too late" springs to mind.
Meanwhile here's NWO henchman Michael Grove, clearly
salivating over the prospect of EU collapse after Brexit -
thus rendering the individual nations again susceptible to
currency rape by the NWO's London financial shark pool:
EU could crumble like the Soviet Union if Britain leaves
Michael Gove has insisted the EU could crumble like the Soviet Union
if Britain chooses to leave - urging voters to 'liberate' the continent.
The Justice Secretary said the UK had a chance to restore 'democracy' in
the referendum on June 23, dismissing fears that the country would be
punished economically for abandoning the union.
Mr Gove warned that the country was being held 'hostage' by Brussels
and rebuked David Cameron for treating the public like 'children'.
He insisted the UK would be better off outside the European single market,
arguing that major players like Germany and France would ensure we
could still trade freely.
Earlier Mr Gove had been unusually given three minutes of uninterrupted
airtime on the BBC Radio 4's flagship Today program to make his case
He used it to accuse the Remain campaign, led by Mr Cameron and
Chancellor George Osborne, of portraying the public as 'hapless and
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Was surprised to see that Obama has come out so strongly in favor of keeping the status quo.. I guess it needs some thought into his background and puppet masters to know his true motive. Is cranking up the fear another notch..
Post-Brexit trade deal with US could take 10 years, Obama warns
The UK could take up to 10 years to negotiate trade deals with the US if it leaves the EU, Barack Obama has said.
In a BBC interview, the US president said: "It could be five years from now, 10 years from now before we were able to actually get something done."
Britain would also have less influence globally if it left, he added.Really?
His warning over trade has angered UK campaigners for leaving the EU - with UKIP leader Nigel Farage dismissing Mr Obama's comments as "utter tosh".
Did you ever think to yourself “Is ours the most extraordinary national story ever?” This hilarious Brexit TV film of spewing self-importance, false-victimhood and hypocrisy is not, we’re told, a well-timed spoof.
If you had any doubt whatsoever that the Brexit campaign wasn’t based on an erroneous sense of self-entitlement, a complete re-writing of British history and set of weird racist values about the outside world, run by deluded Little Englanders and Neo-Arthurian fantasists, this short film will make you cast those doubts aside forever. Enjoy!
What utter drivel is that, there are people that support the concept of self determination. Of course, I am not blind enough to not see that the leave campaign is being spearheaded by the same forces who wanted us in there in the first place.
By the way....why is it that people can lambast the British Empire and all it's ills and yet stay silent as a church mouse when it comes to the Islamic Empire and what it inflicted upon the world? Ah that's right, because of pure hypocrisy and because the system in the west has indoctrinated everyone with a sense that they should feel shame and guilt and forever hate their history.
Who the fuck cares quite frankly, EU and it's designers want to corner the continent into one giant state which can then merge with other Unions.
Better off out or in? Fucked either way.
It was after all the central planners that instead of turning back boats decided you know what, come in, come in by the millions. Knowing full well that the left will give them cover, because "you racist" how dare you be against millions of immigrants coming in who statistically will significantly support sharia, will not be able to integrate, can't integrate can't speak the language, have poor education if any at all, not to mention all the psychological trauma from war zones and or health issues. I am sure the "left" can be rebut me by citing the wonderful harmonious enclaves of errrm yeah Sweden, oh, no, i apologise I can't talk about that without mentioning no go zones, because that's racist!
It was the central planners that have destroyed Greece, Spain, Ireland, Portugal and so it goes on.
They will always find a way to fuck us over because they have so much fucking cover, whether it's from the left or the right. I am sick of it. its raping, it's pillaging, it's the evisceration of all identity, all culture, all independence, all wealth.
Fuck it, why can't there be a third option on the ballot.. namely fuck you all, you are all fucking stooges.
Fuck it, why can't there be a third option on the ballot..
namely fuck you all, you are all fucking stooges.
Actually some parliaments are working on that one...
Like setting up sub-committees to report to other sub-committees
about potential possible feasibility studies maybe - to make some
recommendations for other sub-committees to report on, perhaps.
Meanwhile back in the
"There ARE No Rules" department:
EU BUDGET SPENDING GUIDELINES
Your 2016 Budget Target if you are:
A) Rahoy Sensible Neoliberals in Spain:
Spend, Spend! What's a Few Billion Euro Between Buddies!!
B) Syriza Goddamn Commies in Greece:
We Want Every Cent You Owe, You Deadbeats!!
More on how that works from reporter Don Quijones,
writing in the betimes propaganda-ridden, Wolf Street:
This is the eighth consecutive year that Spain has overshot its fiscal target.
Originally, the Spanish government was supposed to get its deficit back below the EU’s sacred limit of 3% of GDP by 2013. When it became clear during the darkest days of the crisis that it would be impossible, the deadline was extended by a year. A year later, Madrid had made so little progress that it got a further two-year extension, to 2016.
But still there’s no sign of progress. None of which should come as a surprise. As WOLF STREET warned in October, it was plain as day that the Spanish government would fail to rein in its spending during the run-up to a tightly fought general election. Brussels was completely aware of this fact and did nothing to address it, for obvious reasons: political expedience.
Brussels along with Spain’s big banks, corporate giants, and the Troika wanted the conservative Rajoy government to win December’s do-or-die general elections. They’d do “whatever it takes” to keep the narrative intact that the Spanish economy has never been better.
At the time, the European Commission postponed a negative opinion on the Spanish budget for 2016 that had been drawn up with one basic goal: to buy off as many gullible voters as it takes to tilt the electoral balance in the government’s favor. Austerity got suspended, spending was hiked, and tax cuts were brought forward. The idea was that everyone would go to vote feeling just a little better about the government.
Unfortunately for the Rajoy government, not enough Spanish voters were gullible enough to vote it back into power. Now in a strictly caretaker capacity, the government must try as hard as it can to pretend that it is doing everything it can to reduce this year’s budget, while doing absolutely nothing. Meanwhile, Europe’s Commissioners will work tirelessly around the clock trying to present the illusion that they actually believe them.
The alternative would be to take concerted action against a weak, unpopular government that the European establishment would very much like to see reelected, despite its proven inability to improve public finances — and proven ability to make public funds vanish and later reappear in obscure offshore bank accounts.
Pierre Moscovici, the Commission’s main budget enforcer, has announced that a final verdict on Spain’s situation would come in May. While the Commission could use the occasion to make Spain the first Eurozone country ever to have EU sanctions imposed for “fiscal malfeasance,” it’s far more likely to take a softly-softly approach, as it has in recent dealings with France, Portugal, and Italy, which have all seen their debt levels rise.
Indeed, Italian and Portuguese debt, relative to GDP, are now higher than Greece’s was when the crisis began in 2010. Spain is not that far behind.
But for now, the Commission’s hands are tied. If a new course of harsh austerity measures were prescribed before the next round of Spanish elections, scheduled for June, it could rip asunder the carefully constructed facade of Spain’s economic miracle, obliterating Rajoy’s already floundering reelection hopes. It would also dramatically improve the electoral prospects of the anti-austerity Podemos party, the last thing the Troika wants.
More important still, until the British referendum on EU membership is held, on June 23, European institutions are clearly on strict instructions to present a more magnanimous face. Even the Troika of international creditors appears to have adopted a more laissez-faire, hands-off approach to the national economies ostensibly under its charge.
Was surprised to see that Obama has come out so strongly in favor of keeping the status quo..
I guess it needs some thought into his background and puppet masters to
know his true motive. Is cranking up the fear another notch..
All merely empty reassurance
intended for ears of EU Elites.
ObWon: "Don't Worry About Brexit, Guys.
I Got Your Back!"
"Buy NATO More Of Lockheed's Missile Shit."
"Sign That Corporate TTIP Deal"
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In May 1937 3000 child refugees from the Spanish Civil War arrived in UK – here’s some photos of first days in the camp at North Stoneham Camp. Yesterday in a vote in the House of Commons, the government narrowly defeated a cross-party amendment to the immigration bill, tabled in the House of Lords, that would have seen the UK accept 3,000 child refugees. We turned them away. It’s profoundly distressing that we failed our responsibility as a country to protect vulnerable children today.
The tone policy and coverage of the refugee crisis in Britain is appalling. Its been building for years and it needs challenged, radically altered and practical intervention to offer solidarity to people in suffering.
At least 95,000 unaccompanied child refugees are estimated to have applied for asylum in Europe last year.
Fury as David Cameron's team
'plot pro-EU campaign in
SECRET on WhatsApp'
DAVID Cameron's inner circle are using WhatsApp to secretly
plot the Prime Minister's pro-EU campaign, it has been claimed.
By TOM PARFITT - Wed, Apr 27, 2016
David Cameron's team are said to be using WhatsApp to discuss the
EU referendum. His aides and ministers are said to be sharing information
on the messaging app ahead of June's historic in/out referendum.
Unlike emails sent on Downing Street computers, WhatsApp messages,
which are encrypted, cannot be released under Freedom of Information
And furious Eurosceptics last night accused Mr Cameron’s team of
"trying to hide their secrets" from voters.
Matthew Elliott, the CEO of anti-EU group Vote Leave, slammed the move.
He said: "This is potentially criminal and should be investigated by the
Cabinet Office’s Head of Ethics and the Information Commissioner."
Another Cameron SCANDAL!!
In ALL the papers!
Actual "Fury" involved!
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U.K. pound slides as polls indicate support for E.U. exit
THE Associated Press - May 31 2016 05:15PM
The British pound fell sharply Tuesday after two opinion polls for
The Guardian newspaper indicated support for a British exit from
the 28-country European Union in next month's referendum.
In both polls, one of which was conducted by phone and the other
online, the "leave" campaign was up 52 points to 48.
Both polls were conducted by polling organization ICM. The online poll
was unchanged from the previous one in mid-May but the phone poll
showed a hefty rise in support for a British exit. Last time, "remain"
held a 10-point lead.
The polls jolted the markets, which have recently downplayed the
possibility of a vote for so-called Brexit in the June 23 vote. Within
minutes of the release of the latest poll results, the pound, which
is also known as sterling, was down a cent at $1.4550 while the
FTSE 100 index ended the session 0.6% lower.
British bookmakers still think a "remain" vote is still the more likely
outcome but there's been a modest narrowing over the past few days.
The bookies give a vote to remain a probability of around 75%.
If Britain leaves the EU, it could start a domino effect – at the end of which is a united Ireland
Here’s a scenario that might not be too far-fetched. It is not, by any stretch of the imagination, one that would be welcomed here; but it could happen. What will happen if Britain votes to leave the European Union in five weeks’ time?
What happens to Northern Ireland? The DUP is campaigning for Brexit, but Brexit may loosen the UK so much that the DUP could be signing its own death warrant. Here is the possible scenario that will unfold if there’s a break-up of the UK. The English lead the British out of Europe. The Scottish then go to the polls again, wanting to stay in Europe. They have to leave the UK to stay in the EU, and by a small margin they vote to stay in Europe but leave the English. Not unfeasible.
The following is an excerpt of Hartmut Elsenhans and a Critique of Capitalism: Conversations on Theory and Policy Implications. The book is based around interviews with Prof. Hartmut Elsenhans edited by Neil Wilcock and Corina Scholz. One of the chapters of the book considers the subject of the European Union, and in the following passage Elsenhans answer questions on the logic of European Union integration, the United Kingdom’s potential exit and the problem of a business-dominated politics at the supra-national level. The excerpt has been revised and updated since its publication to take account of recent events.
I’m still waiting for the BBC to send a brace of B-list Scottish celebrities and flaky journalists to England to record personal documentaries interviewing loquacious locals on why they want independence from Europe, the place that subsidises their very existence, their infrastructure. That’s what Scotland endured throughout its democratic plebiscite on regaining independence; so, we should be given the same opportunities to belittle and patronise, and generally mock our neighbour for being ‘uppity’ and ‘chippy’.
England lives off hand-outs from what is fairly described as the Brussels’ Formula, a system by which England’s Treasury send a million pounds to the European Fund – made up from Scottish and Welsh taxes – and Brussels sends back £10 million Euro, better known as welfare to help needy farmers in the Lake District hose down their cattle in time for an appearance on BBC’s ‘Countryfile.’ (“England’s Treasury”: Westminster political parties refused to share our pound sterling therefore implying erroneously the Bank of England is theirs not the UK’s.)
So, come on BBC! You have to fair and allow Scotland to belittle and insult England for no good reason other than bare-arsed arrogance. One good turn deserves another.
On the other hand, you can just broadcast a newsflash as follows:
Whether we leave or stay in Europe we will all be murdered in our bed and the SNP can take the blame, says the Scottish Daily Record.
And just for some good ol' conspiracy theory here's the BBC and the Nazis
When it comes to the EU referendum, there is very little for anyone on the left to get enthused about. If any emotion is provoked, it is a weary sadness that it has come to this — an entire country embroiled in a debate that has been framed almost exclusively by the right for the right.
Yet whatever the mythos of British exceptionalism has to say on the matter — historically, culturally or economically — we cannot disown Europe. We don’t really know who an “In” vote will be a victory for, other than Cameron. With a Leave vote, we do.
It will be a victory for those who tell their followers that the siege will soon be over, if only we build higher walls.
EU cannot be serious! http://wingsoverscotland.com/eu-cannot-be-serious/
There’s been a lot of nonsense from both sides of the EU referendum campaign, but of all the terrible arguments for voting one way or the other, the worst has to be that the UK is not currently independent.
For supporters of Scottish independence, watching people claim the UK is not independent is like someone in Aberdeen who just had their disability benefits cut listening to a middle-class couple on a joint income of £100,000 moaning about paying a few hundred pounds a year more in council tax for their band H mansion in affluent Rubislaw Den South.
It’s particularly loathsome seeing the genuine arguments for Scottish independence being re-purposed by people who claimed they were invalid two years ago – no more so, perhaps, than in the case of George Galloway, the man who wants independence for every country in the world except his own.
The idea that the UK’s situation is comparable to Scotland’s is simply laughable, and since laughing is good for the soul, let’s look at a few points in detail.
This, more than anything, encapsulates the absurdity of trying to claim the UK is not an independent country. The EU is a voluntary union where nations collaborate as equal members, any of whom can leave at any time of their choosing. But Scotland is subservient to Westminster in a union of unequal members. The two situations are not in the least comparable.
If you’re still not sure which way you’re voting on the 23rd June, you could do a lot worse than vote the way that would most annoy the kind of people who make the idiotic claim that the UK suffers from the same democratic deficit as Scotland.
Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales all want to stay in the EU, but their opinion is worth shit ... it's all about England and its Little Englanders!
So here's a song for them - maybe it will become an alternative anthem one day.
Take it away Roy! -
'Brexit': Voter registration deadline extended after website crashes
CNN - June 8, 2016
London (CNN) The British government has extended the deadline for voters
to register to vote in the forthcoming "Brexit" referendum after a surge in
last-minute applications crashed a government website.
An unprecedented surge of 525,000 people registered Tuesday, trying
to submit their details ahead of the cutoff that day for the June 23
referendum on whether to leave the European Union.
The rival "Vote Leave" and "Vote Remain" campaigns have been neck
and neck, with pundits saying the race is too close to call.
But those in the latter camp are likely to take encouragement from the
last-day surge in registrations, which came disproportionately from younger
voters who are widely seen as more in favor of remaining in the EU.
Government figures on voter registration showed that the largest group
applying Tuesday were ages 25 to 34, followed by those under 25.
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