I am not a member (citizen) of the European Union – because membership is determined by consent and I am withholding my consent to being governed by a foreign power, as per the declaration of rights and bill of rights 1689.
The statement below is from the Declaration of Rights/Bill of Rights 1689.
No foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate hath, or ought to have, any jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm.
This is a constitutional document establishing in perpetuity that no foreign power can ever have primacy over British constitutional law. It was a treaty signed between William III
Several treason and sedition laws were created to protect Britain form overt or covert control from a foreign entity, the same laws that were supposedly abolished by Tony Blair. It is an act of treason, to remove or attempt to remove treason laws with the intent of committing treason.
No-one born after 1957 has had any say whatsoever on any aspect of the UK’s Membership of the EU – Is that democracy in action? Magna Carta and Bill of Rights were meant to guarantee the British people always had the final say over the sovereignty of our Country. The Queen as our sovereign swore an oath to uphold that guarantee.
- On 18th April 1951 in Paris the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) treaty was signed
- On 25th March 1957 the treaty of Rome was signed establishing the EEC
- The Treaty of Rome was signed by Edward Heath, the British Prime Minister, in Brussels on 22 January 1972. The European Communities Bill was then introduced in the House of Commons to give parliamentary assent to Britain’s membership of the EEC.
- Britain’s membership of what was then primarily an economic union came into effect on 1 January 1973.
- Under Labour Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, there was a UK referendum on continued membership of the EEC in 1975. The electorate voted ‘Yes’ by 67.2% to 32.8% to stay in Europe.
- On 7th February 1992 Margaret Thatcher and the Queen signed the Maastricht treaty which effectively created the European Union and the euro
- On 1st October 1997 we signed the treaty of Amsterdam, which made amendments to Maastricht
- On 26th February 2001 the treaty of Nice was signed which refined the institutional structure of the EU to withstand eastward expansion. Initially rejected by the Irish in a referendum, this was overturned a year later – sound familiar?
- In 2005 referendums in France and Netherlands rejected the European Constitution
- The Lisbon Treaty was signed by the EU member states on 13 December 2007, and entered into force on 1st December 2009. Once again the Irish had originally rejected the treaty in a referendum, but apparently got it wrong, so had to try harder the next time. France and Netherlands voters apparently could not be trusted to get it right, so were not allowed another referendum. We were promised a referendum by blagger Blair but that never happened
- The EU website refers to the period after 2012 as post-democracy – what do you think that could mean?
- The number of laws and regulations created by the EU runs into the tens of thousands
- For the last 15 years the EU has failed to file audited accounts – that’s corruption surely? The UK is breaking the law by making payments into the EU, as they are (knowingly) funding a fraudulent organisation.
The six treaties are:
1. The European Communities Act 1972.
2. The Single European Act, 1986.
3. The Maastricht Treaty, 1992.
4. The Amsterdam Treaty, 1997.
5. The Nice Treaty 2001.
6. The Lisbon Treaty 2008. (Formerly the Reform Treaty)
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU operates through a system of supranational independent institutions and intergovernmental negotiated decisions by the member states. Important institutions of the EU include the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the European Central Bank. The European Parliament is elected every five years by EU citizens. The EU’s de facto capital is Brussels.
The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC), formed by the Inner Six countries in 1951 and 1958 respectively. In the intervening years the community and its successors have grown in size by the accession of new member states and in power by the addition of policy areas to its remit. The Maastricht Treaty established the European Union under its current name in 1993. The latest amendment to the constitutional basis of the EU, the Treaty of Lisbon, came into force in 2009.
The EU has developed a single market through a standardised system of laws which apply in all member states. Within the Schengen Area (which includes 22 EU and 4 non-EU states) passport controls have been abolished. EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital, enact legislation in justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture, fisheries and regional development. A monetary union, the eurozone, was established in 1999 and is composed of 17 member states. Through the Common Foreign and Security Policy the EU has developed a role in external relations and defence. Permanent diplomatic missions have been established around the world. The EU is represented at the United Nations, the WTO, the G8 and the G-20.
With a combined population of over 500 million inhabitants, or 7.3% of the world population, the EU, in 2011, generated the largest nominal world gross domestic product (GDP) of 17.6 trillion US dollars, representing approximately 20% of the global GDP when measured in terms of purchasing power parity. The EU was the recipient of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.
Now we have chosen to leave the EU
We joined the EU (EEC) in 1972.
The EU currently costs the UK £13 billion gross per annum, which amounts to £35.6 million per day, or just under £250 million per week, the oft quoted £350 million a week was a little disingenuous. From the day we joined we have been a net contributor to the EU project, except in 1975 the year of the first referendum.
The net amount the UK contribute to the EU is around £8.5 billion per annum, which translates to £23 million per day, or just over £160 billion per week. So in very basic terms we would be £8.5 billion per year better off by leaving the EU. Over five years that would equate to £42.5 billion. We currently receive back around £4.5 billion from the EU, but we have no say over where that is spent, so that would become an extra £4.5 billion in discretionary spending, for a total of roughly £13 billion per annum.
Our current trade deficit with the EU amounts to around £80 billion per year. We would still want to trade with the EU, but we could reduce our trade deficit by selling to any Country we wish without penalty, and buying cheaper from any Country we wish, with our own control of tariffs. We may not be able to run a trade surplus, but we should be able to significantly reduce our deficit.
The EU’s 120,000 + regulations cost us £22 billion per year in compliance costs as of the end of 2015. The total cost of regulation compliance so far is around £176 billion. These could be significantly reduced, maybe halved (or more) over time.
Membership of the EU commits us to International Aid payments amounting to £11.4 billion in 2013, amounting to 0.7% of GDP. We should help other countries, but while we have annual deficits and a national debt of £1.6 trillion (89% of UK GDP), that help should be restricted to humanitarian aid in times of disaster and crisis. It is estimated that international aid typically represents about 10% of a recipient countries debt repayments. We would help these countries far more by helping eradicate their debt. We should help other countries when we can afford to do so, when we have no debt and a budget surplus.
Existing EU trade tariffs make it too expensive for poor Countries to sell goods to EU Countries. UK could remove those tariffs outside of the EU and buy goods cheaper from 3rd world countries. This would help their economies and could reduce our balance of trade deficit..