Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Who Governs?

One of the basic reasons for my opposition to membership of the European Union rests on the one question 'Who Governs The United Kingdom' - Westminster or Brussels?

Of all the reasons which are continually put forward by Europhiles for continuation of membership is that of the economic benefits, yet to my knowledge not one government has produced a cost analysis - citing when asked, that 'the benefits are obvious'. The only freely available cost analysis has been produced by Gerard Batten, UK Independence Party, for the Bruges Group, an analysis Gerard Batten does each year.

As always, in any European Union Directive or Regulation, it is not so much what it says as what it does not say and the latter is then decided by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). An example of this is a story on the front page of today's Daily Telegraph - which, if the Telegraph's form of late is anything to go by, they have 'lifted' from another source. 

Richard North, EU Referendum, comments on this latest decision of the ECJ and whose post also contains a link to the Telegraph story; together with Open Europe who also has a comment piece.

And who elects the judges to the ECJ? No-one - at least we voters don't! One cannot but echo Richard North's final comment:

"That is unacceptable. We all know it is unacceptable. But that is our system of government. And that is another reason why we must leave the EU."

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