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Writing a blank cheque

Unlike France, Germany, or Spain, Britain has never tried to control Europe, but has fought more than once to prevent Europe from sinking into slavery under the conquering dictatorships of Philip II, Napoleon, and Hitler.

Now a new empire is rising, distinguished, as all tyrannies are, by refusing to allow citizens to determine their own destinies in their own local communites and countries.

As you know, Britain is ever closer to being forced into the empire called the European Union. Her own Prime Minister refuses to allow British citizens to vote on Britain’s relationship with Europe. He insists they must become part of an empire they never wanted to join.

Although French and Dutch voters rejected its original constitution, the EU proceeded to create a treaty that was the old constitution in all but name. This is the so-called “reform” treaty, which is also known as the Lisbon Treaty. It has a new twist on the rejected constitution - the EU can amend it to mean whatever it likes. There will be no other treaties necessary after this. The Lisbon Treaty gives the EU carte blanche.

If Parliament approves this treaty it will have written a blank cheque – but not a blank cheque to someone Parliament or we know, but to people we do not know who do not care about represenative government and who will become more unpleasant the more powerful they become.

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We laid out the case against the EU here - higher prices for food and computers and cars, a Napoleonic-based legal system that ends the protections of jury trials and habeas corpus, increased regulations for small businesspeople, ID cards, mileage taxes (doubtless they'll be called kilometre reform surcharges), less frequent trash collections, higher council and national taxes, unrestricted immigration, the burial of Britain's fishermen and farmers. . .the list goes on. It includes large attacks on our liberties and small, grating interferences. Some of them, such as the decision to tax Britain's disabled citizens £300 for their electric wheelchairs, almost beggar belief.

The Treaty must be rejected. The Parliament that does not reject it must be thrown out.

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