06 December, 2019

New EU Commission of von der Leyen flags Old Deceit

The Old Guard departs. European Council President Donald Tusk leaves and is replaced by former Belgian PM Charles Michel. Jean-Claude Juncker leaves the European Commission and is replaced by former German Minister Ursula von der Leyen.
December 2019 brings new faces to the European Commission, Council, Parliament and Central Bank.

Old problems remain. Europe sleeps in a democratic stupor. Key problems have not been tackled seriously since the days when de Gaulle tried to block all democratic innovations by his empty chair policy.
Some problems have been made worse. European institutions are infested with lobbyists; the public does not know how legislation is made and for whom. Councils are closed to the press. Elections conducted on a fraudulent national basis that gives some electors ten or more votes instead of one voter, one vote.
The euro crisis, the Brexit crisis, the budget crisis are all festering blisters from one virus: lack of trust stemming from the Democratic Deficit.
Let us flag the descent into the depths of the Democratic Deficit.
On 1 December Ursula von der Leyen gave her first speech as President of the Commission. She said:
“Europe is not just a treasure we inherit. Europe is a promise. Europe is future. Europe is something that we all have to build – brick by brick, day by day.
“Ten years ago, our predecessors were still discussing whether Europe should have a flag or an anthem. But in these ten years, millions of people have taken to the streets waving the European flag, our flag. And millions have been inspired and moved by the Ode to Joy, our European anthem.”
She was meeting with Charles Michel, Catherine Lagarde and David Sassoli to celebrate the ten years of the Lisbon Treaty.
They are happy to congratulate themselves. They love to wrap themselves around the European flag. But as Frau von der Leyen reminded them, the flag was left out of the Lisbon Treaty. Why?
This is a curious fact. It would be advisable for the self-elected European leaders to ask themselves why.
Without this issue being solved it will be
  • impossible to satisfy the European public trust,
  • impossible to resolve the Brexit crisis,
  • impossible to have a solid European currency fit for the 21st century.
The flag and its origins have been covered over with deceit. Europe cannot be built with crumbling bricks or false foundations that don’t hold the structure together.
Unveiling the reasons why Europeans have this flag will be like peeling an onion of deception and fraud before the eyes of the public.
Do they know what this two-thousand year symbol means? Will they uphold its modern re-introduction and meaning? How, why and when did it become the symbol of Europe?
Follow the Flag to the problem

European flags in front of the Berlaymont

Why is there no flag in the Lisbon Treaty? Hint. The core issue is the choice between just and fair democracy and sneaky and dishonest politics. What course was chosen?
If the Brussels politicians were honest about the flag, they would be on track to solving the problem of the lack of public trust in the institutions as non-partisan, fair and representative.
Doesn’t it seem strange there should be such a controversy over the flag? Why did the new president Ursula von der Leyen admit that the public was enthusiastic about the flag but it was rejected when the Brussels fraudster folk imposed the Lisbon Treaty on the European peoples?
The Big Cheat
The Lisbon Treaty is a compilation of articles that are almost identical to the unpopular and anti-democratic Constitutional Treaty. Some articles are word-for word the same.
These misconceived and rejected articles were wrapped in the skin of a treaty and the skin changed like a chameleon. The articles stayed the same. The politicians presumed the public would be fooled by this prestidigitation.
First, the set of articles were called the Constitutional Treaty. That was rejected by France and the Netherlands in referendums. Six other countries were set to have referendums in 2005. Most if not all would have rejected the draft treaty.
The UK was on this referendum list thanks to a promise made by successive UK governments. But the referendum on the treaty was abandoned when everyone realised it would produce the biggest NO of them all. A decision was made in the closed-door European Council to stop the UK referendum. Instead, they decided to impose the articles, not only without public support but against it, under a new name.
The ‘Brexit referendum‘ of 23 June 2016 has nothing to do with the legitimacy of the Lisbon Treaty. It tried to fool the people that they have agreed to it when they never did! The Lisbon Treaty is illegitimate as it has already been rejected by the people in France and the Netherlands and free people elsewhere.
Sneaky, dishonest politicians decided in private to re-instate the repudiated articles with a new skin. Why? Because the rotten core of articles gave politicians more power, money and public acclaim as Europe’s leaders. Power to the politicians! Politicians deemed that the refusal of the public was incidental. They could fool all the people all the time.
At first the rotten articles was re-instated as the Reform Treaty. Then in 2007 it was called the Lisbon Treaty. All this cooked up behind closed doors. No public debate. And the treaty was basically the same rejected refuse that the people had already said NO to.
How would the British accept such a monstrosity that would easily be defeated in a referendum? Politicians were told to say that this treaty was not the same as the aborted Constitutional Treaty. Look, they told the British Prime Minister, we have left out the things the British object to. They don’t want a European Super-State. So we have left out the European flag. Someone in England had said a flag must be a symbol of a State!
Really? Are they serious?
And they added, once we package the old treaty in a new wrapper, we will stop UK having referendums … on treaties!
That signposts a dangerous road to tyranny by the Brussels Politburo.
European Anthem
The same trick went for the European Anthem, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. Surely only States have anthems and not clubs and associations? Actually no. That was equally dishonest. And if to prove how dishonest they all were, both the flag and the anthem were added as protocols to the Lisbon Treaty.
So everything was back to Constitutional square one. Hunky-dory.
So the two main causes of this fiasco are political dishonesty in Brussels and lily-livered politicians in UK who refuse to stand up for democracy. All are guilty in imposing a treaty they know cannot be acceptable to the public.
Conclusion: the Lisbon Treaty creates a system that is not of the people, made by the people, nor is it for the people. It is for a political clique, a politburo, against popular consent.
Rat out of the bag
It shows that Brussels was dishonest, manipulative and anti-democratic.
Valery Giscard d’Estaing, presiding author of the Lisbon Treaty, published an article letting the rat out of the official bag. The Lisbon Treaty was exactly the same as the rejected Constitutional Treaty. The Brussels politicians are “therefore imposing a return to the language that they master and to the procedures they favour, and in doing so alienate the citizens further,” he said.
No people’s voice. So now all things are fine and dandy. People fooled.
That is the political equivalent to a dishonest second-hand car dealer, painting over the rust to sell a lethal car.
Now we are in the car crash! Brexit, Budget, euro, ‘popularism‘ and so on. Trust is rock bottom. Half the population refuses to participate in so-called ‘European elections‘.
Theft of Flag
So why was the flag a hot topic? Firstly, theft.
The politicians of the EU actually ‘stole’ the flag from the Council of Europe, headquartered in Strasbourg. The flag of twelve stars on an azure field was introduced by the Council of Europe in 1955. Three decades later in 1985 the European leaders in Brussels adopted the flag of what they were calling the European Union.
The least that can be said is that the move was deceptive. Why couldn’t Brussels politicians have their own flag so that people could distinguish between Brussels politicians and Strasbourg, the guardian of human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law. Were the Brussels clique trying to muddy the waters on human rights when it comes to approval of treaties?
Who will stop politicians making a power grab in the EU, if the Council of Europe’s defence for human rights is sidelined and neutralised.? Is it being sidelined? Check the politicians’ record.
All the early treaties were discussed in detail in the Council of Europe’s Consultative Assembly to determine that people’s civil rights were respected. Robert Schuman spoke there and explained how the Community system could be the most democratic system ever.
None of the later treaties were, starting with the Single Act 1986 and the Maastricht Treaty, 1992. The latter was rejected by one Member State.
No appeal was made to Strasbourg about the violation of human and civic rights.
How do you strip a body of its identity? You strip it of its flag and try to replace its function with some other duplicate that is not independent and you can control.
Does anyone today recognise the flag as belonging to the Council of Europe? The Commission did recognise this once, but it said nothing when the fraud about the flag became the major political issue with the UK before the Lisbon Treaty draft was signed. Silence of the Commission as guardian of the treaties made it a co-conspirator.
Yes, the flag does represent all of democratic Europe. The Council of Europe is composed of nations and States. There is no weight to the argument that the flag represents a federal state. The whole idea of removing the article about the flag is a red herring. A few honest words would have resolved the argument of the alleged British opponents.
“This is the flag Britons adopted in the Council of Europe in 1955 to defend Magna Carta rights across the Continent. If you don’t want the flag, deal with the Council of Europe. It has nothing to do with Brussels politicians’ ownership of the symbols.”
Why the flag is important
It is significant that the flag became the separation theme of United Kingdom from Continental Europe. Why? Not because Britons were against what it represented. It was because many Continental powers had rejected and violated its symbolism and fair play. They cheated. They were dishonest.
UK did not have a de Gaulle who seized power and changed the Constitution to please himself. It was not taken over by a bunch of gangsters like the Nazis. It was not occupied by a foreign force that changed laws and customs. In Britain the Rule of Law was continuous. People expect honesty, while many Continentals believe all politicians lie.
The European flag represents all the democratic values and fundamental freedoms, accumulated over centuries, that Britain had stood up for when the parts of the Continent were ruled by tyrants and dictators. Other countries too. Among these are Habeus Corpus, the right of citizens not to be arrested at the whim of governments without a writ and a fair trial, the rule of law, freedom of thought, tolerance of religions, freedom of assembly and conscience.
How does the Flag identify European values?
The Council of Europe was initiated by government action, fired by popular support for democracy after WW2. The proposal came from Robert Schuman’s first government in 1948, itself under attack by insurrectional forces of Left and Right. Schuman was a student of democracy and especially the American and British experience.
A European Assembly and European rule of law was a revolutionary means to help Europeans live in democratic peace and prevent further wars. In July 1948 Schuman’s foreign minister, Georges Bidault, had proposed two institutions: a European Assembly and a Customs Union. The Assembly took form in the Council of Europe. Its statute was signed in London at St James’s Palace on 5 May 1949.
Signatory agreement to the Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was the entrance condition to an association of free, democratic countries where their citizens enjoyed human rights (as compared with the Soviet zone of Europe). Natural law and human rights are clearly values beyond the powers of ideologues like Communist apparatchiks. They condemn tyranny by a supranational Rule of Law. Governments had to sign up to these values. Citizens could appeal to the Convention’s Court in Strasbourg if they were subject to government abuse.
No country in the Soviet zone signed up to the Convention. That would expose the fact that the so-called ‘Democratic Republics‘ or ‘Peoples’ Republics‘ were a sham. Everything was ultimately controlled by a Politburo. No real freedom existed. The Communist Party ruled. But they could not stop free thought.
Member States of the Council of Europe, with Robert Schuman for France, signed the Convention in Rome on 4 November 1950. Where? In the Palazzo Barberini in Rome. Remember the address!
How does the flag embody European values?
The Convention, after some initial reluctance of the British Labour government, was drafted by a British lawyer, Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe, and a French lawyer and ministerial colleague of Schuman, Pierre-Henri Teitgen, one of the cofounders of the newspaper Le Monde, and twice deputy prime minister. Maxwell-Fyfe had worked as a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trial of Nazis after the war. Teitgen had been a member of the French Resistance.
As Teitgen explained, the Convention was designed to stop unscrupulous politicians gradually seizing the democratic levers of power like the Nazi gangsters had.
Presenting the Human Rights Convention to the Consultative Assembly in 1949, Schuman’s colleague, Pierre-Henri Teitgen, said:
An honest man does not become a gangster in 24 hours. Infection takes time. In thought and in conscience, he has to let himself be drawn into temptation. He gets used to the fault before he commits it. He descends the stairwell step by step.
One day, he finds evil has beaten him and he has lost all scruples.
Democracies do not become Nazi countries overnight. Evil progresses in an underhand way, with a minority operating to seize what amounts to the levers of power. One by one, freedoms are suppressed, in one sphere then another.
Public opinion is smothered, the worldwide conscience is dulled and the national conscience asphyxiated.
And then, when everything fits in place, the Führer is installed and this evolution continues right on to the deadly gas ovens of the crematorium.
Intervention is needed before it becomes too late. A conscience must exist somewhere which will sound the alarm to the minds of a nation threatened by this spreading gangrene, to warn them of the peril and to show them that they are committing themselves to a crooked road leading far, sometimes even to Buchenwald or to Dachau. An international jurisdiction within the Council of Europe, a system of surveillance and guarantee, could be this conscience, of which other countries also maybe have special need.

No doubt Teitgen was aware that Schuman, who believed it was wrong to tell a lie, especially in politics, had refused to compromise on truth when he was a prisoner of the Nazi SS, even at the threat to his life.
What is behind the symbols?
The flag is simple and effective. Why does it have a sky blue field? Why twelve stars?
Vice president of the Consultative Assembly, Robert Bichet, was the rapporteur on the flag. He proposed a design with 15 gold stars on a field of blue. Bichet was a constitutionalist, an activist for a free press, and had been an information minister for PM Georges Bidault in 1946. He had worked with Teitgen on the clandestine press under the Occupation and after the war attended the 1948 Congress of Europe.
The fifteen stars represented the Member States but this was objected to as it included the Saar.
This number was reduced to 12, because as Paul M G Levy the Belgian journalist put it to the Council’s Secretary General Leon Marchal,
‘Twelve represents fulness; there were twelve tables of law in ancient Rome, twelve apostles, twelve sons of Jacob, twelve months of the year, twelve hours in the day, twelve signs of the Zodiac representing the entire universe… Twelve should represent the whole of Europe, whether the Iberian peninsula (then under dictatorships) and those behind the Iron Curtain.’
Marchal told Levy: ‘We have rediscovered the crown of the Woman of the book of Revelation.‘ The reference is to chapter 12 of the biblical book of prophecy. Does this explain the sky blue backdrop?
‘Now a sign appeared in the heavens: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon at her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.’
Levy records that Schuman supported this design.
Several years later in 1962 the same crown of twelve stars were to be seen shining from the ceiling fresco of the hall of the Palazzo Barberini, the site of the signature of the Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in 1950.
The fresco, The Triumph of Divine Providence, was painted by Pietro da Cortona. It shows Providence surrounded by figures representing vices and virtues, good and evil. It includes Good Government banishing War and ensuring Peace.
Good government depends on honesty to the people — something that is lacking in the story of the Flag.
The Lisbon’s Treaty fake Convention of Human Rights.
The Lisbon Treaty further tried to undermine an independent Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Strasbourg. One part of the Lisbon Treaty has the Charter of Fundamental Rights. The very name gives it away as being a fake version of the original.
But this EU Charter is doubly a fake. It is identical to the Charter in the Constitutional Treaty and that was rejected in referendums in France and the Netherlands. So the Lisbon Treaty activists, the politburo, are trying to IMPOSE a Charter on Human Rights by FORCE, against the will of the people. Why? Because it adds a number of so-called rights that are pure political ideology. They are not in the Strasbourg original.
Theft of a name
And while we are talking of thefts, the original name for the Council of Europe was, believe it or not, European Union.
The British objected to this name. So it became the Council of Europe.
It holds the patrimony of Europe in the Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. This defines ‘European values‘: freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of thought, governments subject to the people, fair trials and presumption of innocence.
Schuman said, the Convention and the willingness of States to adhere to the Convention defines Europe.

What is needed
All Member States of the EU are also members of Council of Europe. That is natural as the Council of Europe was set up by the Founding Fathers to be framework and Human Rights Guardian for the European Community system.
The Court of Human Rights is effective in responding to the appeals of citizens who are abused by national administrations. But is the Council of Europe effective in supervising what is going on Brussels? It has been deliberately sidelined from superintending the fraudulent manoeuvres of Brussels politicians.
What would the Human Rights Court say to someone or some State that complained that the Lisbon Treaty is a replica of the articles that were rejected by referendums of the people?
What would it say to complaints about the state of democracy and civic justice in Brussels? What would it say about the lack of open, transparent government as the bedrock of democracy?
The Founding Fathers such as Robert Schuman wrote that the ‘Councils, Committees and other bodies must be placed under the control of public opinion,‘ Pour l’Europe, p145. How can that happen when the Council, the European Council etc close their doors on the public, much like North Korea, and the Consultative Committees are not elected?
The von der Leyen Commission needs to introduce one thing that is sadly lacking in this woeful catalogue of the history of the flag:
It will surprise everyone.
They should test the work of the EU’s Commission, the European Council, the Consultative Committees and the European Parliament. Where? Before the Council of Europe and its judges.
The EU Charter in the Lisbon Treaty proclaims:
This Charter reaffirms … the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, adopted by the Council of Europe and the case-law.. of the European Court of Human Rights. (Preamble)

Suggested first case: Can a Charter of Human Rights be imposed by political force, against the expressed will of the people?
Second case: Can the Lisbon Treaty be imposed also by political force, against the referendums of the People of France and the Netherlands, as well as the wishes of six other States, including the United Kingdom?
Mrs von der Leyen we await your support for the true meaning of the European flag!

31 October, 2019

EU Commission shuns UK as an Island of Lepers. Why?

For the whole of this century European Commission chiefs have been trying to stop Europeans asking the most vital, existential question!
Brexit, says EU Commission President Juncker, is Europe’s biggest issue! But he won’t come to Britain.
The Commission tactic: No debates on EU’s fundamental faults with Britain!
In the last two decades amidst the greatest political crises of Europe, Commission Presidents have made perhaps three or four visits to Britain. Most were semi-secret and not open to the public.
Hence Commission presidents Juncker and predecessor Barroso have held no top-level debates with the British public this century!
How many trips to UK? The Commission refuses to give any figures at all. Even less will it compare it with Mr Juncker’s incessant visits to France, Germany, Italy, Greece and everywhere else around the globe.
Great Destroyer
President Juncker has toured and spoken in Germany’s provincial parliaments. From the Saarland regional parliament, he denounced one British prime minister, who questioned Mr Juncker’s legitimacy, as a ‘great destroyer of modern times‘. That’s tough company if it includes Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Osama bin Laden and al Baghdadi of the jihadi Islamic State.
Mr Junker has lectured Belgium’s Flemish and Walloon parliaments with his doom-laden message of Europe’s inevitable decline. He has spoken to the tiny German-speaking community of Belgium.
The British Mother of Parliaments he treats with disdain. Not a word uttered there or any other association, club or assembly. For the Scots he is silent. For the Welsh he is wanting. For the Northern Irish he is aloof.
Across Britain, pro-Europeans march in their myriads. From Hyde Park Corner (legendary bastion of free speech) to the Houses of Parliament, they raise their voices. They wave their European flags. Monsieur Juncker is missing and mute. Bizarre conduct for someone who announced that he was changing the Commission’s impartial status in the treaties to become the first “political Commission”.
‘The Commission is not responsible for Brexit,’ Mr Juncker said on 24 October. He was speaking at the Brussels-based think tank, the European Policy Centre in what he billed as his last speech.
He said that, if UK media tells its public for 46 years that the UK is in EU only for the market — and the rest is bullshit — the referendum result should be no surprise.
Is this true?

“Brexit is a shame and is the most difficult problem we have ever had to face. I do not think that Brexit is in the interest of the Britain, nor in the interest of the European Union. All of us – we will pay the price,” Mr Juncker said.
Why then do Commission presidents refuse to step on UK soil? Wouldn’t coming and offering more money help morale? Money and markets seem available by the bucketload for other Member States via the €440 Billion Juncker Plan.
Real Problem
Something more serious is the core problem, not economics. The Presidents of the European Commission have been avoiding any real dialogue with the United Kingdom. They treat the UK as an Island of Lepers!
They refuse to cross the Channel. Why? Is UK contaminated? No, but it has a contagion. It is called:
D E M O C R A C Y.
Do European Commission presidents fear Hyde Park Corner? Or is it the House of Commons and British Common Law? British Common Law has upheld the nation’s democratic heritage together together for 3000 years — long before Romans ever thought of coming.
This diagnosis should come as no surprise to Brussels. The British have been complaining about the Democratic Deficit since 1977.
The complaints came from pro-Europe activists, not the sceptics.
Prof David Marquand used the term Democratic Deficit in his 1979 book on the European Parliament. The Political clique, the new Politburo, refused to heed.
Thus began the long, long road that led to Brexit. See YouTube Brexit: Cause & Solution

Democracy is essentially about HONEST GOVERNANCE. That applies to all institutions and how they conduct themselves.
Honesty has been singularly lacking for decades. Without honesty and openness democracy’s fuel tank is filled with sand. The motor blocks. That is what has happened today.

Democracy Postponed
The Deficit is not just about lack of ‘one elector, one vote‘ of MEPs. That elementary requirement for parliament democracy has NEVER been implemented in 70 years! Don’t hold your breath. There should be one set of election rules for Europe, not 28.
Schuman and Europe’s Founding Fathers said that the Consultative Committees should have a role comparable to the Council of Ministers. They must elect their own representatives of organised civil society. They would act as a sort of Europe-wide Think Tank. Thus representatives would be able to give in-depth understanding of the needs and potential of Europe’s
  • workers,
  • industries,
  • consumers and
  • regions.
Never happened. Elitist politicians decide on who can be members of these ‘democratic‘ bodies! On a temporary basis, of course.
The Founding Fathers said that Ministers should hold open Council meetings. What was said would be reported on TV and in the press. Today’s politicians refuse.
They now drive Europe further into secret government.
They created a super-secret European Council! The EU and its misbegotten currency the euro is run by the EuroGroup, an “institution” that appears nowhere in the treaties!
Deficit Origins
The Community system, announced by Robert Schuman on 9 May 1950, provided the most democratic proposal ever.
It worked.
He was inspired by his study of the British and American constitutions, themselves based, as he wrote, on biblical principles of justice. Instead of incessant wars that had plagued Europe for more than 2000 years, Europe had for the first time lasting peace and prosperity.
Many Britons wanted to join. Others suspected the Continentals were untrustworthy.
Europe’s Customs Union and Single Market flourished. Hit by labour unrest, UK had declined into a parlous economic state. UK was known as the ‘Sick Man of Europe‘. Britons learned the lesson that a democratic Customs Union was the way to prosper.
But British governments had left it two decades late to join. Since 1945 de Gaulle fomented a revolution to overturn the French Constitution. He seized power in France in 1958. France remained under the autocratic control of the Gaullists. They were intent on wrecking and destroying the Community’s democratic base while making sure France by political pressure had the lion’s share of the Community budget.
The UK arrived when the Community system was palpably in a major crisis of trust. The thirty glorious years of the postwar economic miracle were faltering because autocracy always damages the economy as well.
The Democratic Deficit can more properly be traced from 1973, the year UK joined the European Communities. To outsiders the damage was obvious. The British Labour Party was so disgusted at the way the Europe’s Parliament was treated under de Gaulle, and was still being treated, that they BOYCOTTED it!
How did it happen? How did a whole parliament, proposed by Schuman’s government in 1948, become a shipwreck?
The French autocrat, Charles de Gaulle, president from 1958-69, forced an agreement on the then politically weaker Germany, led by Konrad Adenauer. All the instruments of democracy were suspended. De Gaulle forbade European elections to the Parliamentary Assembly. All democratic institutions were frozen or “chloroformed” according to his scheme.
De Gaulle’s minions decided European policies behind the closed doors of the Council of Ministers. Power politics reigned. The Council and even the Commission consigned parliamentary Amendments on legislation to the dustbin without being read. The Consultative Committees were never elected. Gaullist graft ensured French farmers benefitted from his corrupt and bloated Common Agricultural Policy that cost two-thirds of the Community budget.
So, post-de Gaulle, did European politicians reverse the democratic deficit and stop having secret meetings? Did they have proper elections? Did they have budget accountability?
Not at all. Worse was to come. They grafted Gaullist graft into their system. They turned it into a secretive party political oligarchy.
The Acid Litmus Test
Today Europe is faced with a Europe divided between the neo-Gaullists who have absorbed anti-British attitudes and those who understand that open, democratic, Community principles brought Europe’s peace, prosperity and the freed the nations behind the Iron Curtain. Others are just confused about European governance.
Unhappily the confused seem to be in the majority when Europe’s future was discussed in 2001. Elitist authors of a new treaty failed to convince the public. It rejected Constitutional Treaty and its later identical twin, the Lisbon Treaty. Instead of insisting on Human Rights politicians tried to subvert them. The public smelt the fish.
Elitist projects are built on constitutional errors, lack of honesty and humility. Robert Schuman warned such schemes would lead to unrealisable utopias.
Human Rights Violations
Contrast that with Europe’s birth. The early Community treaties had to be examined by the Council of Europe, guardian of the Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Elitist politicians knew they could not succeed under this scrutiny.
How can we Litmus test the anti-democratic acidity of the present politicians?
They abandoned any Human Rights checks on treaties.
They refused to recognise the public’s right to a referendum. If the public got the ‘wrong’ answer, the Commission told the Council the States must vote again.
  • Maastricht 1992 Denmark.
  • Nice 2001 Ireland.
  • Euro 2000 Denmark.
  • 2003 Sweden.
  • Constitutional Treaty 2005 France & The Netherlands
  • Lisbon treaty 2008 Ireland.
  • Greek Bailout 2015.
  • Ukraine Association 2016 NL
The UK was refused any referendum on any treaty since 1975. UK has not confirmed by Referendum the Lisbon Treaty (and its Article 50). The Brexit Referendum of 2016 based on Article 50 is illegal UNLESS Britons first agree by Referendum to this treaty!
The people are not subject to the Lisbon Treaty because it was imposed by Parliament contrary to Government promises that a Referendum would be held on the Treaty itself before Article 50 could be used. The Lisbon Treaty (then called the Constitutional Treaty) was rejected by France and the Netherlands and others. Parliament is subject to the voice of the people in legitimate referendums.
Now track the Commission. See what they are up to. See if and how they engage in democratic reform and debate with the public. For example, Britain.
The presidents of the Commission zip around Europe. They fly around the world. They collect fancy medals and honours. They collect scores of honorary doctorates.
But not in Britain. Why?
President Jean-Claude Juncker is nearing the end of his five-year mandate. What’s the record? At times he has seemed to spend part of every week in Berlin, if not in Paris. Then he’s off to the Mediterranean and Italy, Spain and Portugal or the Black Sea reaches of Bulgaria and Romania.
To England? Naaaaah! A fast Eurostar train from central Brussels to central London is just too far.
How many times has he visited London or any other part of the UK?
He made one trip for an evening dinner in London. Did he speak to a mass meeting of concerned British democrats. Did he speak to Parliament? No. On 27 April 2017 he had a private meeting with PM Theresa May to describe the length and breadth of any agreement on Brexit. With his team of Martin Selmayr and Michel Barnier, he visited 10 Downing Street under tight security to tell Prime Minister May that Brexit was no walk in the park. He came loaded with the Canada agreement to show how big a document a trade agreement normally was and how negotiations are conducted.
Mr Juncker told a Polish journalist that he has actually visited London on another occasion. When? No one can remember. That makes two trips in 5 years.
Why did he not come more frequently given the gravity of the Brexit crisis — which at the time threatened the disintegration of the EU. When asked by a Polish journalist how many times he has travelled to Mrs May at Downing Street, his less-than-chivalrous reply was:
“Why fly somewhere, if you can discuss it here?” He added: “She used to sit at the place where you are now, at seven in the morning, at eleven o’clock at night.”

Then there is a division of views on politics across the Channel. Many Continental politicians, regardless of what laws and treaties say, feel they can do what they like. No one will take them to Court.
Some of UK’s nearby neighbours don’t blink an eye at presidential slush funds. A mistress of 30 years is housed at the State’s expense or another lover is made prime minister. Would taxpayers in UK agree?
Ministers and prime ministers across the Continent get away with financial and political corruption.
In UK ministers are forced to resign if they mislead the police on a motoring offence. They may end up in prison.
The Question
What is the question that European Commission Presidents don’t want to hear? There are many words which point to the same direction: accountability to tax-payers, honesty to electors, open government … or simply real democracy.
What is the major chasm of credibility for Europe? Fraud. Political fraud.
What Commission presidents Juncker and Barroso fear is that the whole fraudulent Lisbon Treaty structure will come crashing down on their heads. It should.
Why is the Lisbon Treaty fraud big-time? It is not just that this changes the constitution of 28 Member States without the approval of the citizens.
It is not just that it puts European government in the hands of politicians who prefer secrecy and political plots above transparency.
It is that the whole treaty was rejected by Europeans in massive referendums. Further referendums on the renamed treaty were refused by the political clique. Elitists think they know better than everyone else.
The articles are the same as those misshapen monstrosities that appeared in the rejected Constitutional treaty, committee-written under the supervision of former French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. This camel of a treaty was roundly rejected by the French and the Dutch in 2005. Six other nations, including UK, were expecting to have referendums. But the political clique refused to let them. The outcome was clear to all. No. No. NO!
Mr Barroso said the camel looked partly like a horse. Spaniards (who were pretty fresh to democracy) voted for it. That’s no endorsement.
But politicians and bureaucrats thought they could get away with it. Two years later the rejected articles were forcefully re-instated as the Lisbon Treaty. How? Articles were retained and inserted as amendments to an old treaty, the much-amended European Economic Community treaty of Rome, 1957.
Why were no further referendums allowed? Bureaucrats said so.
Giscard himself explained in an article published in a number of newspapers. The British must be denied a democratic voice. Human rights must be suppressed.

This deception operation, was foisted on the public by the Council. It is an affront to any citizen with a micron of morality. It was whipped through parliaments because their ministers told their parties to avoid referendums at all cost.
In a democracy who tells parliaments to obey?
Not even the ministers. In the Brussels Bog it was the bullyboy bureaucrats at the Council who insisted that the Lisbon Treaty would not die by democratic decision. It must be re-instituted regardless of the cost to honesty and integrity.
Did Mr Barroso come and explain his strange decision to the great British public? He came to UK perhaps once to Chatham House for a one hour meeting at the end of his ten-year mandate (24 October 2014). Then, amid public outrage, he was off to join Goldman Sachs.
The Lisbon Treaty is illegitimate. So is its equally fraudulent Article 50. This is why the UK Referendum of 2016 is causing a political impasse.
The official name of the Lisbon Treaty is Treaty on European Union (TEU) plus the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The EU Treaty, for short. But leaving the EU is not the same as leaving the European Communities. Hence, logically, a referendum that affirms the desire to ‘Leave the European Union‘ does not mean leaving the Customs Union and Single Market of the European Communities.
Rather the Brexit vote affirms that British electors want an end to the Lisbon Treaty fraud.
Before any progress in Europe can be made, legitimacy needs to be restored. Europeans require that THEIR VOICE is sovereign — not bureaucrats. Legitimate Referendums must be respected. Politicians should no longer hide themselves behind closed doors. The public must have an open dialogue about their plans and investigate their plots.
No more political Leper Colonies!