If the reader peruses the snappily titled ‘A strong Europe in a world of uncertainties’, which is a very very long European Union document which gives the German and French Nations’ thoughts on ‘how to proceed after the Brits finally piss off’; the reader will find that some of the rumours of items held back by the Euro-scum until the UK did as expected and vote to stay in; are finally released for public consumption.
With phrases such as ‘The European Union Global Strategy’ and ‘integrated EU foreign and security policy bringing together all EU policy instruments’; as well as ‘The EU should be able to plan and conduct civil and military operations more effectively, with the support of a permanent civil-military chain of command. The EU should be able to rely on employable high-readiness forces and provide common financing for its operations. Within the framework of the EU, member states willing to establish permanent structured cooperation in the field of defence or to push ahead to launch operations should be able to do so in a flexible manner. If needed, EU member states should consider establishing standing maritime forces or acquiring EU-owned capabilities in other key areas;’ they are bringing forward the first steps towards a European Army, as well as a Common Foreign Policy; yet another step along the way towards ‘ever closer Union’.
The next phrase to be checked out is ‘ This would require harmonisation of criminal law among the member states.’. In other words, all the remaining Nation-States would be forced to ditch their own criminal laws, and adopt a system probably based along the French Napoleonic Code.
When I first read the next phrase, I was brought back to a time when the Nazi jackboots trod across all Europe. The authors calmly state ‘There shall be no unilateral national answers to the migration challenge, which is a truly European challenge of the 21st century’; and ‘As a first step, the Dublin system has to be improved to deal with exceptional circumstances by means of a permanent and binding mechanism which foresees burden sharing among all member states. If necessary, Germany and France stand ready to proceed on this matter with a group of like-minded partners. In other words, ‘you will obey; there is no alternative!’ Jesus; who do these little dictators think they are effing kidding?
Finally, I noticed the sentences:- To this end, France and Germany will shoulder the main responsibility of organising a process of economic convergence and political governance which balances obligations and solidarity to accompany the process. Surplus and deficit countries will have to move, as a one-sided alignment is politically unfeasible. The foreword heading to this was given as Fostering growth and completing the Economic and Monetary Union. A seasoned commentator on European affairs once wrote that once a Project is discussed, it is never, ever, forgotten. Despite the lunacies of attempting to bring now 27 economies together, Germany and France will push on, presumably happier now that the ‘Awkward Squad’ is leaving the arena.
Folks, we might go through some rough patches, but we are truly well out of this dung-heap!
Ignore all the stories about how Gove plotted against Boris Johnson, but kept ‘schtum’ until the last minute. Ignore all the leaks about how this, or indeed that, scenario was discussed over cheese toasties at midnight.
There must have been a secret held by Gove regarding Boris Johnson which was so catastrophic, so horrendous, that Boris simply caved and withdrew from the contest. The prize, the Tory Leadership, has been Boris’ ambition from his days at Ashdown House and Eton; behind that bumbling facade has always been a brilliant mind and a ruthless personality.
The Secret? It cannot be about Boris fathering illegitimate children; after all, he has two, or is it three already: the news of another wouldn’t rate more than a small section on Page 24 of the Times. It cannot be because he was either buggering or being buggered by a school or college ‘friend’, and the news was enough to make him fold. Most of these Tories have been shafting each other for years, so where is the scandal in that?
Whatever the secret is, and we shall probably never, ever discover; was sufficient ammunition to make Bumbling Boris fold his cards, and leave the table, without even bothering to discover what other cards were being dealt.