Monday, 9 May 2011

Europe Day

Today is Europe Day.

The reason that it is Europe Day, I am reliably informed, is because it is the anniversary of the declaration by Robert Schuman, one of the founding fathers of the European Union, creating the Council of Europe, which has evolved into the European Union.

Interestingly, one of the Declaration's key points was the gradual evolution of the Council of Europe into a politically united Europe. In other words, a European State.

This has been the EU's intention since its very inception - the destruction of national sovereignty across the entire continent, to be replaced with political hegemony.

 Piss off, you bastards.

The EU intrudes into every aspect of our lives. Our Parliament is subservient to it. Our Government levies taxes directed by it. We are forced to bail out countries using its currency. It adopts the trappings of statehood - it has a flag, a national anthem, a currency, a President, a Foreign Minister, a Parliament, a judiciary, a military, and a seat at the United Nations.

So, I will not be celebrating Europe Day. I would not expect the French to celebrate their defeat at Agincourt, or the Japanese to cheer the marking of VJ Day. Europe Day is the celebration of the conquest of our nation, not by force, but by politics, and I despise it utterly.