The Brussels Diary: Federal Europe is on its way

Federal Europe is on its way and the British people have been pushed too far already. It's just a shame that Westminster and the vast majority of the British main stream media isn't listening

Barroso's State of the Union address has slipped under the radar in Westminster
Alexandra Swann
On 14 September 2012 09:05

This Wednesday the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, gave his third State of the Union address to a remarkably empty Strasbourg hemicycle.

There was a great deal of talk about a "new direction" and "new thinking" for Europe but more of the same "more Europe" sentiment with a new set of semantics. 

"Democracy" was perhaps the most exhausted word for, as our esteemed President says, "in a democracy there is no political problem for which we cannot find a political solution", but what would a man who was "elected" unopposed to a body as democratic as Communist China know about true democracy?

I have in front of me Barroso's entire speech and I watched it first hand from Brussels on the internal television. There are just too many pieces of Eurofanaticism, fantasy, fallacy, and folly to fit into an 800 word column. Before the crux of my argument – the complete and utter refusal by Westminster to engage or even recognise the most serious attack on British sovereignty in recent history – there were a few particular clangers worthy of mention. 

Barroso openly set out a federalist plan for the takeover of Europe and the demise of the nation state, for Mr. Barroso harbours a visceral hatred toward nation states. (Notably, nowhere near the well documented levels of poisonous, disdainful bile that exudes from Guy Verhofstadt MEP, leader of the ALDE group that includes the Liberal Democrats, and former Prime Minister of Belgium, but it remains.)

For one of the first times Barroso openly called for a federal Europe; I "demand", he said, a "decisive deal" for Europe, a deal which protects the "freedom and prosperity" of Europe, leaving no doubt about the "irreversibility of the Euro" and requiring a "deep and genuine economic union, based on a political union".

It is no surprise that Barroso makes this fallacious claim about the "irreversibility" of the Euro – the Euro is failing and will continue to fail until Grexit at the very least – but the comments about freedom and prosperity would be comical if they weren't so utterly illusory.

Europe has not been less free than it is now for a very, very long time; we are ruled by an undemocratic, grasping super-state which used Wednesday's address to further extend its power, and I am sure I need make no comment about Eurozone "prosperity".

Barroso continued, claiming we must promote competitiveness in the energy sector through renewable energy  (read subsidised and ineffective wind farms) while also claiming we must tackle climate change; competitiveness and notions of a "Green economy" cannot coincide, you either have green or you have growth, but of course this goes unnoticed by our President. 

Barroso stated that the Commission shall, without consulting the beguiled nation states, increase the EU budget in order to invest taxpayers money into false growth, yet anyone with any basic understanding of markets, business, and investment – so not a single Eurocrat – will understand that in order to attract the investment that will ensure growth we need less EU, less bureaucracy, less red tape, and less tax, not closer union or the proposed Single Market take two.

In unambiguous terms, Barroso set out the Commission's plans for a "deep and genuine" economic, monetary, and political union with a foreign and defence policy, which will require a new treaty. He also called for intervention in Syria, assumedly using his new EU army. 

He proposed a federation of nation states, because we should not leave the defence of the nation to the "nationalists and the populists" (I assume they mean us) and spoke of Commission plans to push pan-European political parties in the 2014 elections; we must use the 2014 election to mobilise all pro-European forces, he said, for deeper integration is "indispensable" and the speed will not be dictated by the slowest or the most reluctant.

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