tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post5784613726752855742..comments2014-08-02T16:32:56.049+01:00Comments on Bloggers4UKIP: Lisbon Treaty was deliberately made unreadableStuart Parr[email protected]Blogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-81238648490771917762009-08-02T10:07:46.065+01:002009-08-02T10:07:46.065+01:00Fausty There may be an even bigger story hidden a...Fausty<br /><br />There may be an even bigger story hidden away in this topic, than we both realise.<br /><br />The EU employs thousands of civil servants, that are continuously working away creating directives and treaties.<br /><br />In fact it has been generally agree that the EU makes 80% of our laws. <br /><br />Regardless of whether we are pro or anti the EU, it is logical that all these directives need to be thoroughly checked.<br /><br />They need to be checked to see if they are in the interests of this country. <br /><br />The fact is that time after time British Prime Ministers get tricked into signing treaties, which turn out to have a much wider scope, than we originally considered them to have at the time. <br /><br />This shows there is a basic flaw in our dealings with the EU.<br /><br />A small negotiating team cannot hope to match the work load of thousands of EU civil servants.<br /><br />Britain needs an equally big army of civil servants, to check all the laws coming through the European Union.<br /><br />This checking must be done before they get passed by the European Parliament, because by that time it is too late.<br /><br />At the moment I believe they review EU Law only after is is passed.<br /><br />But after it is passed it is impossible to change, so this is a waste of time.<br /><br />There is a very important issue here regardless of whether we are pro and anti the European Union.Steve Haldenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01833456244122569255[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-13743776523842697192009-08-01T19:56:00.347+01:002009-08-01T19:56:00.347+01:00You&#39;re absolutely right, Steve Halden. The E...You&#39;re absolutely right, Steve Halden. <br /><br />The EU call all the shots - our &#39;representatives&#39; can barely catch up. It seems to me that that&#39;s the way it was designed to be.Faustyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14666598054795441184[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-70502215785509098042009-08-01T11:29:42.805+01:002009-08-01T11:29:42.805+01:00All the EU Treaties from the very beginning have b...All the EU Treaties from the very beginning have been extremely complicated.<br /><br />It is probably true that none of the British Prime Ministers really understood all the implications of the treaties they were signing.<br /><br />This was all part of a deliberate plan by he European Union, to trick British Prime Ministers into signing away British sovereignty without realising what they were doing.<br /><br />None of them really understood what they were signing.Steve Haldenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01833456244122569255[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-1156619165775106532009-08-01T11:14:51.066+01:002009-08-01T11:14:51.066+01:00The Maastrict Treaty 1992 was hailed by Prime Mini...The Maastrict Treaty 1992 was hailed by Prime Minister John Major as a victory for the British view of Europe.<br /><br />Subsidiarity was all the talk of the day. In future powers were going to be passed back to the member states whenever possible.<br /><br />But in the event the opposite turned out to be the case. <br /><br />No powers were ever handed back to the member states, in fact it was the biggest hand over of sovereignty in the history of the EU.<br /><br />The British negotiators did not in any way understand what was in the very complicated treaty they were agreeing to.<br /><br />This so called victory, turned out to be complete and utter defeat for the British view of Europe.Steve Haldenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01833456244122569255[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-29749851522525315952009-08-01T10:28:42.577+01:002009-08-01T10:28:42.577+01:00Many British Prime Ministers have come out of trea...Many British Prime Ministers have come out of treaty negotiations, and claimed the negotiation to be a victory for the British view of Europe.<br /><br />Years later the opposite turns out to be the case, because the British negotiators did not fully understand all the implications of what they had agreed to.<br /><br />Margaret Thatcher&#39;s rebate was one such example. <br /><br />Yes she negotiated a rebate, but it turned out to be worthless.<br /><br />Because every time we applied for EU funds for projects in Britain, the money was deducted from the rebate.<br /><br />By the time all the calculations were finished, the rebate turned out to be no rebate at all.<br /><br />The British negotiators had not understood what they were agreeing to, in relation to Britain&#39;s rebate.Steve Haldenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01833456244122569255[email protected]