|Bruce Robertson Opens Meeting|
|MEP Stuart Agnew|
It was with no surprise that we learned that when the government say they will change EU legislation to take power back, it can’t be done, so spin, spin and more spin from Cameron, Clegg, Hague and May etc, or should I just say lies, lies and more lies, yes lets do that, pure lies! In fact William Hague has to consult the EU’s top lady, Baroness Cathy Ashton, before he can implement anything. The Baroness is the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (I had to look up her title it’s such a grand one; being that she has never been elected by the public for anything in her life, it’s quite astounding to have such a high powered position, but I suppose when you have been one of the vice chairs for the Communist CND group, that’s all the credentials you need for the EU job).
Bruce talked about how one of our poor market traders, Steve Thoburn had been tormented and bullied by the EU because he had been using Imperial Weights and Measures without displaying Metric weights (back in 2001), and how Mr Thoburn’s life had been cut short by a heart attack at the age of 39 after being persecuted by EU diktats through council jobsworths. You would have thought that the EU had come to their senses when they eventually allowed Imperial Weights and Measures to finally be used in the UK because of this, plus also because of public opinion, but no, it turns out they only conceded because our American cousins use Imperial measures and didn’t like the idea of metric.
It was interesting to learn that there are two green lobbies of MEP’s in the EU, one being the ordinary Greens and the other being the Communist Greens. Apparently, because they make up such a big slice of the MEP’s groups when added together, their legislation is always passed without question, very fair – not!
Stuart Agnew gave us a good run through of the EU Treaties and how they now cover 80% of our own legislation, theirs taking priority on all occasions of course, and it’s frightening how much of our country no longer exists as an independent body. Stuart, Bruce and Steve told us so much that it’s hard to include it all here, but I would recommend that people who want to find out all the facts should catch their next talks or UKIP meetings in the future.
On a lighter night, we did have a fun evening; people are waking up to the fact that things are just wrong now with the way our country is being run and it's getting worse very quickly. Getting it out there to some of the public is another matter. When I had been out and about leafleting doors a few days before the meeting, I’d also asked some people face to face if they wanted to come along. Most were friendly and took one of my pamphlets, but I did meet a middle aged man who said ‘I don’t do politics at all’ as he waved me away. My thoughts were, well you might not do them, but they are in the process of screwing you! Just wait till the EU and Coalition planned austerity hits hard! Another lady looked horrified when I said it was a UKIP meeting, then she went on to tell me that she LIKED the EU, she did just keeping walking away without telling me why though, so I suspect she doesn't really know why. Well you just can’t break some people away from the hypnotic British news channel’s brainwashing through the censorship of facts can you! Luckily most people in the country are wondering why we no longer govern ourselves and they just want out of the EU as they turn to other media sources.
Steve Crowther told us that he thought that we would actually get a referendum in respect of membership of the EU within the next 6 months. However, there is always a catch, he explained that it wouldn’t be a straightforward in or out vote, there would probably be three choices: to stay in the EU, to be cast out into the cold (yes they will make it sound like we will be cast into hell! and fail to tell us how we will finally prosper and grow and build our country again) or to take another option, to stay in the EU as a member, with all the benefits of trading etc (are there some benefits? we do most of our trade with the rest of the world and the other EU countries sell more to us than we do to them as we give the EU £51,000,000 a day without all the other hidden money like VAT). If people fall for this third ‘soft’ option, it’s no different to what we have already, we will still be run by unelected diktats who will push more and more legislation on us and who will take over our finances and taxes completely, reducing us to third world status. So the spin they put on this voting will be well worked out in their favour. The good news is that people in the other EU countries are getting equally as fed up as us with being in this miserable dictatorship. It isn't hard to look back to see how countries managed well and even prospered really well before their membership of the EU.
We had some new members joining us last night and the raffle and donations were a great success. I’d like to thank the guest speakers for a brilliant evening and a big thank you to all the other committee members who worked so hard to make this an evening to remember!