Well, well. It looks like England got out just in time. EU powerbrokers have revealed what some are seeing as an ultimatum to other member countries: morph into a new Super State controlled by Belgium… or else. What’s bizarre about this is the success of Brexit was due to overreach and control by Brussels. Now they think telling member states they essentially want them to be completely governed by Brussels is going to calm people down? If anything this will make other states move even more quickly for the door.
European political chiefs are to take advantage of Brexit by unveiling their long-held plan to morph the continent’s countries into one giant superstate, it has emerged today.
The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”.
Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.
Controversially member states would also lose what few controls they have left over their own borders, including the procedure for admitting and relocating refugees.
The plot has sparked fury and panic in Poland – a traditional ally of Britain in the fight against federalism – after being leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info.
The public broadcaster reports that the bombshell proposal will be presented to a meeting of the Visegrad group of countries – made up of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia – by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier later today.
Excerpts of the nine-page report were published today as the leaders of Germany, France and Italy met in Berlin for Brexit crisis talks.
In the preamble to the text the two ministers write: “Our countries share a common destiny and a common set of values that give rise to an even closer union between our citizens. We will therefore strive for a political union in Europe and invite the next Europeans to participate in this venture.”
The revelations come just days after Britain shook the Brussels establishment by voting to leave the European Union in a move some have predicted could leave to the break-up of the EU.
A number of member states are deeply unhappy about the creeping federalism of the European project with anti-EU sentiments running high in eastern Europe, Scandinavia and France.
Do the EU is probably going to punish the UK for leaving. Just like a street gang.
The Fourth Reich. The Visegrad Group is essentially the Hungarian part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Wonder what Bosnia and Serbia are thinking.
Now this is actually funny. It starts off noting that “EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels” and then it goes on to mention the bit about completely losing control of borders and immigrants as “controversial”, as if that first part was perfectly acceptable.
Besides, it’s already been tried, and didn’t work out so well.