THE FINAL BETRAYAL - Part I
Suddenly the threat of an all-powerful EU Constitution is
perilously close. Here we explain how profoundly it will change Britain.
Everyone who cares about this country should read it.
Edward Heathcoat Amory
So you thought it was never
going to happen. Last year the Daily Mail organised an unprecedented national
ballet on whether the Government should consult the British people in an
official referendum over the proposed new European Constitution.
1.7 million of us voted, and nine out of ten demanded a say in our future.
last December, a European summit collapsed in disagreement and the whole issue
seemed to have been kicked into the long grass. But now, after a change of
government in Spain, and a new policy in Poland, it is now firmly back on
Friday the 26th March [a day that will live in infamy in the annals
of our future history if we survive the traitorous actions of the present
Mr Blair is discussing it in Brussels. By June, he may have signed it on
Britain’s behalf. If he does, our country will change fundamentally and
It will create a new European State of
which we will all be citizens. It will be able to sign treaties and join
international bodies and its law will supercede our own. Britain will become a mere region
within its federal embrace.
Here, the Daily Mail gives a simple guide to
how profoundly the Constitution will change our lives.
European Commission is to be handed control of a great chunk of the British
criminal justice system. It can pass legislation for ‘the approximation of the
laws and regulations of the Member States.’
will, for instance, allow Brussels to dictate’minimum rules concerning the
definition of criminal offences and sanctions in areas of particularly of
Europe will be able to
tell The British Parliament what is or should be an offence in Britain,
and how long criminals should be jailed for, over a wide range of crimes.
Britain will lose its veto on all legislation in this
area, and in the past few days, the Government has climbed down on its previous
opposition to this proposal.
To back up this power, the European Constitution
strengthens the powers of Eurojust – a sort of pan- European Justice Ministry –
and allows for the creation of a European Public Prosecutors Office, with the
ability to prosecute a wide variety of crimes in courts across Europe,
including Britain. So
we will lose control of who is prosecuted in our courts.
Constitution also allows for a European law to set out’ common investigative
techniques in relation to the detection of serious forms of organised crime’.
Our policemen are to be told how to catch criminals by
pen pushers in Brussels.
[There will be no place for British Justice –Trial by
Jury-Habeas Corpus- Innocent until proved Guilty – British sense of fair play –
Judgement by our Peers and not by a continental system which will be outside
our Common Law.- in fact everything which makes the English Constitution the
most unique Democratic Institution in the world –pre 1972.]
The Constitution gives the Commission power to ‘adopt
measures to ensure co-ordination of the employment policies of the Member
States’, allowing it to undermine Britain’s flexible and competitive labour
market by establishing’ minimum standards for gradual implementation.’
Brussels also wins the power to dictate to governments how
they should tackle ’social exclusion ‘ and how we should go about ‘modernising
our social security system’.
Britain loses its veto over both these areas. This could
mean massive increases in the number of people eligible for benefits.
The Constitution envisages the creation of European trade
unions, banding together to fight employers. British workers could end up going
on strike in support of German union colleagues.
Charter of Fundamental Rights – to be incorporated, as a full legal part of the
Constitution, despite Mr Blair’s protestations to the contrary – will hand
unspecified new powers to workers, as defined by the enthusiastically federal
instance, Article 28 includes ‘the right [of workers] to take collective
action, including strike action’.
There is no limitation to this right, so the Police, Armed
forces and other groups who are prohibited by British law from going on strike
could apply to the European Court to have the law overturned.
The CBI describes this as ‘taking our employment law
back to the 1970’s.
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