Sagen mod EU

Diverse — Drokles on August 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Den mangeårige europaparlamentariker Daniel Hannah har en herlig artikel i Daily Mail. Han argumenterer simpelt og ligefremt at et folkestyre uden et folk, blot er et styre, en stat der må gennemtvinge sin vilje gennem loven i mangel af patriotisk opbakning. Denne simple præmis er, for nu at parafrasere en tidlige irakisk statsmand, absurditeternes moder

One way to think of the EU is as a massive vehicle for the redistribution of wealth - though not in a way that many of us would consider fair or beneficial.

Taxpayers in all the states contribute money to Brussels through their national taxes.

The bureaucrats then use this huge revenue to purchase the allegiance of consultants, contractors, big landowners, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), corporations, charities and municipalities.
In other words, all the articulate and powerful groups they rely on to keep themselves in employment.

Unsurprisingly, the people running the EU have little time for the concept of representative government.

The (unelected) President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, argues that nation states are dangerous precisely because they are excessively democratic.

‘Decisions taken by the most democratic institutions in the world are very often wrong,’ he claims, without a hint of irony.


But the democratic deficit isn’t an accidental design flaw: it is intrinsic to the whole project.

The EU’s founding fathers had mixed feelings about democracy — especially the populist strain that came into vogue between the two World Wars. In their minds, too much democracy was associated with demagoguery and fascism.

They prided themselves on creating a model where supreme power would be in the hands of ‘experts’ — disinterested technocrats immune to the ballot box.

Dette er kun en smagsprøve, der slår tonen an, hele artiklen kan læses i sin helhed. Og bare fordi det er godt at bashe EU så kan jeg også, som altid, anbefale Nigel Farage, her i BBC’s Hardtalk

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