Man Without Qualities

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Europe Enslaves Britain?

... or who?

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard writes:

By the time the Iraqi crisis is over, it may already be too late for the Government to stop a political disaster in Europe. The European Union's first constitution will be a done deal, and, from what we have seen of the text so far, it will usher in a new order that overturns the governing basis of British parliamentary democracy for ever.

The EU will no longer be a treaty organisation in which member states agree to lend power to Brussels for certain purposes, on the understanding that they can take it back again. The EU itself will become the fount of power, with its own legal personality, delegating functions back to Britain.

Next time, will there be no Blair and Aznar? Or - since a majority of the EU backed the US - will there be no Chirac or Schroeder?

Link thanks to Mike Daley.

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