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The EU and the Labour Party (continued)
The political Left attitude to fiscal responsibility prior to the crash was summed up by Ed Balls in 2006: “…Nothing should be done to put at risk a light-touch regulatory regime." – These are the same fiscally incompetent politicians who created the sorry mess that we are in today. But there is more to it than just the Labour Party’s fiscal fiasco.
There are other problems which are also directly attributable to the current Labour politicians. In 2007, Labour signed the Lisbon Treaty (Ratified in 2009) and thereby surrendered Britain’s sovereignty to the EU (Article 1-10); agreed to devolving Britain into regional Provinces of a Federal EU State to be administered by appointed EU governors (Article A8 - (1 to 4)); agreed to the formation of, and participation in, a European Army (Article I-40(3)); agreed to EU Law taking primacy over UK law (Article I-6); agreed to taking Britain into the Euro by 2020 (Article I-8), and a whole raft of other terms and conditions which effectively leave Britain impotent in Europe and in the rest of the world. None of these terms and conditions were agreed when Britain entered into trading in a tariff free Europe – they were introduced through stealth and deception by Labour in 2007. The Europe Minister at the time, Caroline Flint, admitted that she had not even read the Lisbon Treaty documents.
Update Note for clarity (1/10/2017): The Heath government in 1972, signed the European Communities Act, (1972), and by doing so, signed Britain up to the Treaty of Rome (1957), and contained two sections 2(1) and 2(2) that gave Henry VIII powers to the EEC - allowing laws to be passed which bound UK citizens under EU laws, but which our Parliament was powerless to amend or repeal.
Our elected Representatives, took this action by stealth, and that deception has been maintained ever since - for the past 44 years. The Lisbon Treaty (2007) however, gave the EU legal personality, legal supremacy and a Constitution which superseded the Constitutions of the all member states.
The only way for the UK to break free is to repeal the ECA (1972) - our elected Representatives, those who backed the Remain side want to keep the UK trapped in the EU, and are desperately trying to prevent us repealing ECA (1972); mostly Left wing (Labour, LibDems, Green, Plaid Cymru etc.) and the statist SNP.
Corbyn in 2017 is staying tight lipped about what Labour will do if they are ever elected - contrary to his Euroscepticvoting, since he was first elected as an MP - which means he will follow the EU line and keep us trapped, if given the opportunity.
The New Labour politicians won the 2005 election on the promise of a referendum on the EU, but that was deemed, by them, to be unnecessary since, in their view, there had been no significant changes in Britain’s relationship with Europe. Miliband played the same confidence trick during the General Election in May, 2015 – A referendum only if there are any Treaty changes (as defined by the Labour Party). Based on previous experience, Labour would therefore never allow a referendum on Europe, whatever the circumstances.
The political Left opened up Britain’s borders to allow free movement of workers; without any concern for the health or welfare of its own citizens at the time, or in the future; and deliberately ignored any negative impact. Miliband et al., during the May, 2015 General Election, pretended that Labour were able to limit migration from the EU but (a) they are bound by the treaties that they signed, which won’t allow discrimination against other EU migrants (e.g. benefit restrictions) and (b) in any event, they had previously shown no desire to slow down the inflow of migrants to Britain, for the same reasons that they opened our borders in the first place. These are the same politicians (PLP) and they would have simply reverted to their tried-and-tested practices, which were applied prior to the election and, in reality, migration will simply accelerate by stealth and we would be dragged deeper into the EU.
These are just some of the decisions taken by the current bunch of Labour (PLP) politicians who have left us in a mess which they don't want to talk about, or simply feign contrition. Indeed they wouldn't even speculate on how large the UK population will be allowed to grow or how such changes will be managed, or how the current population will be able to cope - Save for bringing in legislation to stop us talking about the problems that they have created
New Labour, subsequently reincarnated as the old Labour Party and the ubiquitous EU, are responsible for Britain's food banks, low wages, zero-hours contracts, high rents, housing shortages, the NHS funding crisis and increasing inequality, poor quality education; since none of these would have occurred, or have been so acute, had the Labour politicians acted prudently and responsibly, and not put the country into debt, then left a note stating simply "Sorry there is no money left".
Interestingly, Blair has been given a new role in Europe which is directly linked to stamping out criticism of migration, and is seeking to bring in EU wide legislation to suppress free speech - So the Labour Party, by proxy, continues to act for the EU against the interests of Britain and widen their interference in EU migration into Britain; and into Europe more generally. These criticisms also apply to other agents of the EU; the Liberal Democrats, Green, Plaid Cyrmu etc., and the SNP.