Clarifying the issues we face

JOHN Munro and Martin Vasey make some important points on the letters page of the WSG of January 30 and on February 6. Giles Goodall urges us to ask questions and seek out the truth.

May I therefore try to clarify the issues now facing us?

To answer Mr Munro, I suggest that the matter seems more complex than it really is because we weren’t told the truth. Article 189 of the Treaty of Rome states that a regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable to all member states.

That’s what we signed up to in 1972. It hardly squares with what Edward Heath said on television in January 1973 - “There are some in this country who fear that in going into Europe we shall in some way sacrifice independence and sovereignty. These fears, I need hardly say, are completely unjustified.” We know the politicians are up to no good, for why else would they lie to us?

MPs are chosen by the people to help the Queen in the arduous task of governing the nation. Unfortunately, most of them seem to act as servants of Brussels rather than as servants of Her Majesty.

They are not so much a part of the solution as a major part of the problem.

Mr Vasey is correct in stating that the underlying purpose of the European Economic Community was to prevent nation from rising against nation.

To achieve this objective, the founding fathers of the EU planned quite simply to abolish the nations.

But that’s not what we were told.

Mr Goodall presumably has Mr Clegg’s ear. Perhaps he could find out why it hasn’t been explained to us that the National Health Service is being dismantled in compliance with the Services Directive and why we have not been told that the London to Birmingham high-speed link is a part of the European high-speed network.

I am asking the questions, but it is not easy to discover the truth.

We were promised a referendum on the EU constitution, but Gordon Brown forced it through without one of the grounds that its name had been changed to the Lisbon Treaty. We were told not to worry about it because even a golf club has a constitution.

However, no golf club has two constitutions, so where does that leave our own ancient and venerable constitution whose origins can be traced back to Alfred the Great? Are the boys in Westminster trying to steal it from us?

Yes, we want a debate based on facts, but the facts are hard to come by. It is not surprising that rumours fly around when those in authority are so reluctant to tell us the truth.

For example, how much truth is there in the rumour that the Germans are planning to take over the National Health Service?

Democracy is best described by the famous words on the Lincoln Memorial: government of the people, by the people, for the people. In other words, in a democracy sovereignty belongs to the people or nation.

The EU can never be democratic because it consists of several peoples (French, German, Italian, etc) rather than just one.

The United Kingdom is a democracy in which the people have chosen the Queen to exercise their sovereignty.

Our constitution is a treaty between the people and their monarch. We owe our allegiance to the Queen and in the Coronation Oath Her Majesty promises to govern us in accordance with our laws and customs.

I believe that that European Communities Act of 1972 is unconstitutional because it puts the Queen in breach of her oath. Did the United Kingdom cease to be a democracy in 1972?

It is not ordinary people who start wars but those who lust after power. I consequently believe that a Europe of democratic nations stands a better chance of keeping the peace than an authoritarian EU which believes in government by coercion rather than government by consent.

The United Kingdom should indeed play a leading role in Europe. We should leave the EU and, by reasserting national sovereignty, lead our continent to democracy.

John Strange

Gorse Avenue, Worthing