“In the United Kingdom, an opt-out from the treaty’s social provisions was opposed in Parliament by the opposition Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs and the treaty itself by the Maastricht Rebels within the governing Conservative Party. The number of rebels exceeded the Conservative majority in the House of Commons, and thus the government of John Major came close to losing the confidence of the House. The electorate of the United Kingdom was never given the opportunity to vote directly on the changes brought in by the treaty.”
Ever stopped and wondered where we’ll be in say…Oh, 10 years time? I did!… It’s scary, successive government have kept us…in the dark and confused, by constantly changing laws and rules. We don’t know if they are for us or against us, Christian, or Muslim? They have created conflict between different bodies; black & white, rich & poor, employed & unemployed, healthy & sick, fit & disabled. All the time they are doing this, in the background, the Corporations are planning how to take us over? I’m all for ‘Diversity’ but shouldn’t we make sure they are qualified first?
Labour want to give black people top jobs, whether they have the qualifications or not? [Umunna MP, Khan MP & Javid MP] to ‘speed up the process’! Look at the mess the countries in, because we let inexperienced people; Blair, Brown, Balls, Cameron, Osborne, Hague, IDS, Clegg, Cable & Alexander,… run it?
“Since the end of the First World War, the following agreements have been signed in the Britain and Ireland and Irish region:
The British-Irish Council was created by the Belfast Agreement in 1998 to “promote the harmonious and mutually beneficial development of the totality of relationships among the peoples of these islands”. It was formally established on 2 December 1999. Its membership comprises Ireland, the United Kingdom, three of the constituent countries of the UK (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), and three British Crown dependencies (Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey). Because England does not have a devolved government, it is not represented on the Council as a separate entity.” [courtesy Wikipedia]
The EU are debating the TTIP, it’s a policy that, they say, is about ‘trade’, but in reality it’s a power grab. On 31st March 2017, the UK becomes a complete member of the EU. On this date we lose the right to use Article 50 and we can no longer Repeal European Communities Act 1972? http://t.co/1HhnvYsoyU In effect they are making it harder for us to leave, as they give Corporations more control of our rights? We lose all Sovereign and Democratic rights, so why do people still believe we will still have ‘workers’ rights? When were they going to tell us any of this? They haven’t even told us WHEN we will be totally taken over, I found this out by reading the ‘new’ rules on QMV!
“When the Council of Ministers is acting neither on a proposal of the Commission nor on one of the High Representative, QMV will require 72% of the member stateswhile the population requirement remains the same 65% of EU. However, the “blocking minority” that corresponds to these figures must comprise at least 4 countries. Hence, the voting powers of the member states are based on their population, and are no longer dependent on a negotiable system of voting points.”
Which is why the BBC said at the weekend, we wouldn’t meet QMV requirements in a Referendum?
Trade has been in managed decline since 1975, the Corporations [Zionists] have been off-shoring their work to the Far East since the early 80’s. This is the main reason for the lack of work today. http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-2015-british-general-election-capitalisms-one-horse-race/5442040 Under the TTIP and the rest of the alphabet; CETA, TPPA, TTFA, NAFTA, TISA, all the western world [Zionist] are united under the Corporations, they control where the work goes, what price it sells at and wage rates…… scary eh? In effect we become slaves, which is why EU insist on ‘Free Movement’ or should that read ‘Cheap Labour’?
Our Economy relies on ‘Financial Services’, only a small portion, 10% of GDP [7.5% last year] is trade and just 20% of that is with the EU? Last year trade in ‘goods’ was £119.9bn in deficit, with ‘services’ we pulled it back to minus £34.8bn, yet they want to sell ‘Public Service rights’ in TTIP? We haven’t made a profit for 32 years and only in one year, since we joined EEC? To the Zionists, it’s all about power & control, under the TTIP we become one huge United Corporate States of Europe, those Countries not signed up, [BRICS] who the US are presently fighting against, will eventually be forced in by either; currency war [Russia, Venezuela] or by price war [Oil].
In 2020, now we are firmly established EU members and the TTIP has been ratified, we become Regions. We are divided into 12 areas, two already exist [UKI & UKM] each with its own ‘selected’ governance. The Middle East, where the US have been waging war in pursuit of their continued hegemony, will no doubt play some kind of role in this, as the US backed by EU and UK push for Oil & Gas dominance and Israel grows, which is the main aim of the Zions! They are looking for a bigger plot of land for Israel, perhaps their original home in the South-East of Ukraine? Is this the reason for wanting war with Russia?
This is why MP’s are so eager to stay in the EU, they’re looking for a ‘Governors’ job, as they aren’t elected by the people, they are ‘selected’ by their bosses in Brussels? This is why Cameron has said “I won’t stand for a third term”! Because Parliament as we know it, won’t exist! I found this out when looking into why they want to spend money on Parliament, the job that the speaker has recently been in hot water for, entails ensuring Parliament is maintained to ‘good working order’, it’s just another means of taking money from the Public Purse!
After we are ‘Regionalised’ the whole of Europe is divided into specific areas. Physical Regions of Europe!
Can you see how it works yet? We have 650 MP’s and thousands of ‘Councillors’, not all will be required. They’ll probably use One / Two MP’s per UK Region and a couple of Councillors, then the various Physical Regions will have a separate Governor. A lot of MP’s and Councillors will be surplus to requirements!
The Lisbon Treaty
The Treaty for the first time gave member states the explicit legal right to leave the EU, and a procedure to do so.
The stated aim of the treaty was “to complete the process started by the Treaty of Amsterdam  and by the Treaty of Nice  with a view to enhancing the efficiency and democratic legitimacy of the Union and to improving the coherence of its action.” Opponents of the Treaty of Lisbon, such as former Danish Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Jens-Peter Bonde, argued that it would centralize the EU, and weaken democracy by ‘moving power away’ from national electorates. Supporters argue that it brings in more checks and balances into the EU system, with stronger powers for the European Parliament and a new role for national parliaments.
Negotiations to modify EU institutions began in 2001, resulting first in the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, which would have repealed the existing European treaties and replaced them with a “constitution”. Although ratified by a majority of Member States, this was abandoned after being rejected by 54.67% of French voters on 29 May 2005 and then by 61.54% of Dutch voters on 1 June 2005. After a “period of reflection”, Member States agreed instead to maintain the existing treaties, but to amend them, salvaging a number of the reforms that had been envisaged in the constitution. An amending “reform” treaty was drawn up and signed in Lisbon in 2007. It was originally intended to have been ratified by all member states by the end of 2008. This timetable failed, primarily due to the initial rejection of the Treaty in 2008 by the Irish electorate, a decision which was reversed in a second referendum in 2009 after Ireland secured a number of concessions related to the treaty.
The Constitution, having been agreed by heads of government from the 25 Member States, was signed at a ceremony in Rome on 29 October 2004. Before it could enter into force, however, it had to be ratified by each member state. Ratification took different forms in each country, depending on the traditions, constitutional arrangements, and political processes of each country. In 2005, referendums held in France and the Netherlands rejected the European Constitution. While the majority of the Member States already had ratified the European Constitution (mostly through parliamentary ratification, although Spain and Luxembourg held referendums), due to the requirement of unanimity to amend the treaties of the EU, it became clear that it could not enter into force. This led to a “period of reflection” and the political end of the proposed European Constitution.
In 2007, Germany took over the rotating EU Presidency and declared the period of reflection over. By March, the 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, the Berlin Declaration was adopted by all Member States. This declaration outlined the intention of all Member States to agree on a new treaty in time for the 2009 Parliamentary elections, that is to have a ratified treaty before mid-2009.
Already before the Berlin Declaration, the Amato Group (officially the Action Committee for European Democracy, ACED) – a group of European politicians, backed by the Barroso Commission with two representatives in the group – worked unofficially on rewriting the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe (EU Constitution). On 4 June 2007, the group released their text in French – cut from 63,000 words in 448 articles in the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe to 12,800 words in 70 articles. In the Berlin Declaration, the EU leaders unofficially set a new timeline for the new treaty:
• 21–23 June 2007: European Council meeting in Brussels, mandate for Intergovernmental Conference (IGC)
• 23 July 2007: IGC in Lisbon, text of Reform Treaty
• 7–8 September 2007: Foreign Ministers’ meeting
• 18–19 October 2007: European Council in Lisbon, final agreement on Reform Treaty
• 13 December 2007: Signing in Lisbon
• 1 January 2009: Intended date of entry into force
I don’t recall being made aware of any of this, by the media?
TEU: in principle as of 1 November 2014.
TEU: transitional periods until 31 October 2014 and from 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2017.
Transitional period 1 (until 31 October 2014): present system, based on the weighting of votes (see Chart5/3),
Art. 3(3) and (4) of the Protocol on transitional provisions to be annexed to the Treaties.
Transitional period 2 (from 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2017) This is the date UK becomes fully integrated into EU!