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Friday, March 24, 2017
Date Posted:
12/19/2003


A New Constitution For Europe Examined & Explained By Northern Ireland’s First Elected MEP Dr Ian R K Paisley - Part Three


PART THREE
Dr. Ian R. K. Paisley

WHERE DO WE STAND IN LAW AND PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY?

When the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights was first produced, its contents were not to become legally binding ‑ it had no more than declaratory status. Enshrining it into law is now to take place. It is to become part of the EU Constitution, duplicating the European Convention on Human Rights, established by a non‑EU organisation, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council  of Europe - to which all EU member have long voluntarily subscribed.

What does this mean?

Incorporating the Charter into law provides the means for more decisions by the EU Court of Justice to drive all the legal systems within the EU into one single format, which will cover all EU member states.

Our legal system will inevitably be compelled to restructure along continental lines.

In Britain the Anglo‑Saxon concepts of rights and common-law, trial by jury and habeas corpus will all be removed.

The transfer of power on such a scale to Brussels as an outcome of the Constitutional Convention's proposals leaves Parliament increasingly powerless.

Fewer decisions of any significance will be determined at national level.

Parliament will become a talking shop which rubber‑stamps decisions already taken in Brussels.

There is no acceptable way of controlling what is done by the EU in our name.  No effective EU‑wide democratic method of allowing the people to choose what policies they want, is proposed by the Convention.

Instead, power is centralised within the Commission, which, don't forget, meets in secret.

There is no substitute for the democratic system which has been built up over the centuries in Britain and elsewhere.

The real power in the EU is the Commission, whom we do not elect, and whom we cannot remove. This power will increase greatly if the Constitutional Convention proposals go unchallenged.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

“good for Britain, and good for Europe”
                                      PM Tony Blair, Sept 2003

“the IGC will therefore take the final decisions on reform of the EU, to make its institutions more transparent; more accountable; and more effective and efficient, and thus better able to meet the challenges of the 21st century”
                                    Foreign Minister, Jack Straw, 2003

“we have sown a seed … instead of a half-formed Europe, we have a Europe with legal entity, with a single currency, common justice, a Europe which is about to have its own defence”
                                    Valéry Giscard d’Estraing
                                    President of EU Convention, presenting the final draft of EU Constitution, June 2003.

“As it is a matter of compromise, all parties concerned might wish for modifications at some point or other.  However, these requests should be secondary, largely for the good of the further political and economic development of the Union”.
                                    Wolfgang Clement, Federal Minister of Economics and Labour
                                    Eutop Newsletter Sep/Oct, 2003

“OUR TASK IS NOTHING LESS THAN THE CREATION OF A NEW CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER FOR A NEW UNITED EUROPE.
                                    Peter Hain MP
                                    Financial Times 22 March 2003

IN A NUT SHELL

THE NEW EUROPEAN CONSTITUTION WILL –

  • COMPOUND THE EU’S ECONOMIC DISLOCATION

  • ENSURE NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS LOSE SIGNIFICANT POWERS TO THE EU INSTITUTIONS

  • EXPAND EU POWERS INTO JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS

  • DEVELOP A COMMON EU FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY

  • MAKE THE EU INSTITUTIONS THE UK’S REAL GOVERNMENT
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