The European Union and its friends here are attacking our nation, our finances and our manufacturing...
In keeping with its origins and track record, the EU again mounts an autumn offensive on Britain. In 2012 it is attacking us simultaneously on three fronts – constitutional, financial and manufacturing .
Turning first to the constitutional part of the attack, the euro narrative goes along these lines: ah, so you British workers have collectively rejected the euro and you want out of the EU – well, here is something that we and our Westminster colleagues have been cooking up for some time. We will use our Holyrood branch office to serve up fake Scottish “independence”, to see if that will divide and weaken you. Not satisfied with euro territorial gains elsewhere, the EU’s aim is to break up Britain into pieces.
The Deutschmark by any other name: euro sculpture outside the headquarters of the European Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
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Chancellor Merkel and her colleagues, who unified Eastern and Western Germany in the 1990s, must be rolling about in the aisles at the sight of Salmond urging the break-up of Britain. What a clown they will be thinking as they pat him on the back. The correct term is quisling. At present this attack is being contained – with over two-thirds of the Scottish electorate not wanting to break up team GB.
On the financial front, further details of the EU banking attack were announced in mid-September. The proposed EU banking union would have central control by the EU commission and require subordination of the Bank of England.
To repel this attack, instead of getting bogged down in debates about reforming monopoly banking or LIBOR (which in 2008 was a broken index anyway), the first objective should be to make British credit an instrument of industrial planning. Our banks could then become an important administrative utility, vital to the process of rebuilding Britain.
One of the chief reasons why Britain’s industrial revolution during the 19th century was so successful was that we had an efficient banking structure that could finance industry. What is now required in 2012 are banking skills of a new type – capable of circulating money in the interests of national industrial development.
At present there is an attempt to keep placing more blame onto the banks with the aim of deflecting attention away from the EU-loving parliamentary ranks of Labour and the Coalition, who are the real authors of Britain’s economic mess. So the declaration from the EU that member countries should move towards banking union has to be flatly rejected. It can be accompanied by kicking out the EU Internal Markets & Services Commission, which is headquartered in the City and whose sole task is to wreck what remains of Britain’s financial independence.
Manual and non-manual workers (including banking and finance) need to rebuild Britain, and obstacles like this have to be removed.
Assault on manufacture
The latest attack on manufacture also came in September and took the form of the proposed takeover of BAE Systems by the European Aeronautics Defence and Space Company EADS. Reassuring and well rehearsed cooing noises immediately came from the Coalition about the importance of “saving jobs” and the synergy between EADS and BAE.
It’s all nonsense, of course, and the synergy they refer to comes from the fact that EADS Airbus civil aviation production was built from the skills acquired from our British engineers when manufacturing Concorde jointly in Bristol and Toulouse.
At the time Concorde was designed and first built, the French aviation skill base was second rate. Of course they did not have any planes flying between 1940 and 45 and their catch-up postwar Sud Aviation Caravelle airliner frequently fell out of the sky. But the EADS Airbus civil aviation industry is now headquartered at Toulouse in France and owned by France and Germany. In contrast to the government support there, what our engineers got here were poisonous whispers from the weasels in parliament that Concorde was a failed technology, culminating in the reconfiguration of the British Airbus consortium in 2000 to form EADS, and then handed over to France and Germany.
The fact is BAE has been deliberately exposed over the years and the EADS references to synergies, economies of scale and forces of production coming via the euro fanatics, masks the truth. Once Concorde was built, Airbus EADS as a British Company was constantly diluted, ending up in 2006 with the sale of BAE’s remaining 20 per cent strategic shareholding in EADS Airbus thanks to the connivance of that miserable Labour Government we had at the time. At that point it was generally acknowledged that this was the signal that BAE was being further weakened by confining it to the military rather than the civil aviation market – thereby preparing BAE for an EADS kill at a later date.
RAF Typhoon: built on British engineering
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A further blow was delivered earlier this year when the Indian Government (no doubt influenced by the EADS non-executive director Lakshmi Mittal, the Indian acquirer of Jaguar/Range Rover) announced that for its purchase of new military fighter aircraft, its preferred provider on grounds of price would be Dassault of France, rather than the Typhoon.
Without the Indian Government's contract, the Typhoon fighter aircraft production run (which is primarily built by BAE) is currently curtailed – “putting BAE into play”. British engineers build the intricacies and flying capabilities of the Typhoon and the easy bits are built by the Germans and Italians who get a wing each and the Spanish who get to grease the wheels. They call it the Eurofighter while British workers and the RAF call it the Typhoon, named after the earlier 1943 RAF fighter bomber used as a Nazi-panzer tank buster.
In terms of engineering the Dassault is absolutely no match for the 2012 Typhoon, and as in the design and build of Concorde, it lacks the level of BAE workers’ skill that the French and Germans do not have and desperately want. The Dassault plane is merely a bit of camouflage.
Hammond, the current Defence Secretary, has stressed the need to protect British interests but said, “We are not Luddites.” No, this EU crowd are certainly not Luddites but they are Vandals. It was the Hammond wretch that ordered the smashing up of the perfectly serviceable Harrier jump jet earlier this year and then said that a further £100 million of landing gear has to be put on the BAE aircraft carriers that are currently being built to facilitate the American F35 aircraft that are to be bought.
The F35 once built will have an impenetrable “black box” that protects American technology, so when purchased will only be upgraded and serviced at American behest through its black box input. Is that how you protect your country’s skill base and technical know-how (which philosophically of course was what the Luddites were about)? No doubt Hammond to the Yanks will be like a schoolboy, having bought an Airfix model kit, only to end up getting glue all over his hands while trying to put it together.
A country under threat
The last time that Britain as a country was under the type of threat now faced was September 1940 under the Nazi Directive No 17 codenamed Operation Sea Lion. The Directive stated that “since England, despite her hopeless military situation, still shows no sign of willingness to come to terms, it has been decided to prepare a landing operation against England•the aim of this operation is to eliminate the English homeland.”
Unlike the carpet bombing in September 1940 there is none of the messy physical tyranny coming from the EU fanatics now. Instead they rely on their “EU placemen” here in Britain and use impenetrable EU regulations to cook us a stew that they hope we will choke on.
In reality it is down to the British working class to fight for British independence. Forget the parliamentary disagreements between Labour, the Coalition, the SNP and the other Parliamentary also-rans. Their showpiece spats are about as genuine as the professional wrestling bouts that were once shown on television during Saturday afternoons just prior to the football results. Rebuild Britain and step up the tempo in leaving the EU. ■