EU leaders have abandoned the convention of not intervening in elections in other countries, openly calling on the people of Greece to back pro-poverty parties. Tory MP David Davis said, “How the Greeks vote and what it means for the Greeks is a matter for the Greeks. Imagine how crass we would think it if Europe started making comments about British elections.”
New political union
A group of 10 EU Foreign Ministers propose to use the crisis as a stepping stone towards a “political union” by transferring more powers to the EU, including creating a European monetary fund, a European army and a European finance minister.
According to the Daily Telegraph “David Cameron promises to ‘protect’ Britain from German plans for a eurozone superstate with common banking and political systems.” Yet Cameron has also called for a bigger bailout fund, shared eurozone bonds and a more active monetary policy from the ECB. Chancellor George Osborne said much the same: “We will not oppose greater political integration at a eurozone level•we hope to further integrate the single market.”
In other words both Osborne and Cameron want the eurozone to integrate its members’ economies into a German-led state. European Commission President Barroso called this “a very interesting development”.
Undermining national identity
In evidence to the House of Lords EU home affairs sub committee Peter Sutherland, Head of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, said the European Union should be doing its best to undermine the sense of homogeneity (single identity) of its member countries in favour of an open immigration policy.
Sutherland is also non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International and former chairman of BP, and has reportedly attended meetings of the Bilderberg Group. He admitted that the Global Forum on Migration and Development had received some funding from the British government. ■