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Monumental deceit: How our politicians
have lied and lied about the true pur-
pose of the European behemoth

Daily Mail [UK], by Chrstopher Booker

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/1/2013 9:19:57 AM

Forty years ago today, in what was arguably the most fateful political move ever made by a British Prime Minister, Edward Heath took us into what was then called the ‘Common Market’. Such a step had scarcely been mentioned at the previous General Election, and the British people had very little idea of what they were letting themselves in for, other than a trading arrangement that might make it easier for us to sell our goods to our Continental neighbours.[Snip]We have seen that supposedly cosy club we joined transformed, step by step, into a vast, bloated bureaucratic empire, imposing its

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The true story of how the British people were lured into the suffocating bureaucratic behemoth that is the European Union of today. The machinations bear unsurprising resemblances to some attitudes and operations of the Obama Administration.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/1/2013 10:08:42 AM     (No. 9092947)

ALL politicians are power-mongers. A public sated on Cheetos and beer (and Dancing with the Stars...) can´t be bothered with the travails of their own freedom.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/1/2013 10:09:29 AM     (No. 9092949)

What does Pers Morgan gotta say?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/1/2013 11:37:59 AM     (No. 9093118)

Note that Margaret Thatcher saw through the deception and although Britain was already a member did, for five years, what she could in opposition until members of her own party who were in favor of the EU brought her down.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/1/2013 12:39:17 PM     (No. 9093228)

Great Britain does not have to give up its independence and freedoms to trade with the EU. GB produces goods and services, has money, traders will be at your door. GB should give the boot to the EU socialists.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/1/2013 2:42:56 PM     (No. 9093373)

#4, before the European Common Market (as was) came into being there were tariffs and other fees and expenses involved in imports and exports, including European countries. That´s mainly why Britons were persuaded to support entry into the EC. I was a little too young and naive to understand, all I knew was that my parents were thinking about imported goods being less expensive and exported goods making more money for the country.

The period when politicians began pushing the EC was not that long after the end of WWII. Still fairly strict rationing didn´t end until the mid-1950s or so--I remember my mother allowing me to hand a ration coupon to the sales clerk for a small bag of sugar (four ounces or so, perhaps?) in the early 1950s. The clearing of tens of thousands of bomb sites followed by reconstruction of factories, docks, city centers, rail stations, and the like, didn´t get into full swing until the "Swinging Sixties."

And so it came to pass for the battered, war-weary frog in the pot that the water was gradually heated until it was almost too hot to jump out and escape.

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