Monday, 16 November 2009
An effective EU President will achieve ever closer union.
The utter nonsense of the Conservative position is that the Treaty of Rome quite clearly calls for "ever closer union". Therefore it is senseless to call those driving the EU at the top as undemocratic and all the rest of it if you are committed to EU membership as the Conservative Party is and has always been. The EU is moving in a very definite direction. Its pro-integration agenda cannot be stopped, only opted out of by leaving and instead trading freely with our European neighbours.
It is for that reason that it comes as no surprise to me that the new favourite to be our unelected EU President is a man who wrote the following for his Party's manifesto: “Apart from the euro, also other national symbols need to be replaced by European symbols (licence plates, identity cards, presence of more EU flags, one time EU sports events".
In the bubble of Brussels, that agenda makes him a very tantalising prospect indeed. So do we want this, or do we want to leave?