January 21, 2005
Tom Utley pounds the table:
One of the very reasons why we can get rid of
governments that we dislike, with so much ease, is that ministers are
subject to the same non-negotiable authority as the rest of us.
I cannot resist quoting yet again Disraeli's magnificent put-down of those who preferred the Continental model of a sovereign citizenry to the British way: "To the liberalism they profess, I prefer the liberties we enjoy. To the rights of man, the rights of Englishmen."
Why, when our own constitution has proved superior to any other in Europe, is Tony Blair so besotted by the Continental model? Why does he want to hand over so many of Parliament's powers to an unanswerable, virtually unsackable judiciary? Why is he so determined to surrender control of our laws and our currency to European institutions that have no place in our hearts?
We, who were born free, need no citizenship oaths or affirmations of belief in "social cohesion" to make us feel that we belong. Such humiliations are for the people of insecure countries, riven by revolution, or for nations such as Japan, with a long history of authoritarian rule. We Britons are free to think for ourselves, and to be as rude as we like about our political masters.
I am damned if I am going to chant from a text written by our bat-eared buffoon of a Home Secretary.
Well said Sir, well said.
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Tracked on Jan 22, 2005 1:55:08 AM
The reason T Blair is so entranced by the continental way of doing things, is that he is a control freak. He hates the idea that we can all think for ourselves. He wants results.
His Primary belief is:
You have to break a few eggs to make an omlette.
He doesn't care how he does it, he just wants to get his own way.
Posted by: EU Serf | Jan 21, 2005 6:40:54 PM