This is the last ’round-up’ for the year, a summary of a few links to interesting stuff I’ve seen this week. If you want to see more articles you can find them categorised on my Pinterest account. Or even better, check out the latest stories making the news in my new Flipboard online magazine #WhyIamOUT – go on, subscribe.
So what’s been making the news this week?
Biggest story of the past 10 days has been the PM’s attempts to play tough over the impending influx of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants – summed up best in this article from UKIP MEPs. There was immediate reaction, from the Bulgarian President, warning DC about his plans.
As UKIP have consistently stated, the EU will never allow any significant or serious renegotiation by DC. This was highlighted in an article which indicates that the EU is currently taking legal action against the UK on nearly 50 different cases including sourcing garlic from China and tractor emissions. If they take this stance on matters of such trivia, how do you think they’ll react to controls on immigaration – one of the cornerstones of EU law? Anyone who thinks there is room for manoeuvre here is fooling themselves.
Another EU Directive caught my eye this week, with news that threatens to outlaw independent midwives. Not an area I’m familiar with – but clearly neither are the EU. Once again our health services are being threatened by EU law makers and there’s nothing we can do about it . . . as long as we remain members.
Green energy and EU corruption are regularly in the news, and this week the two were linked in a couple of interesting articles. Firstly news that the EU was funding the green lobby to the tune of £90m in a shameless bit of self serving. This was followed by news of a number of Ecocrats, ‘green’ politicians, tycoons and power brokers who help each other benefit from billions raised on our bills.
The fracking debacle continues to run. While the US is now flourishing again due to the cheap energy available from this new source, Europe’s potential prosperity continues to be blighted by the EU and Government (Ed Davey in particular) allowing the debate to be hijacked by green lobbyists.
Finally, I couldn’t let a round-up pass without my regular dig at the ECHR – the single most offensive piece of EU legislation, in my opinion. Even Chris Grayling waded into the debate this week stating “I have very real concerns about Strasbourg ruling on ‘life means life’ sentences”, telling the parliamentary committee, “the European Court of Human Rights has lost democratic accountability after controversial rulings”.
Well that’s it for now. Enjoy the rest of the holidays and here’s to a
Happy NoEU Year !