Sent to me by a friend, has the threat of the EU Army disappeared?
I have just been looking at Michelle Barnier’s speech in Berlin yesterday. Some interesting points which maybe more revealing than we ever get from the UK government and the EU ambition to grow its EU army by 2025 continue to get more extensive everyday to a St Malo Agreement made on 3rd December 1998 to have a defence force under one roof run by the EU.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
For the first time since the failure of the European Defence Community in 1954, we are witnessing an unprecedented effort to establish a Defence and Security Union. This is the roadmap we need to follow between now and 2025!
A guest post by John Planter – with tongue firmly in cheek…..
Scientists at CERN in Geneva have announced the discovery of the HEAVIEST element yet known to science.
AND yes … it was discovered in Great Britain , which is now the leading producer.
The new element is Governmentium (Gv). It has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lefton-like particles called peons.
Since Governmentium has no electrons or protons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes in contact.
The EU says we must pay a ‘Divorce bill’ before trade talks can commence.
I say ‘pay it’ – have I been on the sauce? But there are conditions….. watch to find out more
I recently wrote on this blog about the British ex-servicemen currently held on trumped up charges in an Indian gaol.
Further to an email to Foreign Secretary and Uxbridge MP Boris Johnson, I recently received the following reply to my enquiry about what the British government is doing to secure their release…
Dear Mr Dixon
Thanks you for your email of 6 October about the six former soldiers currently detained in India.
While we are unable to interfere in another country’s legal processes, I can reassure you that since the men’s detention we have regularly made clear to the Indian authorities our interest in this case. Each time we raise this case, we stress the importance of seeing progress and make clear the enormous strain and financial difficulty the ongoing separation is causing the men and their families.
The Prime Minister last raised the case with Indian Prime Minister Modi when they met in July at the G20 in Hamburg. I raised the case with the Indian Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, in August and the the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rt Hon Mark Field MP, raised the case with the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr J Akbar, when he visited India in October. He also visited the men in detention and subsequently met with families in London on the fourth anniversary of the men’s arrest on 12 October.
The Data Protection Act of 1998 prevents me from discussing the details of the consular assistance we are providing to any British national without their express permission, but I can assure you that while the case continues and the men remain in detention, consular officials continue to support them, focusing on the men’s welfare.
They take account of their individual needs and have secured significant improvements in their detention conditions.
The Right Hon Boris Johnson MP
My thanks to Boris Johnson for his reply and we hope to see these brave men home soon
Had a very moving Saturday in Westminster with my friends from March For England, here are some thoughts on the day
However, I still have many good friends in the party and believe in the core messages of its constitution and basic principles.
Henry Bolton deserves for those remaining to give him a chance but I can’t say I have been bowled over by his media appearances so far – I also realise that in the post Farage era that the party needs a decent team around the leader to make a solid impact. With this in mind I was very interested in the announcement scheduled for today of the new ‘shadow cabinet’ where he had a chance to stamp his own personality on to the leadership – however, I have to say it is more deckchairs on the Titanic than Nelson advancing on Trafalgar.
Below are my opinions on the appointments from my inside knowledge of those within the halls of power at UKIP –