Sunday, November 29, 2015

Alan Sked — How A Secretive Elite Created The EU To Build A World Government

Alan Sked is the founder of Ukip. Interesting that The Telegraph is giving him editorial space. "World government" is fighting words for nationalists. Is this the position of the Torygraph?

Note the lede.
Voters in Britain's referendum need to understand that the European Union was about building a federal superstate from day one.
While this is a political argument for Brexit, it is based on a history lesson about how and why the EU came to be.
Harold Macmillan and his closest advisers were part of an intellectual tradition that saw the salvation of the world in some form of world government based on regional federations. He was also a close acquaintance of Jean Monnet, who believed the same. It was therefore Macmillan who became the representative of the European federalist movement in the British cabinet.…
According to Monnet’s chief aide and biographer, Francois Duchene, both the Labour and Liberal Parties later did the same. Meanwhile the Earl of Gosford, one of Macmillan’s foreign policy ministers in the House of Lords, actually informed the House that the aim of the government’s foreign policy was world government.

Monnet’s Action Committee was also given financial backing by the CIA and the US State Department. The Anglo-American establishment was now committed to the creation of a federal United States of Europe.

Today, this is still the case. Powerful international lobbies are already at work attempting to prove that any return to democratic self-government on the part of Britain will spell doom. American officials have already been primed to state that such a Britain would be excluded from any free trade deal with the USA and that the world needs the TTIP trade treaty which is predicated on the survival of the EU.

Fortunately, Republican candidates in the USA are becoming Eurosceptics and magazines there like The National Interest are publishing the case for Brexit. The international coalition behind Macmillan and Heath will find things a lot more difficult this time round — especially given the obvious difficulties of the Eurozone, the failure of EU migration policy and the lack of any coherent EU security policy.

Most importantly, having been fooled once, the British public will be much more difficult to fool again.
The Telegraph
How A Secretive Elite Created The EU To Build A World Government
How a secretive elite created the EU to build a world governmentAlan Sked | Professor of International History at the London School of Economics.


Carlos said...

At what point do a group of people with similar ideas and some social contact become a secretive elite conspiracy?

It's just a bad idea with unintended consequences.

Matt Franko said...

It's probably 'over systemization' in our (we outside tptb ) thinking ....

Iow it becomes 'a conspiarcy!' When we (again those of us outside tptb) over systematize....