Thursday, December 14, 2006

Can we, please, just fucking leave?

The European Union should not exist; it is a customs union and, as such, it entire raison d'etre is predicated on limiting that which makes us rich, i.e. trade. But, of course, the EU is about so much more than trade: the EU is about political integration.

And political integration is, of course, all about who wields the power. Is it we the people, through our elected representatives, or is it the unelected bureaucrats of the EU? Well, it appears to be the unelected bureaucrats.
So, to recap. The EU bureaucrats (FVO) are arguing with the UK bureaucrats (FSO) about exactly how the second set of testing for antibiotic residues in raw milk ought to be conducted. Bowland Dairy Products is somewhere in the middle of all this. They're obeying the law as the FSO both understands and imposes it. So they're obeying the law of the land. The FVO disagrees and gets a blanket banning order on the company's products.

Bowland argues this case in the Court of First Instance who agree that the Commission has acted illegally and that they must withdraw said blanket ban. On a retest of the plant, the FVO did not (whether from malice or incompetence) share the results with the FSO meaning that the legal authority in the UK had no way of taking part in the subsquent discussion over whether the Commission should continue with its illegal activity.

Which they did, passing a law, binding upon every single one of us 450 million EU citizens, making it a jailable offense to place upon the market, or even prepare to place upon the market, production from Bowlands Dairy Products.

So, in conclusion, who is running this country? Us or them? Clearly, them. While they are doing so, are they obeying the rule of law? Are they doing things by the book, as must be done in any approximation of a free and liberal society? No, they aren't, they are deliberately flouting direct court orders restraining their actions.

Essentially, the unelected bureaucrats have, for some obscure reason, decided that they are going to shut down Bowland Dairies, by hook or by crook. And they have done it by crook: illegally.

But then, with a Commission which includes convicted frausters, what do you expect?



Unio Euopaea delenda est!

2 comments:

Serf said...

But then, with a Commission which includes convicted fraudsters, what do you expect?

Don't forget ex Communists, who would be pretty good at this kind of thing.

My take on this ,is that they would rather break the law and close down an innocent company than admit a mistake. Either that or a competitor is involved in some way.

Pogo said...

Mistake? Mistake?? Surely, you're mistaken... Politicians never make mistakes!