Via Vindico's excellent blog (grab that RSS feed now: seriously), I see that the EU has decided that our teachers are simply not good enough*. Vindico points to this article...
The European Commission has set out proposals to improve the quality of teacher training in the EU. eLearning may be a key tool employed. High-quality teaching is a prerequisite for high-quality education and training...
Well, there's little that I could argue with there, except that I thought that education didn't come under the remit of the European Union; isn't education a devolved issue, as it were? Er... yes. So how is the EU justifying entering yet another area of our lives? Yes, that's right; it's the old favourite...
... which are in turn a powerful determinant of Europe’s long-term competitiveness and capacity to create more jobs and growth. If adopted by Member States, the proposals agreed yesterday will ensure that the EU has the highly-educated workforce it will need to face up to the pressures of the 21st century.
Ah, yes. This is how the EU practises “policy creep”; their “aims” allow for an awful lot of interference.
The whole “jobs and growth” thing is an extension of the—more than slightly nebulous—Lisbon Agenda (aiming to make the EU one of the R&D powerhouses of the world); if this fails, of course, they can resort to the 308 rule that allows the EU to intervene in any area in which they can facilitate the aims of common market.
In this kind of way—i.e. through nebulous treaty “aims”—the EU ensures that it can interfere in any Member State area that it desires.
And what do we think that the EU will be teaching? Will it be anything like that wee book that I published pictures from, that showed the EU as being the champion of climate change policy; will they perhaps be teaching our children that the EU is the saviour of the world, the entity that has held Europe together, the organisation that has prevented war on the continent since World War II (something those of us with half a brain know to be a lie)?
That our politicians are stupid and venal enough to sign up to this kind of shit used to surprise me; after the revelation of their new potential status under the EU
The more that I consider all of this, the more I am tempted to subscribe to Guido's idea of not voting for them because “it only encourages them”. But I don't: and why?
Because I think we should hang the lot from lamp posts and have done with them, the bunch of fucking cunt-crap shit-fuckers. Burn the fucking lot of 'em, I say, and then piss on the bodies.
Who's with me?
* I never thought that I would agree with the EU on anything but, I must admit, I find it difficult to question their judgement on this one.