Monday, January 12, 2009

EU're a gas!

A few days ago, The Daily Express reported that the EU was going to try to snaffle our energy supplies.
BRITAIN’S vital North Sea oil and gas supplies are to be taken over by Europe under emergency plans revealed for the first time in Brussels yesterday.

EU leaders are demanding control of British energy reserves to prevent power blackouts that have left millions of eastern Europeans without heat in Arctic weather due to the Russian gas blockade.

Euro-MPs are calling for the creation of a European gas reserve, made up of British and Dutch supplies, which member states can tap into in the event of any future shortage.

The transfer of ownership would be enacted under secret powers written into the controversial Lisbon Treaty. It gives Europe the legal power to take over individual states’ supplies to “ensure security of energy supply in the Union”.

As usual, the issue is a little more nuanced than the MSM has time for but, according to EUReferendum, it does seem that the main allegation is substantially correct.
At the heart of that is the doctrine of "sharing the pain". If Europe is to go short of gas, we should all go short, rather than have some member states still burning while others freeze. The idea is, of course, cloaked in Euro-rhetoric, but that is what "solidarity" actually means - if one freezes, we all freeze.

Britain, nevertheless, has problems of its own. With its energy policy a shambles, electricity power cuts looming and an over-reliance on gas for electricity generation, it is in no position to help out the freezing Euro-weenies. Thus, Barroso either needs to be able to blag his way into convincing the UK to sacrifice itself pour les autres or he must wait until the constitutional Lisbon treaty is ratified.

The powers Barroso needs were in the original constitution and they are still there in Lisbon, with which he can finagle a deal using qualified majority voting that will strip away Britain's control over its own energy reserves.

The only good thing here is that our energy policy has been so mismanaged that, by the time the "colleagues" get their way, Britain will have very little to give. Thus, when we come to sit in the dark, freezing cold, with our generators idle, we will at least have the small comfort of knowing that much of Europe will be in a similar condition – except of course France, which can rely in its nukes.

We're all fucked: can we leave yet?

Still, one consolation is that—when the lights have all gone out and humanity is laid low—those humans left scrabbling in the dirt will be looking to revenge themselves upon those bearded, sandal-wearing, hippy shitbags who got us into this mess with their environmental hysteria.

These Gaia-worshipping, underwear-knitting morons will provide us with valuable food supplies through their knowledge of peasant farming, and... well... there will be a whole new meaning to that pithy phrase, uttered by generations of mothers to their recalcitrant children...

"Eat up your Greens..."


DocBud said...

"Eat up your Greens...oh, and toss another politician on the fire, it's getting nippy in here."

William said...

Not a mention of this on Pravda. There's a surprise.

Robin said...

Not just the Greens. The BBC ,Independent and Whitehall Mandarins should be boiled in the stew as well

Furry Conservative said...

"Not a mention of this on Pravda. There's a surprise."

Of course. They are too busy publishing press releases from favoured pressure groups:

Trixy said...

Actually, the Express were accurate because they were briefed by someone who was actually in the Conference of Presidents meeting where it was discussed.

I'll give you a clue: they're quoted and it's not a Tory.