In 1973 Ted Heath and his Conservative governement took the UK into the European Economic Community, or EEC, also known as The Common Market.
Part of the Labour Party manifesto during the two General Elections of 1974 was the promise of a referendum of the UK's continued membership of the
Labour, who had concerns over certain policies within the EEC, the Common Agricultural Policy etc, won an overall majority in October 1974 and
subsequently held a referendum in June 1975.
With a turnout of nearly 65% approximately 67% voted for continued membership.
It is necessary to look at the aims of the EEC to understand exactly what the British public voted for.
The EEC was a Free Trade Organisation aimed at developing;
1. Customs Union and common external tariff.
2. Common agriculture, trade and transport policies.
3. Enlargement of EEC throughout Europe.
In 1986 The Single European Act was agreed.
This changed the very nature of the EEC.
It's aims were the establishment of The Single Market and European Political Cooperation, the start of the move towards full European Union and
transferal of power from Westminster to Strasbourg and Brussels.
The Maastricht Treaty followed in 1991 and with it came about The European Union with much broader powers.
It was then followed by The Lisbon Treaty which gave even more power to the central European Union even allowing it to dictate national policy at
During all this there had been a growing movement for the introduction of a single European currency to help support and assist trade between member
This came into useage in 2002 has become more and more influential in world economics.
Only the UK and Denmark negotiated exemption from the Euro and still use their own currencies and Sweden opted out in 2003 as the result of a national
Gradually since the UK's entry into the EEC the centralised European organisation has systematically tried to gain more and more control away from
the soveriegn states and impose it's own rules, regualtions and now laws upon it's member states.
It has neither the mandate or the legal authority to do so in the UK.
First of all, let's have a look at the definition of the term 'Sovereignty'.
' Sovereignty is the quality of having supreme, independent authority over a territory. It can be found in a power to rule and make law that rests on
a political fact for which no purely legal explanation can be provided.'
By signing The Lisbon Treaty, (contrary to the policy as stated in the Labour Party Manifesto), Gordon Brown sacrificed Britain's right to veto in EU
policy making in 40 areas.
If that is not a surrendering of Sovereignty then I don't know what is.
We are now in the position where the EU can overrule UK laws.
Back in 1975 the British people voted to enter a trade agreement, nothing more, nothing less.
Every single Prime Minister since, and possibly our monarch, has been guilty of gradually but continually surrendering sovereignty to a foreign
The EU is in the process of completely usurping our sovereignty and control over our own country with powers to dictate over every aspect of our every
I am not even going to go into the Fourth Reich / NWO theories and aspects of the EU.
I am not even going into how corrupt and overly beaurocratic an organisation it is.
The very fact that this has happened, quite openly, without the Britsh people having anysay in it is tantamount to Treason.
I personally wish to withdraw from the EU.
But it is the peoples right to self-determination that is at question.
If the majority wish to stay in the EU, so be it.
But we should demand the right to vote on it.
Cameron and Clegg both said it is time to listen to the people.
Let's force their hand and see how committed they are to this and demand our right to have OUR say on just who is to govern us!