EU fails to agree treaty - intergovernmental agreement instead. 2 tier Europe a reality

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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 07:37 AM
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Originally posted by spacedonk
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I think you are wrong. The Euro will work when Europe becomes integrated into a United states of Europe with political and fiscal unity. The financial crisis just ushers in this integration at a faster rate IMHO.

It is still a currency in it's infancy, ultimately the second the Euro was taken up by multiple nations the path was set for full integration . I think this was noted by te UK which is why we really resisted the Euro. We have retained our sovereignty which multiple nations have given up.
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If initially set up correctly, you would be correct. However, in the political rush to create the Euro no economic / financial safeguards were put in place. The result now is a total mess. Look at what was actually agreed last week at the summit - nothing at all! The markets have reacted as you would expect. The penalties talked about are a joke for nations that can't currently comply - they have no money so how would they pay fines? By the way, if you read the articles they were discussing adding last week then you will see that all fines must be paid in 7 days!


Give it another couple of weeks and we will have another crisis summit. The funniest thing is that by the time of the French Presidential elections, there is a very real possibility that Sarkozy will no longer even be in charge - and his rival says he will follow Cameron's lead in opting out.




posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 07:44 AM
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Interesting point on Sarkozy, does the French law permit a sitting President to call a 'state of emergency' to continue his presidency to completion of a serious parliamentary matter? Anybody know? Otherwise there will be a rush job to get it through in time if his rival has categorically stated he will not sign an enhanced treaty.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 07:48 AM
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Those in the EU parliament are calling for the UK A to loose its rebate. Like hell an it will.

Good way of adding more fuel to cause of Leaving the EU as a whole.

Those in the EU Parliament should not send out threats unless they can back them up.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 07:50 AM
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They had Hollande (the Socialist Presidential candidate) on the radio and he said even if it was signed he might not abide by it.. (it is an intergovernmental treaty after all) his comment was "we'll see" and Hollande is leading the presidential race and is opposed to any new treaty.

If my memory serves me correctly the presidential race will conclude just after this intergovernmental treaty is signed.. so one can wonder if the veto was intentional to aid the EU rather than hinder it.. a full treaty would have passed into the hands of whoever wins the French presidential elections.
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by Laurauk
Those in the EU parliament are calling for the UK A to loose its rebate. Like hell an it will.

Good way of adding more fuel to cause of Leaving the EU as a whole.

Those in the EU Parliament should not send out threats unless they can back them up.


Seems they are ramping up the fear campaign to get the UKs buy in through fear, not the establishment but rather the people and I personally think they are taking the wrong route with the British people.. best to just leave us alone or it really will bite them on the arse.

reminds me of a line from one Kiplings poems


"The Saxon is not like us Normans. His manners are not so polite.
But he never means anything serious till he talks about justice and right.
When he stands like an ox in the furrow – with his sullen set eyes on your own,
And grumbles, 'This isn't fair dealing,' my son, leave the Saxon alone.
www.kipling.org.uk...



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 08:00 AM
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I also see for the first time polls indicating that the populace of both France and Germany are falling out of love with the Euro in a major way - this is certainly significant.

However, for arguments sake, lets say the Euro is saved. I still don't think that works out badly for Britain as where does the EU think their big corporations will be doing their banking? That's right, lovely off shore Britain.



And the rebate thing is a joke as well. Why risk upsetting Britain by talking of stopping the rebate (again)? As by far the second largest contributor, we could simply choose to stop contributing. Good luck then in Brussels!
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 08:01 AM
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Absolutely bloody brilliant


Any excuse for a bit of Kipling is a good thing. Same goes for Mr Kipling too!



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 08:08 AM
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Oh but the Officials in the EU will not let on with regards to this. They do not want anything or anyone to disrupt their dream, of becoming and United States of Europe.

Just shows how bad the mentality is with those whom are running the EU.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 08:12 AM
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Originally posted by Flavian
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Absolutely bloody brilliant


Any excuse for a bit of Kipling is a good thing. Same goes for Mr Kipling too!


There is always space to crowbar in a bit of Kipling... especially Mr Kipling


But I can not help but feel the EU is miss reading the situation.. while the media hammer on about how bad this was, the British people appear to me to be standing arms crossed with a wry smile.. in my opinion anything more than leaving us alone right now is going to be pretty unwise. but then again this is the EU.. I guess we'll see how this develops and how many other countries join us in the land of billy no mates




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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 08:20 AM
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That's it isn't it? I have always been pro Europe (not pro Euro) but TBH the posturing coming out of Brussels now is generally leaving me with the old "nobody likes us but we don't care" attitude.

Fine, leave us alone while you sink. We have a good view from just off shore.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 08:32 AM
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That seems to be the feeling from most people I know regardless of political view, any more of this silliness from Brussels is going to cause many many more people to simply dig in their heels..

So I certainly feel they have really miss read the nature of the British people, or have they? There are so many games being played at the moment I have to wonder if we are still being played, and this is the reaction they want?

Sometimes it hard being an untrusting conspiracy theorist


Edit to remind myself to slow down the speed of my typing..
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 08:42 AM
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Hence What I have previously stated in other threads.

It has been always claimed that Germany might have lost World War 2,but they will win through peace.

Now I am not saying all this is a German doing.

But it falls into place.

Have the UK go up against Germany once again, only this time It wont be the rest of EU V Germany, it will be the UK V the whole of the EU.

Maybe this is what those who are running this fiasco from behind the scenes are wanting. a major flare up in Europe once again.

Or it could be I am reading too much into this?
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 08:55 AM
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To be honest I have felt for the last couple of years that they (whoever are pulling the strings) have left few avenues open aside from confrontation and conflict..

For my mind it it'll either take the form of internal civil strife/open rebellion that marked the economic depression of the 1830s or as you rightly are concerned about, external conflict pitting nation against nation that marked the economic depression of the 1930s.

My hope is another avenue is found, but unless we have some new version of the industrial revolution to create new wealth and new job opportunities I can't help but feel we have been cornered into whatever happens next.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 09:00 AM
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It would be beneficial for those who run the arms industry for another major conflict within Europe. Not only the European Arms Industry but external Arms Companies.

Just something about all of this bugs my happiness.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 09:20 AM
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As usual those people in that industry will work both sides of the fence for as long as they can.. but it'll be interesting to see who comes and joins us on our side (where all the fun is really
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 09:23 AM
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It is interesting to see the convoluted messages coming out of Brussels at the moment. There does seem to be lots of contradiction regarding just what it does mean for Britain in Europe.

It seems the ardent Europhiles think it is an excuse to boot Britain.

On the other hand, it appears that the pragmatic Europhiles think this was simply Britain sticking up for itself and it doesn't really change much regarding the EU.

It is good to see such a consensus of opinion!


Seriously though, when people in Brussels cannot even agree on the UK's veto do people really think the proposed further integration is likely? Or that it will save the Euro?



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 04:20 AM
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I find it rather amusing that the Liberal Democrats are sounding off with regards to the VETO. Tell you what break up the coalition, go to the country if they are so annoyed by Cameron. But they will not do it why?

They know for a fact that if there was a General Election the Liberals would be wiped out.

That is why they will not break up the coalition.

As to the french MEP calling for the UK to loose its rebate. We loose the rebate you loose the discounts to your farmers. In ohter words from the UK to France up yours!

As to Merkel. Britain to be kept isolated>? Go for it. We will do what we done during both world wars. Difference this time. The UK will finish you off once and for all.

If I was Cameron I would be putting in plans just in case, France and Germany decides to rect up the momentum on the UK. If I were Cameron I would fight back by vetoing everything.
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