posted on Dec, 1 2008 @ 02:58 PM
Currency is a basic expression of sovereignty. If the UK adopts the Euro, the Westminster Parliament will surrender so much of its powers & influence
to the EU it might as well just cease to exist. By us adopting the Euro the European Commission would quickly start extending its powers in many areas
of our public life, the health system, social security, common security, tax & revenue raising. Without that brake which Westminster currently
provides the EU will change the UK in ways we couldn't possibly imagine.
It's a decision which can only be taken once ... for once we adopt the Euro it'll be damn near impossible to extricate ourselves from it. And by
adopting the Euro, Parliament would be binding the hands of future governments by preventing them from overturning the decision. That is
anti-democratic and unconstitutional.
Perhaps being so incompetent with all things economic, the Labour government would be all too happy to see such matters passed to the EU ?
On Wednesday the State Opening Of Parliament takes place. In that ceremony a Parliamentary officer, Black Rod is sent by the Queen to summon members
of the House of Commons to attend her in the House of Lords. He famously has the door slammed in his face as he approaches the Commons chamber ... a
symbol of the independence of the Commons. Why are so many MP's so keen to give that up ? Who's lining their pockets ?
Independence is what the UK will lose by adopting the Euro, the ability to make decisions for ourselves. Independence is a great thing. That's why
I'm a Scottish nationalist, I want the same independence for Scotland that I want for the UK, certainly when it comes to the Euro. It matters not
whether we're richer or poorer by being independent ... the important thing is being able to decide things ourselves.