For decades, the EU has trundled along to a purpose, sucking in countries and weakening the links between governments and people in its aim to create a one world government.
A system, according to a 1966 book by Carol Quigley, a Bill Clinton mentor, to be run in feudalist fashion.
With the agreement of the EU, Russia is similarly dividing its territories into regions, forming the Eurasian Union and moving closer to the EU.
Putin is reported to have said ‘soon that union will be compatible with regulations in North America as the EU-North American TTIP moves along’ confirming David Cameron’s recent statement that the EU should stretch ‘from the Atlantic to the Urals’.
Well, what about the people of all colours and creeds? On the online site, Russia Beyond The Headlines, 17.2.2013, Sberbank president German Gref, at a meeting of the Gaidor Forum, said: “In globalisation, as in competition, the strongest wins.
“One of the key problems is the division of populations into those who earn one dollar a day and those earning 10 dollars a day. Globalisation facilitates this between people and countries because the strong gain more while the weak become weaker and poorer.”
A week later, the World Bank representative, Augusto Looez-Claros, said “investors were looking for manpower that was not only cheap but skilled”. Imagine the scramble for jobs, and even survival, when a world-wide pool of desperate people can be played off one against the other?
Should we, perhaps, heed the words of George Orwell, in his book 1984: “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.”
What next? The Euro by 2020? Well, Mervyn King, ex-Governor of the Bank of England, (Telegraph online 28.2.16) said: “The Eurozone is doomed to failure and will lurch from crisis to crisis because of the underlying differences in countries and the cost of defeat.”
He went on to say: “The Euro today is a drag on world growth and the only way to stop countries staring into the abyss of ‘crushing austerity, continuing mass unemployment and no end to the burden of national debt is to abandon the Euro BUT exit would cause chaos and falls in living standards.”
Unfortunately, vested interests of the rich and powerful will be a factor during the run-up to the referendum, so will it be a fair fight?
In the book, The EU: A Corporatist Racket David Barnby claims that our own Roy Hattersley was so disgusted at the ‘connivings’, (too numerous to mention), at the Breakfast Club, to persuade the public to vote for membership of the Common Market, that he attended no more meetings.
Could something similar happen again?