The EU is now patently a failing project, and that event can largely be laid at the door of one person – Angela Merkel. A sequence of serious misjudgments on her part the first of which was having the arrogance to assume that the people of the member states would not notice its creeping transition from an economic union to a political one, and if they did wouldn’t particularly care.
What was worse, the member states elected Euro MPs who actually had no say in proposing, formulating or approving legislation. They were just window dressing, passengers on a gravy train who got to rule nothing. That was to be done by unelected, unaccountable and unfireable committees of bureaucrats who turned out to be compulsive obsessives in wanting to control every aspect of everyday life, from what kind of lightbulbs you were permitted to use to what legally constituted a sausage.
Needless to say, this petty stomping on the cultural mores of each country inevitably got up everyone’s nose in the end, and was compounded by the quality of people whose appointment to power she forced, because make no mistake, when you pull away the fig leaf, Germany runs the EU.
The worst of these appointments was Jean-Clàude Junker who apparently apart from having his first scotch of the day with his breakfast, is ignorant, dictatorial and needlessly abrasive. Of course, being the ex-prime minister of a postage stamp-sized spot on the map like Luxembourg, he has wide experience of the nuances of bigtime politics with countries of 60 plus million people, which is to say none.
He may be the most prominent of the type, but he’s a perfect example of the arrogance of people appointed rather than elected to power who know they can’t be voted out. The pervasive feeling was a United States of Europe was being formed on the sly and it was going to be ruled by an unelected elite who absolutely knew what was best for us common folk.
The next disaster she pushed through was the admittance of the southern states into the Euro currency. This should never have been allowed to happen until they’d moved onto a much stronger manufacturing base. The concern was that their economies were simply not fiscally strong enough to withstand an economic downturn, and despite what a lot of innocent cherubs may think, such downturns will always happen. When the inevitable recession hit, it would be the stronger northern economies who would have to save them by shovelling bucketful’s of loans to keep them inside the zone.
This is precisely what happened, and to keep them afloat they are now in servitude to Brussels for the next two decades or so and are suffering horrific youth unemployment rates of 25% or more. The tragedy is that some of those young people will probably never have a steady job in an economy that will be perennially struggling to make repayments of loans to the EU. Those countries are now in all but name vassal states of the EU.
It was precisely this line of practical thought that made Britain steadfastly refuse to join the Euro, and that decision has been well and truly vindicated because that’s exactly what occurred. At the time, Britain was roundly condemned as being a bad member of the EU club, but the reason Britain is the financial powerhouse of Europe is it knows a bad investment when it sees it.
Angela’s next blunder was to invite one and all war refugees from the Arab world into Europe. Come one, come all, and they did. As it turned out, the vast majority of them weren’t war refugees or not even economic migrants; they were welfare refugees and the bottom scrapings of the barrel in the Arab world, which is why no other Arab country would touch them with a barge pole.
What they actually were coming for were the generous welfare cheques handed out by the Germans and Swedes. Of the million or so comfortably ensconced in rent free hostels in Germany receiving generous benefits, apparently a whole 54 of them have so far managed or should I say bothered to get a job.
Unfortunately the problems with such a massive influx of shiftless foreign people doesn’t end there. They also brought with them a rape culture, a complete disregard for women, never mind their rights. Sexual assaults on women and children, both female and male, have gone through the roof.
It’s got so bad, that swimming pools have banned migrants from them or instituted men only and lady only bathing times. The worst example of this attitude to western women as being seen as whores who could be groped and raped was the new year’s eve attacks on women in Cologne.
Social media reported it straight away, but it took the mainstream media who were well aware what had happened, a week before they were shamed into even mentioning it. This was self-censorship at its worst, and the irony of the whole situation was the Mayoress of Cologne even suggested a new dress code for German women.
Sweden, who got the rest of the welfare seekers, went in the space of a year from being the most sexually liberated country to the rape capital of Europe, and the media there are also afraid to say anything lest they are accused of being racist. There are now sharia no go areas where any Swedish woman enters at her own peril and in some small towns, police have cautioned them about being out after dark.
Add in the worrying fact that ISIS has used the influx to infiltrate terrorists into Europe whose job is to kill as many people as possible before they’re gunned down, and they’re perfect visitors – thanks again Angela.
What was known as the Schengen agreement, which allowed free passage across borders within the EU without being stopped and your papers being examined is now history. The border guards are all back in place to keep out the immigrants – they’re Germany and Sweden’s self-inflicted wound and are not going to become anyone else’s.
Her final and I think her greatest blunder was Brexit. She led the chorus of how disastrous a thing it would be for Britain to leave the EU. There were veiled threats from all sides about no trading agreements, tariffs being imposed, the Thames running red with blood and the death of the first born.
She was joined of course by every bleating establishment figure and organisation in Britain and a Remain vote seemed a certainty. Instead, people here voted to leave and pretty much over how we were to be ruled and whether we should accept floods of shiftless foreigners whose major pastime apart from living on welfare was predatory sexual assaults on women and children.
Since only 4% of firms in Britain export anything to Europe whereas they’re heavily dependent on exporting to us, talk of embargoes was a bit of a joke. One can imagine companies like BMW and Bayer switching to flog their products to countries like Albania or Macedonia.
There will be a trade deal with the EU, but it’ll be Britain calling the shots, because that’s what happens when the world’s fifth largest economy negotiates with a community whose growth rate is just above Antartica’s.
In mainland Europe, these arrogant blunders by her and the EU are pushing politics in the same direction in nearly every member state; the resurgence of ultra nationalist or nakedly fascist parties.
That’s what’s rising out of Angela’s ashes.
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