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The Lisbon Treaty

It may seem late in the day, but those fine people at the Taxpayers’ Alliance are putting around a petition urging support for a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, aka the European Constitution. The Czech Republic is, at present, the last country to stand in the way of what will be a dangerous acceleration in the move of the EU towards the status of being a complete state in its own right.

Here is the link for those who are interested.

As an aside, I see that the TPA has spawned a leftist website using almost exactly the same URL. The TPA, is, according to this outfit, an evil, right-wing (booo!) organisation that er, wants to do terrible things like curb the spending of the state. This lot appear to be almost as capable of tax-doublespeak as the absurdly misnamed Tax Justice Network .

9 comments to The Lisbon Treaty

  • cjf

    Like minerals and vegetables, we’re all resources, now.
    “Why councils should ban the Daily Mail” ???
    Is it competition to porn sites, or what?

    Oh well, it’s a small world after all. The UK is like the People’s State of Ohio in the US. Congradulations.
    And, condolences.

  • I have been on and posted a bit.

    Comments are currently unmoderated by them, a slip-up which they will no doubt correct fairly soon.

  • Thanks – of course I’ll sign.

  • Bruce Hoult

    Is it just me, or is the Czech Republic being run by the good guys at the moment? I read a speech by the Czech PM and it was excellent — reminded me a lot of some very good politicians we had here in NZ briefly 20 – 25 years ago.

    On another subject, I am so going to go to this.

  • Bruce, what about your current PM – already disappointing?

  • Bruce Hoult

    I’m pretty much equally disappointed in all politicians who think that their KPI is the number of new laws they can pass rather than the number of old ones they can repeal. On balance, however, I do think that National under Key are a little better than Labour under Clark.

    The really sad thing is how many poison pills Labour left us in their last year.

  • Nuke Gray

    Hey, there’s no need to worry about the Lisbon Treat! Apparently, the Copenhagen Treaty will be a surrogate world government with powers to redistribute wealth from guilty western nations to innocent non-western nations, without you needing to do anything! The Lisbon wish-list has already been superceded! So will be democratic governments- and you know how annoying they are!

  • Paul Marks

    One of the poison pills being the big budget deficit.

    It looks “small” compared to Britain and the United States, but that is because Britain and the United States are already bankrupt (the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England are buying up the debt with money they create out of nothing).

    Actually New Zealand has serious problems – they are just masked by the habit of people of camparing New Zealand to nations where the situation is hopeless (such as Britain and the United States).

  • Paul Marks

    Yes the draft treaty of Copenhagen contains the word “government” as in creating a world government to tax and regulate.

    The final treaty will (most likely) remove the word “government” whilst keeping the tax and regulation world government powers.

    However, that does not mean that the Lisbon treaty is not evil and should not be opposed.

    For example, the Economist (which once OPPOSED the E.U. Constitution – treaty of Lisbon) said two weeks ago that the Lisbon Treaty was a “defeat” for Euro superstatists and that only people who were “blinded by hatred” could possibly think otherwise.

    Given the present state of the Economist (pro TARP bailouts, pro trillion Dollar “Stimulus” spending, Comrade Barack Obama as “The Renewal of America” and so on) that should tell anyone all they need to know about the Lisbon Treaty – and why it is totally evil and most be opposed to the last breath.

    The Economist is useful (which is why I bang on about it). For example it was from the John M. (editor of the Economist) that I first heard about the demented plan to give vast sums of taxpayers money to China and India (insanely they already get some taxpayers money) in return for vague promises to “limit greenhouse gasses”.

    John M. of the Economist thought it was a wonderful idea – and was pushing it on the BBC’s “Any Questions” radio show about a year ago.

    Of course this does not mean that I would ever give these evil folk any money by buying the Economist, or have their disgusting magazine in the house – but it is useful to know that they think (as they are the voice of the collectivist establishment – as is their sister publication the Financial Times).