The Second World War ended in 1945. It had been a time of terrible destruction and killing, and it had started in Europe. How could the leaders of European Countries stop such dreadful things from ever happening again? They needed a new plan that had never been tried before.
A Vision of a New Europe
Between 1870 and1945 France and Germany fought each other three times with terrible loss of life. European leaders became convinced that the only way to secure lasting peace between France and Germany was to unite them economically and politically. A Frenchman called Jean Monnet realised that there were two things a country needed before it could make war: iron for producing steel to make munitions and coal to provide energy for factories and railways. Europe had plenty of coal and steel.
In 1950, in a speech inspired by Jean Monnet, the French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman, proposed integrating the coal and steel industries of Western Europe. He said, “….The pooling of coal and steel production should immediately provide for the setting up of common foundations for economic development as a first step in the federation of Europe……By pooling basic production and by instituting a new High Authority, whose decisions will bind France, Germany and other member countries, this proposal will lead to the realisation of the concrete foundation of a European federation indispensable to the preservation of peace…..”
Dr. Adenauer, the German Chancellor, told the Bundestag:
“I was in full agreement with the French Government that the significance of the Schuman’s proposal was first and foremost political and not economic….
Adenauer Memoirs 1945-53, pages 264-265
In 1951 the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was set up with Belgium, Western Germany, Luxembourg, France, Italy and the Netherlands. The power to make decisions about the industry in these countries was placed in the hands of an independent unelected supranational body called the “High Authority”. Jean Monnet became its first President.
Note – Today the EU is controlled by 27 unelected Commissioners – nothing changes!
The ECSC was a success. In 1957 the six countries signed the Treaties of Rome to remove trade barriers to form the European Economic Community (EEC) or the Common Market as it was popularly called.
How the UK joined the EEC
Harold Macmillan first sought British entry to the Common Market in 1962.
In 1963 General de Gaulle vetoed Britain’s first application to join the Common Market.
In 1967 De Gaulle once again said “Non” to Britain.
In Front 1,000 diplomats, civil servants and ministers as well as journalists, de Gaulle accused Britain of a “deep-seated hostility” towards European construction.
History would prove him dead right!
Prime Minister Ted Heath succeeded by ramming our membership through Parliament with characteristic ruthlessness and sacrificing Britain’s fishing industry for his ambition.
Edward Heath’s Treason
There is secret and confidential documented evidence of Heath and his co-conspirators treason and released under the ‘Thirty Year Rule’. For a more in-depth look at this Great Conspiracy click HERE
Heath set up this conspiracy to create a smoke screen of disinformation for Parliament and the people. He persuaded the media, TV and the Press to get rid of their anti-EEC journalists and replace them with pro-EEC journalists. He then set up a covert department within the civil service run by the notorious Norman Reddaway (now deceased) in which he used a number of civil servants to write letters, purportedly from members of the public supporting EEC membership. These were then published with the connivance of the national press. To listen to a radio interview with Norman Reddaway in which he unashamedly admits to the conspiracy click HERE
Heath repeatedly told Parliament that joining the EEC would only be a trading agreement and that there would be no loss of sovereignty. Nearly fifty years on we all know this was an outright lie and treason. When, in 1975, Harold Wilson held a referendum on staying in, Margaret Thatcher campaigned vigorously for Britain to remain in the Market, sporting a jumper bearing the flags of member states. When she came to office, she pushed through the ‘Single European Act’, a huge surrender of British vetoes. She was then bludgeoned by Cabinet colleagues into entering the ‘Exchange Rate Mechanism’. By the end of her premiership, she had begun to realise what was at stake and was regretting it. It was precisely because of this change of attitude that the Tory Party then threw her out of office. John Major went on to browbeat and bully his MPs into voting for the Maastricht Treaty, yet another huge surrender of independence.
There is little we can say about Tony Blair’s leadership as he is now universally despised as the one who dragged us into an illegal war and opened the floodgates to unrestricted immigration encouraged by the EU and many other acts of treason unconnected with the EU.
David Cameron represents a firm return to the Europhile days before Lady Thatcher’s rebellion. When it comes to action, the Tory Party will continue to support the EU because they have been committed to it since the Sixties, and cannot admit that this was a mistake.