Ever thought that Britain's EU subjugation was part of a wider campaign to emasculate the nation state?
The Government has been very quiet over the forthcoming UN Summit between 6-8 September. It has practically been concealed from the public that national governments are being asked to sign up for over 500 Treaties that will concentrate sweeping powers into unelected hands.
Billed as the "modernisation" of the United Nations, this programme is intended to end our powers of veto in the UN Security Council, and thus our ability to stop conflict reaching global proportions.
If the flood of court cases that will result from us signing up to the "European Convention on Human Rights" at home isn't bad enough, international courts will be created which will drag disputes onto a global scale. As they will be run by representatives of countries like China that the UN welcomes as members in spite of their appalling records on "Human Rights", who will gain apart from the fat cat administrators and lawyers.
We also face a flood of costly rules and regulations in the name of the environment, even though earlier UN theories on global warming have been discredited, and we now seem set for global cooling.
THE EU AND "GLOBAL GOVERNANCE"
On 9 January 2000, the European Commission made its position quite clear. In its paper "Strategic Objectives 2000-2005: Shaping the New Europe", it noted that it was not fully represented in UN agencies, and that this needed to be corrected!
On 31 March 2000, EU Commission President Romano Prodi addressed the second COMECE congress in Brussels. He spoke on "Europe and Global Governance" and told delegates that practically all areas of the world now recognised that:
"global governance can emerge only from inter-regional co-operation.... .... this means pursuing both economic and political integration".
Claiming that "Our European model of integration is the most developed in the world... I believe that we can make a convincing case that it would also work globally".
This view was shared by the Commission paper which admitted "What we are aiming at is a new kind of global governance .....to manage the global economy and environment"
An alert commentator might ask both what claim the EU had for enhancing the wider environment when it had created a conservation disaster in its Common Fisheries Policy. Similarly, the EU stakes a claim for leadership in development aid when its own track record is ineffective. This led to public criticism by globalist MP Bowen Wells - and others - in August 2000.
Although the EU (15 members) has never been a formal member of the G8 international economic summit (8 nations, previously 7 at the old G7 version), it claims to be "a full participant" in such summits. Signor Prodi attended and welcomed progress from the July 2000 Okinawa G8 summit.
The EU web page on its conclusions noted a commitment to a strengthened United Nations and reform of the UN Security Council. Presumably this will mean an end to national vetoes, based on the EU's plans for its own "reforms", and the fact that an EU-sponsored institution, the "communitarian" International Institute Jacques Maritain, has suggested it.
The EU had already put forward proposals for "reforming the UN", another international body where it is not formally a member. However, it is difficult to see what value these "proposals" have as they are just basically agreeing with UN proposals!
The EU already claims the glory for the UN adopting its stance on global warming and the "need" to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
KEEP YOUR EYES ON NEW LABOUR
The UN Secretary General made it quite clear that measures concerning "the structure and functioning of intergovernmental bodies" in the UN are within the jurisdiction of Member States and thus require their approval. (Renewing the United Nations: A Programme for Reform, Part One, 14 July 1997).
However the EU requires its own members to ensure that common policies and common positions are maintained on international bodies. (Treaty of Maastricht, article J.2; also in the Treaty of Amsterdam). Therefore Britain is in danger of having to vote for what the EU wants when the UN Treaties are revised.
The Foreign Office has already indicated that the Government will support "the current UN Secretary General's proposals". There are some specifics over global warming (Kyoto), setting up an International Criminal Court, and encouraging disarmament in Kofi Annan's proposals.
But they also include a general updating of operations for the 21st Century, and some nearly-as-vague calls for considering action. Apart from what has been mentioned, and the not insignificant request to sign up for 514 Treaties, he otherwise seems to have called for an open debate on "reforms".
There are already several parties lining up on the starting blocks for the UN Millennium Assembly and Summit. It will be interesting to see how the EU has been influenced by some of the more extreme and radical lobbyists:
On our website
For a review of the UN Millennium Assembly discussions and the anti-democratic
'Charter for Global Democracy':
For a review of the report from the Commission on Global Governance, which took the lead in proposing
changes to the way the UN works.
Letter from America. For an eye-opening review of some of the UN calamities to date:
Article exposing "Sustainable Development" hype
NB Some received articles were edited for brevity while keeping to their intentions.
NB You may need to use Adobe Acrobat or read some long files
UN Website - Secretary General's proposals The UN Secretary General's proposals for institutional reform (1997) UN Millennium Forum/Assembly: Charter 99 - Charter for Global Democracy (sic)
Commission on Global Governance (not a UN Commission)
UK Foreign Office Website - the exact British Government response displayed is unclear. EU President Romano Prodi on "Europe and Global Governance" EU Strategic Objectives 2000-2005: involvement in the UN EU on UN reform (1997, very waffly) This page updated: 14 August 2000
(You can also ring the FCO on 020-7270 3000 or 020-7270 1500 or Foreign Secretary Robin Cook MP's office on 020-7219 3000)
UN Website - Secretary General's proposals
The UN Secretary General's proposals for institutional reform (1997)
UN Millennium Forum/Assembly:
Charter 99 - Charter for Global Democracy (sic)
Commission on Global Governance (not a UN Commission)
UK Foreign Office Website - the exact British Government response displayed is unclear.
EU President Romano Prodi on "Europe and Global Governance"
EU Strategic Objectives 2000-2005: involvement in the UN
EU on UN reform (1997, very waffly)
This page updated: 14 August 2000