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At Midnight Last Night, The United Kingdom Ceased To Be A Sovereign State

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At midnight last night, the United Kingdom ceased to be a sovereign state By Daniel Hannan Politics Last updated: December 1st, 2009We woke up in a different country today. Alright, it doesn’t look very different. The trees still seem black against the winter sun; the motorways continue to jam inexplicably; commuters carry on avoiding eye contact. But Britain is no longer a sovereign nation. At midnight last night, we ceased to be an independent state, bound by international treaties to other independent states, and became instead a subordinate unit within a European state.Yes, a European state. Take a quick dekko at the definition set out in Article One of the1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States: “The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: (a) a permanent population; (B) a defined territory; © government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.”Until yesterday, the EU qualified on grounds (a), (B) and ©. Now it has ticked the final box. Under the Lisbon Treaty, which came into force today, it acquires “legal personality”, which gives it the right to sign accords and treat with other states. Nor is this right simply theoretical: the EU now has a foreign minister, a diplomatic corps (the European External Action Service) and 160 overseas embassies.Until yesterday, the EU could not annex additional policy areas without a new treaty, which needed to be ratified by all its constituent nations. Now, it has the so-called “passerelle” clause, or self-amending mechanism. Parliament, in other words, no longer has the final say on extensions of EU jurisdiction. The EU derives its authority, not from its 27 members, but from its own foundational texts.Until yesterday, Britain could simply walk out of the EU by abrogating the Treaty of Rome and repealing the 1972 European Communities Act. Henceforth, it will have to go through the secession procedure laid down in Lisbon. In other words – in the minds of Euro-lawyers, at any rate, if not of British constitutionalists – the EU gets to settle the terms on which its members are allowed to leave. Formal sovereignty has been shifted from the national capitals to Brussels.It is appalling, demeaning, disgraceful that such a thing should have been done without popular consent, and in the absence of the referendum that all three parties had promised. “There’s no point in crying over spilt milk,” you might say. True. But there is every point in mopping it up.http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100018459/at-midnight-last-night-the-united-kingdom-ceased-to-be-a-sovereign-state/
Good bye BritainIts been hijacked while everyone was worried about the fake war on terra

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Im not entirely against the EU but the lack of public concern/knowledge of everything that goes on is disturbing. ie amount of taxation that goes into it and there schemesEsp. stuff with CAP, even with the reforms, its a stupid waste of money that EU are trapped into giving out

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united states of Africa >>>____i read somewhere this may actually happen

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to be honest britain ceased to be a sovereign state when she allowed herself to be ruled by proxy by jewish zionists who control the finance, foreign policy and media.when she allowed herself to be dictated to by a terrorist state, refusing to listen to those who knew that this would only lead to self-destructionclaiming to be a world financial centre when it is just a centre of world corruption. the so called global climate change meeting in copenhagen is the first main phase of what was declared in the protocols of zion and world governance

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united states of Africa >>>____i read somewhere this may actually happen
Africans cant even unite their own Tribe let alone town/country/state

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<br />united states of Africa >>>____<br /><br />i read somewhere this may actually happen<br />
<br /><br />Africans cant even unite their own Tribe let alone town/country/state<br />
<br /><br /><br />there is no need for them to unite like europe anyway. but the US of africa will never happen.Africa will be ruled by proxy as is has been through the UN, world bank and IMF

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i'm not opposed to this but wtf@ the complete lack of media coverage.

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Politicians don't want the public to know what's going onRead more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz0YUljs1P2
"pumping more money into the system through the crazy Zimbabwe-esque expedient of 'quantitative easing' - effectively flooding the banking system with more cash."Read this and closed my browser.Nothing but intentionally misleading scare mongering.

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BNP will only get stronger as a result of thisSwear the people of this nation just take it in the arse everytimeWe're all guilty of it

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they've got enough power to f*ck over small countries by themselves and enough backing from different larger powers to be bless in their situationyou see they're saying that we need the EU to approve the "walking out" of us from the union, what happens if the UK government walk out without approval? sanctions from EU states? military action?

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also, you cant have "midnight last night"midnight is the first hour of a new day

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Look, this could be very tricky for us. We have strong ties with America and considering in the past i.e. the Gulf war, no one in europe wanted to know. We had no choice but to back America because lets face it, we have strong trading connections with them. The EU will not be happy if we continue to do this and it wont be long until we are asked to pick sides between Europe and America. However, if Turkey become a member state, as I have said many a time, I am f*ck*ng off to America to live my life. I love Turkish people, know so many, but if we are to consider their population AND lets be real for a second, don't underestimate the Turks as the Turks are the mafia! they do not f*ck around for one second and if we are gonna be flooded with Turkish people in London, it's game over. That's all I am gonna say.

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Turkey cant be admitted without Cyprus, realistically speaking. Until that fiasco is sorted, it's unlikely. No matter how much posturing is done by Turkey.f*ck*ng hairy cunts.

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