The sovereignty of the UK: how the Lisbon Treaty abolished it

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“.. 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.” — Daniel Hannan

The European Union (EU) now has full control of immigration policy for all member states. The EU Court of Justice can now overrule the supreme court of any EU country. Also, the EU court can decide rights for everyone for such things like marriage laws, parental rights, the right to strike, trial by jury, religious freedom, labour law, censorship, abortion laws – basically everything.

The EU now has the power to make laws in things such as crime, justice and policing, public services, immigration, energy, transport, tourism, sport, culture, public health, budget, and all other areas where individual countries (they are no longer individual now, since they are in the EU) will not be able to veto.Ccountries would have to go fight for other member states if they’re in a war, even if they’re a neutral country.

Think of Canada or US being forced to go to Iraq, or having our health care dictated to better suit America because we were all in some ‘union’, and see how you like it. This has nothing to do with economic benefits – this is about remaining a sovereign state. This is what the plan is for the rest of the world, but in small, incremental steps. That is, regional super blocs of economic unions, and the Americas have been targetted for what is known as “The North American Union.” It is not so extraordinary an idea (or conspiratorial, if you will) when you see it has already been done in Europe with the European Union.

At midnight last night, the United Kingdom ceased to be a sovereign state
By Daniel Hannan Telegraph Last updated: December 1st, 2009

We 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; (c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.”

Until yesterday, the EU qualified on grounds (a), (b) and (c). 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.

You can view the entire story at The Telegraph

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