The original Organisation for European Economic Cooperation (O.E.E.C.) was founded in 1945 to administer American “Marshall Plan” reconstruction funds intended to counter communist (Russian) expansion in Europe, The O.E.E.C. eventually became the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (O.E.C.D) of which Ireland is a founding member. and which is a much larger organisation than the European Union.
The O.E.C.D. is distinct from the European Union in that while the O.E.C.D. is about economic cooperation, the European Union is about political integration. Many people claim that Europe is a collective of “Sovereign” Nations, but this is not true, all member states have had to surrender their political sovereignty as well as their economic sovereignty. The European Union has evolved into a single state in all but name. (former french president Jacque DeLors once said the European Union must be created “discreetly” so as to not upset those “Nationalists” who would not agree with the establishment of a Single European State, DeLors proposed that they (the European people) should be presented with a ” fait accompli “ ) Political leaders in all member states now champion the cause of European integration, and refuse to openly debate the consequences of such integration. European integration inevitably means;
A Centralised European Government:
European leaders have called for the “Urgent” integration of the European Union and the establishment of a European Government. From Charles DeGaulle, to Emanuel Macron, from Conrad Adenauer to Angela Merkel French and German leaders have pushed to create a single European “integrated” State. What could not be achieved by actual war may now be achieved by the fear of some possible future war .
A Centralised European Foreign Policy:
Based in Brussels The European External Action Service (E.E.A.S.) relies on the extensive network of EU member States diplomatic presence worldwide. The E.E.A.S. brings together European civil servants, diplomats from foreign services of the EU member states, and local staff in countries around the world. This is the European Diplomatic Corp. membership of which places constraints and obligations on Ireland’s ability to act independently in our Foreign Policy as the Irish Government is obliged to conform to and support the foreign policy of the European External Action Service (E.E.A.S.)
Loss of Irelands seat at the United Nations:
The French President (Emanuel Macron) has stated that Europe will eventually apply for full membership of the U.N. The charter of which requires that all members are “self governing states”. The European Union currently has only “observer” status at the U.N. but has requested that the European Union should as the representative of the member states be granted a permanent seat on the U.N. security council. The European Union cannot be granted a seat in the U.N. General Assembly or on the U.N. security council while its individual members are recognised as sovereign states.
An Integrated European Army:
The Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) is part of the European Union’s (EU) security and defence policy (CSDP) in which 25 of the 27 national armed forces pursue structural integration (creating a European Army). Based on Article 42.6 and Protocol 10 of the Treaty on European Union, which was introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009. PESCO was first initiated in 2017. In 2018 The then Taoiseach (Leo Varadkar) committed Ireland to join PESCO, despite being explicitly prohibited by the Irish Constitution from doing so (article 29 section 4 subsection 9) as amended by the 2nd referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. The initial integration within PESCO began with a number of projects which launched in 2018
The Introduction of European Corporation Taxes;
President Emmanuel Macron (France)? has also stated that Ireland must not be allowed a “Veto”, on future European tax policy, Macron has proposed the removal of the requirement for unanimity and that the system of Qualified Majority Voting (QMV) be extended to the area of Taxation “The Irish Government has expressed its concerns (15/01/2019) over the proposed changes to the voting system but has no power to stop the proposed removal of the current requirement of unanimity on matters of taxation.” (Leo Varadkar)
Democratic Reform? (Ire) is not anti-Europe
And supports the ideals of the original European Economic Community.
The creation of a European Economic Community,(E.E.C.) A collective of Member States seeking harmony and co-operation, neighbours, sharing common values and aspirations forming a cooperative community supporting each other in their search for a better life.? The free movement of workers throughout that community who seek to enhance their skills and offering their services to employers and building new lives for themselves and their families, and enabling all Europeans to buy and sell goods and services throughout the common market in a consumer friendly manner.
Democratic Reform (Ire) is opposed only to European (political) integration
Foreign Relations, Taxation, and Neutrality are insofar as they effect or reflect the wishes of the Irish people, for the Irish people to decide. We must not surrender our right to self government out of despair. Patriotism is not dead it simply has no voice at present.