We were lied to! Secret document FCO 30/1048 kept truth about EU from British for 30 years.

A SECRET document, which remained locked away for 30 years, advised the British Government to COVER-UP the realities of EU membership so that by the time the public realised what was happening it would be too late.

Edward Heath signs Treaty of Accession to the EEC

 

As Theresa May prepares to face delegates at arguably the most fiercely divided Tory Party Conference for a generation in Birmingham next week Express.co.uk examines the legacy of one of the most important documents in British political history.

Almost all of the shocking predictions – from the loss of British sovereignty, to monetary union and the over-arching powers of European courts – have come true.

But damningly for Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath, and all those who kept quiet about the findings in the early 70s, the document, known as FCO30/1048, was locked away under Official Secrets Act rules for almost five decades.

The classified paper, dated April 1971, suggested the Government should keep the British public in the dark about what EEC membership means predicting that it would take 30 years for voters to realise what was happening by which time it would be too late to leave.

That last detail was the only thing the disgraceful paper – prepared for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) – got wrong.

 

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The document, known as FCO30/1048, was locked away under Official Secrets Act rules.

 

This 1971 document shows exactly what the plan was

Annabelle Sanderson

The unknown author – a senior civil servant – correctly predicted the then European Economic Community (the EEC effectively became the EU in 1993) was headed for economic, monetary and fiscal union, with a common foreign and defence policy, which would constitute the greatest surrender of Britain’s national sovereignty since 1066.

He went on to say “Community law” would take precedence over our own courts and that ever more power would pass away from Parliament to the bureaucratic system centred in Brussels.

The author even accurately asserts that the increased role of Brussels in the lives of the British people would lead to a “popular feeling of alienation from Government”.

But shockingly politicians were advised “not to exacerbate public concern by attributing unpopular measures… to the remote and unmanageable workings of the Community”. 

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Prime Minister Edward Heath kept quiet about the findings in the early 70s.

 

They were told to preserve the impression that the British Government was still calling the shots rather than an unelected body of foreign politicians – and that the ruse would last “for this century at least” – by which time Britain would be so completely chained to Brussels it would be impossible to leave.

Document FCO30/1048, which has now been declassified under the 30-year rule, still shocks and angers Brexiteers.

Annabelle Sanderson, a Brexit expert and former advisor to Nigel Farage said: “Despite all the claims from politicians of many parties that the EU was not about becoming a central state this 1971 document shows that is exactly what the plan was. 

“Arch Remoaners from Labour, Lib Dems and the Tories need to check this out and ask themselves why they are MPs if they don’t actually want Westminster to be in charge of this country.

“We voted for Brexit what needs to happen is a proper clean break from Brussels so we can once again become a sovereign nation with money being spent in this country on services we need and have Parliament and courts making and ruling on the laws.”

 

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Document FCO30/1048 still shocks and angers Brexiteers (Image: GETTY)

The writer and journalist Christopher Booker, one of the founders of the satirical magazine Private Eye, said: “Here was a civil servant advising that our politicians should connive in concealing what Heath was letting us in for, not least in hiding the extent to which Britain would no longer be a democratic country but one essentially governed by unelected and unaccountable officials.

“One way to create an illusion that this system was still democratic, this anonymous mandarin suggested, would be to give people the chance to vote for new representatives at European, regional and local levels. 

“A few years later, we saw the creation of an elected European Parliament – as we see today a craze for introducing elected mayors, as meaningless local figureheads.”

The pro-Europe Sir Edward Heath was leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975.

He died in 2005.

In 2015 he was named as part of Wiltshire Police’s Operation Conifer investigation into historical child sex abuse.

Detectives said if alive – he would have been 101 – he would have been interviewed under caution over seven claims, including the alleged rape of an 11-year-old, but that no inference of guilt should be drawn from this.

Operation Conifer was closed earlier this year after officers found “no corroborating evidence” of any sexual abuse by Sir Edward and no evidence of a conspiracy.

He served though the Second World War in the Royal Artillery, rising to rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

Although he said he had never killed anyone he was part of the Normandy Landings in 1944 and wrote extensively of the damage his gunners inflicted on the German occupying forces.

In September 1945 he also commanded a firing squad that executed a Polish soldier convicted of rape and murder.

He was made a Knight of the Garter on 23 April 1992 and became Sir Edward Heath.

Europe: Who benefits from Muslim mass migration? Only the elite Left.

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Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media asks: Who benefits from the march of Muslim migrants through Europe? Journalists and politicians on the Left are just giddy about it.

He believes this enthusiasm is “an act of emotional therapy,” especially for guilty white Germans, for whom taking in all these migrants is akin to committing cultural suicide.

In Europe, as in America, the elite Left’s “humanitarian” open borders policy is often just a thinly disguised desire for cheap labour. Plus all these new “underprivileged” people will “need” social workers and welfare bureaucrats…

Levant predicts this mass migration will “uncork new bigotry as Europe’s good will is taken advantage of.” And that’s not all…

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How European elites set up Greece for a fascist takeover.

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Remember PASOK?

Right after the financial crisis, Greece’s center-left party was in firm control of the country, having won the 2009 elections with 38 percent of the vote. But a few years later, PASOK was all but destroyed, falling to a mere 5 percent of the vote in 2015. The reason was eurozone elites’ favorite policy, austerity, which pushed Greek unemployment up past 20 percent for over four years and counting. As Herbert Hoover could tell you, it’s not so great for one’s political fortunes to be in command of government during a full-blown depression.

The exact same process has now happened to Syriza, the Greek leftist party that came from virtually nothing to an outright victory in 2015. But after months of fighting with eurozone elites, Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras blinked and backed down in July of last year, and yet more austerity was stuffed down Greece’s throat. As an obvious consequence, Tsipras’ favorability rating has plummeted to 17 percent, with 85 percent government disapproval. The Greek political table is now set for any party bold or extreme enough to try what Tsipras dared not. Fascists are the most likely candidate.

Let’s recall how Greece got to its present situation. The 2008 crisis left Greece with a totally unpayable load of debt, the result of irresponsible budgeting from previous Greek governments on the one hand and equally irresponsible lending, mostly from French and German banks, on the other. But instead of granting Greece an orderly partial default, so that it could take a sharp economic blow but be placed on a road to eventual recovery, eurozone elites used Greece as a scapegoat for their own failure to properly supervise their banking system. They pushed through several non-default “bailouts” of Greece, virtually all of which was a camouflaged rescue of lender banks, and covered their domestic political flanks by forcing tremendous austerity on the Greek people. That, plus the fact that the common currency means no devaluation to try for export-led recovery, plunged Greece into depression.

Syriza came to power promising to end austerity by any means at hand. Aside from Tsipras, the key figure in this effort was the Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who argued endlessly with the Eurogroup (the club of eurozone finance ministers) that Greece’s economic situation was untenable and some relief must be arranged.

He made no progress whatsoever. After some months of negotiations, Syriza and the eurozone elite class reached a crisis point. The elite mounted a multi-pronged economic attack on Greece to coerce Syriza to surrender, most notably in the form of a bank run deliberately caused by the European Central Bank. In response, Syriza held a referendum on austerity, which they won handily. Varoufakis presented a plan to partially quit the eurozone and forcibly wrest control of the Greek economy back into Greek hands. But Tsipras didn’t believe this would work, and so accepted the brutal elite terms. In that moment, the eventual political doom of Syriza was sealed.

After quitting government, Varoufakis came to believe that all the endless arguments he’d had with eurozone elites were nothing more than a delaying tactic to string out Greek negotiators so the economic attacks could have time to bite. It was bad faith from the beginning, he said, and everything that happened in 2015 bears out this perspective.

However, Varoufakis’ plan is still lying there, untried. As economist J.W. Mason explained at the time, a restoration of Greek economic sovereignty without a complete break from the euro isn’t too hard to imagine. Despite the common currency, the old Greek central bank is still around, complete with euro-printing capability, conducting the day-to-day operations of eurozone policy. Therefore, any anti-austerity program would involve seizing the Bank of Greece, announcing a backstop of all Greek bank deposits and Greek government debt, and simultaneously slamming down capital controls to prevent money fleeing the country. Once that is secure, massive fiscal stimulus would then be put through — largely by reversing previous cuts — paid for by new debt, whose interest rates will be kept down by the central bank. Old creditors will be presented with a choice between a new debt swap or repudiation.

If this can be executed successfully, there will be immediate and explosive growth, restoring full employment within a few years. New tax revenue will come pouring into the Greek treasury, freeing up money for other priorities.

One of the many crushing disappointments about Syriza’s inability to pull this off is how they inadvertently plowed the road for fascists to do it. The plan is there, and now so is the knowledge that utter duplicity and contempt for democracy on the part of eurozone elites must be assumed. If Greek sovereignty is to be restored, the Varoufakis plan will have to be rammed through in the middle of the night, after being carefully prepared in secret.

By: Ryan Cooper

‘Almost all EU states could follow UK, leave union’ – French MP.

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Nearly every EU state could follow in the footsteps of the UK and vote to leave the bloc, French Member of Parliament responsible for European affairs in President Francois Hollande’s party, Philip Cordery, has said.

Cordery was speaking at a Fabian Society fringe event at the UK Labour Party Annual Conference in Liverpool.

“I think what happened in the UK at the referendum could have happened [in] almost every other country in the European Union – except in the other countries no Prime Minister would have been as irresponsible as to ask for a referendum,” Cordery, who is half English, said, as quoted by The Independent.

“If we look today, euroscepticism is growing everywhere, populist movements are growing everywhere in Europe,” he added.

Cordery also said that there is a widespread perception in Europe that the bloc is moving in the wrong direction.

“We’ve suffered from 10 years of tough austerity policies at the European level and people don’t see the EU as progress in terms of jobs, in terms of the economy, in terms of social progress.”

Philip Cordery used to serve as the general secretary of the Party of European Socialists, a group whose aim is enhancing mutual cooperation within the EU.

The British people voted to leave the EU during a referendum in June, and the process of Brexit is very complex: as of now, neither a timetable nor the terms for it have been set up.

Over the past 18 months, Europe has been engulfed by a migrant crisis, with a record 1.3 million asylum seekers registered in the EU in 2015, with almost 30 percent of them from Syria, according to estimates compiled by Eurostat in March.

Following the Brexit, many (mainly far-right) European leaders said they could hold their own referendums.

In June, French politician Marine le Pen called for a ‘Frexit’ vote, while a similar mood was apparent in The Netherlands: Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch right-wing, populist PVV party, currently topping opinion polls, openly expressed hopes a ‘Nexit’ could follow a ‘Brexit.’ In the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said in February that “if Britain leaves the EU, we can expect debates about leaving the EU in a few years too.”

At the end of June, a survey showed that 40 percent of Austrians want their own referendum on EU membership. In March, a poll in France showed that 53 percent of the country’s citizens wanted to hold a vote. In May, a poll conducted in Germany indicated that 29 percent of Germans were in favor of leaving the bloc.

Source: RT