Blair to give Foreign Office to EU

Tony Blair will
travel to
Berlin on March 25 to
sign the 50-page agreement,
Declaration on the Future of Europe, the new version of the European
Constitution, without consulting the British People, Parliament or the Queen.

This is a binding treaty which embodies “basic
laws” for 490 million people in 27 countries.
 

As part of the
deal, Blair will hand over the Foreign Office to the EU, and to back plans for
a powerful new EU foreign minister to represent
Britain's interests abroad. 

A senior German
official said it was time for
Europe to “get its act together” by agreeing to
create the massively influential post that would effectively limit the powers
of national foreign ministers.

As reported in
today’s Daily
Mail
,
Germany's ambassador to the UK, Wolfgang Ischinger, spoke warmly of the
idea of an EU foreign affairs supremo, a role that would go to a full-time unelected
Brussels figure who would strut the world stage at
taxpayers' expense to present a “harmonised” foreign policy on behalf
of the 27-member club. 

He called for
Javier Solana, the EU's current “High Representative” on foreign
affairs, to be put in charge of European foreign policy as a formal foreign
minister.

When asked
whether the German Chancellor Angela Merkel also backs the idea of a single EU
foreign minister, he added: “Absolutely. Sure. And I think the British
Government thinks the same thing.

“We should
do what is long overdue, namely to make sure that Mr Solana or whoever may at
some point succeed him to give him a double hat and keep his current mandate so
that there is one person who represents foreign policy.

“That would
make the European Union look a lot more credible and effective in dealing with
foreign governments and institutions.”  

The German
ambassador called for a “permanent, professional” presidency,
branding the current system – where the EU presidency rotates every six months
– as “almost ridiculous”.
 

Tony Blair is
said to be favourite for this new unelected
role of European President. Mr Blair's spokesman refused to comment.

In his first
major speech on
Europe since he became Tory leader, Mr Cameron
said “there is no case for the constitution or a constitution lite”.  

Mr Cameron was
adamant that any moves to give
Europe greater powers over foreign and defence policy
should be resisted.

“International
security is ultimately a task for states, and for bodies such as NATO which
have military resources at their command,” he said. “I do not believe
that the EU should acquire additional powers to control policy in this
area.”

He added that Europe must stop obsessing about institutional
structures. He said: “Instead of looking outwards to the world, the EU is
looking inwards, at itself. Seeking new “competences”. Creating new
posts. Attempting to breathe new life into a Constitution which was rejected by
French and Dutch voters, and for which there is scant enthusiasm among the
people of
Europe.  

“I believe
they are profoundly wrong. In the globalised age, we need more flexibility, not
more centralisation.”

He was speaking
at the the first conference of the Movement for European Reform (
MER), which Mr Cameron launched last year
with the Tory's sister party in the Czech Republic, the ODS.
 

It is this
writers fear however, that unless Cameron or Campbell get their act together to organise a Commons motion expressly to
forbid Blair from signing anything until it has been debated in
Parliament, Tony Blair will sign away our country on the 25th March anyway, and we may end up as
a region of a greater
Europe
within a very short space of time.

 


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