Democracy? who is deciding who is a terrorist

Following on from my article last week Democracy? Just where do you think decisions are made? comes a new Statewatch article by Cian Murphy.

He writes about the EU, who recently published the latest edition of its Counter-Terrorism Action Plan and rightly describes it a somewhat long and scattered read.

Cian notes:

That criticism is compounded by the addition of a separate “Addendum” which contains a list of the legislative instruments that have been adopted since 2004. This latter list contains a range of actions adopted under the former third pillar (Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters – now merged with the first pillar since the Lisbon Treaty) and international treaties and conventions agreed under the auspices of the Council of Europe and the United Nations.

Exactly, decisions made elsewhere, leaving our elected officials merely as implementers of others policies.

He goes on:

The European Arrest Warrant has been implemented and is in operation in all Member States (though it certainly had its teething problems) while the Decision on the exchange of information and cooperation concerning terrorist offences of 2005 has been implemented by little more than half of the Member States. The idea that there is a common and coherent European legislative framework in this sphere still remains more aspiration than reality.

But what we should be asking is why do we want such a framework in the first place?

It is quite a compelling article, and the key message here is that security is a business, a multi billion dollar business, legislation is being written by International and Supranational bodies, not by elected representatives, and it does not necessarily reflect our own national interest. But the most important factor is the vagueness of the legislation which we are ‘required’ to adopt.

The Plan continues to suffer from the same problem of all post-September 11 counter-terrorism action: it is unclear what objective is being pursued and why. And the justification for all action is based on evidence which makes the necessity of the action impossible to objectively assess.

So we have to consider exactly who are the targets in this EU action plan, and why?. Is it as we are led to believe by our compliant propaganda press aimed primarily at Muslim fundamentalists, or is it wide enough and vague enough to be aimed at anybody, anywhere, who dares to resist the unending power grabs and moves to global & geo-political government, which is strangling democracy and subsuming sovereign nation states.

Read Cian’s full article, the EU documents and draw your own conclusions. Then ask the question, why are we letting these layers of unelected ‘leaders’ rule our lives.




About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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4 Responses to Democracy? who is deciding who is a terrorist

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  2. tomsmith says:

    “Then ask the question, why are we letting these layers of unelected ‘leaders’ rule our lives.”

    How could we stop them?

    • tomsmith,

      There is no absolute obligation for the UK to belong to these supranational and international bodies. Treaties made can also be undone.

      If the political will is there, then saying no should be easy, returning the decision making to the UK should be easy.

      Look for politicians who have that political will and vote for them, rather than the band of international commies that we have in the three main parties.

      Think and vote outside of the box.

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