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Monday, August 28, 2006

One Seat

For those of you who have not added your support to the One Seat Petition, please do so. They want to reach 1 Million supporters by September 1st and currently have 920,000. What they want:

It costs European taxpayers approximately 200 million euros a year to move the Parliament between Brussels/Belgium and Strasbourg/France. As a citizen of the European Union, I want the European Parliament to be located only in Brussels.
It will achieve nothing, except upset the French. Reward enough I think :)


Ellee Seymour said...

Done! Will you please drop me a line when the 1 millionth name has been added - and remember to note who it is made by.

Will you be able to say which countries the objectors come from? Which country raised the most objections? I would like to follow up on this. Do you plan an official presentation with a stunt, or just a low key hand over?

Anonymous said...

To be honest I think this is missing the point entirely and possibly playing onto the hands of the Eurocrats. It really does nothing to further the cause of ridding us of this state in the making, and only helps them by voting as if we are one people.

Serf said...

Ellee: Its not me doing this, otherwise I would be happy to help.

Ken: I understand your reservations but my take on things like this is different. It opens up a new front that both highlights a gross stupidity and forces our opponents to fight over an issue they thought was sorted. It has only been the perception of smooth momentum that has enabled the EU to get to where it is today. Damage that perception and we have a little hope (however small).

Anonymous said...

Alternately it could well be argued that the EU is becoming more acceptable to the peoples of Europe because they are voting as one peoples about their preference for the seat of the EU Parliament, thus adding legitimacy to the EU.

If we do not want the EU then where its parliament sits is of no concern, as you said this will achieve very little except to possible upset the French.