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Friday, September 22, 2006

An Open Letter to John Reid

We downtrodden Serfs, are watching with trepidation as members of her majesty’s Government are meeting with their counterparts in Brussels. It is being reported that our government, will be asked to give up veto power over issues of justice. If this were to happen, it would be nothing short of a disaster for the United Kingdom and those ordinary honest folk who comprise the majority of her population.

So before you consider even discussing the matter, please bear these points in mind:

  1. It is completely unnecessary: Ostensibly, this move is being sold as a way to fight terror. Yet since individual terrorist acts are usually the work of UK based groups, who occasionally have links to people in far off countries, the EU is irrelevant. That is until Pakistan becomes a member of course.
  2. It is completely over the top: Since September 11th 2001, the number of people arrested for terror related offences has been in less than 1.000, the majority of whom have been released without charge. In the meantime murders are running at 800 or so per year and violence is completely out of control. Throwing away our control over justice for the sake of terror, is a case of a very small tail wagging a very large dog.
  3. Not Fit for Purpose: Having seen how difficult it is to run the home affairs portfolio in one country, centralising decision making for 450 million people has to be something approaching madness.
  4. Our System is Superior: It may not be polite to mention it, but our common law system is fundamentally better than the continental alternative. Under our system, damaged though it is, the law is there to protect us, not as a tool for wielding power. As one of the arrogant elite, you may not agree, but ultimately this country belongs to us Serfs.
  5. Mission Creep: Whatever they tell you that its needed for, the reality will look different further down the line. The one thing we know about the EU is that once powers are available, they are used.
This is not to say that we can’t help each other out now and again, or to share information, but to give up control of one’s house, in order to get help from one’s neighbour, is far beyond the realm of that which can be called reasonable.

Although we have little confidence in our justice system since your side took control, we have even less confidence in the wisdom of EU committees. So for all our sakes, and in the hope that David Davis will have the power to actually solve the problems in the home office, once we get you lot out, please do not say yes

1 comment:

James Higham said...

All right, Serf, I've read it. I agree with it. Now what do we do?