James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire - Election’s end result must be our exit from the EU

James Gray,  MP for North Wiltshire - Election’s end result must be our exit from the EU

James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire - Election’s end result must be our exit from the EU

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Here are a few quotes from newly-elected President of Europe, Jean-Claude Juncker: “The Constitutional Treaty was an easily understandable treaty. This is a simplified treaty which is very complicated.”

“Of course there will be transfers of sovereignty. But would I be intelligent to draw the attention of public opinion to this fact?”

“We should discuss this in secret in the Eurogroup. I’m ready to be insulted as being insufficiently democratic, but I am for secret, dark debates…”

“We decide on something, leave it lying around and wait and see what happens. If no-one kicks up a fuss, because most people don’t understand what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back.”

“When it becomes serious, you have to lie.”

Can anyone doubt David Cameron’s wisdom in resolutely opposing the election of this Euro-federalist former prime minister of a country rather smaller than Manchester? Think of the fuss if he had not done so.

It’s just a shame that the other EU countries cannot see that this election takes us off at breakneck speed down a dead-end street, the end result of which must be Britain’s exit from the EU, and therefore the fundamental undermining and weakening of the EU itself.

Nothing short of a fundamental renegotiation of the entire structure and architecture of the bloated bureaucratic empire which the Common Market has become will be sufficient. But the Juncker episode makes it look pretty unlikely that the Europeans will allow any such renegotiation.

And if they do not, I will campaign hard for the UK to leave the EU in the 2017 referendum.

We all want free and fair trade with neighbouring European countries. But that is all we want. And if Mr Juncker is dead set on recreating some kind of pan-European empire, then we Brits want no part of it.

The Holy Roman emperors, Napoleon, Bismarck, and Hitler tried it. And now, in the same category, if perhaps without the same historic status, Jean-Claude Juncker.

We Brits opposed all of those empires, and we want nothing to do with Mr Juncker’s latest attempt.

We are a proud, independent nation state.

We will always trade across the globe, without bureaucratic interference from Mr Juncker.

As the great Margaret Thatcher said: “No. No. NO.”

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1:59pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Will-Calne says...

James Gray MP forgot to mention the British Empire that we "Controlled" against other countries wishes
James Gray MP forgot to mention the British Empire that we "Controlled" against other countries wishes Will-Calne
  • Score: 5

8:37am Mon 7 Jul 14

MyViewsAre says...

The world is a small place now and equality between countries is improving. - making alliances even more important. How sad people want to isolate our country rather than working together with our neighbours. I don't want to see us just become another tax haven - doing our own thing at the expense of others. Surely the name of the game is trying to influence the group as a whole and accepting a lot of what impacts us takes place outside our shores in a global economy which we will have even less influence over going it alone.
The world is a small place now and equality between countries is improving. - making alliances even more important. How sad people want to isolate our country rather than working together with our neighbours. I don't want to see us just become another tax haven - doing our own thing at the expense of others. Surely the name of the game is trying to influence the group as a whole and accepting a lot of what impacts us takes place outside our shores in a global economy which we will have even less influence over going it alone. MyViewsAre
  • Score: 3

4:18pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Harry_Collier says...

Mr Gray would do well to look at a map of the world. Look at the size of China, Russia, North America, South America, Asia: then look at the tiny size of little Europe with its 30+ national states. Does this shallow-minded politician really think that Europe's future should be 30 different guarded frontiers, 30 different currencies, 30 different foreign policies, 30 different militaries? The legacy of right-wing nationalism in Europe has been pretty horrific with constant wars and struggles -- 30 years war, 100 years war, Napoleonic wars, seven years war, Franco-Prussian war, Crimean war, Austro-Prussian war, first world war, second world war ... and so on over centuries and tens of millions of dead bodies. Let's work together, rather than fight each other, or denigrate each other. Mr Gray will never, ever get my vote.
Mr Gray would do well to look at a map of the world. Look at the size of China, Russia, North America, South America, Asia: then look at the tiny size of little Europe with its 30+ national states. Does this shallow-minded politician really think that Europe's future should be 30 different guarded frontiers, 30 different currencies, 30 different foreign policies, 30 different militaries? The legacy of right-wing nationalism in Europe has been pretty horrific with constant wars and struggles -- 30 years war, 100 years war, Napoleonic wars, seven years war, Franco-Prussian war, Crimean war, Austro-Prussian war, first world war, second world war ... and so on over centuries and tens of millions of dead bodies. Let's work together, rather than fight each other, or denigrate each other. Mr Gray will never, ever get my vote. Harry_Collier
  • Score: 4

10:20am Tue 8 Jul 14

kimcrawley says...

I agree with all of the above comments, James Gray is indulging in the nastiest form of propaganda in order to shore up his vote against the loonies from UKIP.
If we were to exit Europe, do the landowners really think that the public will continue to provide billions of pounds of subsidies for them to do nothing?
I agree with all of the above comments, James Gray is indulging in the nastiest form of propaganda in order to shore up his vote against the loonies from UKIP. If we were to exit Europe, do the landowners really think that the public will continue to provide billions of pounds of subsidies for them to do nothing? kimcrawley
  • Score: -2

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