Archiv: European Economic Community (EEC) / Europäische Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft (EWG)

31.01.2020 - 07:01 [ ]

The ins and outs of Britain’s 47 tortured years with the EU

The United Kingdom had been trying to join the European Economic Community since 1961, but had been rejected twice by French President Charles de Gaulle, who argued that Britain was “incompatible” and harboured a “deep-seated hostility” to any pan-European project.

Once de Gaulle stepped down in 1969, the way was clear for the UK to enter the club on the third time of trying.

31.01.2020 - 06:39 [ Tagesschau ]

EU-Austritt Großbritanniens: Der Brexit-Day ist da

Freitag, 24. Juni 2016. Es ist zwanzig vor fünf am Morgen, als der Moderator der BBC den Briten sagt, was sie wirklich wollen.

„Die Entscheidung von 1975 zum Eintritt in den Europäischen Wirtschaftsraum ist durch das Referendum revidiert worden. Das britische Volk hat gesprochen, und die Antwort heißt: Wir sind raus.“

Dreieinhalb Jahre, zwei Premierminister und zwei Unterhauswahlen später ist es nun so weit.

31.01.2020 - 06:18 [ ]

Today at 11pm, after 30 years of resistance, the great people of the UK will have finally got Brexit done

Forty-seven years and 30 days after we joined. Three decades since the rot set in with the drive towards a United States of Europe. Seven years after David Cameron promised a referendum and 3½ traumatic years since Leave won it. It is hard to exaggerate the magnitude of this moment.

29.01.2020 - 10:26 [ ]

Britain’s long goodbye will leave an unfillable hole in the EU project

Monday January 1, 1973, the day we joined the Common Market, was cold and foggy. Ironically, planes could not fly to the Continent because airports were closed by the weather. But the spirits of the nation were lifted by our entry into the European Economic Community (EEC) after 15 years of knocking on the door. …

07.09.2019 - 15:59 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

Someone shared this under the Times piece. Suspect millions of people feel like this. Many, many millions. They will never come back to the parties they hold responsible.

23.04.2019 - 17:14 [ ]

It is decades of ceding sovereignty to Brussels that is making the Brexit process so difficult

But, not a word from Remainers about these matters – and no recognition that it is precisely that cession of sovereign powers to Brussels – a fateful step endorsed by Euro-enthusiasts – that makes the divorce so difficult. The fact that we cannot simply say “we’re leaving” will confirm to many voters how right they were to vote for escaping shackles that are proving so difficult to cast off.

21.04.2019 - 17:08 [ teleSUR ]

CIA Declassified Info: Europe Wanted Own „Operation Condor“

Declassified information from the United States government shows that European governments during the 1970s wanted to learn how to conduct their own ‘Operation Condor’ from South American dictators who were systematically torturing and killing dissidents in the region.

In the documents opened to the public April 12, official statements from the United Kingdom, France, and then West Germany were looking for advice from South American dictators in mainly Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, and Chile to combat the “dangerous level (of) subversion“ from the left.

11.04.2019 - 11:15 [ Paul Embery , Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Tony Benn arguing in 1975 against handing over democratic powers to European technocrats. Eloquent, powerful and prescient. This was the best of the Left.

06.04.2019 - 18:00 [ Left of Centre Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Peter Shore MP, Labour statesman, died in 2001. Every word of this perhaps even more true now than when he spoke it in 1975 on the eve of the then referendum

23.02.2019 - 10:54 [ English Radical History ‏/ Twitter ]

„The Government, Whitehall and the whole of Fleet Street are still trying to brainwash the British people, of *all* people, into believing that we are quite unfitted to exercise the basic right of self-determination.“ Tony Benn speaking to #Labour Party conference, 1972. #Brexit