While the United Kingdom is conveniently distracted by politicians and media alike over a £1.7 billion bill from the European Union, the really big story quietly passes by under the radar.

And that real story is the fact that the UK loses sovereignty over another 43 major areas of policy to the EU overnight on the 31st October 2014 – just four days away.

As midnight ushers out Hallowe’en and Trick or Treat the EU will, through Qualified Majority Voting (QMV), have more control over the UK than ever before.

You may not believe it, but if a ‘qualified majority’ of a combination of the population of the EU and a minimum number of states decide that something will come to pass, even if the people of the UK do not want it, then it will be made into a law that also binds us. No more veto. The wishes of people that not only do not live in the UK but who also may never have been here will hold sway. Their wish will be our command.

Just look at the policy areas concerned:

List of new QMV policy areas (from Wikipedia)

  • Initiatives of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs
  • Rules concerning the Armaments Agency
  • Freedom to establish a business
  • Self-employment access rights
  • Freedom, security and justice – cooperation and evaluation
  • Border checks
  • Asylum
  • Immigration
  • Crime prevention incentives
  • Eurojust
  • Police cooperation
  • Europol
  • Transport
  • European Central Bank
  • Culture
  • Structural and Cohension Funds
  • Organisation of the Council of the European Union
  • European Court of Justice
  • Freedom of movement for workers
  • Social security
  • Criminal judicial cooperation
  • Criminal law
  • President of the European Council election
  • Foreign Affairs High Representative election
  • Funding the Common Foreign and Security Policy
  • Common defence policy
  • Withdrawal of a member state
  • General economic interest services
  • Diplomatic and consular protection
  • Citizens initiative regulations
  • Intellectual property
  • Eurozone external representation (does not affect the UK but is part of the general list)
  • Sport
  • Space
  • Energy
  • Tourism
  • Civil protection
  • Administrative cooperation
  • Emergency international aid
  • Humanitarian aid
  • Response to natural disasters or terrorism
  • Economic and Social Committee
  • Committee of the Regions
  • Economic and Social Committee
  • The EU budget
Berlaymont Building by Sebastien Bertrand

By Sebastien Bertrand

After examining that list try and and tell people that the EU is not a superstate of ‘ever closer union’ in the making, especially when you see the words ‘common defence policy’ and 'energy' in there.

You will not hear about this because all these powers were signed away quietly many years ago. But just to make sure that it stays buried a little noise is made around a £1.7 billion bill just as the critical date approaches, which again will be quietly paid at some time in the future when the peoples’ attentions have turned to the festive season. It won’t be paid overtly, there will probably be some ‘accounting adjustment’ somewhere in the EU books.

Don’t be distracted! Make sure that everyone you know is aware of the way that the LibLabCon is treating the sovereignty of the UK and its people – with total disdain.

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