Monday, 20 October 2014
As Britain moves towards exit from the European Union, the author warns of a trap laid by the EU and how to avoid it. “The route to Brexit is a Gordian Knot of a problem that requires an Alexandrian solution,” he writes.
Brexit (British Exit) from the EU is moving up the political agenda, but few have looked at the mechanism by which it might be achieved and the problems involved.
The European Union’s process of ‘ever closer union’ is fashioned like the jaws of a shark. The teeth slant backwards. Once inside the mouth the only route is onwards down the gullet to digestion. Membership of the EU has been deliberately constructed over five decades and six treaties in order to make exit from the EU near impossible. It is a Gordian Knot of a problem that requires an Alexandrian solution.
Article 50 is designed to put the EU in a strong position to pressurise the would-be, leaving nation into accepting their terms of exit. This detrimental dog’s breakfast is hardly likely to be what the electorate have in mind when they vote in a referendum to leave the EU. Once the decision has been made then it is better to deliver the Alexandrian blow rather than endlessly fiddle with the strands.
In this book senior UKIP MEP Gerard Batten shows how the sword should be wielded to cut the Gordian Knot.
Foreword by Professor Tim Congdon
2. The Article 50 trap
3. The problem of ‘vested rights’
4. The legal basis of unconditional withdrawal
5. Historic precedents
6. The exit plan
7. The transitional period
Appendix: ‘GSP Plus’ list of international conventions
About the Author
Gerard Batten was a member of the Anti-Federalist League 1992-1993 and a founder member of the UK Independence Party in 1993. He was the Party’s European Election Organiser in 1994 and the first Party Secretary (1994-1997). He has served on the UKIP National Executive Committee at different times. He has fought eleven different election campaigns for the Party over the years.
He was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for London in 2004 and re-elected in 2009 and in 2014. He has written extensively on such subjects as Immigration, the Cost of the European Union, and the European Arrest Warranty and the creation of a European system of criminal law.
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Friday, 17 October 2014
Widely known as Tuathal Techtmar (the legitimate), the warrior prince Túathal occupies a special place in the murky twilight of early Irish history. He is one of the very earliest figures known by name who may have been a real person with a career not entirely different from that given to him by legend. Even if only half of the legend is true then Tuatha was a toweringly important figure in the history of Ireland.
According to legend, Tuatha was a royal prince who was driven into exile in Britain who came back with an army to make himself High King of Ireland. As High King, Tuatha instituted reforms and changes to the law that survived for centuries.
Historians have long dismissed Tuatha as a purely legendary figure, but in this ebook historian Roddy O’Farrell argues that he was a very real man indeed. Even if not everything recorded about him is literally factual there is no reason to deny that Tuatha existed. And in a very real sense, Tuatha created Ireland.
About the Author
Roddy O’Farrell’s grandfather was born on a farm in County Kerry back in the days when all of Ireland formed a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Like many of his generation poverty and oppression forced him to take the ship across the seas in search of a better life. Roddy learned about his Irish ancestry as a boy and became fascinated by the long, heroic and often tragic history of Ireland. He has made a special study of the island’s story.
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