The Fourth Reich looms closer

Two important items have appeared in the past week regarding ‘OUR’ referendum, one a speech by Dan Hannan, the other a ‘comment’ piece by Simon Heffer.

Dan Hannan stated:

“It’s not just the financial price of EU membership – it’s the democratic price. We fought a civil war in this country to establish the principle that laws should not be passed nor taxes raised except by our own elected representatives. And now supreme power is held by people who tend to owe their positions to having just lost elections: Peter Mandelson, Neil Kinnock and what have you.

No one is talking about drawbridges or isolation. Nowhere else in the world do countries apologise for wanting to live under their own laws. New Zealand is not about to join Australia. Japan is not applying to join China – and do you hear anyone complaining about these bigoted Sino-sceptics in Tokyo?

It is a natural healthy thing for a democracy to live under its own laws whilst trading with every other country in the world. The United Kingdom is the world’s fifth-largest country (economy), its fourth-largest military power. How much bigger do we have to be before we have the confidence to raise our eyes to more distant horizons?

Simon Heffer opined:-

The arsenal of fear must almost be nearly exhausted. Those daring to vote to leave the EU will inflict on Britain collapsing house prices (according to George Osborne and Christine Lagarde of the IMF, who should worry about the EU’s unemployment-soaked economies); a “technical” recession (Mark Carney, a “technical” Irish-Canadian with a long record of error, who for this disgraceful political interference should be kicked back to Ottawa); and, of course, the Third World War (Mr Cameron). It’s clearly a Corporal Jones moment for the Remainers, though any cries of “don’t panic” come far too late: they are manifestly drowning in it.

Anyway, two can play at this game. What must we fear if we stay? Not merely relentless uncontrolled immigration (and the lies told about it), putting such burdens on our schools, hospitals and infrastructure that UK citizens suffer, but the inevitability of our nation’s destiny being increasingly subject to the wishes of foreigners whom we don’t elect. I am not talking about the amorphous idea of “Brussels”: I’m talking about Germany.

Five years ago I wrote a piece referring to the control Angela Merkel exerted over Europe as “the Fourth Reich”. I was accused of a horrible breach of taste. However, when one looks at German power today one realises that, when I wrote, she had hardly even started. The key to German success is this: it participates in a weak currency (whose value would collapse without it) enabling its exports to sell far more cheaply than had it retained the Deutschmark. Therefore, it continues to grow in economic strength relative to its partners – including us – but especially those in the eurozone, notably France and Italy, who would benefit greatly from restoring the Franc and the Lira.

Any net exporter in the EU – which we are most certainly not, given our £24bn trade gap with our partners in the first three months of 2016 – also benefits hugely from the vast and incomprehensible welter of EU regulations on products and employment law, which keep external competitors at arm’s length and pile costs on them if they wish access to the single market. Germany is so rich, and getting richer at the expense not least of its partners, that it can afford to pretend globalisation isn’t happening. We are not so fortunate, and leaving the EU to avoid all these regulations and take proper advantage of the wider world is not the least reason why we must vote to get out.

If we stay in we are going to suffer immense collateral damage from two crises that the Germans will precipitate. First, there will be one in the eurozone. My friend Dr Savvas Savouri, chief economist at the leading investment business Toscafund, predicts a “detonation of devaluations around the periphery of the eurozone” in his latest briefing to clients. So incapable are non-eurozone countries such as Hungary, Romania or Poland of competing with the German-dictated economic model that devaluation and the instability that will bring are their only options. So anyone who thinks our staying in the EU is like buying a ticket to a place of permanent prosperity wants his or her head examined.

Worse for Britain, Dr Savouri predicts Germany’s economy “will not come off lightly”, not least because its clients and customers will find its goods suddenly more expensive. And when Germany starts to struggle, God help the rest of the EU: because when the German chequebook closes, economies it is shoring up – such as Greece’s – will be on their own. And Greece’s economy is one-eleventh the size of France’s, which is a basket-case, and cannot go on as it is.

Dr Savouri also points out that if we stay in the EU there will be huge costs for us from all this chaos, despite being out of the eurozone. “Having renewed our vows to remain in the EU ‘through sickness and in health’ we will be required to contribute to funding the fiscal efforts being applied to our ever more sickly EU partners,” he writes. The costs will be huge, and once we have committed ourselves to remain we will be forced to join the communal effort to save ailing partners. He calls it “the EU’s version of a Rooseveltian New Deal.”

He also argues that such a wave of economic hardship will propel more impoverished Europeans across open borders into the UK: and don’t forget what Iain Duncan Smith disclosed last week, that Mr Cameron deleted a passage about controlling immigration from a speech he made because he was told it would upset the Germans. That is the reality of our relationship with the EU: if we choose to stay in, the Germans will ensure that we become ever more obedient to their policies – so stand by for their next project, Turkey’s admission to the EU, and all that would entail.

It was not just deeply offensive, but ironic, that Mr Cameron should last week have evoked the idea of another world war in his latest intelligence-insulting act of hysteria aimed at making us vote to stay in the EU. It is not just that our fathers and grandfathers fought in two world wars to allow Britain the right to continue to rule itself, rather than to be ruled by Germans: Mr Cameron plainly won’t admit that German domination of the EU means it has conquered without war, and signing up to the EU is signing up to the Fourth Reich.

Ask the Greeks if you think I exaggerate: Germany runs Europe without firing a shot. It forces far weaker partners to stay in a currency zone that is crippling them, and uses its economic muscle to dictate immigration and other key policies. And if you believe the Germans won’t take a UK vote to stay in as a signal to continue and intensify their control over the EU, and to make us help pay for its baleful effects, then you aren’t paying attention. It’s not war we should fear, but what the Germans do in peace.

Forget the illusory ‘Massacre of the First Born’; ignore the what-ifs and possibles spouted by Cameron and his clique, and spread the word that we shall overcome the New Nazis of an ever-widening European Union!

12 comments for “The Fourth Reich looms closer

  1. Henry Kaye
    May 16, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Thanks again for your continued efforts. The message cannot be repeated enough times but I do fear that the general population are not receiving it or simply not understanding it. It remains to be seen but thanks to all of you at OoL for maintaining your efforts.

  2. mikebravo
    May 16, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    I can not understand how anybody in their right mind would rather have their lives run by un-elected technocrats in a foreign land, with absolutely no means of removing them, rather than be a self governing country.

    I have not yet heard one single sensible reason to remain.

    Has anybody out there got one?

    • Mudplugger
      May 16, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      That’s actually the killer argument, but a huge number of voters believe that, because they elect MEPs, therefore it must be democratic, therefore they could easily get rid of a dodgy EU Parliament anytime they wanted.
      We here may know that the MEP position is merely impotent window-dressing, but the great unwashed, who all get a vote each just like we do, have bought that dummy and suck on it every day. Now try and take the dummy away…..

  3. Hereward Unbowed.
    May 16, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Boris skipped over it but the meaning was clear, for those able, to glean.

    The Germans, didn’t need Hitlers tactics but they forged their EUropean Empire anyway, through the appearance of the Brussels puppet theatre – Berlin always the puppeteers and masters.

    Speech to the Southall Chamber of Commerce, Centre Airport Hotel, Middlesex (4 November 1971), from Still to Decide (Eliot Right Way Books, 1972), p. 209.

    The relevant fact about the history of the British Isles and above all of England is its separateness in a political sense from the history of continental Europe. The English have never belonged to it and have always known that they did not belong. The assertion contains no element of paradox. The Angevin Empire contradicts it as little as the English claim to the throne of France; neither the possession of Gascony nor the inheritance of Hanover made Edward I or George III anything but English sovereigns. When Henry VIII declared that ‘this realm of England is an empire (imperium) of itself’, he was making not a new claim but a very old one; but he was making it at a very significant point of time. He meant—as Edward I had meant, when he said the same over two hundred years before—that there is an imperium on the continent, but that England is another imperium outside its orbit and is endowed with the plenitude of its own sovereignty. The moment at which Henry VIII repeated this assertion was that of what is misleadingly called ‘the reformation’—misleadingly, because it was, and is, essentially a political and not a religious event. The whole subsequent history of Britain and the political character of the British people have taken their colour and trace their unique quality from that moment and that assertion. It was the final decision that no authority, no law, no court outside the realm would be recognised within the realm. When Cardinal Wolsey fell, the last attempt had failed to bring or keep the English nation within the ambit of any external jurisdiction or political power: since then no law has been made for England outside England, and no taxation has been levied in England by or for an authority outside England—or not at least until the proposition that Britain should accede to the Common Market.

    Ah, “common market” – it was the beginning of the end – and perhaps for the English is, ‘the Final Solution’ nigh?

    There is no history recorded, for a people who did not fight for what is their birthright and know it: we are being effaced.

  4. Hereward Unbowed.
    May 16, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Above quote, is from the mouth of one, Mr. Enoch Powell – for those wondering.

  5. Errol
    May 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Hang on a minute though – Greece could leave at any time. So could Spain and Italy ad France. They choose not to because they are basically being paid for by Germany. They are feeding off Germany just as Germany does off them.

    This is why communism does not work. It isn’t trade where everyone gets wealthier but controls their own economy, it is the enforced chaining of nations until they cannot adapt and then they all crumble together.

    The EU is the problem here, not Germany. Far too many Eurocrats are desperate to re-create the communist era (because no Right minded sane person would conceive of an edifice such as the EU) and in so doing conquer Europe.

  6. May 17, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Edward Spalton is one who has been at this a long time now, warning of Germany’s real aim:

    There is a text I can’t find now from some time before that. Mike has also been warning, as has Martin, of Ironies Too and many more. I’m not sure why this is not more mainsream, why no one in the media eye has taken it up. Nigel has of course but his focus has been the EU as a whole and the communists behind it.

    It’s more than that – this is Germany v England all over again and those behind Merkel especially have their greedy little eyes on the City.

    • Hereward Unbowed.
      May 17, 2016 at 9:58 am

      Who is, the nation to fear in Europe, it’s not France is it?

      What is clear, if the referendum is lost for the EU and Germany it is full steam ahead, fiscal and economic union will come to pass and Germany will push strongly for a combined EU army – the final nail in our coffin.

      Once the Prussians and the Bavarians reached an accommodation, had their heads bashed together by old uncle Otto, it was always then, a bleak prospect for a ‘free Europe’.

      Historically, Germany has always regarded most of Europe as its sphere, even as a rightful Empire – read a bit of history and reference: Mitteleuropa.

      The case for war in the run up to the first great conflict – was never made by the British establishment and polity and if…… the Kaiser had have overrun France – what then – just the same as in 1871, they gave Paris back to France.

      Now, through the power of trade and corporate dominance, Germany as Boris drew the parallel – Germany marches over Europe.
      We must learn lessons of history – what we should have done in 1914, let the Germans have free rein in their domain – Russia will always be their pressure valve release.

      But Britain is not of Europe, we are not part of the continental ways, yes true enough our major trading nation in Europe is Germany and that may remain to be the case but German influence on our land and nation must end at Rotterdam.

      I’d go further and say lets not bother suing with Brussels, and that really we should be talking directly with Berlin, moreover, most vitally: we need to get out (away from the aegis of Berlin) and aver, “how can you (Berlin) prevent it (OUT)?”

      Finally, think, why, do they (Brussels-Berlin) so fervently desire a combined EU army (and naval) forces? Small wonder that, the green tosser (Dave) never mentions it – Frontex – the formative EU army.

  7. May 17, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Right, so we now have it, it’s as clear as day. Now, how to get the supposed 50% little remainers [not those with overt agendas] to see it before June 23rd?

    • Hereward Unbowed.
      May 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      If I was a miracle worker, I’d have worked it by now.

      Plus, you can lead a horse to water…………………..but you can’t make the bugger drink.

  8. Henry Kaye
    May 17, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I agree with all the comments made here but I’ve fallen to wondering: “what’s it all about?” I think it all boils down to the many various opinions as to the meaning of our existence. There are certainly enough views on the subject and humankind has divided in support of one or another of those views. Leaders have emerged, the requirement being: strong opinions and the gift of the gab. Their support is fragmented and becomes more so as the communications revolution continues. The world is full of opinions and experts abound and which expert and which opinion will prevail is always uncertain. Those who believe in a Supreme Being must surely wonder what the hell He is playing at?
    I’ve joined one group and all I can say is:”strength to our arm”.

    • Hereward Unbowed.
      May 17, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      If you read the works of Buddha or, about Christ, the basic message is; of humility and of leading by example. If you are, any sort of reader of human nature – goodness shines out in a person, though holding on to it (goodness) – that’s the hard part and truly does life wear you down, if it got to Aquinas and Mother Theresa, then what hope is there, for me?

      In a world of malignancy, ill intent, where liars are and charlatans are praised (Merkel, Cameron), browbeating people to be “remainders” as slaves and not live as free men, in an era where attaining some sort of celebrity and the moolah which is supposed issue forth – is the zenith of personal ambition, pretty much we’ve hit the bottom.

      Then, in such a world trying to walk the path of truth, faith and altruistic charity – is a rocky and very painful effort.

      I know that, I am a trespasser, maybe heaven ain’t for me.

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