European SUPERSTATE to be unveiled: EU nations ‘to be morphed into one’ post-Brexit, by Mick Gutteridge.
The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”.
Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.
Controversially member states would also lose what few controls they have left over their own borders, including the procedure for admitting and relocating refugees….
Excerpts of the nine-page report were published today as the leaders of Germany, France and Italy met in Berlin for Brexit crisis talks.
Not all the remaining EU members are happy:
The plot has sparked fury and panic in Poland – a traditional ally of Britain in the fight against federalism – after being leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info. …
Responding to the plot Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski raged: “This is not a good solution, of course, because from the time the EU was invented a lot has changed. The mood in European societies is different. Europe and our voters do not want to give the Union over into the hands of technocrats.” …
Meanwhile Lorenzo Condign, the former director general of Italy’s treasury, has said it is nearly impossible to see Europe opting for more integration at such a time of upheaval. “It seems difficult to imagine that the rest of the EU will close ranks and move in the direction of greater integration quickly. Simply, there is no political will. Indeed, the risk is exactly the opposite – namely that centrifugal forces will prevail and make integration even more difficult.”
This looks like the common elite tactic of striking fast and declaring a fait accompli before their more numerous opponents can unite and organize — a.k.a. diplomatic blitzkrieg. With the British gone, the Germans will be left running the show — with success so close now, it is obvious the Germans went about it all wrong in WWI and WWII. The Poles are unhappy, the Germans have a crash-through-or-crash strategy — are national characters destiny?