Lies and deception from Europhile hypocrite Hague

Despite my best efforts, words cannot express the simmering fury that rose in me today as I read William Hague’s article in the Sunday Telegraph.

Rarely has such an eloquent and articulate individual compromised so many positions of principle in such a short space of time, before going on to write articles such as today’s fatuous, hypocritical cant that utterly misrepresents reality and actively seeks to deceive the public. Spin is not a word that adequately describes what Hague has written. A pack of lies is the expression that springs to mind.

Here’s how Hague opens his piece:

The disillusionment of British voters with politicians has many causes: expenses scandals, economic pressures and the failures of the last Labour Government.

But high on the list of such causes is the sheer undemocratic arrogance with which a European treaty of huge significance – the Lisbon Treaty – was rammed into law two years ago with no mandate of any kind from the people of this country.

Immediately one can see where Hague is going with this. And as sure as night follows day, he does.  He launches the standard partisan party political attack on Labour for ratifying the Lisbon Treaty without the promised referendum. But then, in an extraordinary defence of the EU goes on to say that Labour’s actions were: ‘a very grave blow to the European Union’s democratic credentials in this country’.

Straight away Hague has drifted off into some parallel reality. The EU is fundamentally anti democratic, by design. It is structured to ensure ordinary people throughout the member states are incapable of derailing the wishes of the political class. But Hague’s use of language is carefully crafted to give the impression the EU is democratic and we only think otherwise because of Labour’s actions. This is pretty cynical and untruthful stuff. Wee Willie then goes on to say:

I would have dearly loved to hold a referendum on that treaty after a change of government: sadly the ratification of Lisbon by all 27 EU states last autumn made that impossible. But I have always been determined that this flagrant denial of democratic choice to the people of Britain would never happen again.

At this point the cat’s sixth sense triggered his decision to flee through the door, the TV remote went airborne and a low rumbling roar ascended from deep inside, gaining pitch and volume as the anger erupted in response to the naked lies in that short paragraph.

Nothing, I repeat, nothing prevented the Tories from keeping their promise to ask the British people if they wished to be bound by the provisions set out in Lisbon. David Cameron had said time and again that if the treaty was ratified he would not let matters rest there, but he would not elaborate about what that meant.  A significant proportion of the electorate believed him.  The ratification could have been withdrawn citing the will of the British people. But Cameron, Hague and the rest of the sopping wet social democrats masquerading as conservatives revealed that not letting matters rest there meant letting matters rest right there.

In fact, they metaphorically plumped up the cushions and brought the treaty a cup of tea. They said it was impossible to do anything. This is a lie. They could have tackled the issue but chose not to. They wanted to appear ‘constructive’ for their friends in Brussels. As for Hague being determined that it would never happen again, this is what we have heard every previous time and the lie has already been exposed since Cameron slithered into Downing Street. This comes to the fore as Hague shamelessly postulates that:

The current system we have for these kinds of decisions is, quite simply, now morally bankrupt. It must change.

It is our firm belief and our policy that no more powers should be moved from Britain to the EU but that is not enough – if any Government ever again attempted to change the EU Treaties to transfer further powers the British people must rightfully have their say.

Bullshit. Sorry, there is no more suitable word for it. What is the reality behind these fine words?

Consider, George Osborne’s backing and approval of the EU’s new oversight plan for financial services which removes power from the UK and relocates in with the EU in Brussels. Let’s not forget Theresa May signing Britain up to European Investigation Orders (EIO). Do you recall being asked to approve any of the powers in this article that have been handed to the EU on Cameron’s watch?  And let us not forget the key fact that even with Cameron’s pathetic and meaningless ‘Referendum Lock’ we are having more and more laws are being imposed on the UK and Hague and his little chums are not lifting a finger to stop them. Next up on the export manifest is control over policing and justice, which the EU will be handed in the near future.

There really is no point reading any more of Hague’s Janusesqe waffle, where he delves into hypothetical technical matters about how the useless European Union Bill will supposedly stop more powers heading east, while the examples above show that in practice it is a con trick that makes no material difference. Hague has written his piece, there is no facility for leaving comments, and so he remains in the Westminster bubble contenting himself that his job is done and we have bought into his supposed Eurosceptic outlook.

And they call this a democracy.

28 Responses to “Lies and deception from Europhile hypocrite Hague”


  1. 1 Hugh Bicheno 09/01/2011 at 6:57 pm

    Two minds with but a single thought.

    See: http://stravagantisimo.blogspot.com/

  2. 2 Bill 09/01/2011 at 7:05 pm

    Politicians speak with forked tongue. They’ve got to go the whole bloody lot of them.

  3. 3 BJ 09/01/2011 at 7:15 pm

    We will see the calibre of the new intake on Tuesday.

    We will be better informed then; I don’t hold out much hope.

  4. 4 orkneylad 09/01/2011 at 7:17 pm

    Ever since his speech last year at the Council on Foreign Relations, we can expect no less from this creature.

  5. 5 Derek Reynolds 09/01/2011 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you AM, and erudite and apt response. It left me numb, followed by screaming.

  6. 6 Tufty 09/01/2011 at 7:57 pm

    ‘And they call this a democracy.’

    I suspect they know the UK is no longer a democracy and don’t intend to do anything about it. Why would they? The political and bureaucratic elite have nothing to gain by re-introducing democracy.

  7. 7 Autonomous Mind 09/01/2011 at 7:59 pm

    Tufty, it was the political and bureaucratic elite that destroyed our democracy. Damn right they won’t re-introduce it because they set out to destroy it for their own self interest.

  8. 8 feuillet123 09/01/2011 at 8:18 pm

    I think in the mind of the political class, an referendum is simply a coat to make the EU seems to be democratic. In their heart they will want referendum result to be in favor of EU, so they can continue this anti democratic superstate with an appearence of a consensus. What has happened in Ireland is a perfect example of this.

    I began to wonder whether an referendum is even justify in this context. Even if the majority of the citizen would like to sacrifice their freedom, they have absolutely no right to force the remaining minority to do so. This will basically result in the tyranny of majority, some thing that any libertarian shall not agree.

  9. 9 Rich 09/01/2011 at 8:46 pm

    No wonder they won’t let us have weapons.
    ‘Violence is not the answer’ they scream. And yet they seem intent on pushing for it. If they’re not careful, they will get it.

  10. 10 Barry 09/01/2011 at 10:18 pm

    The Mekon said: “a very grave blow to the European Union’s democratic credentials in this country’.”

    As you say, AM, it had none before!

    Is it really part of the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom’s duties to be Bandit to the EU’s Snowman?

    It’s a hard one for me to decide if Hague is being deceitful or just so convinced by the rhetoric, so very much like a frog in slowly boiling water, that he can’t see a way past all this. He can’t be that thick. Perhaps all those pints did him some damage. Or maybe it was the baseball caps.

    The cynic in me is settling on the view that if Hague and Co. were in the habit of acknowledging the powers they have we the grateful unwashed would then have the temerity to insist they exercise that authority.

    A simple enough question for the likes of Hague – when did the people of the UK consent to giving up their right to self-determination? We decided once, long ago, to join a club. That club has now changed beyond all recognition. Did we or did we not reserve the right to leave that club whenever we feel like it?

  11. 11 Barry 09/01/2011 at 10:20 pm

    And another thing…

    If Parliament *is* Sovereign why does it need restating with legislation?

    I shudder to think what kind of Trojan horse it will be.

  12. 12 Woodsy42 09/01/2011 at 10:24 pm

    Truly sickening. And as for ensuring the EU doesn’t move into new areas it’s just a bad joke. They themselvs have spent the last 6 months making sure there aren’t any areas left that it hasn’t already poked its nose into, any ‘lock’ they pretend to create is simply a deliberate con trick.

  13. 13 Cassandra King 10/01/2011 at 8:45 am

    The art of treachery and treason is as old as humanity itself, the art has been refined over the thousands of years from the Greek city states on to the present. The traitor in your midst hides in the shadows, he is never who you think it will be, he comes as your friend not your enemy.

    The current Tory leadership are thought of as patriotic and true blue to the core, this image of the Tories as stodgy patriotic Colonel Blimp types still predominates, you can say many things about the Tories but they are at least patriotic right? WRONG!

    Who better to sell us out to our enemies than those we think are our friends? Who better to open the city gates while we sleep than those we trust to watch those gates? Its treachery 101 folks, easy peasy lemon squeezy. We would never suspect that the Tories would be the agents of treason, we would never suspect that the very people working so hard to sell our nation into serfdom and slavery would be the Tories.

    Traitors are never who they appear to be, their trade demands they hide and cover themselves to carry out their plans, in the world of treachery your enemies come as friends and allies, the knife of the traitor comes not from the front but from the rear in the night and in secret and from who you least expect it to be.

    It has to be the Tories who sell us out doesnt it? Who among us would believe that they would betray us all? This is the trick of treachery, the likes of Hague and Cameron say one thing with the reassuring smoothness of a snake while engineering another thing. We are your friends they hiss even as they plot where to strike, who would believe that a friend would stab you in the back?

    Think about it, the only people who could get away with selling out the UK and its people into serfdom and slavery are those who profess loyalty and patriotism so loudly, even as these Quislings shout their patriotic fervour from the rooftops they are planning and plotting and scheming, lying and deceiving. The real traitors have taken the 30 pieces of silver and it will shock us to the core to see just who it is.

    The EU monster awaits its prey, we are being led to the monster jaws by those we trust, so thus has it always been. We are being reassured and lulled, silky promises that all is well are being uttered and all the time we are being led to our ultimate national humiliation and a shameful end to a glorious story.

  14. 14 Ian E 10/01/2011 at 9:02 am

    What an appalling traitor Hague is. I, too, started reading his piece and pretty much folllowed your thought pattern for 3 or 4 paragraphs but could go no further. The completeness of my disenfranchisement was just being rubbed in too hard: the ‘boot on my face, forever’ is truly becoming intolerable and the smug bastards want to rub salt into the wounds as well. In the words of a short sci-fi story, ‘I have no mouth, and I must scream’!

  15. 15 graham wood 10/01/2011 at 10:19 am

    Also, it might well be asked where is our Queen in all this?
    For so many years whilst all the Treaties with the EU were given the Royal Assent, each one flies directly in the face of our Constitution – The Bill of Rights for a start.

    She may well have been “deceived in her grant” by duplicitous EU Quislings, but that is no excused for her total inactivity. She knows the Constitution. In fact that is her primary purpose AS Sovereign to uphold our liberties and freedoms, as she swore before God and the people in the Coronation Oath in 1953.

    Time now for a counter revolution towards our national self-determination.

  16. 16 Derek Buxton 10/01/2011 at 11:16 am

    Graham Wood.

    Yes, I wondered about the role of the Queen, as you say she must know of the Bill of Rights and other Constitutional documents. In her Coronation oath she swore to uphold them, so what changed her mind? I am deeply disappointed in her, having seen her progress through the war and beyond.

  17. 17 George Earle 10/01/2011 at 11:35 am

    Having to suffer unpatriotic juvenile political leaders like Cameron and Hague is this country’s punishment for allowing the Blair/Brown regime 13 years in which to destroy our governance. These 2 are indeed heirs to Blair.

  18. 18 Paul Perrin 10/01/2011 at 12:21 pm

    Good blog.

    Its a shame so many eu-sceptics stuck with the conservatives even as Hague’s treachery became undeniable.

    As regards the Monarchy… Given the complete silence regarding the student fees attack on the car and what led to it (good or bad), I am entirely persuaded that they have nothing to say an no interest in the situation of this country or its people.

    I had ‘though’ that the monarchy were some kind of final backstop – but beleive I was wrong – the only question in my mind is what they should be replaced with (if anything).

  19. 19 Anne Palmer 10/01/2011 at 1:44 pm

    William Hague could not care less about any disillusionment of British voters. The people already realise that there will never be a referendum on the European Union, and this is exactly why the people will take matters into their own hands.
    Sadly, such is the lack of trust in any British Politician even if there was a referendum on the EU, with the stakes so high, I would no longer trust anyone of them to hold a true and fair referendum any more at all. As a once Conservative voter-but thankfully never a member of any political Party, I still feel betrayed-let down-by them.
    Yet the people feel the deep, deep shame of the once highly respected British Houses of Parliament. How many people would be left in the House of Commons if the people had demanded all those that had “taken advantage of their expenses” should honourably remove themselves immediately? But they didn’t do that either, did they?
    The one thing that springs to mind-yet I am not really a religious person, is the tale of the Money Changers and the words “but ye have made it a den of thieves”. Sadly, those that “took advantage of” the very generous expenses system at that time tarred all with the same brush.
    Yet that betrayal is nothing compared to the sheer treachery (treason) of signing the governing of their own Country away to foreigners to govern in what may be forever if we do not repudiate the Treaties as laid down by Lord Denning and do it quickly. Yet some eagerly betrayed all in this Country in spite of swearing an Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown that so many have given their lives for in the past. None, not one of them has even had the guts to tell the people the truth of their treachery, all hidden in, “its like the Beano comic”, “There will be no loss of sovereignty”, “There is no need for a referendum”, and so many others.

    I doubt very much if any one of those in Parliament now would even know how to actually Govern this Country in everything. I doubt this Country could even defend itself any more, continually paying billions of pounds to foreigners to make our laws has made sure of that, yet I remember politicians of yesterday faithfully promising our country will never again put itself in that position ever again like it was in the 1930’s. Shame on them all.

    However, the people cannot continue to contribute financially to foreigners to govern this Country for to do so, a) they simply cannot afford to do so, and b) it may be seen as treason. You see, the people are only just beginning to realise that THEY are the ones that are sovereign for it is the people’s money that has been stolen off them isn’t it?

  20. 20 T G Watkins 10/01/2011 at 3:41 pm

    Totally agree with the critique and most of the comments.
    I find it difficult to interest any of my well educated friends in the iniquities of the EU. Most are vaguely against but very few have any real idea of the betrayal involved. They shrug and say ‘nothing we can do’
    Hague to replace Ashton, or maybe a get out for Clegg?

  21. 21 Arlene Johnson 10/01/2011 at 11:39 pm

    Likely without even realising it, Anne Palmer answered Paul Perrin’s question as to who should rule the UK next. British people have a heritage that I wish they all knew, because it is beautiful. It is connected to what Anne Palmer wrote here.

    Prime ministers and presidents come and go but the forces of evil will be with us until the Messiah returns because they control banking in nearly every country around the world. The few who try to overcome this chaos are ousted or even assassinated.

    The EU is just a progression of that control because it was established by the family which established the Bank of England.

    Kind regards,

    Arlene Johnson
    Publisher/Author

  22. 22 Anne Palmer 11/01/2011 at 12:09 am

    Sadly Arlene, I realise only too well-I wish I didn’t. I would like you to mull over this if you will and realise the terrible danger this Country will be in if not one major political Party realises what will indeed happen if the people rise up against them-not physically but in this way?

    On 10th November 2010, a letter went to the Queen (CROWN) invoking Magna Carta Clause 61. Here for you are just two paragraphs.

    The People can, under Clause 61 of Magna Carta, withhold all taxes from when the EU’s “own resource” of higher VAT is set to commence on 4 January, 2011, until this Country is set free from the EU. The People now know without a doubt that every Government that has been in alleged power here in the UK, has willingly handed £billions to the EU. This handout to the EU (whose accounts have 90% failed to be passed for audit over 16 years) has come before the financial position of the People here in the United Kingdom. Have not the People, therefore, innocently contributed to treason?

    It is not within the power of Government or Your Majesty to break any of the provisions of Magna Carta or the Declaration of Rights. These great statutes predate Parliament, in respect of the former and of the latter, became instituted when Parliament was suspended. It is also extremely doubtful if the People can
    legally hold a referendum on this issue. To ask the People in a referendum whether we should remain in such a Union is absolutely contrary to our Constitution and would destroy our own Common Law Constitution which according to R v Thistlewood
    1820, to destroy the Constitution is an act of treason.

    A letter has been received which assures us that the Queen has taken careful note of its contents. Now think through who would govern this Country when ALL THREE MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES WANT FOREIGNERS TO GOVERN THIS COUNTRY FOR THE REST OF ITS DAYS? Will this Government continue to give way to everything the EU wants and ANY ALTERATION TO the Treaty of Lisbon even if it affects this Country directly or not, the people should have a say. Any alteration to the Euro Zone wILL affect us later if we are forced to join later, so any alteration NOW the people must have a say, for, “The Currency of the Union is the Euro”.

  23. 23 permanentexpat 11/01/2011 at 6:28 am

    I was born during the reign of GeorgeV…..so have experienced the totality of our decline. (I’m not talking about Empire; empires by their nature arise & fall) I ponder only the bewilderingly rapid decline of my country. (When I was younger, Treason was a crime & traitors were shot or hanged)
    Only treason could have brought our country to its knees in the hands of former traditional enemies whose memories, you may be certain, are no shorter than ours.
    Grievous beyond belief (remember the hopes of “a new Elizabethan Age” at her coronation) is the part that Betty has played in breaking her solemn oaths to her people…loyalty is a two-way street & this convinced former monarchist owes her nothing now.
    Only those who have lived as long as me or longer can possibly take in the enormity of the tragedy that has befallen us.

  24. 24 Anne Palmer 11/01/2011 at 9:42 am

    Now you know Permanentexpat, why death by hanging for the act of Treason was done away with in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (In error!!!).

    However, do read carefully my previous entry, for Magna Carta sadly may come into its own once more but I pray it does not have to be used because it was always better just “being there” rather than woken up because life will never be the same again if it is used. I realise that all too well and so should you all.

    Will any British Government wake up in time to realise the full consequences of giving the governing of this Country whole heatedly away to foreigners forever? A country that so many from all over the world died fighting for, to save it from exactly what THEY are doing now, so that it could remain self Governing forever?

  25. 26 Anne Palmer 28/02/2011 at 3:00 pm

    One thing I do not like at all are cowards. Members of Parliament that bring out such as the proposed High Speed Rail, and are afraid to mention the EU legislation from which it is part off. It is from the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Policy, which also takes in allowing the EU sovereignty over our Roads, Sovereignty over our sky for the EU’s “Single European Sky” and sovereignty our Ports and our Seas-probably losing our 12 mile limit because how can EU Ships get out of their EU Ports if the have to ask permission to cover the 12 mile limit- so all that is for the EU’s Motorway in the Sea.

    The Localism Bill is also instigated in the EU, following the Council of Europe. I think perhaps I should mention that registered in the year 2000 in the ‘Statute of the Council of Europe’ on page 29 is this little Gem, “Statutory Resolution (2000)1 relating to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe. (CLRAE) Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 15 March 2000 at the 702nd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies) All in keeping with what I am writing about today. All planned then. The UK’s Localism Bill that is going through our Parliament now, in 2011.

    And now look what is written in the Official Journal of the European union dated 113 8 2008 page L 218/14

  26. 27 Anne Palmer 28/02/2011 at 11:08 pm

    As I messed the date up for it should read 13.8.2008 Here for you is what those pages are all about.

    Census Form 2011:

    We live and learn a little more about the EU each day. As it is coming up to Census time once more for the United Kingdom Government to recognise just how many people are living here and how they are living most of us we have never so far minded sharing the “facts of life” with the powers that be here in the UK. However this year, the 2011 Census is very different, for the information we give is going to be shared, guess who with? The European Union. This information is in the “Official Journal of the European Union” 13.8.2008 page L 218/14. No wonder there are far more intrusive questions to answer and now we know why.

    How dare our British Government accept this? I have no objection to filling the usual kind of form that is for the UK alone but I will not fully fill in such an intrusive form that is to be shared with an organisation the people of this Country have never had a say on, nor had the opportunity to reject or accept.

    Do we give all the details required on the form to strangers we happen to meet in our own home town? No? Then why should foreigners want to know? Why is our Government so very “shy” of telling the people that this census is also for the European Union? I believe very strongly that if a Government cannot close its country’s Borders, it is no longer a sovereign Country. When it cannot choose for itself, words to put on a piece of paper-for the census- it most definitely is no longer a sovereign Country.


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