The UK’s quisling-in-chief

Anyone who has gritted their teeth and listened to the many statements of Conservative Foreign Secretary William Hague in recent weeks on the Libyan uprising may have noticed Hague has never failed to act as if he were the official spokesman for the EU.

For a man who is a supposed Eurosceptic Hague seems to have been holding a very large candle for Brussels, never failing to mention the EU as a solution to every problem, even though it is NATO that is carrying out air strikes against the Gadaffi regime.  This pro Brussels sycophancy is completely at odds with the carefully cultivated image of a man who will not rest until Britain controls her own affairs.

However Hague has taken his forbidden love of the EU into new ground tonight. In a speech delivered at the Mansion House on the Arab Spring and democratic reform in Middle Eastern countries, Hague has once again advanced the EU as the answer – this time as the solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict:

The EU already has the tools and the resources for the task.  What it has lacked is the will to use them well. We should use the EU’s economic magnetism to encourage and support real political and economic reform. That means a new partnership with the southern neighbourhood with a simple proposal at its heart: that the EU will share its prosperity and open up markets in return for real progress on political and economic reform.

The EU should offer broad and deep economic integration, leading to a free-trade area and eventually a customs union, progressively covering goods, agriculture and services, as well as the improvement of conditions for investment. All of this must should be accompanied by our partners achieving clear and sustainable political and economic reform.

It is stomach churning to see how devalued the role of Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has become.  There is no mention of the role Britain could play, just a fawning fanaticism to cheerlead for a bureaucracy that talks big and delivers nothing. Move over Baroness Catherine Ashton and behold the EU’s true Foreign Affairs spokesman.

No doubt once he has been ejected/departed from office we will see this overhyped money grubbing climber slide into a cosy, well remunerated EU placement. As Hague likes wearing baseball caps, perhaps the one above will serve as a goodbye and don’t come back gift from people who would rather we had a Foreign Secretary representing this country instead of Brussels.

12 Responses to “The UK’s quisling-in-chief”


  1. 1 Dave H 04/05/2011 at 11:04 pm

    If you were threatened to the effect of “sort it out or we’ll impose our bureaucracy on you”, wouldn’t that give you a huge incentive?

    Given the largely insoluble nature of some of these conflicts, perhaps it’s best to lumber the EU with them, in preparation for our withdrawal from the organisation.

  2. 2 Captain Ranty 04/05/2011 at 11:09 pm

    They disgust me.

    All of them.

    All have forgotten the greatness of Britain. The greatness was never in them, it was in us. They sold us down the river. They gave up what was never in their gift to give up.

    I will never forgive them.

    Never.

    And I will fight, to the end of my days, to right their wrongs.

    Whatever the personal sacrifice.

    I do not use these words lightly. I am a man of honour, in an honourless world.

    CR.

  3. 3 Martin Brumby 05/05/2011 at 6:55 am

    You might add that (according to the BBC) he also stated to intention to scatter largesse to those Middle East Countries who embrace ‘democracy’.

    Where might all this money be coming from, I wonder?

    What lessons about democracy can the EU teach anybody?

    Just asking….

  4. 4 £19.7 Billion paid to the EU in 2010 05/05/2011 at 8:01 am

    http://pjcjournal.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/libya-the-pariah-in-the-eus-mediterranean-union-plans/

    “Libya – the pariah in the EU’s Mediterranean Union plans”

    “Its about expanding the EU to take in not just those states who have indicated an interest, i.e. Iceland, Turkey, Israel etc, but also those states around the Mediterranean and down into the sub-sahara region whether they want EU interference or not.

    So lets look at the Union for the Mediterranean. Firstly here is the official EU take on EuroMed from the EEAS (the EU Foreign Affairs department run my Ms Ashton).”

  5. 5 John E Payne 05/05/2011 at 9:21 am

    By criticising William Hague as an individual over his pro European speech, we allow the Conservative party to stay innocently in the background. If we wish to get euro sceptic views across we must realise that it is the secretive political manipulation of the Conservative party that is instructing their front bench what to say. The anti European argument will NEVER be won if we just criticise the individuals as if they are running policy.

    Attack the party and not the individual!

  6. 6 Autonomous Mind 05/05/2011 at 11:34 am

    Sorry John, I disagree. Hague is symbolic of the Conservative party and his actions are symptomatic of Conservatives pretending to be Eurosceptic. Highlighting Hague’s hypocrisy shows up the party for what it is. If the party is rejected the people manipulating it have no vehicle to achieve their ends.

  7. 7 Joe Public 05/05/2011 at 8:44 pm

    So, Hague’s redundant. Dispense with having a ‘Foreign Secretary’; and, save all that money paid as expenses too.

  8. 8 kenomeat 05/05/2011 at 9:18 pm

    Foreign Minister, Energy Minister, Transport Minister – all are now redundant as they are EU competencies. Soon Justice and the Treasury will follow. There are probably others. In fact, I think the only ministries were important policy decisions can be made by our ministers are at Health and at Education.

  9. 9 John E Payne 05/05/2011 at 9:30 pm

    In your reply to my previous comments:

    Sorry Autonomousmind you speak with forked tongue. You are indicating William Hague is leading the Conservative party policy. I fear it is the other way round. That is why all Political Parties have whips in Parliament to keep their MP’s in line with Party policy, and therefore prevent MP’s from using their conscience when matters come to a vote.

  10. 10 suedenimon 06/05/2011 at 11:34 am

    Surely it is apparent by this late date that what a politician says (or supposedly stands for) is just so much shifting sand in the estuary of complete self interest! The mere fact that manifesto promises are completely worthless and cannot be construed as contract with the voters who place them in their troughs (where they ignore everything except where the best morsel will be found) should be evidence enough that there is no honour let alone representation to be had from them…
    The only surprise to me is that anyone expects that they actually would do something of worth or have a principle that survived their election.
    The all encompassing EU state which they collectively sold us into slavery to, is just another way for them to suck at the teat of power and wealth. Hague an EU skeptic? if it wasn’t so sickeningly obvious that he serves the mighty and not the people , then i might laugh!

  11. 11 Richard111 07/05/2011 at 9:03 am

    Where is the Commonwealth trading these days?


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