Norwegian Foreign Minister lies about EEA to help British ‘in’ campaign

There is only one kind of person who is even more enthusiastic about the EU than the legion of EUrocrats, and who will say anything – even blatant lies – to advance its agenda.

That person is a furiously frustrated member of the political class who is a wannabe EUrocrat, but is trapped outside the doors of the Brussels/Strasbourg gravy train by the voters in his/her country who are determined to remain independent.

One such EUthusiast is the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Espen Barth Eide.

Like the rest of the political class in Norway, Eide is desperate to take his country into the EU.  Although Norwegian voters continue to return socialists to office in Oslo, they savour their independence and do not want to be part of the EU.  It is a classic political class/electorate disconnect.  The political class see they can do nicely out of the EU, the voters see it will be a bottomless pit into which they will be required to pour their money while at the same time giving up tcontrol of their own laws and regulations.

As an EU wannabe, Eide is keen to suck up to the EUrocrats at every opportunity in the hope of some financially lucrative reward later down the line.  This explains why Eide lied shamelessly in an effort to con Britons into thinking that leaving the EU and becoming part of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) – which along with the EU makes up the European Economic Area (EEA) – would strip Britain of any remaining influence in Europe and lead to ‘regulation without representation’.

Eide knows it’s a lie.  The EU knows it’s a lie.  And thanks to this clinical dissection by Richard over at EU Referendum, you too can now see for yourself that it’s a lie.

It’s interesting to note that the BBC was very keen to promote these lies.  Where was their fact checking?  Where is the evidence of their duty to impartiality and accuracy? This is another glaring example of the ludicrous nature of Lord Justice Leveson’s assertion that mainstream journalists enjoy a “powerful reputation for accuracy”.

Clearly Leveson’s cocksure comments were just another steaming pile of establishment-generated bullshit.  Once again it has taken the blogosphere to uncover the truth and publicise it in the face of concerted political and media deception.  Let the good Lord Justice hold a lucrative enquiry into that and force the BBC to be held to account. We won’t hold our breath for that to happen.

8 Responses to “Norwegian Foreign Minister lies about EEA to help British ‘in’ campaign”

  1. 1 tux1952 24/12/2012 at 9:54 pm

    Is there no legislative process by which he (and all the others-especially over here), be held to account and prosecuted for dis-informing the general public, parliament(s) etc etc?

  2. 2 Autonomous Mind 24/12/2012 at 9:59 pm

    No, you can’t even hold politicians to account for breaking their manifesto promises. Safest thing to do is not vote. When we get to a point where a majority of people don’t vote the question of legitmacy can then be raised to start changing the rules of the game.

  3. 3 EU Hypocrisy 24/12/2012 at 10:06 pm


    Have a look at this :

    “Opinion: Norway? No way! Why a life on Europe’s periphery is not an option for Britain”

    Written in conjunction with Linda Ehnmark, a board member of the European Movement in Norway and a former chair of the Oslo branch

    The Lib Dems are rattled by the Norway bandwagon :

  4. 4 Autonomous Mind 24/12/2012 at 10:58 pm

    I have left a reply there showing the evidence that contradicts their assertions. Let’s see if it makes it past moderation.

  5. 5 thespecialone 26/12/2012 at 11:47 am

    Well AM, they did publish your comment. However, I feel that on the site it will be time for fingers in ears going “la, la, la” I can’t hear you. As it would on the ConHome site. As for the BBC…..well I will continue to pay every month as I would have too much to lose (i.e. my job) if I didn’t.

    Hope you had a relaxing day yesterday with your family. Forgot about the loathsome politicians for one day and had a couple of nice drinks to relax.
    Here’s to the new year where I hope that the Lib/Lab/Con party sinks even further.

  6. 6 Brian H 27/12/2012 at 6:18 am

    The Norwegian Foreign Minister perceives, possibly correctly, that Britain is a potential change agent here, in a position to remove a keystone and cause the collapse of a crucial support arch in the EU fantasy.

  7. 7 Flavian 28/12/2012 at 11:29 am

    The EEA would in my opinion be perfect for Britain. You, I am not British, would be a part of the common market for everything except fisheries and farming. You could go unilaterally free trading in food and control your own waters. OK, admittedly being in the EEA is not a perfect situation, but it is still much, much better than what you have.

  1. 1 His masters’ man « Autonomous Mind Trackback on 30/12/2012 at 11:15 am
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