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Should you worry about QMV? Or should you just yawn with boredom?

Yesterday I wrote about how on 21 November 2014, a huge number of areas controlled by the EU move from requiring a unanimous vote in the Council of Ministers to something called ‘qualified majority voting’ (QMV). Probably most readers fell asleep with tedium while reading the post. But that’s one of the great ‘strengths’ of the EU – almost nobody in Britain (or Europe) has the slightest clue how it works and when the EU makes a power-grab, this is usually so clouded in bureaucracy and legalistic gobbledigook, that nobody has the slightest understanding of what has just happened.

So, at the risk of sending readers into a permanent coma, here are just a few lines explaining why the move to QMV is actually important.

The EU Commission – The ‘Government’ of the EU is the unelected and largely corrupt EU Commission stuffed with sycophantic yes-men (and yes-women), failed politicians (Andrew Lansley?) and politicians so tainted by scandal that they can no longer work in their own countries (Peter Mandelson?).

The EU Commission is the only body that can put forward legislation. Then, just like we have the House of Conmen and the House of Liars, the EU also has two legislative assemblies – the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. Just like the House of Conmen and the House of Liars, these two bodies – the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers – can propose changes to legislation put forward by the Commission, but they cannot legislate themselves (click to see more clearly)

council of ministers

The European Parliament – In spite of the supposed ‘political earthquake’ caused by the rise in Eurosceptic parties, the European Parliament is still dominated (two thirds) by politicians who are committed to establishing a EU superstate and removing individual countries’ sovereignty. So, the ‘political earthquake’ changes nothing. In fact, it will probably accelerate the rush to form a superstate and make this irreversible before the 2019 EU elections in case there is a further rise in the Eurosceptic vote.

The Council of Ministers – So, we have a Commission obsessed with creating a single EUSSR superstate and a European Parliament obsessed with creating a single EUSSR superstate in which they will be our well-rewarded and unaccountable rulers. That just leaves the Council of Ministers as the last barrier to the United States of Europe (EUSSR). Until 21 November 2014, Britain had a veto in the Council of Ministers. But from 21 November 2014, as most voting moves to ‘qualified majority’ Britain becomes less than powerless to stop any legislation it believes is against our national interest.

Qualified Majority Voting (QMV) – Under QMV an act proposed by the EU Commission must have the support of at least 55 % of the EU Member States (i.e. 15 Member States in a Union of 28) and at least 65 % of the population of the EU.

Why is this important? – Of the EU’s 28 countries, 11 are net contributors and 17 get more out than they put in (click to see more clearly)

eu net contrib by country

So there are more countries sponging off the EU than paying for it. Under QMV, the 17 spongers will always vote for ‘more Europe’ as ‘more Europe’ means more money for them. Moreover, the spongers represent more than 65% of the EU population.

Conclusion – It’s a stitch-up. Britain is becoming an impotent, but wealthy sub-region of an EU superstate. The EU will use Britain as a dumping ground for its unemployed (who lost their jobs due to failing EU policies largely to save the euro) and as a cash cow to siphon off billions to pour into the pockets of politicians and their corrupt business cronies in joke countries (or criminal enterprises) like impoverished Romania, mafia Bulgaria, mafia Italy, venal Greece, corrupt Spain, paedophile paradise Portugal and many others of a similar ilk.

So, the 21 November move to QMV is quite important – it’s the end of Britain as a sovereign country.

But don’t expect the mainstream media to mention this. After all, if people understood what was really happening, they might support UKIP.

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3 comments to Should you worry about QMV? Or should you just yawn with boredom?

  • MGJ

    No coma, I thought that was a very good summary. I doubt whether 1% of those who voted recently knew a tenth of that, let alone those who didn’t.

  • November 21 – treason and plot. i posted comment on Telegraph EU article with link to this article. Not sure as I read it we would cease to be able to veto anything concerning our interests and would be subject to any EU/Law = is this correct.

  • Jimbob

    I am not aware that even UKIP make this kind if information available to the public, let alone MSM. Why is that do you think?

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