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Meddling EU have turned member states into their own personal SLAVES, blasts PAOLO BARNARD

WHY should anybody bother with a referendum to change a constitution and a parliament which have already been reduced to a shadow of themselves by Brussels?

Paolo Barnard and a burning EU flagYOUTUBE • GETTY

Paolo Barnard has blasted the EU saying it makes member states into their own personal ‘slaves’


I’m referring to Italy’s autumn constitutional vote that will also decide whether Matteo Renzi will stay on as Prime Minister. Sovereignty lies elsewhere in the EU, not in national assemblies any longer.If British Remainers spent just half a day looking at what kind of a hellish prison the eurozone and EU supranational Treaties are – you’d be left speechless now.

Here’s a metaphor to explain:

Nice being one of Brussels’ personal slaves, isn’t it?

Paolo Barnard

Imagine a massive slavery farm in XIX Century Louisiana, where slaves in barrack N.18 decide to do some minor renovation to their miserable home.Will that change anything for them? Slaves are and slaves those in N.18 will remain, that way.

Do you think their masters will be concerned with the new lick of paint the slaves have added to their dilapidated home?

That’s exactly the situation Italy is finding itself in, in this disgraceful EU dictatorship as the referendum approaches. So who is this palaver supposed to give a headache to?

As I said, PM Renzi wants to alter the composition and functions of his Parliament that under Brussels’ supranational Treaties has already been emasculated of all its chief prerogatives.

Here are a few facts.

Italian PM Matteo RenziGETTY

Italian PM Matteo Renzi facing a crucial vote which could be hijacked by eurosceptic Italians


The de-facto EU constitution, the Lisbon Treaty, dictates the supremacy of EU law over any national legislation. There we have it: when it comes to the real stuff it’s Brussels that rules, not our MPs.My parliament is even forbidden from seeing the budget without the previous go ahead of unelected technocrats in the European Commission (as per the European Semester Treaty).

Can you believe that, Brexiters?

According to Lisbon, European Union parliaments must pursue the interest of Europe in their home countries BEFORE taking care of the national one (Art. 8c, TEU).

Italian elected politicians have literally no saying in fiscal policy and taxation (Fiscal Compact Treaty).

My country’s lower house and the senate are already reduced to an impotent cosmetic affair in this deplorable Union, so they could paint them blue and pink and turn them upside down, who cares?

Tragically, our constitution too has itself been emasculated by EU power.

Mario DraghiGETTY

Mario Draghi was not spared from Paolo Barnard’s rebuke of Brussels bureaucrats


Here’s the Lisbon Treaty again: “In Opinion 1/91 of the European Court of Justice, the European Treaties are described as the ‘Constitutional Charter’ of a Community of Law, for the sake of which the States have limited their sovereign rights”.Nice being one of Brussels’ personal slaves, isn’t it?

Then contrast that with recent claims that PM Renzi’s referendum defeat would pave the way for “euorosceptic parties to form a new government, namely the steamrolling Five Stars Movement lead by Beppe Grillo”.

Absurd. 

In fact a comprehensive Italexit strategy did appear atop the economics agenda that Five Star members voted on – only to be ignored by Mr Grillo for years.

Today the movement’s official party line on the EU is loud and clear: work in Brussels to reform Brussels.Italy’s puny and shambolic eurosceptic parties command almost no chance to even get votes above the electoral threshold.

As for the dire economic predictions following a no vote against PM Renzi, well, they make me laugh.How much worse could they make it for Italy in Eurohell?

Nevertheless, financial giants like Citi, Pimco, J.P. Morgan Chase, Societe Generale have all issued warnings through investors papers that are meant to tell the Italian electorate the following: if you vote ‘the wrong way’, meaning a no to EU servant Renzi, we’ll smash your knee caps.

Don’t be fooled by the subtlety of the financial jargon they used in the papers, published by Bloomberg on July 6.

Threats are there: “If the constitutional referendum doesn’t go through… Italian government bonds may sell off”; “The No vote could result in the appointment of a technocratic government by 2017” (read: yet another unelected EU man at the helm in Rome); “Italy’s prospects are clouded by risks related to the October referendum and banking-sector woes, as well as the impact of Brexit on trade and uncertainty”.

But Italy, a formely rich and propserous country, now has European Unification to thank for 4.5million people living in abject poverty, 40,4 per cent youth unemployment, zero access to health care for one citizen out of five, a 25 per cent drop in GDP and the most pronounced collapse in consumption since the Second World War.

Those threats don’t impress me.

Paolo BarnardYOUTUBE

Paolo Barnard said Italy has turned into a ‘disgraceful EU dictatorship’


It’s like telling a corpse that if he doesn’t behave you are going to shoot him.And don’t you worry about the so called ‘nuclear threat’ of our Monte dei Paschi bank going bust.

Mario Draghi, the world’s most renowned ‘zombie assets’ resuscitator, will take care of that too.

Bottom line is that this October referendum will change nothing in our national tragedy.

No Italexit from Eurohell, I’m afraid.

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/699438/Paolo-Barnard-EU-European-Union-Brussels-member-states-slaves-Italy-Matteo-Renzi

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