Told You So: Harold MacMillan’s EU warning revealed

Harold MacMillan

This blog and its partners in the Greenteeth Digital Publishing family has never been shy about sharing our belief that the European Union is, and was from the start designed to be, a vehicle for German domination of Europe. Germany is a young nation, until the 1870s it was a collection of Kingdoms, Principalities, Grand Duchies and city states that had cultural links but no political cohesion.

The most powerful of these stakes was the Prussian Empire, a militaristic society run by its aristocrats and headed by despotic Kaisers. When the Prussian Chancellor, Count Otto von Bismarck set about uniting Germany, he had one aim, to create a pan Germanic state to rival France and Britain. Germany, Bismarck and his Prussian colleagues believed, was a nation of superior being destined to dominate Europe (and by extension the world)and that belief apparently still prevails among Germany’s ruling elite. Does all that sound a bit familiar?

Harold MacMillan, British Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963 gave us a chilling warning about the EEC – (European Economic Community) the precursor to the EU – before Britain joined the bloc, claiming that Germany had planned on using the trading bloc, originally called the European Coal and Steel Community, then The Common Market as an instrument to assert its supremacy across the continent once more, it can be revealed. After Britain joined while it was the EEC, another name change had it becoming the European Community, then with the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in 1995 the European Union was formed (not the pattern of progression towards ever more grandiose ambitions in those titles,) and the plan that had been the founders goal from days one, “ever closer integration,” towards the creation of a federal union, The United States Of Europe, was openly declared.

On Wednesday, 3 April, 2019, five days after we should have left the European Union by default having failed to agree mutually acceptable terms for the future relationship with the fledgling Fourth Reich, the UK’s elected representatives, The House of Commons voted in favour of legislation which forces the Government to request another extension for ‘Brexit’, giving our current Prime Minister Theresa May (it rhymes with betray,) more time to trample on the British constitution and show us the comtempt the ruling elite have for the principles of democracy.

Despite Government opposition, the motion passed by just one vote on its third reading, by 313 MPs to 312, and it will now proceed to the House of Lords, which is likely to give its approval. Should this take place, the motion will become legally binding, significantly reducing the chances of a no deal EU exit. May has negotiated what she claims is a good deal, a set of terms and conditions (allegedly dictated to May’s hand picked negotiators by German Chancellor Angela Merkel,) which in reality see the UK become a vassal state of Brussels rather than quit the union and regain all the sovereignty our previous leaders have surrendered.

This betrayal of democracy and of the nation by our elected representatives comes as the Conservative Party descended into civil war over Mrs May’s strategy. Senior figures in both main parties raised the prospect of a second referendum to obtain the British public’s backing for any deal – and to offer the choice of remaining in the EU.

As Britain’s future appears even more uncertain with Brexiteers arguing the views of the 52 percent who historically voted to leave the EU in June 2016 are being betrayed, a newly-resurfaced warning about the bloc by former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan has resurfaced.

In the MacMillan era, the late Fifties, full employment combined with an unprecedented rise in consumerism meant Britons saw their standard of living rise. Wages, exports and investment were strong, and it looked as if the nation was at last recovering from the effects of the century’s two great wars.

Despite the feelgood factor Britons remained suspicious of Germany particularly when the German economy, boosted by American and British money appeared to be in a position to challenge Britain’s.

In 1958, as the Common Market, driven by the rapidly recovering economies of Germany, France and The Netherlands began to look as if it pointed the way forward for Europe to resists the economic juggernaut of the USA, Harold Macmillan issued a chilling warning about the Common Market, a year after its creation.

He said: “Western Europe dominated in fact by Germany and used as an instrument for the revival of power through economic means… is really giving them on a plate what we fought two wars to prevent.”

Mr Macmillan was not the only one who feared Berlin.

According to 2017 report “Euroscepticism and Opposition to British Entry into the EEC” by the French Journal of British studies, a British official similarly warned that the EEC would provide “a means of re-establishing the hegemony of Germany”.

More recently, political analyst Mark Brolin claimed in his 2016 book “A State of Independence: Why the EU is the problem and not the solution” that the Maastricht Treaty, which was signed in 1992 by members of the European Community to further European integration, planted the seed to make Germany the most powerful country in the bloc.

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