Speaking in a debate with the Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, on the Future of Europe UKIP Leader Gerard Batten MEP spoke about the plans for a United States of Europe and praised the Polish Government’s decision to resist the European Union’s migrant quotas.
UKIP Leader Gerard Batten MEP said:
“We’ve seen full economic, political and financial governance being aspired to. The EU now governs almost every aspect of the citizen’s life.”
“Not surprisingly you and your Government are opposing that forced acceptance of irregular migrants and refugees, but you’ve been threatened by the EU. If you don’t take the migrants, then you cannot have the money.”
“You have learnt that if you sell your soul then eventually someone will come to claim it. You can have the rule of law, but you cannot have the rule of your own law. You can only have the rule of this place’s law.”
(see the full transcript below)
Welcome Mr Morawiecki and good morning to this debate on Europe. Now in order to understand the future we need to look a bit at the past, in 1949 onwards there were two models in Europe, on the Western side of the Iron Curtain we had the model of the Anglo-Saxon, USA, Western, liberal democracy where peace was kept by NATO and on the Eastern side where you had the misfortune to be you had communist tyranny model.
Now the Germans lost the shooting war but they did not lose their ambitions. Now Nazi Germany left us a legacy back in 1942 when the Germans thought they were going to win the war they wrote a plan for how they were going to govern their new empire and it was called the Europäischen Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft, The European Economic Community.
They were going to have interest rates linked to the Reichsmark, they were going to have a Common Agricultural Policy, a Common Industrial Policy, a common policy for everything. That plan resurfaced in 1957 as the European Economic Community and Mr Dombrovski naively mentioned there the first President of the European Commission who was a lawyer who had happily worked for the Nazis.
Well how have things progressed since? Of course Communism collapsed in the East thank god, and your countries eventually asserted their freedoms. In the West what happened? Well the Europäischen Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft progressed into a plan for a United States of Europe.
Where is Europe heading? Well there are two Europes, the Europe that is part of the European Union and there’s the Europe that isn’t. Let’s talk about all of it. Those parts of the European Union where are they heading? They’re heading towards a United States of Europe, we see increased integration in everything, we’ve heard about this defence community, I think that’s called an army isn’t it Mr Verhofstadt? We’ve seen full economic, political and financial governance being aspired to. The EU now governs almost every aspect of the citizen’s life.
Mr Morawiecki you mention the freedom gene, well that’s very strong in the British and that reasserted itself in 2016 in the vote to leave the EU. The British people voted to reassert their freedom and their independence sadly that project has not yet been realised. The British people choose freedom over domination in an undemocratic EU.
Now Poland you’ve been a member of the EU for the last 14 years and it was entirely understandable why you joined along with the other Eastern European countries. After languishing under communist tyranny for decades you needed the financial subsidies from the EU and you wanted the opportunities for your younger people to work abroad, earn money and improve their lives. All of those things are understandable but now things are looking up for Poland, your economy is looking up and you have personally invited many Poles to come back from their migration abroad and rebuild your economy. You’ve discovered there’s a price to pay for EU membership, the EU requires you to accept migrants in untold numbers which would change your country and culture beyond recognition as indeed it has in many parts of Europe.
Not surprisingly you and your Government are opposing that forced acceptance of irregular migrants and refugees, but you’ve been threatened by the EU. If you don’t take the migrants, then you cannot have the money. You have found that when you have outside interference from such as multi-billionaire George Soros who seeks to interfere in your nation’s life as he does in mine then the EU tells you you cannot oppose him.
You have learnt that if you sell your soul then eventually someone will come to claim it. You can have the rule of law, but you cannot have the rule of your own law. You can only have the rule of this place’s law.
You will see in Poland I believe in the course of time that it was a wise decision that the British people made to leave. I would ask you as we came to your assistance in 1939 that you in the council come to our assistance. Please help us out with the utterly useless and incompetent Mrs May, please help to facilitate our exit from the EU in the council and return the favour that we did you in 1939.