UK’s Decision To Have Independent Foreign And Defence Policy Clearly Vindicated

Ministry of Defence Main Building

Two of the EU’s numerous Vice-Presidents made a joint statement on the 20 January 2001 welcoming Joe Biden’s commitment that the United States will re-join the ‘Paris Agreement on climate change’.

They said this

  • “looking forward to having the United States again at our side…”
  • “combat the climate crisis…”
  • “combining all our forces…”
  • “collective global responsibility…”
  • “increase global ambition…”

For the moment I will just say this, lawbreakers always flock together More about what I mean later.

President Trump had of course withdrawn the US from the Paris Agreement, but one of the new US president’s first acts was to announce the reversal of that decision. The UK of course is still currently a signatory.

‘Climate change’ is of course only one part of the globalist agenda of the EU and the new US president. The previous day (Tues 19 Jan 2021) one of these EU VPs also made a speech and answered questions at a session of the EU Parliament. The VP in question the EU’s de facto Foreign & Defence Secretary, Josep Borrell.

Theresa May and her Remainer Civil Servants wanted to sign up to what follows

I summarise the topics covered by this unelected but very powerful EU Commission technocrat. I show how the UK would not be able to pursue policies in its own interests if it had signed up to the EU’s foreign and defence policies, as Theresa May and her Remainer team were desperate to do.

The speech by Senor Borrell covered three reports by the EU Parliament on:-

  1. The EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
  2. The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
  3. The EU’s Human Rights and Democracy policies

You can read the full speech here

However here are exerts from it

On globalism and President Biden

“First, all reports stress that this year 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated political trends and revealed the weaknesses in global — and European — governance.”

“We have been fighting for multilateralism, the rules-based order, for global solidarity, as the only sustainable way out of the crisis, when others have been pushing narrow, nationalist agendas.

“With tomorrow’s inauguration, the Biden administration will hopefully be finishing with the ‘governing by tweeting’, offering another approach and trying to make multilateralism great again. It will require closer cooperation between the European Union and the United States at least on three key areas: climate change, the Iran nuclear deal, and regulating big technological platforms, among others.”

Other Continents and Countries

“Africa remains a top priority for us. … We have been supporting Africa, but we need to do more together. The debt-relief initiative is very much important.”

“On Asia… we overcame the difficulties related to palm oil and now we have become strategic partners with these countries. This is going to give us a solid basis to improve our influence in a region where there is a growing request and a growing demand for EU presence.”

“On China… We cannot expect China to stop being China. We have to engage with China on global challenges such as climate change, COVID-19 and debt relief. No one can talk about debt relief today in the world without taking into account the fact that China has become the biggest creditor of emerging countries.”

“On the wider neighbourhood, Western Balkans, Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and the Sahel, Belarus has been the most important issue on our agenda.”

“On Russia and Turkey… tomorrow I will have a long meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister of Turkey. We are going to engage in trying to look for a better understanding.”

On the United Kingdom, the new Trade and Cooperation Agreement, to be ratified by this House, will provide the basis for a new start. Then, we will have to deal with our friends and neighbours as a third country of the European Union.

Non-Geographical Issues — Controlling Free Speech

“Let us go to the horizontal issues — the issues that go beyond the geographical approaches.”

“The first one is disinformation. More and more, disinformation plays a crucial role. Disinformation has always existed. In Spain, before we talked about fake news we called it “bulos”. “Bulo” is something that is not true, everybody tells it, and in the end, everybody believes it. It changes mentalities, it changes the perception. It has always existed. The problem today is the incredible power that social networks give to disinformation. The amplification of any “bulo”, of any fake news. If people believe that their election has been stolen, true or not, it does not matter. They believe it and they act accordingly with it. The assault on the Capitol is a good example of this combination of disinformation plus the power of social networks on disseminating it.”

“I would like to stress the importance of the Strategic Communication Division [StratComm] in the European External Action Service to fight disinformation and the support that this Parliament has given to the StratComm services. I think that in cooperation with the Member States, we have to do more and to counter any threats, especially related to elections interference.”

Non-Geographical Issues — the ‘EU Army’

“On the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), I would like to commend our colleagues in our 17 missions and operations for delivering on their mandates in this difficult situation. … You have helped navigate this Common Foreign and Security Policy budget to a safe harbour during 2020, as well as the Multiannual Financial Framework.”

“Particularly important is the political agreement reached on the European Peace Facility (EPF): €5 billion over seven years. It will make our CSDP more effective and respond better to our partners’ needs.”

“Member States always have a warship somewhere. Not all of them at the same time in the same place, but look at any geographical position and you will find that at a certain point of time there are some warships from some Member State. Why do not we coordinate their presence and make all of them together with an EU presence through coordinating the presence of the Member States? We are going to launch a first pilot initiative in the Gulf of Guinea next week.”

“Our partnership with NATO remains strong but we need to strengthen our role in security and defence. … Now we are building on threat analysis, conducted for the first time at the European Union level, the so-called Strategic Compass.”

“There are 26 out of 46 PESCO projects that will deliver results by 2025, but I think that PESCO projects have to be much more operational, focusing less on capabilities and more on operability.”

Non-Geographical Issues — ‘Human Rights’

“Finally, the area of human rights. I think there is one achievement that we should mention, it is the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime. … We launched this initiative in December 2019 …If there is a tool, it has to be used. If you keep the tool in the toolbox, it is useless.”

“When people say ‘What are you doing? What do you do?’ Please give this kind of answer. We have been supporting 45,000 human rights defenders financially along the last five years.”

“Through the implementation of the third Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy, we will increase our resilience even more. We have approved the European Democracy Action Plan …The important thing is action.”

Closing Remarks

“This year will be a year of recovery, hope and delivery. We have demonstrated the added value of the European Union in 2020. The Union is more cohesive, it is much more difficult to doubt the utility of the European Union after the pandemic because the answer of the European Union … has been impressive, both internally and externally. Be it on the pandemic or in the wider set of challenges that we are facing.”

What does all this mean and why does it matter?

I would suggest that the overriding conclusion to be drawn from Senor Borrell’s wide-ranging speech is that there are now a few areas of normal national government business into which the EU is not poking its nose. This is a quasi-supranational government (unelected by any popular mandate) with a globalist agenda, delighted that a new US president with an equally globalist agenda is now in the White House.

‘Climate change’ and the EU’s ‘European [sic] Green Deal’ is the no.1 priority of the von der Leyen Commission. It will consume almost one-third of the EU’s new trillion-euro budget.

Naturally, the EU is thrilled that one of President Biden’s first decisions was to re-join the Paris Agreement on climate change. The UK is of course still a signatory to this Agreement — something which is highly unlikely to change while a green activist is living with the Prime Minister in №10 Downing Street.

However,

I will be addressing the US rejoining the Paris treaty in a moment because what I have to say about it will turn the agreement on its head.

This is all happening right now — and it’s worse than you know

There is a great deal more I would like to report on, arising from Senor Borrell’s speech. One item I shall definitely cover will be an off-the-books military fund of €5bn euros which has now been approved and will be administered by Senor Burrell.

I would also like to cover the EU’s deeply worrying encroachment on the freedom of expression and action. These and many other serious issues are developing before our eyes.

Deutschland uber alles?

Regarding the countries specifically mentioned by Senor Borrell, Russia was name-checked but he said absolutely nothing about it. Russia is the EU’s largest neighbour and the list of its human rights abuses, lack of democratic process, and its annexation of large parts of European territory might have been thought worthy of mention.

Perhaps the fact that Germany is relying on Russia to complete its gas pipeline to supply German industry and homes with power made Senor Borrell decide not to say anything about Russia.

Similarly, it seems that the EU is now very willing to engage with China, despite the well-documented and widespread concerns on so many levels — defence, security, data protection, foreign interference, human rights abuses, to say nothing of the China virus which has decimated life for billions of people. We are sure that the fact that the industrial giants of the EU’s paymasters — Germany — are anxious to increase their exports to China, does not figure in the EU Commission’s thinking…I think Germany and the EU will get on very nicely with Joe, he likes China as well ss this article demonstrates

Meanwhile, the EU is very anxious to stop British lorry drivers from taking a ham sandwich with them on their journeys into the EU, and even more anxious to ensure that no British products may be exported into the EU or its new satellite colony (Northern Ireland) without every conceivable piece of paperwork having every i dotted and t crossed.

Strange priorities, these EU-wallahs….

Now I promised you a look at Biden rejoining the Paris Climate Accord which Trump pulled out of. So here it is, and it's going to surprise people, It certainly surprised me when I looked into it.

The truth is, the United States was never actually legally a part of the Paris climate accords. The United Nations describes it as “a legally binding international treaty on climate change,” and it also meets the definition of a treaty under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, which states that a treaty is “an international agreement concluded between [two or more] States in written form and governed by international law.” So what does the United States Constitution say about treaties?

It says that the president “shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur.” It’s right there in Article II, Section 2, Clause 2.

Yes, Obama unilaterally signed the United States into the treaty in the final months of his presidency, which was a very telling move. Nearly 200 countries signed the treaty on December 12, 2015, but Obama didn’t sign it until nearly a year later, during the final stretch of the 2016 presidential election. Obama, who fancied himself a constitutional scholar, never even attempted to go to the Senate for ratification. Instead, he avoided referring to the agreement as a treaty publicly, in order to argue that Senate ratification wasn’t constitutionally mandated.

Obama’s move was clearly designed to benefit him politically while also punting the legal ramifications of the unratified treaty to another president. As such, less than six months into his presidency, Trump announced, to much fury from the left, that the United States would no longer be a part of the Paris climate accords — negating the need for a potential dispute over the legality of the treaty. Just as easily as Barack Obama got us into the treaty, President Trump was able to get the out. This back-and-forth will continue ad infinitum each time the presidency changes parties. This is why the Founders established a system where neither the top executive nor the Senate can enter into a treaty without the consent of the other.

However and this very important.

Obama entered into a treaty on his own behalf breaking the law as the United States Constitution IS THE LAW that is an impeachable offence as it will be when Biden signs to take the US back in. the moment Biden illegally gets the United States back into the Paris climate treaty, Republicans will mount a legal challenge to it, and the Supreme Court will rightfully strike it down. They will also right in impeaching Joe Biden and anyone else in public office who has worked with him. In actual fact, it could be said that Obama actually committed Treason in signing the documents taking the US into the treaty. He went behind the back of the Senate for his own personal gain. as will Biden.

Sources: EU Parliament | EU External Action Service (EEAS)

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.