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Saturday, July 05, 2003 

Regional Assemblies

We also received this further letter published in Derby Evening Telegraph 4/7/03 from Edward Spalton:-

East Midlands Constitutional Convention
Sutton Lane
DE65 6LQ


On one of his visits to this country from his home in Brussels, Nick Clegg calls for an elected Regional Assembly for the East Midlands. He urges us to "catch up" with the North East and other regions where referenda are to be

He may be interested to know of an opinion poll being carried out by "Northumberland Today". As of 24 June public opinion there was one hundred percent against the imposition of regional government.

What he is asking us to "catch up" with is a long laid, EU-inspired scheme which has two aims - firstly to distract people from the powerlessness of their national parliament against the unelected EU Commission in Brussels and secondly to divide the country into EU provinces which will look increasingly to Brussels for grants. These grants are nothing more than a return of some of our own money with EU strings attached (after deductions for bureaucracy and fraud)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office was complicit in this planned destruction of local democracy as long ago as 1971 (although the papers did not become public until 2001). Their paper (Ref FCO 30/1048 as Mr Clegg probably knows) states "The transfer of major executive responsibilities to the bureaucratic Commission in Brussels will exacerbate popular feelings of alienation from government. To counter this feeling, strengthened local and regional democratic processes within member states and effective Community regional and social policies will be essential". Please note that the so-called "democratic processes" are intended for the purpose of enforcing "Community" (i.e. EU) policies.

Mr. Clegg is also sticking to the following recommendation from the same paper "After entry (to the EU) there would be a major responsibility on Her Majesty's Government and on all political parties not to exacerbate public concern by attributing unpopular measures to the remote and unmanageable workings of the Community.." This is the reason why so many advocates of Regional Government deny that the project is designed to force us into the EU mould - but it plainly is.

From his high position as a former EU civil servant, Nick Clegg obviously believes that he knows what is best for us natives and that we should not worry our clod-hopping minds with the intentions of our lords and masters in Brussels.

Yours faithfully

Edward Spalton
East Midlands Constitutional Convention

posted by Martin |10:08 AM
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