Just like many people in the south Wales valleys who line up every election to vote for Labour – largely out of unthinking cultural conditioning – many people across Wales will vote for Plaid Cymru in the EU election in Wales 2014.
Like their Labour-voting counterparts, they will do so believing it is the best choice for the Welsh nation and their patriotic duty.
However, if they stopped to consider the consequences of their actions, the consequences of supporting an ever growing European Union superstate, whether it be through returning Labour or Plaid Cymru bums to EU seats, they would have to change their habits.
The fact is that the European Union is bad for Wales, possibly even worse than the UK. The sooner we get out of it, the better.
There is a mountain of evidence supporting that assertion.
For example, just the other day I got a letter from Welsh government minister Mark Drakeford concerning my petition to legislate for bilingual labelling on food products sold in Wales, (like they have in most countries with two official languages).
He clearly stated that because Welsh is not a recognised language in the EU, and the EU controls how food may be labelled in the EU zone, such Welsh legislation is a non-starter.
I replied that the Welsh government should enact the legislation anyway and fight it out in the courts if necessary. But I don’t think the Labour-led government has the backbone to stand up for Wales. Unfortunately, neither does Plaid Cymru.
The real motivation behind Plaid Cymru’s EU election drive is Jill Evans, the party’s ‘President’, who has enjoyed the perks and pleasures of Brussels going on 15 years now. According to one Plaid Cymru insider and whistleblower, she spends much of her time in Brussels championing the political aspirations of Arabs in Palestine. Whatever she has been doing over there, she certainly hasn’t managed to get the Welsh language accepted as a legitimate.
If you believe the lie that we need the EU funds for jobs and economy then you would do best to disabuse yourself from that notion. EU funding is like the drug heroin. It may feel good when you get a shot, but it is highly addictive and will slowly kill you.
EU structural funds have one central purpose – to open up every nook and cranny of the European continent to infiltration from large international corporations. They may create a few jobs up front but at the cost of a long-term sustainable economy for our children and grandchildren. A largely independent local economy is an essential component if we are ever able to look to the future with confidence – knowing that some distant corporate decision in New York or Tokyo isn’t going to devastate our community.
It’s no surprise that the two most prosperous and economically secure countries in Western Europe, Norway and Switzerland, are the only two countries that are NOT a member of the EU.
Bottom line: not only do we not need EU finance to have a successful and vibrant economy here in Wales – we’d be far better off without it.
The evidence that the EU is actually bad for countries – especially little nations like Wales – is undeniable. We need a political movement that puts Wales first, not stand in the que with cap in hand as Plaid Cymru would have us do.
Yet like heroin addicts, Plaid Cymru, along with other professional political parties, deny the reality preferring to defend and champion their supplier, the EU.
If you need any more evidence how the EU is bad for us, just look how the troika (EU, ECB, & IMF) has gutted and asset-stripped Greece throwing the entire country into mass unemployment and poverty with no end in sight.
They have sold the Irish into perpetual debt-slavery, and similar harsh measures are in store for Italy, Spain and Portugal.
The EU latest antic, now acting like a superstate complete with a foreign minister (Baroness Ashton), has been instigating the overthrow of an elected government in Ukraine (that wasn’t pro EU) and supporting a pro EU fascist take-over.
Do you really want to be part of this monster? Wake up folks!
If there’s one thing that all pro EU parties say – it’s that the EU needs to be changed. Indeed. The fact is that the EU will only continue to grow in power until we are all completely under the thumb of the unelected commissionaires of Brussels.
For the sake of of Wales, indeed for the sake of Europe, DO NOT vote for Plaid Cymru or any other party that wants to stay in the European Union.
Vote for one of the parties that DO NOT support EU. Or spoil your ballet. Or don’t vote.
Here’s a list of political parties running in the 22 May EU election in Wales:
In the GET OUT OF EU camp
British National Party
Socialist Labour Party
In the STAY IN EU camp
Liberal Democrat Party
Also on the Welsh ballot paper, the Socialist Party of Great Britain will be represented. They don’t seem to have any policy regarding the EU so it’s any one’s guess.
There is no mainstream political party with the resolve to speak the truth about the EU but if your politics is left-leaning then the NO2EU with frontrunner Robert Griffiths (formerly of the now defunct Communist Party) is probably the best place to vote. Or the Socialist Labour Party (although the name puts me off).
If your politics are more right-leaning then you can take your pick. UKIP is slated to do well in England, but its fate in Wales remains to be seen.
Personally, I don’t know who I’m going to vote for this election. If there was a choice to select “None of the above”, that would probably be my choice 😉 .