The German chancellor outlines her plans for the European Commission to transform into an EU government.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel outlined her vision of Europe in a speech to the European Parliament November 7. But it was when she stepped away from her prepared notes to respond to a statement by parliamentary leaders that she revealed most about the future she sees for the European Union.
The EU will transform into single nation—a superstate—“otherwise it will not work in the long term,” she said. Here is Merkel’s full statement:
I’m sure the Commission will become a government one day. I’m sure that the Council will become a second chamber one day. And I’m sure the European Parliament will take European responsibilities otherwise it won’t work in the long term. But today we must save the euro and create the basis properly. And we must give people a little bit of time so that they can come with us.
This is probably the clearest any European leader has been in showing what they want the EU to become. Last September in his state of the union speech, José Manuel Barroso made similar calls for the EU to become a “a federation of nation-states.” He gave the caveat that he wasn’t calling for a “superstate.”
Chancellor Merkel gave no such caveat. An EU with its own government, complete with a two-chamber system—a congress and a senate—is exactly the kind of thing we envision when we say that it will become a superstate.
Merkel admitted that this superstate wasn’t yet the will of the electorate. She pointed out that European leaders tried to set the groundwork for this with the European constitution, which was rejected, but that she plans to push ahead anyway and hopes that after the financial crisis the voters will come along.
Guy Verhofstadt, head of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, who is one of the most outspoken parliamentary leaders, disagreed with part of what Merkel said—the need for time. “Our point of view in the parliament is that you need it now” he said. “You don’t solve the problem around the euro crisis if you don’t put in place these things and these reforms.”
The Trumpet has long said that European insiders knew that creating the euro would bring about something like the current crisis—forcing Europe to become a superstate, against the will of most Europeans. This is exactly what we are seeing happen right now. Merkel’s statements show how Europe’s leaders see the EU. They want it to become a superstate, and the euro crisis gives them the chance to “create the basis properly.” And Mr. Verhofstadt is undoubtedly right. The euro crisis will force the EU to go through this metamorphosis more quickly than Merkel’s statements suggest.
EU PLOT TO SCRAP BRITAIN
SENIOR Eurocrats are secretly plotting to create a super-powerful EU president to realise their dream of abolishing Britain, we can reveal.
A covert group of EU foreign ministers has drawn up plans for merging the jobs currently done by Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, and Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission.
The new bureaucrat, who would not be directly elected by voters, is set to get sweeping control over the entire EU and force member countries into ever-greater political and economic union.
Tellingly, the UK has been excluded from the confidential discussions within the shady “Berlin Group” of Europhile politicians, spearheaded by German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle.
Opponents fear the plan could create a modern-day equivalent of the European emperor envisaged by Napoleon Bonaparte or a return to the Holy Roman Empire of Charlemagne that dominated Europe in the Dark Ages.
They are concerned that David Cameron’s coalition Government is doing nothing to prevent the sinister plot. The secret talks were uncovered by Independent Labour peer Lord Stoddart of Swindon.
“This is a plot by people who want to abolish nation states and create a United States of Europe,” he said.
“The whole thing is barmy. These people are determined to achieve their final objective.
“The only hope for Britain is to leave the EU and become an independent nation.”