From: “Rodney Atkinson”
Subject: EU DRONES TO SPY ON YOU – CLASSIC ANTI-DEMOCRATIC CORPORATISM
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EU DRONES TO SPY ON YOU – CLASSIC ANTI-DEMOCRATIC CORPORATISM
Totally out of any democratic control by either the European Parliament or national parliaments more than £320m has been spent by the European Union on the development of surveillance drones, STATEWATCH reports.
No elected politicians were consulted never mind asked for permission to carry out this programme. The whole thing was cooked up by EU “officials” and the “security/surveillance industry”. The UK contribution to this democratically illegal and potentially socially repressive programme is £46m, despite the fact that the British Prime Minister (in a rare display of backbone) has opposed any such developments at the European level. David Cameron’s displays of righteous indignation at the activities of the EU are as frequent and as loud as his devotion to Britain’s continued membership of this blatantly corporatist fascist organisation.
This particular issue happens in fact to display precisely the true, surreptitious, anti democratic nature of the Statist/bureaucratic/corporatist system which characterises the European Union. Statewatch discovered an allocation of £58m for the programme inserted into “an EU regulation on air traffic control for this year”. When the Euro-fascists pursue their more important programmes of democratic destruction they always do so furtively and by manipulation of what appear to be democratic structures. They established the European on the ashes of democratic nation states by precisely such manoeuvres so fascist systems are within their “DNA”!
The blatantly anti democratic corporatist power here is revealed by the discovery by Statewatch that a dozen or more EU officials have received “awards” for their “personal commitment and contribution” to the drones programme from – wait for it! – the industrial lobbying group representing the manufacturers of surveillance aircraft. The whole history of the foundation of the EU was in the “European Assembly” – set up in Strassbourg where there was in those days a distinct shortage of elected representatives of the peoples of Europe but a large number of industrial lobbying groups! Today all the trappings of democratic Governance are in place BUT NOTHING HAS CHANGED! The democratic nation states are bypassed, their Ministers are powerless, their parliaments know nothing and the European “Parliament” is a feckless joke for which very few EU “citizens” can be bothered to vote.
MEPs and MPs will not be consulted on this programme and of course it is now well advanced. Doubtless one day if there is enough of a stink raised (there won’t be or if there is the stupid European press will suppress it) there might be a vote on a related matter and (as with the funding above) the whole programme will be slipped in and “approved”.
From: “Rodney Atkinson”