Thursday, 9 April 2015

What is Sovereignty?

What is Sovereignty?

Sovereignty, the authority of a State or
Nation to govern itself.

Sovereignty is understood in jurisprudence as the full right and power of a governing body to govern itself without any interference from outside sources or bodies. In political theory, sovereignty is a substantive term designating supreme authority. So why does the UK take orders from Brussels?

Sovereignty, Constitution, self-rule, who gave ours away to a European consortium?

Russia's president Vladimir Putin says his country would consider making loans to Greece if the two countries move forward on joint energy projects. 

This news would not have been received warmly by the silk suited bureaucrats in Das Kapital as Greece is within THEIR sphere of influence and it is Brussels who decides who gets loans from European Banks and the IMF within the occupied satellite countries of Europe, not Russia. The Greek Prime Minister said "Greece is a sovereign country that over the past years has been facing a difficult economic situation," a rich, masterpiece of understatement.

I could not help but notice the dreaded EU flag behind Putin and the Greek prime Minister during the photo shoot. Was Mr Putin paying tacit homage to the fact that Greece was one of the EU’s renegade territories, a satellite country that had the temerity to venture outside of the EU’s jurisdiction begging for loans?

The question is, like the United Kingdom IS Greece a sovereign nation? I am not sure about the sovereignty bit; I know we certainly used to have a constitution. Both the UK and Greece accepted and signed the EU Draft constitution cleverly disguised under the name of the Lisbon Treaty which takes precedence over their own constitutions. If a county had its own constitution it would have its own laws and it would have control over its borders surely. No, we have lost an Empire, lost self-rule and signed up to some-else’s constitution. Something smells here. Sovereignty, Constitutions, Royal Family?

Our own German Royal family, the Battenberg’s, whose 240 bedroomed house is exempt from the bedroom tax has more to do with Lilliputian characters putting on a show for the peasantry, for the adoring people waving their little flags. I admit it does encourage tourism and offers the adoring herd bread and circuses. They get a chance to see people just like them but wearing uniforms of Admiral of the Fleet and Colonels, dripping with gold braid and medals. It may have been acceptable in Richard the First time but we have moved on.

Voyager has left our Solar System and has headed into the unknown; we are sending probes to mars and still a man calling himself Black Adder (rod) whose jolly fun job is to wear a silly suit and hammer on a door in Parliament demanding entry to the House. His day job, or rather official duties also include responsibility as the usher and doorkeeper and to make sure blown light bulbs and broken chairs are replaced and maintenance is up to scratch. I put the hammering on doors in Parliament equal in entertainment value to “I am a celebrity get me outta here” I sometimes wonder if I am a character in some-one else’s dream, or nightmare perhaps.

Who else was a Lilliputian? Well it was Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE, ADC who having the dubious honour of being one of the most stupid of Generals Great Britain had ever given birth and was responsible for the magnitude of the battle of the Somme which still stuns the imagination.

The Somme was an epic of both slaughter and futility; a profligate waste of men and materiel such as the world had never seen. On the morning of July 1, 1916, 110,000 British infantrymen went "over the top." In a few hours, 60,000 of them were casualties. Nearly 20,000 of these were either dead already or would die of their wounds, many of them lingering for days between the trenches, in no man's land. The attacking forces did not gain a single one of their objectives.

It does not end there I’m afraid, on the day after the debacle, Haig, this fool of a man stated that the enemy "has undoubtedly been shaken and has few reserves in hand," he discussed with subordinates methods for continuing the offensive. It was going to be a war of attrition until every last British soldier was killed or wounded. You might wonder how as a General of his ilk lived to the age of 69, keeping his head down and avoiding the machine-Gun bullets helped.

Haig's army had suffered more than 400,000 casualties. For the British, in the grave judgment of noted military historian John Keegan, "the battle was the greatest tragedy…of their national military history" and "marked the end of an age of vital optimism in British life that has never been recovered."

If it is of any consolation at the end of the next war of any substance there will not be a body count of the dead but a body count of the living. My question was not answered. Are we a Sovereign Nation if we do not have supreme authority of a state or Nation to govern itself? The simple reason is we do not have full authority to govern ourselves because we are hampered by treaties we have signed with foreign countries.

So have we been left with part Sovereignty If so where or when did the treason occur and who was responsible? Last question is why these are Lilliputian people still in power and standing before you as candidates in the next General Election as our next Prime Minister, haven’t they done enough damage to the country already?