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The chief reason for this is that our politicians have never properly explained it to us. They deliberately decided to conceal it from us, for fear that our anxieties about our loss of sovereignty might prevent them from being allowed to join.
I had already been reporting for years on the incredible damage membership of the EU was doing to British life, through thousands of crazy directives and regulations, through the destruction of our proud fishing industry and the undermining of our agriculture, which was until the most efficient in Europe.
He knew there was no chance of bringing such an astonishingly ambitious vision into being all at once. So his plan was that it should gradually be constructed, piece by stealthy piece, without ever declaring too openly what was intended to be its ultimate goal.
Treaty by treaty, it would take over more powers from national governments, based on the sacred principle that once power to make laws was handed over to Brussels it could never be given back.
Ever more countries would be brought into the net, until the project reached its ultimate goal as a super-government, with its own president and parliament, its own currency and armed forces, its own flag and anthem — all the attributes of a fully-fledged nation state.
But in June the Cabinet formally agreed that it must not be revealed to the British people. It was vital to emphasise only the economic advantages of British entry. Twice in the Sixties Britain made failed attempts to join the project — but within weeks of Heath entering Downing Street inhe applied to Brussels a third time.
Scarcely had negotiations begun than he learned that his future partners were already discussing the next steps along their path to full integration: Heath immediately sent word to Brussels pleading for all this to be kept quiet, because it might blow the gaffe with British voters.
Finally, Heath got what he was after: The paper chillingly spelled out how it would be the end of the century before the British people woke up to how much of their power to govern themselves and make their own laws had been given away — by which time it would be too late. So began the dismal story which has been unfolding ever since.
In came the treaty called the Single European Act, which not only set up the Single Market but handed over to Brussels all sorts of other powers, including environmental laws which were to lead to everything from the shambles of our rubbish collections to building thousands of hated and useless wind turbines.
This is now leaving Britain more obviously marginalised than ever, condemned to remain in the outer ring of a club, many members of which would now be only too pleased to see the back of us. Once in office, however, she went on a painful learning curve, as she saw from the inside just what the real game was and how ruthlessly it was played.
She was brought down in by an alliance of Europhiles in her party and their Brussels allies, because she was the last real obstacle to their Maastricht Treaty. What really riled them was that she had seen through their true agenda and the disastrous course on which they were set.
With even Jacques Delors, the chief architect of Maastricht, suggesting it might be best for Britain to leave the EU, Mr Cameron should dwell on a passage from her last book, Statecraft. Advertisement Share or comment on this article: How our politicians have lied and lied about the true purpose of the European behemoth.The European Union grew out of a desire for peace in a war-torn and divided continent.
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