2014 E.U. elections have returned the roots of a strong tangible political opposition into Europe’s parliamentary chambers. It is a long awaited opposition to the unchecked faceless technocrats and passionately obsessive Federalists who have been leading the project to date.
Across Europe the results show a backlash to how the Union is managed by those in Brussels. Change must happen and happen soon.
The first big tests for the new embolden parliament are centred on three issues
Reformation of governance; Swift change from technocratic rule to parliamentary democracy is vital.
Without the mechanisms to alter major political and economic courses set by a few Federalists from Luxembourg and Belgium, then democrats across Europe will simply leave the Union.
The second issue is the free movement of people across Europe. This is a fundamental principal and pillar of the Union. But citizens who work hard all their lives and who have built up their strong economies are loathed to hear on TV documentaries; how new arrivals of often marginalised people congratulate their hosts on how generous their benefits systems are to them.
Marginalised and vulnerable people need to be settled, educated and given a sound stake in their future. Not tour their neighbour’s benefits systems willy-nilly for easy money and claim it’s their right to do so under EU law.
The third issue is the Euro. The statement in July 2012 by a wealthy Banker in Frankfurt, that he would do, “whatever it takes,” to save the Euro rings echoes of Moby Dick.
If the ship is not built properly to safety specifications then don’t expect it not to sink in a storm.
If the new opposition is not respected and these issues are not resolved in an open and transparent manner; then failure for the project in its present form is assured within the next 5 years.