Regionalism at the Local Level Strengthens European Union “Top-Down” Authority

Posted on Freedom Advocates on June 14th 2007-

England implements a path to merge with the European Union through the elimination of local county control. This process, called “regionalization” is being used all over the United States and in other countries as well. In England the origins of Regionalization can be traced to Fabian Socialists. It is no wonder the plan has made such an advance under the leadership of former Fabian Chairman, Tony Blair.

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The “regionalisation” process is happening all over Britain, indeed all over the European Union. The English counties were first designated by King Alfred about 1200 years ago but are now fast being abolished. This was decreed by the EU Maastricht Treaty signed by Prime Minister John Major.  The English, who have been observed to have the ability to subtly change everything except the ‘appearance’ of things, will retain the names of some of their counties, but they will not be counties in the pre European Union administrative sense. We may drive past a roadside sign informing us that we are entering the Royal County of Berkshire – but Berkshire no longer exists – it has been replaced by four unitary authorities, which are in fact European Union sub-regions.

The British Fabian socialist Sir Arthur Salter, along with the international financier Jean Monnet, were advocating ‘Regionalisation’ or ‘Devolution’ in the 1920’s. Around the same time the Fabian professor Lees Smith stated that ‘Devolution suits our purposes’. Jean Monnet later became the so-called ‘Father of the European Union’. Regionalisation is one of the ‘Pillars’ of the EU which are calculated to destroy national sovereignty. The other ‘Pillars’ are the Euro and the EU Constitution. The political term ‘Pillar’ was coined by Fabian socialists. The Bolsheviks in Russia and the English Fabians both wanted to build Socialism but differed in their methods. The former were violent, but the latter, by and large, wanted to achieve Socialism peacefully.   The changes in local government we are witnessing are a part of that revolution.

It is sad to see Bedford Borough and Bedfordshire County Council competing to become the unitary or EU sub-regional authority for the north of the county. In attempting to destroy each other they are playing the EU’s game. The EU’s ‘top-down’ system of local government consists of Region, (eg East of England Region) Unitary authority or ‘sub-region’, (eg Luton) and Parish Council (sub-  sub region). It is answerable to Brussels and has stealthily stolen from people any real power to influence their local affairs. EU regionalism continues to weaken our Westminster parliament. Why should we put up with this dictatorial EU local government system when EU membership now costs Britain £26 million per day and our trade deficit with the EU has grown by 245% in the last 8 years?

Swiss Studies show that voluntary work for the authorities in smaller communities is still very common and that social integration, contentment, political competence and confidence are more intense in them than in bigger communities. Smaller communities in Switzerland have livelier and more direct democracy.

Small communities also have financial advantages. Costs and debt per resident are clearly lower in regions with many small communities. Switzerland’s higher standard of living shows that decentralised, small size structures do not obstruct economic development. In fact Swiss small-scale, federalist and direct democratic structures would cease to exist if the dead hand of EU bureaucracy was on them. (

EU propagandists may claim that English parish Councils are being retained. Yes, but in name only. They will simply be re-badged EU’s sub-sub regional bodies with more tax raising powers. Disgruntled, experienced parish councillors are quitting in droves.

People do not want war, but the spirit of subordination under the orders of their superiors gets them used to obeying and ordering. In this way the large political and economic structures that rule the world today can pursue goals other than the common good. EU Regionalism demands obedient subordination of the people to their superiors and is incompatible with either representative government or with peace.


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