First of all, to address the review from mpig above that says this movie is telling lies:
**"1) The author makes fun at the fact that the EU issues rules about things like the size of strawberries, implying that this is just a silly idea pushed by some crazy EU bureaucrat. Truth is that the size of strawberries is regulated to enforce a "trade standard". All civilised countries have such rules as a mean to prevent commerce fraud."**
The EU has a long tradition of ordering "member" nations to make their fruit and veg conform to size and shape standards that have nothing to do with ordinary trade norms.
Also, the EU has classified cinnamon as a poison, English wine as a fruit-based beverage and wants to be able to remotely control all vehicles on EU roads.
**") The author says that 80% of his country's laws are made by the EU. This is simply a lie. The European parliament hardly ever issues any acts that can be defined as laws (they are called regulations) but it rather usually issues guidelines (called directives) for laws which then have to be written and approved by national parliaments."**
The vice president of the EU Commission, Vivian Redding, has stated that 75-80% of member nations' las are made by the EU. )Easy enough to find with an Internet search.) Directive are NOT guidelines. They are instructions for specific laws to be enacted in member states by a certain time and in a manner of the member states' own choosing.
i.e. They ARE laws, and the EU Commission regularly fines and sues member nations for breaking them,
**"3) The author says that national governments are not allowed to decide how to allocate money in their annual budget. Another big fat lie. All EU countries AGREED to put a cap on their budget deficit, apart from that they can spend their money any way they want."**
The EU Commission now has final approval of Erozone member nations' budgets and can and does fine member nations (except Germany) for exceeding budget deficits.
The EU treaties also state that no member state shall bail out another member state ... Obviously, the EU has ordered multiple bail outs of multiple member states, breaking and making laws as they go.
**"That's three lies in five minutes. At this rate, if any of you can make it trough the whole 55 minutes of this documentary, you might witness the author accomplish the quite significant feat of dishing out a total of 33 lies in a single video. Well, good for you, as for me, I've had enough of this nonsense already. "**
If the first three claimed "lies" were all not lies, most likely the other 30 claimed lies were not lies.
The major unifying characteristic that binds the EU and its supporters is deception.
As for the documentary, it's excellent! If people find what it says hard to swallow -- e.g. that the EU Parliament is anti-democratic, in that it is not a parliament, and can not make of abolish any laws -- then the problem isn't with the documentary, it's with the EU.
I love the gentle way the presenter deftly exposes the EU for what it is: a technocracy whose official position on national sovereignty is that it is the greatest cause of evil in history.
This movie is available free on YouTube.
Anyone who cares a darn about preserving democracy and thwarting the steady creep of fascism back across Europe should watch this movie and advise all their friends to watch it, too.
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