Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nigel Farage MEP Reprimanded for Criticising New EU Foreign Minister

Curt Here..

Thanks to Pastor Brian for finding the article that I have posted below and to a member of Fulfilled Prophecy for the video.

All is not right in the EU now that the Lisbon Treaty has been passed and the people for the two most powerful positions have been named. Not to mention that the new appointee for the foreign minister position Lady Catherine Ashton has ties to a pro communist organization called Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CDN).

The video posted below is quite interesting and a rather insightful look into how many members of the EU parliament feel about the way the bureaucrats of the EU have circumvented the democratic process in appointing these two new leaders. It features Nigel Farage MEP from the UK verbalizing his frustration with the whole process.

Like I said in an earlier blog entry the Lisbon Treaty was sold to the public and to the members of the Parliament as a way for the EU to unite under a united foreign policy with a single strong voice. It is clear that Lady Ashton was not what many had in mind. With a possible scandal evolving her ties to the CDN, will she make it through the EU Parliament who have the final say on whether or not she gets the appointment?

Stay Tuned



Baroness Ashton denies taking funds for CND from Soviet Union

Baroness Ashton of Upholland’s past came back to haunt her yesterday when the European Union’s new foreign affairs chief was forced to deny taking funds from the Soviet Union during her days as treasurer for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Lady Ashton, a surprise choice for her post, was challenged to deny that she had contact with Russian sources while she was in charge of its accounts at the height of the Cold War.

The Times has learnt that concerns about her CND involvement are felt across countries from the former Iron Curtain now in the EU and that MEPs plan to question her about it when she appears before them for the hearing to confirm her in her post.

Nigel Farage, the UK Independence Party leader, raised the matter on the floor of the European Parliament yesterday, earning himself a reprimand for referring to Lady Ashton and Herman Van Rompuy, the new European President, as pygmies.

Mr Farage added: “She was treasurer during a period when CND took very large donations and refused to reveal the sources. Will Baroness Ashton deny that while she was treasurer she took funds from organisations opposed to Western-style democracy? Are we really happy that somebody who will be in charge of our overseas security policy was an activist in an outfit like CND? I do not think she is a fit and proper person to do this job.”

Lady Ashton was not present but her spokesman said: “This was more than 25 years ago. She left the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in 1983 and has had no involvement in the organisation since then. During her time in the CND she never visited the Soviet Union, had no contact with the Soviet Union and has never accepted any money from Soviet sources. The first time she visited Russia was as EU Trade Commissioner.”

All the candidates for the next European Commission must undergo formal hearings at the European Parliament and the European People’s Party, the main centre-right group, has pledged to reject any who have promoted communism in the past. Lady Ashton has denied being a member of the Communist Party.

She is due to have an informal meeting with the MEPs’ Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday and a formal hearing in January, although she starts her new job on Tuesday.

Krisjanis Karins, a centre-right Latvian MEP, said: “Some information has been published that she was involved in this Marxist movement. If this is the case it is disturbing. We are especially concerned how the High Representative for Foreign Affairs will conduct discussions with our eastern neighbour.”

Hynek Fajnon, an MEP for the Czech centre-right ODS party, told the newspaper DNES: “There is no doubt that the Kremlin supported CND activities. If Mrs Ashton as treasurer had played any role in that, it would be a great scandal.”

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