Oh we have a world, or global, government – and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is part of it. Digressing slightly, so is the WTO, IMF, WHO, to name but three more.
One has only to look at the latest edition of UNECE Weekly to see this, from which:
“The United Nations system in Europe and Central Asia, under the joint leadership of UNECE as Chair of the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) and the United Nations Development Group for Europe and Central Asia (ECA UNDG), will shortly come up with a common vision on the post-2015 development agenda in the pan-European region. On 29 April, directors of the European offices of 14 United Nations entities — UNECE, UNDP, UNICEF, FAO, IAEA, ILO, UNAIDS, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNIDO, UN WOMEN and WHO — met at the European offices of WHO in Copenhagen to discuss and agree upon key messages. These messages, in the form of a regional advocacy report and more detailed issue briefs, will serve as a contribution to discussions at both the regional and global levels. During their meeting, the directors addressed both challenges and opportunities for the post-2015 development agenda. They agreed that for all countries of Europe and Central Asia building more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous societies remains a considerable challenge, and one that requires continued and strengthened attention. Reducing inequalities in the economic and social areas and in the consumption of environmental resources is a key priority throughout the region. The same is true for ensuring an enabling environment free of conflict, violence and instability.”
So 14 individuals are deciding on a post-2015 development agenda which will include reducing inequalities in the economic and social areas and the consumption of environmental resources.
Some our politicians maintain that they govern this country, but they forget the EU factor, others maintain that the EU governs this country, but they forget the UN factor. As has been demonstrated on many occasions by Richard North, all bodies such as UNECE produce what are known as ”dual international quasi-legislation” – aka “diqules” – which are then handed down to member governments for implementation through their national assemblies. In the case of the UK, this is done by the EU, hence the EU becomes no more than a middle-man.
As an example of this, consider: the EU has decided that where transport is concerned it has “competence”, consequently on matters transport it demands the right to speak for all 27 member states. Transport includes car production, yet Norway which has no car production, as a member of UNECE in its own right can decide on matters affecting car production, in which we have quite a stake. And we have to remain a member of the EU in order to have influence on laws which affect us?
Where governance of our country is concerned and the aforementioned 14 individuals are concerned, who elected them? While the present system of representative democracy is allowed by us to continue, we the people will never have true democracy, we can never become sovereign, we can never become the masters of our political elite.
Is it not time for we the people to say “Foxtrot Oscar” to the EU and take our rightful place at the table where “law” is actually decided? Do we not have the same rights as “Little Norway”, “Little Iceland” or even “Little Switzerland”?