Loyalty To Whom? Cast-Iron Casts About for Coolie Commissar!

Illuminating article by a Mr. Goodman in ConservativeHome.

The Prime Minister is looking for many qualities in Britain’s next EU Commissioner, but perhaps for one above all: loyalty to him….

NB   – NOT to the British people!

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But that’s no surprise – he’s got no loyalty to his own country himself, so he’s scarcely going to look for someone who puts Queen and Country before the needful task of acting as his running dog, a kind of coolie, to do his bidding in servile fashion.

But the key issue is brushed aside (Goodman says ‘for the moment,’ but he doesn’t return to this point so far as I can see)

  Put aside for a moment the condition of loyalty to the EU and its project which comes with such posts.    http://www.conservativehome.com/thetorydiary/2014/05/callanan-for-commissioner.html

He’s not talking metaphorically, but literally – each Commissioner, on taking office, has to make an unequivocal pledge to put the EUSSR before his or her due and proper allegiance to his own land.

 Another one ‘gone native’ in Brussels?


Who can forget the repulsive spectacle of EU Commissar Leon Brittan leaping to his feet when the Ode to Joy was played in Brussels. Had he been displaying his enthusiasm as a Beethoven fan,  that would have been okay, I suppose.

But he was not. He was making a physical declaration of fidelity to a supranational regime which took prioity over his own land of hope andd glory.

And even those who were once vocally opposed to Brussels rule, such as Neil Kinnock, u-turned to become slavish Europhiliacs.

I think I have quoted before Sir Edward Taylor MP (now retired from Parliament) on how the Foreign Office could so easily suborn erstwhile patriots. 



 I quote from ‘Fairweather Friends,’ a short polemic I penned after the Falklands War (long since out of print, alas!)

I had heard him speak at Westminster, not in a Commons debate, but outside the chamber, so I asked and got his permission to report his words. He had resigned from the Heath Government in 1971 because of his disagreement with Common Market membership.

He seemed to share the man in the street’s bafflement at the mind-set of the mandarins.

But he tried to analyse it.

Speaking of the ‘horrific pressure’ exerted on himself and other dissidents, he made no bones of the ‘fanatical’ attitudes which existed within the F.O., lodged in the minds of those who, ‘frustrated by the loss of Britain’s Great Power status,’ believed they ‘could manipulate their way into the big time’ by getting politicians to take us and keep us in Europe.

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  • He identified their motive as a ‘thirst for power.’
  • To this end, they were quite prepared to sacrifice awkward Britons in the Falklands or Ulster so as not to make Britain unpopular with her Euro-partners in the prospective Third Force to which they aspired as a ‘balance between America and the Soviet Union.’
  • The mandarins, Taylor said, wanted Britain to be ‘liked’ or even ‘loved’ so that they could continue to play a major role on the world stage. They just could not adjust to our reduced status, because it impaired their self-esteem, as the elite of the government service. Taylor seems to confirm Moorhouse’s views.

An arresting final quote from Taylor – he had, he stated, seen ‘excellent men take up office at the F.O. holding sound views but ‘within a few months they would be brainwashed.’

And THAT’s a UK Department of State.

Imagine how much worse the brain-washing gets when you’re in Brussels, the Heart of the Evil Empire, surrounded daily by Euroids reminding you that national loyalty may play no part in your approach to any issue – ‘you took the oath, sir!’