And How Was The Referendum Process For You ?
On June 23rd.2016AD WE the British Electorate get to cast our vote on whether to remain enslaved behind the barbed-wire of the EU Kz or opt to leave and walk out from under the EU’s, ” Arbeit Macht Frei “sign.
Referendums though are a tricky thing,especially when it comes to expecting the Kommissars of Strassbourg to respect let alone abide by the outcomes of referendums where those very outcomes weren’t the ones foreseen by the Thaumaturgists of Brussels.
Every Treaty ,every amendment to a Treaty,every nationally conferred campaign on a referendum to ratify a Treaty or an amendment has been systematically subjected to the most reprehensible propagandistic interference and attempts at subversion that the European Union has been able to deploy. The once and former sovereign and democratic national states of Ireland and Denmark have suffered more than even Britain from the unashamed and blatant finagling orchestrated by the EU.
Herewith a brief historical resume.
|National referendums on the
|France||No by 55%. 69% turnout.|
|Luxembourg||Yes by 57%. 88% turnout.|
|Netherlands||No by 62%. 63% turnout.|
|Spain||Yes by 77%. 42% turnout.|
The failure resulted in the Edinburgh Agreement, a deal which accepted the Danish “national compromise” and kept Denmark within the EU, on condition that the country was granted exemptions, so called “opt-outs”, on four areas of cooperation: the adoption of the euro, security and defence, justice and home affairs (JHA), and EU citizenship.
With the addition of the Edinburgh Agreement, A new referendum was held on 18 May 1993. There was a turnout of 85.5% of which the 56.8% voted in favour of the renegotiated treaty.The four opt-outs have since defined – and to an increasing degree limited – Denmark’s participation in the European integration process.
The controversy around these exemptions has long been a focal issue in the Danish EU-debate. A referendum in 2000 already rejected a proposal to introduce the euro.
The yes-vote would have ensured sustained participation in Europol, the EU’s police agency, plus the adaption of 22 additional legislative files. What started out as a practical issue became a general opinion poll on relations with the Union with likely impacts on Danish EU policy.
June 23rd. is going to turn out to have been a very interesting day indeed.