The first half of the 20th century saw the old European Empires self-destruct.
World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
Over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents’ technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by gruelling trench warfare.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier.
It involved the vast majority of the world’s nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries.
This orgy of death and destruction enabled the Empire of Chaos to consolidate it’s supremacy over the Remains of Europe during the second half of the 20th century.
The transfer of power to the Empire of Chaos was clearly acknowledged by Winston Churchill in 1946 when he embraced the “special relationship”.
The term special relationship, in diplomacy, is used to describe exceptionally strong ties between nations, notably by Winston Churchill in 1946 to describe relations between the English-speaking people.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS, RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
He won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.
Having wholeheartedly embraced the Empire of Chaos Winston Churchill began building the Iron Curtain so that the peace could be dominated by scaremongering and NATO.
The use of the term iron curtain as a metaphor for strict separation goes back at least as far as the early 19th century.
Although its popularity as a Cold War symbol is attributed to its use in a speech Winston Churchill gave in March 1946 in Fulton, Missouri, Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels had already used the term in reference to the Soviet Union.
Most of the states of Europe to the west of the Iron Curtain – with the exception of neutral Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Malta and Republic of Ireland – allied themselves with the United States and Canada within NATO.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
Ironically, it was the very same Greatest Briton Of All [Winston Churchill] who enthusiastically embraced a “United States of Europe”.
In a speech at the University of Zurich on 19 September 1946, Sir Winston Churchill called for a “kind of United States of Europe” and for the creation of a Council of Europe.
He had spoken of a Council of Europe as early as 1943 in a radio broadcast.
100 Greatest Britons was broadcast in 2002 by the BBC.
The programme was based on a television poll conducted to determine whom the United Kingdom public considered the greatest British people in history.
However a late surge in the final week of voting put Churchill over the top.
However, selling a totalitarian “United States of Europe” was never a credible option in post-war Britain because of the sacrifices made during World War II defeating [so we were told] totalitarianism in Europe.
Unsurprisingly, this dystopian vision of a “United States of Europe” was correctly perceived to be a Pandora’s Box stuffed full of Trojan Horses.
If you open that Pandora’s box, you never know what Trojan ‘orses will jump out.
Ernest Bevin [1881-1951] on the setting up of the Council of Europe, 1949
The Dictionary of Labour Quotations – Stuart Thomson – 2013
Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949.
Pandora’s box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora’s creation in Hesiod’s Works and Days.
The “box” was actually a large jar given to Pandora which contained all the evils of the world.
The Trojan Horse is a tale from the Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the city of Troy and win the war. In the canonical version, after a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside.
The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of night. The Greeks entered and destroyed the city of Troy, decisively ending the war.
Therefore, the Empire of Chaos had to wait until the 1970s before they could hoodwink the British electorate into making its first [unwitting] step towards a “United States of Europe” under the very dubious leadership of Edward Heath.
Sir Edward Richard George Heath, KG, MBE (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005), often known as Ted Heath, was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975.
Heath became Prime Minister after winning the 1970 election.
In 1971 he oversaw the decimalisation of British coinage and in 1972, he reformed Britain’s system of local government, reducing the number of local authorities and creating a number of new metropolitan counties.
Possibly most significantly, he took Britain into the European Economic Community in 1973.
Having opened Pandora’s box the subterfuge continued and in 1991 the Maastricht Treaty was signed which conveniently contained no overt mention of a “Federal” Europe.
Sir John Major, KG, CH, PC (born 29 March 1943) is a British Conservative Party politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997.
Within weeks of becoming Prime Minister, Major presided over British participation in the Gulf War in March 1991 and negotiated the Maastricht Treaty in December 1991.
On becoming Prime Minister, Major had promised to keep Britain “at the very heart of Europe”, and claimed to have won “game, set and match for Britain” – by negotiating the Social Chapter and Single Currency opt-outs from the Maastricht Treaty, and by ensuring that there was no overt mention of a “Federal” Europe and that foreign and defence policy were kept as matters of inter-governmental co-operation, in separate “pillars” from the supranational European Union.
However, moving Britain further towards a “United States of Europe” required a colour revolution involving New Labour.
John Smith QC (13 September 1938 – 12 May 1994) was a Scottish Labour Party politician who served as Leader of the Labour Party from July 1992 until his death from a heart attack in May 1994
This frustrated many modernisers like Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and after Smith’s sudden death in May 1994, he was succeeded as Leader by Blair, who undertook the subsequent re-branding of Labour as New Labour, winning the 1997 general election in a landslide.
Color revolution (sometimes called the coloured revolution) or colour revolution is a term that was widely used by worldwide media to describe various related movements that developed in several societies in the former Soviet Union and the Balkans during the early 2000s.
Some observers have called the events a revolutionary wave, the origins of which can be traced back to the 1986 People Power Revolution (also known as the “Yellow Revolution”) in the Philippines.
The British colour revolution disenfranchised the English Shires by devolving powers to the Triple Troughers who then proceeded to outvote any dissenting voices from the English Shires in the Westminster parliament.
In the United Kingdom, devolved government was created following simple majority referenda in Wales and Scotland in September 1997 and in London in May 1998.
In between 1998 and 1999, the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales, Northern Ireland Assembly and London Assembly were established by law.
The British colour revolution managed, for example, to empower the minority Tafia in Wales by broadcasting in the Welsh whist keeping the majority English speaking community largely uninformed because they only consumed English [language] media.
Welsh devolution was supported by only 25.26% of the electorate.
The colour revolution transformed Westminster into an obedient Pantomime Horse that saddled Britain with the Treaty of Lisbon on its long sleepwalk towards a “United States of Europe”.
Catherine Margaret Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, GCMG, PC (born 20 March 1956 at Upholland, Lancashire) is a British Labour politician who served as the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and First Vice President of the European Commission in the Barroso Commission from 2009 to 2014.
Her political career began in 1999 when she was created a Life Peer as Baroness Ashton of Upholland, of St Albans, in the County of Hertfordshire by Tony Blair’s Labour Government.
She became the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Education and Skills in 2001 and subsequently in the Ministry of Justice in 2004. She was appointed a Privy Councillor in May 2006.
Ashton became Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council in Gordon Brown’s first Cabinet in June 2007. She was instrumental in steering the EU’s Treaty of Lisbon through the UK Parliament’s second chamber. In 2008, she was appointed as the British European Commissioner and became the Commissioner for Trade in the European Commission.
In December 2009, she became the inaugural High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy that was created by the Treaty of Lisbon. As High Representative, Ashton served as the EU’s foreign policy chief.
She was created a Labour Life Peer as Baroness Ashton of Upholland in 1999, under Prime Minister Tony Blair.
On 3 October 2008, Ashton was nominated by the UK to replace Peter Mandelson as the European Commissioner for Trade.
However, the British colour revolution came unstuck [and the Westminster Pantomime Horse fell apart] when the English Shires decisively voted to leave the EU.
But the Westminster Pantomime Horse is full of Triple Troughers and Trojan Horses who want to remain in the EU.
Accordingly, cleaning up the Westminster stables is a mammoth task.
Unsurprisingly, the Westminster Pantomime Horse is playing for time hoping it can somehow stitch itself back together during the lengthy negotiations with Brussels.
But if Europe continues to deteriorate during this period [which seems highly likely] then the English Shires will probably ask Farmer Farage to clean up the stables.
Nigel Paul Farage (born 3 April 1964) is a British politician and former commodity broker.
He is the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), having held the position since November 2010, and previously from September 2006 to November 2009.
Since 1999 he has been a Member of the European Parliament for South East England.
Farage was a founding member of UKIP, having left the Conservative Party in 1992 after the signing of the Maastricht Treaty.
Leaving Nigel Farage [and all the other smokers] out in the cold is not a clever idea.