Some months ago, I did a pretty thorough investigation of what scrutiny the Convention on Tobacco Control received in Parliament. The fact is that there was none to speak of. All the discussions took place in various committees of the EU. The then Government of the UK signed the Treaty in June 2003 with barely any discussion at all, and then ratified the Treaty in December 2004, again with hardly a word said. The UK signed the Treaty in accordance with a timetable created by the EU. The only way that MPs found out anything about the discussions in the EU was by asking questions of the various ministers involved. Even then, MPs were brushed off. Eventually, a junior health minister, Milton MP (subsequently sacked) said in the House that the UK was “legally bound” to enact laws to comply with the requirements of the Treaty.
I have finally got round to creating a separate page containing my investigation which is in the sidebar.
So now we see the reason that the Government is determined to enact the most ridiculous laws about display bans and plain packaging and such – it is because it signed and ratified that damned Treaty, without any explicit authorisation by The People. No wonder that the country is in a mess. But what the Government does not seem to understand is that it is not committed in perpetuity because it ratified a Treaty. In fact, it is not committed to anything unless it wishes to be committed. Nothing would happen if it simply did not bother with display bans and plain packaging. Well, apart from the fact that the World Bank is under the control of Zealots. The Zealots really did a wonderful job of taking over the UN, didn’t they? How on earth did they manage it? Personally, I think that it was a matter of sheer carelessness. Delegates to the UN listened to the worthy aspirations of the Millennium Goals to eliminate poverty and disease from the World, and thought, “Wow! Great!” Little did they realise that they were voting into existence an element of world domination by Eugenicists.
It has now happened again with this Gay Marriage thing. It seems that the UK committed to an EU suggestion that any couple of either sex or any sex can ‘get married’. Heaven only knows how that came about. Someone must have told Cameron that he had to pass a law allowing gay marriage by June 2013. Civil Servants must have told him THAT HE MUST DO IT. What option does he have other than to pretend to be enthusiastic? Of course, it never occurs to him to say, “Erm…. too busy at the moment. I’ll let you know when I have time. The treaty? That can wait too”
There is a lot more about this at Frank Davis’s place:
It was there that I found out about the EU involvement in this gay marriage thing.
What a mess.
But I must make a big effort to get these lung cancer stats sorted. Funny, isn’t it, how Doll’s Doctors Study has become the Holy Bible of Tobacco Control?