No2EU Plumbs Chauvinist Anti-German Depths.
No2EU is apparently a ‘left-wing’ British list for next year’s Euro-elections.
Critics allege it a vanity project by Bob Crow, backed by the Communist Party of Britain, and a few other allies, like the Socialist Party.
It now stands accused of virulent chauvinism and near racism towards Germany.
This is why (the latest from its Web site),
Germany is using its de facto empire the European Union to integrate Ukraine into Berlin’s political and economic sphere.
However Germany’s expansion project was brought to a halt at the EU’s eastern partnership summit in Vilnius.
Moscow had brought its own pressure to bear on Kiev, including trade sanctions and other threats in order to keep Ukraine out of Berlin’s new drive to the east.
Yet Germany has continued its efforts to break Ukraine out of the Russian sphere and the German media now speaks of the “battle for the Ukraine” and a “new iron curtain” to be vanquished in the east.
The EU has also warned Ukraine that it faces a financial blockade if it continues to refuse to sign.
Berlin’s puppet EU foreign relations chief Catherine Ashton even blasted Ukraine for not “becoming a predictable and reliable interlocutor for international markets.”
The IMF has already suspended a credit line worth $15 billion in 2011 because Ukraine refused to stop subsidising household gas bills.
The EU treaty would also allow European monopolies to grab Ukraine’s crucial energy markets.
So who are these “pro-democracy” campaigners that can’t unseat the government made up of president Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of the Regions and supported by the Communist Party of Ukraine?
Bluntly it is an unholy alliance of conservatives, fascists and revanchist groups promoting a cult around former nazi collaborators.
Now many people are very wary of the Ukrainian nationalists.
They are also very wary of getting entangled in Ukrainian politics full stop.
But this “German Plot” theory is complete and utter rubbish.
And as for the idea that the EU is a “German Empire”.
This is the very opposite of No2EU’s claim to say “Yes to international solidarity of working peoples”.
Once you start defending the British state against the EU you can go very far indeed….
Hat-Tip John G.
Nick Wrack was right when he said why his group (now part of Left Unity) would not back No2EU.
The opposition was primarily for two reasons. Firstly, the opinion that the election will be marked by a horrible reactionary nationalism and anti-immigrant and xenophobic rhetoric. It was felt that, rather than cutting across this from the left, the title No2EU will reinforce it.
Secondly, it was agreed that we should oppose any name or slogan that suggests or implies that things would be better simply by withdrawal from the EU.
In the 2009 European elections essentially the same alliance, No2EU Yes to Democracy got 153,236 votes or 1% of the national vote failing to win a seat at the European parliament and finishing in 11th place, behind Arthur Scargill’s Socialist Labour Party.