World Federalism versus National Sovereignty

Despite the available evidence there are some who still promote the belief that discussion about the establishment of World Governance is nothing other than one of a number of conspiracy theories that are corroding our society. Such skeptics are invited to click on the link below to hear Tory Anne Milton MP, Minister for Public Health give a talk Public Health: A new Direction. She states that Public Health is a major priority for the Coalition Government. In outline she tells her audience that too much alcohol, too many cigarettes, too much food and not enough exercise has produced the 'perfect storm of ill health and inequality'. She advocates:

stepping outside the medical definition of public health......

She then goes on to tell us that

On the really big issues Common Purpose can transcend political boundaries..We will not be rolling back the smoking ban [and] have decided not to proceed with the planned review.

Any right-thinking person would question why such unpopular policies are not being reviewed when it has already been confirmed that the NHS has already wasted £21 Billion tackling health inequality. Such intransigence is surely much harder to justify when we have also been told that 'at least 35,000 police posts will be axed and four in ten Courts will be closed in future budget cuts'.  But it doesn't end there does it. Ongoing Ministry of Defence Cuts included previous reports that the UK may have to borrow aircraft from the US to fly from our new aircraft carriers. The Telegraph now reveals that under new plans the number of British warships would be cut to just 25, with frigates, destroyers, submarines, minesweepers and all amphibious craft scrapped'.

Information that has largely escaped media attention (a critical topic that I will be investigating shortly) and consequently slipped below the 'public radar' include the facts that

Although the above expenditure was incurred when NuLabour were 'on watch' recent news releases suggest that things are unlikely to change under the NuCoalition. For example, Prime Minister David Cameron has already visited a Common Purpose event in Bangalore and William Hague's Foreign & Commonwealth Office has hosted a leadership development course by Common Purpose in Ankara, Turkey in July 2010.

There is evidently a lack of transparency and openness in relation to the past and present influence of Non Governmental Organisations, including Common Purpose and DEMOS, on our State Institutions and Central Government itself.  Of additional interest to discerning UK Column readers must be the fact that on 23 August 1947 the first International Congress of the "World Movement for World Federal Government", issued the Montreux Declaration. This declaration called for 

'The mobilization of the peoples of the world to bring pressure on their governments and legislative assemblies to transform the United Nations Organization into World Federal Government by increasing its authority and resources, and by amending its Charter'.

Objectives listed in the Montreux Declaration included

  • Enforcement of world law directly on the individual whoever or wherever he may be,
  • Disarmament of member nations to the level of their internal policing requirements.

When cross referenced to the Monteux Declaration one has to wonder if the proposed MOD budget cuts in 2010 have been a long time in the planning.

Federalists leading us towards a Word Government

In a previous article I directed readers to a 1953 debate from the House of Lords on the subject of the World Federation. It is worth repeating here. That debate began:

That in the opinion of this House it should be a fundamental objective of the foreign policy of Her Majesty's Government to support and strengthen the United Nations, and to seek its development into a World Federation open to all nations with defined and limited powers adequate to preserve peace and prevent aggression through the enactment, interpretation, and enforcement of world law.

During that debate it was recorded that Lord Birdwood said:

We are a long way from the day when an Englishman will accept a law framed in Europe on British soil. And yet it is in [this], more deliberate, approach that I see the seeds of eventual success, in facing the citizen of the world with the blueprint of a plan, in letting him understand its implications, and having its acceptance by common consent, with no risk whatever of all of us waking up one day to discover that we are subject to an international dispensation which we had neither sanctioned nor understood.

One World Governance denialists should also note that as long ago as 1953 it was Lord Silkin who also stated:

Some of us who are members of the World Government Movement (as I have been, ever since its inception) believe that all this can be achieved through the machinery of the  United Nations Organisation. 

On 9th September a FoxNews report told us that the UN looks to take charge of the World Agenda. This report says:

After a year of humiliating setbacks, United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon and about 60 of his top lieutenants — the top brass of the entire U.N. system — spent their Labor Day weekend at a remote Austrian Alpine retreat, discussing ways to put their sprawling organization in charge of the world’s agenda. Details concerning the two-day, closed-door sessions in the comfortable village of Alpbach were closely guarded.

Nonetheless, position papers for the meeting obtained by Fox News indicate that the topics included:

-- how to restore “climate change” as a top global priority after the fiasco of last year’s Copenhagen summit;

-- how to continue to try to make global redistribution of wealth the real basis of that climate agenda, and widen the discussion further to encompass the idea of “global public goods”; -

- how to keep growing U.N. peacekeeping efforts into missions involved in the police, courts, legal systems and other aspects of strife-torn countries;

-- how to capitalize on the global tide of migrants from poor nations to rich ones, to encompass a new “international migration governance framework”;

-- how to make “clever” use of new technologies to deepen direct ties with what the U.N. calls “civil society,” meaning novel ways to bypass its member nation states and deal directly with constituencies that support U.N. agendas......The top U.N. bosses seemed to be grappling often with how to cope with the pesky issue of national sovereignty, which — according to the position papers, anyway — continued to thwart many of their most ambitious schemes, especially when it comes to many different kinds of “global governance.”

This more than suggests to us that existing and past Governments have, for over fifty years, treated their electorate as nothing less than an endless string of knaves and fools.