EU Policy Will Destroy Europe, Shocked Liberals told
It will be impossible for European manufacturers to compete with the emerging economies of China, India and others, unless European wage levels fall to their levels. Andrew Brons MEP told a stunned Constitutional Affairs Committee meeting this week.
Speaking in a debate with the Polish Secretary of State For Foreign Affairs, Mikloaj Dowgielewicz on the current Polish Presidency of the Council, Mr Brons referred the assembly to the EU’s own declared priorities of “growth, security and openness.
“With regard to growth, can we hope for long term growth when the EU is committed to Globalism?” Mr Brons asked.
“It will be impossible for European manufacturers, especially Western European manufacturers, to compete with the emerging economies of China, India and others, unless European wage levels fall to their levels.
“The jobs of people in member states either individually by member states or collectively — I would prefer individually — must be protected from disappearing under a tsunami of cheap goods,” the MEP for Yorkshire and Humberside continued.
“Would the security of Europe not be improved if we stopped enraging Muslims at home and abroad by waging wars in their countries?
“With regard to openness, access to EU documents must be allowed but it is only valuable if a reasonably intelligent bystander, without prior knowledge or further explanation, could understand them. They seem to be written in impenetrable language that does not help access,” Mr Brons said.
“In case you think that I am criticising the translation service, I am not. Even documents originating in my own language, English are very difficult for members of the public to understand.”
Referring to Lib Dem MEP Andrew Duff’s comments about the possibility of referenda in Britain on EU matters, Mr Brons added that he (Mr Duff) “need not worry about the UK legislation providing referendums on treaty changes.
“The Cameron Government will break its promise on this, as it did on its promise to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.”
At first Mr Dowgielewicz did not know what to say, and after a short pause, muttered words to the effect that he “would not be as pessimistic on Mr Brons with regard to growth.”