Monday, September 24, 2012
Stephen Harper and the Great Betrayal
Well I suppose it was inevitable eh?
First Stephen Harper started clinging to the Queen like a fridge magnet. And going gaga over everything Royal.
Then he spent gazillions to celebrate a war 200 years ago that helped keep Canada British.
And now we're a colony again.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will sign an agreement to open joint Canada-U.K. diplomatic missions abroad in an effort to extend each country's diplomatic reach while cutting costs, CBC News has learned.
Hague told CBC News, "as the Prime Minister [David Cameron] said when addressing the Canadian parliament last year: 'We are two nations, but under one Queen and united by one set of values.'"
And what makes it even worse is that the Cons aren't telling us the real reason they're doing it. For that you have to read this.
The BBC's diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus says that, while money is one factor driving co-operation, this diplomatic link-up will also play well in euro-sceptic circles within the Conservative Party, where there is a good deal of unease at the expansion of the European Union's own diplomatic corps - the External Action Service.
Or take it straight from the horse's ass.
Eurosceptics don't always have cause to celebrate. The story likely to annoy the Conservative backbenches at the moment is the proposed BAE/EADS merger, to which David Cameron appears to have consented (£), which Eurosceptics rightly fear will stop Britain from having a world class independent defence industry, and instead empower the French and Germans.
William Hague has good - exciting - news for those who despair. Tomorrow, he will announce the launch of a network of new embassies across the world which will be shared between British Commonwealth nations, and which will seek to head off the creeping influence of European Union diplomats.
Great eh? The Cons are selling out our sovereignty for the price of a tin Jubilee medal, to please the most reactionary members of Britain's Conservative Party, undermine the European Union, and defend the British defence industry.
Just like they're selling us out to Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing settler regime, to try to undermine Obama, and force him to bomb Iran. Or selling our country off to foreign interests.
Oh boy. So much for the True North Strong and Free.
I used to be proud to be Canadian, but not anymore.
Now I'm just embarrassed. To live in a country so young and yet so old, so slavish and so easily fooled.
You vote for the sellout Cons.
You get a Canadian government like this one...
And the Queen you deserve....
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