EU-Croatia Joint Parliamentary Committee Meeting 16th/17th May 2011: I have just returned from Dubrovnik where the thirteenth meeting of this august body was held. Dubrovnik is a beautiful medieval city but I had no opportunity to explore it.
I have been criticised by the Daily Telegraph, described by some as a newspaper, for ‘enjoying’ a previous ‘jaunt’ to Croatia. Our fleeting visits provide little opportunity for enjoyment but they do provide me with a platform for an anti-EU message.
Why would I want to be a member of any Joint Parliamentary Committee and allow myself to be whisked away to foreign parts?
What has Croatia to do with the people of Sheffield, Barnsley, Leeds or York?
Croatia is a candidate country on the verge of joining the European Union. We, in the British National Party are not narrow nationalists who believe that Nationalism is for Britain alone. Ethno-Nationalism is a political philosophy that is ripe for export and I believe that Croatia has a fertile soil. If we could dissuade the Croatian people from voting ‘Yes’ in the referendum later this year, we should be doing the Croatian Nation an enormous favour. However, even more importantly than that, we would be delivering a hefty blow against the EU ‘Project’ as they like to call it. This ‘Project’ depends on uninterrupted progress – rather like Trotsky’s ‘Permanent Revolution’ on which it is perhaps based. Any major interruption could cause the whole strategy to start unraveling. That would be an enormous favour to the United Kingdom and other member states.
It could be said that I am fighting for British independence in the meeting halls of Dubrovnik and Parliamentary chambers of Zagreb.