Support the Czech President

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 ·

I'm going to break one of my own rules here and post something political. It's something I've tried to steer away from because I'm aware that many people read blogs as an escape from everyday things and don't necessarily want to be reminded of the world's troubles. Sometimes, though, the issues at stake are just too large.

The one I'm concerned about is the European Union. I believe it's an undemocratic oligarchy that strips nations of their sovereignty. So far, 26 of the 27 EU states have ratified the Lisbon Treaty, the document that paves the way for a European Superstate. Of course, the peoples of Europe have had almost no say on this: it's all been done by a ruling elite that knows its plans would be vetoed in most referendums (I hate the word "referenda"). Only the Czechs stand in the way of the treaty being ratified and coming into force.

The burden of standing up to the might of the EU rests on the shoulders of Czech President Vaclav Klaus. He is coming under immense pressure to sign the treaty but is holding out. I think he is hoping that this will give the UK the chance to have a general election, ditch the truly terrible Gordon Brown and elect a Conservative party that has promised a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty if it is still not ratified by the time it takes power.

President Klaus needs all the support he can get. If you feel the same way I do, then please visit this website and sign an online petition in support of President Klaus. If you want to go further, you can send an email of support to him at If you want to learn a bit more about the EU, visit this website, The EUrinal and have a look at some of the videos.

Sincere thanks for reading this far.