“British patriots need to grasp that there’s little difference between Nigel Farage and his globalist comrades in the Tory and Labour parties. The following article, penned by a former regional chairman for UKIP who communicated with us after leaving the party, illustrates that nicely.” former UKIP parliamentary candidate, Jack Sen
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A Globalist Britain Would Not Be A Free Britain
by William Harrison
The EU is a supranational tyranny but it is not the only tyranny of its kind. The World Trade Organisation – formerly the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade – and Globalisation are its siblings. They do the same damage to British interests and to British sovereigntyas the EU but they do it more directly and more thoroughly.
The European Union is depicted by Mr. Farage as though it were a barrier to international trade. It is nothing of the kind but it would be preferable if it were! The EU is busy concluding free trade agreements with large trading blocs, individual countries and with large competitors throughout the world.
Mr. Farage’s vision of Britain’s role in the world economy is one of our country trading without restriction throughout the world. He would claim that the European Union was an impediment to our doing so. The truth is that the EU and the WTO are complementary in the cause of Globalism. The UK and most countries are being forced to reduce barriers to trade either by the EU or the WTO or both.
“So what”, you might say. “Doesn’t Free Trade make everybody richer?”
The Theory of International Trade – so beloved by economists – certainly claims that its practice results in the whole world becoming richer – provided you disregard transport costs and transaction and distribution expenses. However, that does not mean that each country becomes richer. That depends on the terms of trade – essentially the exchange rate of goods and services exported and imported. Furthermore, even if both or all countries benefit from a trading relationship, it does not mean that all companies and people, within them, will benefit from it or even avoid losing from it.
Sir James Goldsmith – he of Referendum Party fame – pointed out that if there were to be completely free movement of goods and services, wage levels in the developed world would have to fall to meet those of emergent economies.
The EU’s ECOFIN has hinted at this, with approval, in its conclusions on 16th February 2012: “reforms need to focus on labour markets, in particular wage setting mechanisms to ensure efficient adjustment of labour costs”.
The only way in which a global economy can work is for there to be completely free movement of factors of production. This would involve completely free movement of labour – removal of all immigration controls, as well as completely free movement of investment.
The only major political figure to advocate, expressly, removal of immigration controls is Jeremy Corbyn. However, Jeremy need not feel lonely. What Jeremy advocates openly, that nice David Cameron erstwhile ‘sponsor’ of the far-left UAF, does in practice. The latest figures show net. immigration of 330,000 – gross immigration of 600,000.
Well, at least our Nigel is standing up to them? Well, no! In 2010, he said that 250,000 work permits should be issued each year. With dependants, this would lead to well over a million immigrants each year.
However, I do not want to be unfair to Jeremy or to David or, of course, to Nigel. Their immigration policies complement a globalist economic policy.
You cannot have free trade in isolation. If you want it, you must have unlimited immigration, foreign control of our industry and British investment financing our competitors. They are a job lot.
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