Thursday, 18 July 2013

Latest Curious Developments following Police Raid

 Three more clues…following the police raid on my home after publication of my book (details left) 

* No denials.

* Alarm amongst EU bureaucrats? 

* The police investigation has expanded.  They are now asking about events even before I was elected a Member of the European Parliament.

1. No denials

Since publication of A Mote in Brussels’ Eye earlier this year not one EU institution or bureaucrat has made any denial whatsoever of any statement, fact, claim or criticism levelled against them as EU institutions or individuals.

It is now clear that the book has been scrutinised in Brussels for many weeks and the only response has been the police raid.

2.  Alarm amongst EU Bureaucrats? 

During my time in Brussels the European Investment Bank – an institution of the EU financed by European taxpayers - financed the BBC with a string of soft loans totalling over 200 million euros in barely four years.   To the best of my knowledge to this day none of it has been repaid by the BBC. 

Requests to the EIB for specific information were never answered, written Parliamentary Questions routinely evaded.  In my experience, the EIB was one of the most secretive institutions of the EU. 

Attempts to question the EIB’s senior officials during my time on the European Parliament’s Budget Control Committee were always thwarted by the socialist chairman.  On one famous occasion he managed to ignore me until the EIB officials were preparing to go, when he finally turned and asked if I had any questions.  As I started to speak they packed their briefcases and walked out. 

Well, it seems that publication of my memoirs, A Mote in Brussels’ Eye has suddenly and unexpectedly produced a change of heart at the EIB.  This week I received an email from the bank’s PR department offering me a “free” bi-monthly e-newsletter to “keep you abreast of the EIB’s recent activities in Europe and around the world”.

I declined on the grounds that I had no time to waste reading yet more EU propaganda.  I was already thoroughly familiar with it, thank you.

3.  Police Investigation has Expanded

Since they still have it, it seems the police are now going through the extensive list of numbers on my mobile phone.  Are they contacting each person listed?  Are they tracing every call or text message?   And how have they now acquired the private addresses of some of those individuals?  Spooky.  And all this is taking months and adding to the British taxpayers’ ever-growing bill. 

Two of my closest political associates have already been contacted by Hampshire police who apparently now feel free to investigate my affairs BEFORE I was elected.  Originally, it seemed, they were interested only in what I did whilst in Brussels as a Member of the European Parliament.

Not any more.  This may be turning into a witch hunt…

Quite what my private life and political activities before I stood as a candidate in 2004 have got to do with the British police some ten years later is proving to be yet another mystery.

The trigger is obviously publication of my memoirs, but what could possibly have happened before my election to interest the police?

Perhaps I should remind them that they too, as individuals, were and still are subject to EU regulations and endless interference in their private lives.  Furthermore, as former constituents of mine they might view my (now very public) record in Brussels as a real effort to protect their interests, especially as taxpayers. But we shall doubtless come to that soon enough – once they have questioned all my contacts.

Who says we don’t live in a police state?

One of the many anti-EU projects I was involved in a decade or so ago, and which now appears to interest the British police, was launched – but failed to spark sufficient interest at the time – under the acronym DARTT

This was the action plan which launched DARTT :

All potential supporters and activists were asked to make a list of all local business areas – shops, offices, industrial estates, business parks, market traders, commercial areas, high streets, main roads, and nooks and crannies out of town.

Visit the owners or managers of all the small and medium-sized businesses in your area. Visit every business you can find. Don’t worry if it takes a few weeks.

Even churches and village halls are now covered by regulations – so visit the vicar and chairman of the parish council, too.

Give each and every one a copy of [this project] and the standard letter.


a) tens of thousands of business owners will be writing similar letters to their local trading standards offices and other agencies.

b) sending this letter may protect their business in future. The very act of sending it, regardless of the reply, may be defence evidence if they were ever prosecuted.

FINALLY - ask them to let us have copies of any replies they receive.

You could even write to some of these agencies yourself, saying you are
thinking of starting a business.

Please send separate letters to each of the following agencies in your area.  All the addresses are in your local phone book

Trading Standards Office, Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency and any other national regulatory bodies covering your particular business sector.  For example, food, finance and care homes all have separate government agencies controlling standards.

A Message to all Business Owners

DARTT is a direct action group committed to resisting the increasing control
of the UK from Brussels. We are strictly non-party political. Our strength will be in the numbers of people who participate.

We will devise and manage frequent, nation-wide actions aimed at causing maximum
trouble to the bureaucrats in Brussels and their subordinates in Whitehall.

Each campaign will be lawful, peaceful and cause no damage to people or property.

We are currently asking the owners and managers of all businesses in the UK
to write letters to the various regulatory bodies enforcing EU and UK law on
their commercial enterprises. The text follows.

PLEASE NOTE: the very act of writing such letters may help your defence if –
at some time in the future – you were unfortunate enough to be prosecuted
for a breach of the regulations. You will be able to argue and prove that
you attempted to find out!

DRAFT standard letter:

Dear Sirs,

I understand that there are currently some 30,000 European Union regulations
and directives in force in this country, in addition to the laws of the United Kingdom.

It has also been drawn to my attention that, if I were ever to be in breach of any of them, ignorance of the law is no defence.

Would you therefore be kind enough to let me know which of these laws, directives and regulations affect my business currently or might do so in the future. I should be glad to receive full details.

This will enable me to ensure that I am acting in full compliance.

Yours truly
(signed owner/proprietor)

PS: I would also appreciate regular updates as new regulations and directives are introduced, so that I can keep within the law.

 (Full details of A Mote in Brussels' Eye, and how to get a copy from Amazon and other sellers, are listed in the column on the left)

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