Tuesday, February 03, 2009

So now she is formally a traitor

The Rt Hon Baroness Ashton, for it is she yesterday formally announced her acceptance of he rules governing her appointment to the European Commission.

Formal sitting of 2 February 2009

Following the resignation of Mr Peter Mandelson from his duties as a member of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, by decision of 7 October 2008, acting in accordance with the Treaties, has decided to replace him for the remainder of his term of office. Baroness Catherine Ashton has been appointed a member of the European Commission for the period from 6 October 2008 to 31 October 2009.

The Court of Justice of the European Communities held a formal sitting at 12.30pm today at which Baroness Catherine Ashton gave her solemn undertaking in
accordance with the Treaties.

Of course what this solemn undertaking entails is this,

The Treaty articles on the Commission make special reference to the complete independence enjoyed by the Members of the Commission, who are required to
discharge their duties in the general interest of the Community. In the performance of their duties they must neither seek nor take instructions from any government or from any other body.
The problem is of course is she has previously sworn her oath of allegiance to one HRH Queen Elizabeth the Second,

You will to your uttermost bear Faith and Allegiance to the Queen’s Majesty; and will assist and defend all civil and temporal Jurisdictions, Pre-eminences, and Authorities, granted to Her Majesty and annexed to the Crown by Acts of Parliament, or otherwise, against all Foreign Princes, Persons, Prelates, States, or Potentates.
So Cathy, can you serve two masters? Or should we take it as read that you are inconstant and do not understand either the seriousness of your Privy Council Oath or that which you so traitorously swore yesterday.

No doubt to you, as with much of your ilk a word of honour is merely that, a word. Worthless, fluid in time and without power. Power you so gratefully hoard to use against your fellow subjects. But words have within them great power, oaths such as these are near mystical for they contain within them them the very spirit of a nation.

Being ignorant of history you foist your ignorance upon us all.

But as the first oath you swore states,
So Help You God


Guthrum said...

Good post

The Aunt said...

You can serve two masters if one of them deputises you to serve the other, in full understanding of the undertakings you will have to make.

Commissioners don't, though. Commission mandarins sometimes have to spend whole Commissioner mandates putting spokes in the wheels of their political masters' attempts to suborn EU resources to serve national or personal interests. Take Cresson, for example. Please.

Most of the time they succeed, if not in preventing it, then in dropping them in it. Cresson was brought down by a deliberately correctly dated report that was supposed to be from two years earlier.

Tee hee.