Of course what this solemn undertaking entails is this,
SOLEMN UNDERTAKING BEFORE THE COURT OF JUSTICE BY A NEW MEMBER OF 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.
The Treaty articles on the Commission make special reference to the complete independence enjoyed by the Members of the Commission, who are required toThe problem is of course is she has previously sworn her oath of allegiance to one HRH Queen Elizabeth the Second,
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.
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