Posted by Exile on August 2, 2008
Denmark is no longer alone in it’s criticism of the latest outpouring from the CEJ, the Court of European Justice, concerning the rights of immigrants and the reunification of families. Ten other countries have also joined in, raising a voice of dissent against the judicial super power that the CEJ has become. Courts should not dictate policies. That is a job for the politicians, not judges.
The initial outrage in Denmark has been reduced to political indignation. It is now described as “criticism” of the EU as opposed to the outright rejection of the ruling that raised it’s head a few days ago. The good news is that Great Britain, Germany, The Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Holland and I daresay Ireland plus a few others, are equally as critical of the CEJ as is Denmark.
The EU spokesman for the ruling Liberal Party (Venstre) put it rather nicely:
“If the CEJ can trump national parliaments on this sensitive issue, then that is a ticking bomb that no EU member state wishes to continue to tick because it could end badly.”
Indeed it could. And I for one hope that it does. A simple weapon to be used here would be the withdrawal of the document of ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. The treaty cannot be enforced yet as all the member states have to ratify it first. The Irish won’t. The Czechs are dragging their heels, as is Poland. Which means that individual states could withdraw their support by merely going to Italy and asking for the return of the deposited ratification document.
Now that the consequences of the Lisbon Treaty are being felt, even before it comes into being, there may be more states that support the Irish and maybe even one or two that need to rethink the situation.
I wonder how the EU bosses will fix this one? A new ruling from the CEJ?
“There will be no dissent….”
Don’t laugh. Read the Lisbon Treaty. Sovereignty in Europe is dead.