Monday, November 06, 2006

Blackout brings calls for EU power grab

A power cut that affected some 10 million people across Europe is being used by EU federalists as an excuse for grabbing more power.

Following the blackout that plunged parts of France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Italy into darkness, the Italian Prime Minister and former EU President Romano Prodi made the pitch for the EU to increase it's authority.

Of course, "co-ordination" of power supplies is what the EU was all about when it first got together as the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) back in 1951. Half a century later and they still haven't managed it? Now they want even more authority!

The best thing for any nation is to take control of it's own energy needs - generation and distribution. Reliance on foreign agencies is, at best, dubious and at worst, dangerous.

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