The EU was conceived, built and survives on deceit and on the ignorance and, frankly, the laziness and gullibility — we’ll call it “gEUllibilty” (pronounced gew-lib-IL-iti)– of the vast majority of the citizens of its member nations, too many of whom blindly accept blatant EU propaganda as truth. This is an increasingly important problem in the UK as the Brexit referendum nears, particularly as experience reveals that there is an inverse relationship between understanding of the EU and level of support for it. i.e. The more that reasonable people discover about the EU, the less willing they are to support it.
Knowing this, the EU and its supporters are desperately trying to keep as many Brits as it possibly can as ignorant as possible about what the EU actually is and what it has in store for us in the lead-up to the Brexit referendum. The EU Commission wants to be able to dump an avalanche of pre-referendum, pro-EU propaganda, lies and disinformation on a population that is as geullible as it can possibly be.
So, how likely is it that you’re going to fall for the EU’s deceit and end up voting Remain out of sheer ignorance of the EU? Just how geullible are you? You can find out by taking this self-assessment quiz about the EU. The higher you score, the less likely you are to be duped by the EU into voting for the UK to Remain on the EU cattle train trundling inexorably toward its destination of a corporatist superstate.
1. What power does the EU Parliament have to generate, amend and/or abolish EU law?
- A. Total Power
- B. Moderate Power
- C. No Power
- D. None of the above.
2. Who represents the UK on the EU Commission, the EU’s only source of law?
- A. A Commissioner appointed to the Commission by the UK government
- B. A special aide who sits in on Commission discussions
- C. Nobody
- D. The UK ambassador to the EU
3. Who was the first president of the European Commission?
- A. Jean Monnet – Socialist
- B. Walter Hallstein – A lawyer for the Nazi Party
- C. Winston Churchill – Conservative
- D. None of the above
4. In the UK, which law is superior?
- A. UK law
- B. UN law
- C. A mix of UK, EU and UN laws
- D. EU Law
5. Who described the EU as an “empire”?
- A. Former EU Commission President, Manuel Barroso
- B. UK Prime Minister, David Cameron
- C. The Fascist, Benito Mussolini
- D. German pro-EU Federalist, Adolph Hitler
6. According to Vivian Redding, ex-VP of the EU Commission, what percentage of UK law originates in the EU?
- A. 10%
- B. 40%
- C. 70%
- D. More than 75%
7. Where is the following quotation from Lord Lothian (Phillip Kerr) to be found prominently displayed in the EU?
“… national sovereignty is the root cause of the most crying evils of our time and the steady march of humanity back to tragic disaster and barbarism … The only final remedy for this supreme and catastrophic evil is a federal union of the peoples …”
- A. On the Communist Party’s headquarters in France
- B. Above the entrance to the Reichstag building in Germany
- C. On a wall of the EU Parliament’s Visitor Center in Belgium
- D. In the British Museum.
8. About how long would it take the average reader to read all the laws that the EU has imposed on UK business in just the past three years?
- A. 20 hours
- B. 92 days
- C. 50 hours
- D. 2 weeks.
9. True or false?
The EU Court of Justice has ruled that free speech rights do not extend to crticising the EU and its institutions.
10. Who said “The UK belongs to the EU”?
- A. Nick Clegg
- B. EU Parliament President Martin Schultz
- C. David Cameron
- D. Kenneth Clarke
- A. 100%
- B. Between 50 and 60%
- C. Between 40 and 50%
- D. 80%
12. Who is quoted as saying:
“…it is as well to state this bluntly at the outset – no government dependent upon a democratic vote could possibly agree in advance to the sacrifices any adequate plan [for European Union] must involve. The people must be led slowly and unconsciously into the abandonment of their traditional economic defences…”
- A. Edward Heath, past Tory Prime Minister and ardent EU federalist
- B. Peter (later Lord) Thorneycroft, a Tory Chancellor of the Exchequer in the late 1950s and ardent EU federalist
- C. Tony Blair, ex-New Labour British Prime Minister and ardent EU federalist
- D. William Hague, ex-Tory Foreign Secretary and ardent EU federalist
HOW DID YOU SCORE?
Assess your geullibility rating
1 to 5 Correct — Commiserations. You’re EU illiterate, shamefully ignorant of what the EU is, 100% geullible, and a certain Remain voter
6 to 9 Correct — Need to work harder. You’re dangerously EU under-informed, borderline geullible, and in danger of wandering stupidly into voting Remain.
10 to 12 Correct — Congratulation! You’re highly EU literate and, therefore, not geullible at all and a definite Leave voter.