This morning’s Business section headlines The Daily Telegraph’s discovery of the European Commission leaking personal data of hundreds of citizens! This would constitute a breach of its own new data protection regulations had it been done by any other organisation!!
After internet users in Europe and worldwide have been inundated with emails seeking our consent to stay on their mailing lists in compliance with EU’s new data protection rules, this is rank hypocrisy – one rule for them and one for us!
But my readers have been forewarned that the Lord’s intention is for its downfall, as in the latest update to Fulfilled Prophecy #13.
In ‘Embarrassing’ Leak Shows EU Falls Short of Own Data Law, Margi Smith and US editor Ben Riley-Smith write,
‘The European Commission has claimed it is not subject to the strict new data protection law that it has imposed across Europe, following an “embarrassing” leak of personal data on its website.
‘Officials in Brussels admitted the bureaucracy that designed the rules is not itself compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A spokesman said the European Commission was “taking and will continue to take all the necessary steps to comply”…
‘However, a spokesman said the European institutions were separate from the data protection regulations for “legal reasons” (!!! emphasis mine). Officials in Brussels will instead follow a new law that “mirrors” GDPR but does not come into effect until autumn‘ (continue reading).
Heading for Economic Meltdown?
By the way, yesterday’s Business news broadsheet headline reads Meltdown on Debt Markets as Italy Heads for Fresh Vote ; today Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in Europe is Paying a Dangerous Game With Italy as the Doom-Loop Beckons notes Italy’s elections in March “were a primordial scream against Brussels and Berlin”..!!
But Alister Heath’s op-ed on Brussels’ Kamaikaze Tactics to Keep the European Dream Alive nails confirmation of the prophetic word of dire warning from David Noakes ‘to the mast’:
‘…The political and moral cost of defying democracy, of the lies, of the endless obfuscation and hypocrisy: none matter in a world where the means, any means, justify the end. All will be forgiven, even the destruction of Europe’s enlightenment values and its historic institutions, as long as the project survives indefinitely...
‘It’s not just the EU’s understanding of history that is dodgy, leading it to overreach dangerously: its grasp of economics is equally disastrous and is the other, related explanation for the current madness. Ever since Jean Monnet, one of the founding fathers of the EU, economics has been seen as a tool of politics: policy has been designed not to maximise growth or promote free markets but to force political unification. Crises can be a good thing in this dystopian vision, especially with a set of institutions whose answer to every problem is more powers for Brussels…
In concluding Allister says, ‘the EU’s economic system is a cross between corporatism and social-democracy, with strong protectionist tendencies, and an ultra-distortionary monetary policy rigged against savers. It is not designed to promote economic liberty and prosperity, which is why the EU has under-performed for so long…(This) is the problem, ultimately, with the EU’s scorched earth policy, its decision to sacrifice every ideal and every value to keep itself alive: when its bankrupt edifice is finally torn down, be it in a year or in a decade’s time, there will be very little left to save.‘
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