In 1971, an FCO memorandum known as FCO 30/1048 was drafted. This document details how the UK would surrender sovereignty if it were to join the E.E.C/EU. However, this document was classified as Confidential, and not released into the public domain until 2002.
The surrender of sovereign powers, as a consequence of signing the Treaty of Rome, Maastricht, and Lisbon, is in breach of the British constitution, as detailed in the Bill of Rights 1688. The Bill has never been repealed, and as such was and is still in force. The contents of FCO 30/1048, and the effect to UK sovereignty, were not made available to the British public during the 1975 referendum. The briefing paper acknowledges that Britain would in time become little more than a puppet state of Brussels, after ceding judicial and executive powers to the fledgling EU – then called the EEC.
But, instead of sounding alarm bells, the authors of the paper warned ministers to hide the truth from the British public. And, damningly for Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath, and all those who kept quiet about the findings in the early 70s, the document, known as FCO30/1048, was locked away under Official Secrets Act rules for almost five decades.
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