In response to Kevin Lee: Vote Miliband and get EU President Blair, SonofBoudica wrote:
For the EU to really become one political entity, it must first destroy its component nation states. It has followed an agenda to achieve this for many years. Parochial nationalism has been seen as a way to do this, despite the lessons from the Balkans as to where that leads. The EC has funded the Committee of the Regions for decades.
This bankrolls the development of regional languages and dialects as an alternative to national languages. It encourages regional “governments” to by-pass national governments and form pan-EU links. Being funded by the Commission they naturally owe allegiance to Brussels rather than London, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Rome and so on.