Nigel Farage: “Just Who the Hell Do You Think You People Are?

by Crocker on November 26, 2010, 12:18 pm

in Law,Politics,Uncategorized

I’m one of those people who think that the EU and its “Parliament” are more or less a joke – a dangerous joke to be sure, but still a joke. The EU and its unaccountable bureaucratic apparatus is everything that the Progressive movement could wish for and everything that freedom-loving Americans instinctively resist.

We last met Nigel Farage in February when he insulted the incoming EU “President” Herman van Rompuy for his desire to extinguish the European nation-state. Farage is English and a Euroskeptic member of the EU Parliament who believes it his sole duty to destroy the EU in favor of British liberties and independence.

Farage was on his game a couple of days ago when he verbally tortured the EU Parliament for attempting to dictate to Ireland when it could hold a general election. I’ve included both the transcript and the video for your enjoyment.

Good morning, [EU Council president] Mr. [Herman] Van Rompuy. You’ve been in office for one year, and in that time the whole edifice is beginning to crumble, there’s chaos, the money’s running out, I should thank you – you should perhaps be the pinup boy of the Euroskeptic movement. But just look around this chamber this morning, look at these faces, look at the fear, look at the anger. Poor Barroso here looks like he’s seen a ghost. They’re beginning to understand that the game is up.

And yet in their desperation to preserve their dream, they want to remove any remaining traces of democracy from the system. And it’s pretty clear that none of you have learned anything. When you yourself Mr. Van Rompuy say that the euro has brought us stability, I supposed I could applaud you for having a sense of humor, but isn’t this really just the bunker mentality.

Your fanaticism is out in the open. You talk about the fact that it was a lie to believe that the nation state could exist in the 21st century globalized world. Well, that may be true in the case of Belgium who haven’t had a government for 6 months, but for the rest of us, right across every member state in this union, increasingly people are saying, “We don’t want that flag, we don’t want the anthem, we don’t want this political class, we want the whole thing consigned to the dustbin of history.”

We had the Greek tragedy earlier on this year, and now we have the situation in Ireland. I know that the stupidity and greed of Irish politicians has a lot to do with this: they should never, ever have joined the euro. They suffered with low interest rates, a false boom and a massive bust. But look at your response to them: what they are being told as their government is collapsing is that it would be inappropriate for them to have a general election. In fact [EU Economic and Monetary Affairs] Commissioner [Olli] Rehn here said they had to agree to a budget first before they are allowed to have a general election.

Just who the hell do you think you people are? You are very, very dangerous people indeed: your obsession with creating this European state means that you are happy to destroy democracy, you appear to be happy with millions and millions of people to be unemployed and to be poor.

Untold millions will suffer so that your euro dream can continue. Well it won’t work, ’cause it’s Portugal next; with their debt levels of 325 percent of GDP they are the next ones on the list, and after that I suspect it will be Spain, and the bailout for Spain will be 7 times the size of Ireland, and at that moment all the bailout money will [be] gone – there won’t be any more.

But it’s even more serious than economics, because if you rob people of their identity, if you rob them of their democracy, then all they are left with is nationalism and violence. I can only hope and pray that the euro project is destroyed by the markets before that really happens.

And here’s the tape.

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