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Farage: Let Them Eat Cake...


DownTheyGo

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He calls today for Ireland among other European countries to claim back its right to democracy and self-government.

[video=youtube;PRGJDKTcsdw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PRGJDKTcsdw[/video]

This comes at a time when today Irish Central Bank Governor Honohan declared that in relation to getting a deal done on debt that:

There is considerable goodwill from all interlocutors in this process. Nevertheless, it has not been easy to find a generally acceptable solution.
The Irish Economy » Blog Archive » Governor Honohan at the Oireachtas Finance Committee

What is the expectation for Ireland to have a deal by end of March as Kenny has stated a few times in the past weeks since Ireland took on the EU Presidency?

If no deal is done, what then?

Is Farage correct in his claim that some member countries are seriously considering life outside or after the EU?

If no deal is done and the deficit continues to loom large, what is the prospect for the TROIKA leaving Ireland as originally planned? Or does the potential for Bailout II stand an even greater chance of happening and becoming the reality for Ireland until 2016/17? Is Ireland to become a governed state of austerity for the best part of a decade led by principal Eurocrat decision makers?
 
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Pretty sickening to hear a Little Englander like Farage, leader of a party which includes a vast number of people who are racist and virulently anti-Irish, go on as if he's a friend of the poor Oirish Paddies.
 

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He married one... :?
 

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Pretty sickening to hear a Little Englander like Farage, leader of a party which includes a vast number of people who are racist and virulently anti-Irish, go on as if he's a friend of the poor Oirish Paddies.
Farage himself is hardly anti-Irish,isn't his wife Irish?Besides even if he is speaking up for us due to his ow interests then at least somebody is!
 

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Pretty sickening to hear a Little Englander like Farage, leader of a party which includes a vast number of people who are racist and virulently anti-Irish, go on as if he's a friend of the poor Oirish Paddies.
He was married to an Irish girl, but don't let that get in the way of your prejudice.
 

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Does he ever mention specifics . . . or propose anything for that matter?

It just seems to be ranting and self promotion.
 

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"Nutter" that's forcing the Brits outta Europe??? :shock:
 

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Pretty sickening to hear a Little Englander like Farage, leader of a party which includes a vast number of people who are racist and virulently anti-Irish, go on as if he's a friend of the poor Oirish Paddies.
More sickening than a political class in Ireland that puts the interests of the EU and the ECB before the interests of democracy and the Irish people?
 
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Pretty sickening to hear a Little Englander like Farage, leader of a party which includes a vast number of people who are racist and virulently anti-Irish, go on as if he's a friend of the poor Oirish Paddies.
Not as sickening as watching our entire political and media elite running anxiously to Brussels to assure everyone else that they would not respect the vote of the Irish people after Lisbon 1. I'd rather have friends of convenience than rely on our home-grown self-haters...
 

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Tox - are there many left wing types who like Nigel Farage for his stance on the EU?
 

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Has anyone got the video of Nigel calling the Irish political class "eu puppets",

He said it today apparently,
 

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Judging by the virulent anti-EU and xenophobic posts on this site, UKIP should consider standing for election here.

They would give the Shinners a run for their money.
 

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Has anyone got the video of Nigel calling the Irish political class "eu puppets",

He said it today apparently,
An appropriate description.
Can't seem to find a clip of it though.
 

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Does he ever mention specifics . . . or propose anything for that matter?

It just seems to be ranting and self promotion.
He has referred to specifics many times in the past but I agree, not so many in the above. He did refer to 54% youth unemployment in two Med Euro countries (I presume Greece & Spain).

Anyone know the youth unemployment rate in Ireland? One reason for it being lower here is mass emigration to OZ, Canada etc.

Generally though, he argues that Eurocrats at large are far removed reality. A point I believe many might agree with.

He acknowledges the importantce of forthcoming German election and kicking the can is the best and possibly only strategy until the outcome is known. Obviously the EU leadership anticipating and hoping for a Merkel victory.

So, essentially, the Euro zone crisis is on hold until the German elections are finalised while the Med region goes up in flames and Ireland sinks another Billion every month.

I struggle to find any sense of hope in terms of how this crisis has been handled. The emphasis from a Eurocrat perspective is to pursue at any cost, whatever it takes, to integrate States more intensively at a political, fiscal and economic level.

But sod all' is being done to deal with the insurgence of unemployment, poverty and declining economic activity.

However, Kenny has assured a deal will be done on Irish bank debt before end of March, aligned to the due payment of PN I suspect.

If this doesn't come about and its possible given that past FG assurances on such a deal proved to be meaningless dribble and Honohan's comments today wouldn't inspire you to go out buying Irish government bonds, what then?

Is the prospect of a second bailout now becoming a strong possibility?
 

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