'The Euro Game Is Up! Who the hell do you think you are?' - Nigel Farage MEP



Squire Allworthy

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He is always amusing, but he jumps from good observations to less sound assumptions.

I for example think the problem is the Nation states and would prefer stronger regions. Are the Nation states not acting as dictators over their regions?

I am all for democracy and accountability but let us go the whole hog as it were.
 

sport02

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Have to agree with him, who the hell is Olly Rehn to tell us what to do.
Funny enough, did anybody see Peter Mathews on TV3 yesterday afternoon, he feels us Irish need to tell Ollie Rehn that Ireland needs three more weeks to sort out our house-keeping, and basically tell Ollie to get lost and butt out of our affairs for a while, maybe our protest on Saturday can convey that message to our politicans.
 
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Dylan2010

He is always amusing, but he jumps from good observations to less sound assumptions.

I for example think the problem is the Nation states and would prefer stronger regions. Are the Nation states not acting as dictators over their regions?

I am all for democracy and accountability but let us go the whole hog as it were.
Accountability essentialy means bringing the payer and receiver or risks/rewards closer together. Your model suggests making the distance further apart???
 

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He's right and he was right about lisbon 2 , when are we going to realise that common sense must prevail .

We must stop fooling ourselves about reality and the myth they throw down our throats.
 

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Here's what he said, for those who might want to see it written down...

“Good morning Mr. 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 [or banker?] 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 commissioner 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 its Portugal next with their debt levels of 325% 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 is 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.”
 

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He's a likeable chap. Mad to think we live in a world were him and Joe Higgins are on a similar hymnsheet fighting the EU fascist model.
 

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He's very entertaining to listen to especially as I agree with 99% what he says.
 

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Accountability essentialy means bringing the payer and receiver or risks/rewards closer together. Your model suggests making the distance further apart???

Personally I am for decentralisation down to virtually autonomous regions and doing as little as possible at national and at European level. I don't think that many of the Nation States make particular sense. Why should there not be a Basque region? etc.

It is a subject that needs sensible consideration if our collective rights are to be enhanced. I just don't buy the prude to be British Irish, French nonsense. I do not relate to any of those countries, but can identify with the schools and hospitals locally or the elderly couple up the road. When I pay tax I want to see where it is being spent or at least have a reasonable idea.
 

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Just look at the faces of the EU fat cats in the parliament as Farage spoke.

Is is suddenly dawning on them that the pipe dream is going up in smoke. Europe was only ever going to work as economic union/ Common Market. It could never sustain a Union of States.

The strange thing is that Farage actually cares more for the citizens of Europe than the Federalists ever did.
 
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john moriarty

As a fan, I've been watching
his speeches for some time.
When Farage starts landing jibes,
I often wonder what a body
language specialist might make
of the forced & over dramatised
smiles worn by Barroso, Van
Rompuy et al. Martin Schulz is
easy enough to read though.
Utter loathing.
 


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