UKIP MEP ejected for 'Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer' jibe

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It was supposed to have been a high-minded debate on the Irish collapse and the euro crisis but instead the talk in the European parliament today degenerated into a screaming match about goose-stepping Nazis, Spitfires and Adolf Hitler.

"Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer," [one people, one nation, one leader] yelled Godfrey Bloom, the UK Independence party's MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, using the Nazi slogan to insult the leader of the European socialists in the Strasbourg chamber.

MEPs were appalled. Jerzy Buzek, the Polish president of the European parliament, demanded that Bloom apologise and retract his remarks.

But the Ukip MEP said: "The views of Herr Schulz make the case. He is an undemocratic fascist."

Bloom was expelled from the chamber. Leaders of all the other caucuses, including Michal Kaminski, the controversial Polish right-winger who leads the Tories' European group of conservatives and reformists, demanded that "a severe sanction" be imposed on Bloom.

The Ukip member's anger was apparently stirred by Schulz's call for greater EU solidarity in the financial crisis that is hitting Ireland and Portugal and threatening the euro single currency.
 


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What else would you expect from a pig except a grunt.
 

setanta

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And these people, including some who post on politics.ie, presume to advise the Irish people on how to manage our relationship with the European Union!
 

droghedasouth

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Nice. Wonder whether the British media ever pick these things up and sensationalise them to any degree?
Do you really need to ask?
 

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A real justification for claiming £81,420 a year of "their own money".

Do they really deserve John O'Shea's weekly wage a year?
 

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Stay classy UKIP.
 

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I wish we had ‘Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer' right here in the British Isles rather than being governed by the treacherous clowns presently sitting in the 5 local assemblies
We’re fast becoming a third world country.
 

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I wish we had ‘Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer' right here in the British Isles rather than being governed by the treacherous clowns presently sitting in the 5 local assemblies
We’re fast becoming a third world country.
Crowns for Clowns? :rolleyes:
 

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I wish we had ‘Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer' right here in the British Isles rather than being governed by the treacherous clowns presently sitting in the 5 local assemblies
We’re fast becoming a third world country.
Are you posting from the not so distant future?
 

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There's a curious backstory here.
The target of the UKIP moron was Martin Schulz, head of the socialist group. He was also the target of abuse from Berlusconi a few years back, also with a Nazi theme. Berlusconi said he looked like a concentration camp guard.
This was in turn a payback for Schulz pointing out that a Berlusconi protege was facing charges of mafia links.
To add a nice topical touch: the verdict confirming a seven year jail term for this Berlusconi ally was published this week.
 

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Just to clarify something. He was analogising between Eurofederalism and Fascism - not supporting Fascism. I wouldn't have said it, but the Dutch Freedom Party makes a good point about how Schulz himself had accused one of their MEPS of being "fascist" so what goes around comes around.
Euobsever said:
One of the Dutch MEPs insisted that Mr Bloom's expulsion from the chamber had been unfair because Mr Schulz had not been sanctioned when he called another MEP from the Freedom Party a fascist
The moral of the story: Only the Left can accuse someone of being a "fascist". :roll:
 

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UKIP press release.
“Schulz is an unrepentant Euro nationalist and a socialist. He wants one currency, one EU state, one EU people. Already the Euro nationalists have one currency, one flag, one anthem, a foreign service and are creating a home office for Justice. They are creating here one Parliament with one executive and one EU citizenry. The EU Commission have already taken control of the economies of Ireland and Greece, no doubt others to follow. These Euro Nationalists are a danger to democracy. These people are fanatics. People have got to wake up to this fact. My father as a Spitfire pilot fought for freedom against Nazi domination of Europe. As an MEP I will fight against the destruction of democracy across Europe.”

Hard to argue with that! Sums up you EuroNationalists very well.
 

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Just to clarify something. He was analogising between Eurofederalism and Fascism - not supporting Fascism. I wouldn't have said it, but the Dutch Freedom Party makes a good point about how Schulz himself had accused one of their MEPS of being "fascist" so what goes around comes around.The moral of the story: Only the Left can accuse someone of being a "fascist". :roll:
You do understand the difference between 'fascist' and 'nazi' right? If your in need of a hint, look up how many death camps Mussolini set up when he came to power in 1922. Your moral of the story is as usual b ollo x.
 

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You do understand the difference between 'fascist' and 'nazi' right? If your in need of a hint, look up how many death camps Mussolini set up when he came to power in 1922. Your moral of the story is as usual b ollo x.
Would this be the Mussolini who deported the Italian Jews to Auschwitz as Duce of the Italian Social Republic and signed the Race Laws in the 1930's depriving Jews of Italian citizenship and their property?
 

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You do understand the difference between 'fascist' and 'nazi' right? If your in need of a hint, look up how many death camps Mussolini set up when he came to power in 1922. Your moral of the story is as usual b ollo x.
I must admit I struggle a bit with all this. I understand facism to be right wing nationalism and Nazism as Socialist nationalism (hence Nazi) but many on the Left claim that this is not the case. There never seems to be a concensus.
 

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Mainstream nationalism should not be tarred with the "fascism" or "National Socialist" brush, AVFE. The founders of the State were nationalists, but that most certainly does not make them Nazis.
 

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UKIP press release.
“Schulz is an unrepentant Euro nationalist and a socialist. He wants one currency, one EU state, one EU people. Already the Euro nationalists have one currency, one flag, one anthem, a foreign service and are creating a home office for Justice. They are creating here one Parliament with one executive and one EU citizenry. The EU Commission have already taken control of the economies of Ireland and Greece, no doubt others to follow. These Euro Nationalists are a danger to democracy. These people are fanatics. People have got to wake up to this fact. My father as a Spitfire pilot fought for freedom against Nazi domination of Europe. As an MEP I will fight against the destruction of democracy across Europe.”

Hard to argue with that! Sums up you EuroNationalists very well.

Its very easy to argue against it, the evolution or not of Europe into a federation is a matter for the people of this time, it has nothing to do with the regime his father flew spitfires against and his display was outrageously childish and an embarrassment to the majority in Britain not obsessed with wartime views.
Lots of people served against Hitlers Germany, my grandparents included. It would be very good if intellectually and emotionally stunted fools could stop trying to usurp that sacrifice into modern European politics. Bunch of nutters have no single claim to the countries history.
 


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