by Tyler Durden
April 17, 2013
"Years ago, Mrs Thatcher recognized the truth behind the European Project,"
UKIP's Nigel Farage reminds his European Parliament 'colleagues', "she saw
that it was about taking away democracy from nation states and handing that
power to largely unaccountable people."
In one of his most wonderfully
vitriolic remonstrations, the fiery
Nigel Farage blasts Europe's leadership,
European Union is the new communism."
Olli Rehn and his Troika cohorts
(EU, European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund) for,
"resorting to the level of common criminals and stealing
people's money", Farage warns, rather chillingly, that, "it is power without
limits. It is creating a tide of human misery and the sooner it is swept
away the better."
Simply put, he concludes, the European Parliament is
living out a federal fantasy which is no longer sustainable.
Strasbourg, 17 April 2013
Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP,
Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Co-President of the
'Europe of Freedom and Democracy' (EFD) Group in the European
Debate: Current situation
Council and Commission statements
Video source: EbS (European
Music excerpt from Summer of
'68, Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd
How Europe Lost Faith in Its Own Civilization
- By Frits Bolkestein (WSJ, 04.06.2011)
Years ago, Mrs Thatcher recognized the truth behind the European Project.
She saw that it was about taking away democracy from nation states and
handing that power to largely unaccountable people.
Knowing as she did that the euro would not work she saw that this was a very
dangerous design. Now we in
UKIP take that same view and I tried over the
years in this parliament to predict what the next moves would be as the euro
But not even me, in my most pessimistic of speeches would have imagined, Mr
Rehn, that you and others in the Troika would resort to the level of common
criminals and steal money from peoples' bank accounts in order to keep
propped up this total failure that is the euro.
You even tried to take money away from the small investors in direct breach
of the promise you made back in 2008.
Well the precedent has been set, and if we look at countries like Spain
where business bankruptcies are up 45% year on year, we can see what your
plan is to deal with the other bailouts as they come.
I must say, the message this sends out to investors is very loud and clear:
Get your money out of the Eurozone before they come for you.
you have done in Cyprus is you actually sounded the death knell of the
Euro. Nobody in the international community will have confidence in leaving
their money there.
And how ironic to see the Russian prime minister
Dmitry Medvedev compare
your actions and say,
'I can only compare it to some of the decisions taken
by the Soviet authorities.'
And then we have a new German proposal that says that actually what we ought
to do is confiscate some of the value of peoples' properties in the southern
Mediterranean Eurozone states.
This European Union is the new communism. It is power without limits. It is
creating a tide of human misery and the sooner it is swept away the better.
But what of this place, what of the parliament? This parliament has the
ability to hold the Commission to account. I have put down a motion of
censure debate on the table. I wonder whether any of you have the courage to
recognize it and to support it. I very much doubt that.
And I am minded that there is a new Mrs Thatcher in Europe and he is called
And he has said of this parliament - remember he is a
'It is not representative anymore for the Dutch or
European citizen. The European Parliament is living out a federal fantasy
which is no longer sustainable.'
How right he is.