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Tue May 22, 2012, 09:44 PM


Farage: Break up the euro and restore human dignity

Published on May 22, 2012 by europarl

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European Parliament, Strasbourg, 22 May 2012

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 Parliament - http://nigelfaragemep.co.uk

Bluecard question: Georgios PAPANIKOLAOU MEP (Greece), Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) (EPP group)

Debate: Preparation of the informal European summit - Investment, growth and jobs - Council and Commission statements [2012/2645(RSP)]: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?lang=en&refer...


President, we're in the midst of an economic and increasingly humanitarian crisis and yet Commission president Barroso is not here. Indeed, Herman van Rompuy is not here either. Not that it relly matters, because they're not prepared to listen to any debate or any argument. They're intent on pursuing their political dream of a United States of Europe. They're prepared to commit
economic suicide for an entire continent.

And tomorrow night Mr van Rompuy has called yet another summit at which he's going to present a strategy for growth and jobs. Elected MEPs, representatives of the people of Europe from left and right - we've heard it all before - remember the euro itself was supposed to create growth and jobs and yet it is actively destroying both of those things.

The remedy we're being offered is more of the same. I would suggest that the medicine is killing the patient, and to increase the dosage is madness.

And don't listen to those who will tell you that the only alternative is for Greece to stay in the euro. Everyone's pushing this. David Cameron, all the other leaders are saying, we must keep Greece in the euro, if she leaves the sky will fall in.

It won't! There'll be a few difficult weeks and then things will settle down. There'll be a boom in tourism, investment will start to come back into Greece, innovation will start to come back into Greece as people start making products to beat expensive imports.

Indeed Greece outside of the eurozone may well provide to be an inspiration for Spain, for Portugal and many other countries. We need to recognise that a terrible mistake has been made. We must resolve to put it right. We've got to give people hope because out there now is absolute despair.

We all remember Dimitris Christoulas, the 77-year-old former pharmacist who shot himself dead outside the Greek parliament. But he is just one of a growing humanitarian disaster. Huge increases in suicides in Italy, in Greece, particularly from people running small businesses who cannot see a way out of the problem. Children being left in increasing numbers outside the doors of churches because they can't afford to feed them.

Our leaders are too callous to listen and care. YOU can do something about this. YOU can rise up and say - and I know in my conversations with you that many of you agree with me, that I'm right - we've got to break up the euro; we've got to restore democracy; we've got to restore human dignity; we must ignore Messers Barroso and Van Rompuy, they have been proved to be wrong. WE must provide people with hope.

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Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom

- ''Fiat, fiat, fiat......''

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Reply Farage: Break up the euro and restore human dignity (Original post)
DeSwiss May 2012 OP
starroute May 2012 #1
freshwest May 2012 #2
DeSwiss May 2012 #3
naaman fletcher May 2012 #4
starroute May 2012 #5
naaman fletcher May 2012 #6

Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 10:29 PM

1. UKIP are not the good guys

They're extreme Thatcherites at best and pal around with the far right at worst. More like the Tea Party than anything else.

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Response to starroute (Reply #1)

Tue May 22, 2012, 11:22 PM

2. Per Google & YT, they're conservative libertarians. The EU has problems and should probably

Fade away as it's centralized too much power and may be acting in an autocratic manner... So it's said.

They may not be the bad guys, but some search results said they are much like the Republican party here. So your Tea Party category may fit very well. Some of their videos are applauded by Paulites.

Here are the Convervapedia results:


I honestly don't know about them. There were once charges of racism laid at them but I can't find much in search results now. I have no objection to people in the UK wanting to maintain their sovereignty or government just as I have no problem with people here wanting that.

I don't think we are in any danger of such a thing, and don't know how much the UK has been affected as I don't believe they ever completely signed up. If they were, and leave, it won't be the end of the world. Some other countries did not join, either.

It's just MHO that the trade or finance agreements that have been made in many countries under international treaties have been causing some absurd situations to develop. There are good and bad things about globalization. It depends on if one is being impoverished or enriched what the gut reaction is. I suppose the EU was Europe's verion of NAFTA, etc.

For example, we are having food shipped here from the other side of the hemisphere or globe based on the idea that it is cheaper. It's not really, and it's not green to ship food all those miles to a place that can grow its own. And it likely profits international corporations more than the consumer or the producer. It takes local control away. Europeans will decide if the EU is good thing for themselves, certainly not us.

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Response to starroute (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:16 AM

3. ....


I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.

~Malcolm X

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Response to starroute (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2012, 06:07 AM

4. Why is it


That any time someone on the other side has a decent opinion, we say "screw them they are the bad guys" rather than "I'm glad to see they are with us on this one?"

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #4)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:34 AM

5. Because they're not "with us" in any sense

UKIP is rooted in an obsession with national sovereignty. That's why they want to destroy the EU. Their former leader goes on Alex Jones' TV show to discuss the New World Order. They're widely considered right-wing nut-jobs.

In other words, they're the British equivalent of Jerome Corsi. And just as with Corsi, applauding them on the occasions when they attack a target you don't like only empowers them.

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Response to starroute (Reply #5)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:20 PM

6. OK fair enough nt


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