July 06, 2011

"EU Slightly Better Than The USSR"



Friends, Bloggers, Commenters, lend him your ears.

Nigel uses more common sense than the inter-galactic common sense champion  taking part in a common sense competition.

Watch, as the guy who posed the question "But what would you do?", nods in agreement at Nigel's answer.

I know Nige is a politician and cannot be entirely trusted, but right now, he stands out as a man amongst boys.

CR.

14 comments:

Robert Edwards said...

By George, Carruthers, I he's got it! No irony intended - he's damned right.

It isn't often that you see or hear someone demanding to be fired...

Anonymous said...

Common sense yes, but in the meantime Portugal's debt has been downgraded to junk status, meaning another bailout is on the way.

This was of course not mentioned on the BBC One O'Clock News, in favour of "other matters"...

The downgrade and its implications were reported this lunchtime on Russia Today, including an interview with Douglas Carswell.

Hopefully YT will have it later...

Regards

TSL

Captain Ranty said...

Robert,

With a bit of luck, someone will stand up in the HoC and say the same thing.....

CR.

Captain Ranty said...

TSL,

I spotted that junk story and was going to write it up but I found something closer to home...

I also saw some dark mutterings on Spain and Ireland.

I wish they'd all just default, go quiet for a few years while they make some repairs, then come back full of piss and vinegar.

Everyone's sovereignty could do with immediate restoration.

CR.

DeeDee99 said...

Farage is absolutely right. The way the EU is heading is leading straight towards civil unrest. But I think the next EU Parliament elections will tell the elite in no uncertain terms what the peoples of Europe think of their dictatorial construct: I expect the True Finns, Danish Peoples' Party, Geert Wilders Dutch Party, the Front Nationale in France and our own dear UKIP will have a very large presence post-election.

I expect the Commissars are already making plans for a 'crisis' that will justify cancelling the elections.

Anonymous said...

Carswell on RT earlier:

http://youtu.be/2yhvW9H-8xs

Regards

TSL

Zaphod said...

I suspect that many UKIP supporters are just BNP-lite, but Nigel F is a damn good speaker. Didn't we use to have more like that in the old days? There used to be Politicians that I even disagreed strongly with, but still fully respected.

right_writes said...

Re Zaphod...

I have been a member of UKIP since 1997, with a couple of breaks in membership, when I became fed up with the infighting...

One thing I can tell you is that you are right about your BNP lite gybe, although not in the case of Nigel Farage (nor me for that matter)... He is a (small c) conservative libertarian through and through, and he his rightly fairly intolerant of the history of infighting... much of which has been caused by Tory moles and plants... so fearful are they of the UKIP threat. Indeed we have just witnessed one... namely the tory stooge DCB flouncing off after his take-over bid failed.

The message from UKIP, which our Nige is starting to concentrate on is to be fairly lite on policy, but heavy on the anti EU mantra, and the direct democracy theme.

There is a welcome in the party for people of all strands of political viewpoints from the extreme left, the fascist left, through to the libertarian right, as I think it is becoming clear now (particularly with Nige's new found tough approach to the leadership) that this is the common enemy (rather than the common market) and that direct democracy is the universal cure.

Anonymous said...

right_writes - As I understand it ex BNP members are NOT welcome in UKIP.

David

right_writes said...

Anonymous... David!?...

I believe that is correct, what I was referring to as BNP lite are the hang 'em and flogg'em types. I wasn't referring to the odious real BNPers, and apart from the odd few that, like some tories, attempt to infiltrate... they eventually get weeded out.

As for the fascist left, I am somewhat mischeiviously referring to those, like Cameron on the left of the not the Conservative party... Textbook fascists!!

Anonymous said...

3:10 in:

"Let's have a Europe where we sit down together, where we have a FREE TRADE agreement, where we agree minimum standards on work, on the environment...."

??

The reason we're in this mess in the first place is because of free trade! I really don't want anyone, other than the elected people in Parliament (that I don't even want) to discuss what we want how our elected politicians should run the UK and our situation in Europe as a sovereign, independent, nation.

Farage, like all good politicians is in banking. He is thinking, as usual, what's best for the bankers.

So fuck the EU, fuck Free Trade and fuck other people making decisions on my life, how I should live it and my success within it.

Harbinger

Anonymous said...

Oh look!

The ECB will accept Portugal's junk debt after all!

Well I'm shocked. Not.

Unreported by the BBC which is far too busy salivating over other matters.

Regards

TSL

Found A Voice said...

Harbinger:

"Farage, like all good politicians is in banking. He is thinking, as usual, what's best for the bankers."

Bllx. The free trade agreements that he speaks of are in the form of independent nations cooperating and having the ability to accept or reject such agreements or articles of agreements according to their own national interest.

You know, like it was before the EU...

Cheers
FAV

right_writes said...

@Harbinger @FAV...

Note that Farage has also been warning since around 1995 about what will go wrong without proper regulation of the financial institutions. Indeed, he went into politics because he was concerned about our government relinquishing control of the currency by joining the ERM.

Note also that he was one of the first (if not the first) politicians to speak out against the concept of bank bailouts... That they should go to the wall... He admitted that this would be painful for everyone, but not as painful nor as dishonest as the route taken by Obama and Brown/Cameron.

So, the fact that he understands the financial industry (he was never a banker) due to his experience as a metal trader, is a huge asset which favours those who he should be representing.