"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 21 May 2010

What Has Europe Done For Us?

The BBC gives us news about the EU:     avatars: TV Reporter: Barfing Up Cat

In all the hoo-ha about the euro and the EU the German FM, Guido Westerwelle, responded to an attack on Merkel by saying: "It doesn't matter whether you think Ms. Merkel is terrible or whether you think I'm terrible. It's about whether Europe will stand or fall!"

German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, presented his proposals for moves towards an 'economic government' and said, "We won't make it without amendments to the existing treaties. I know many other countries are sceptical."

Former Italian PM and Commission President Romano Prodi: [This is] "a very important step towards the gradual creation of a European fiscal federalism....Combining the resources of the eurozone countries and the Commission with those of the European Central Bank is a step beyond the stability and growth pact.   I therefore consider the recent decisions made in Brussels as a very important step towards the gradual creation of a European fiscal federalism."

Jean-François Copé, President of the UMP party in the French Parliament, said, "I said to him, you know David, I know the euroscepticism of your party, but let me tell you something...We need you. We need you for Europe...I hope this sentence has been kept in his mind."

I wonder if Cameron will be able to resist the flattery and blandishments of the EU - none of his predecessors has.

The first sight of Cameron's cojones

It's good to see Cameron taking NATO to task over Afghanistan. The coalition is hardly balanced when the USA and the UK bear the brunt of the burden. He also had something to say on the state of the euro and Britain's position - am I hoping too much that it's a case of softly, softly? I just wonder who the monkeys will be:


What Cameron had to say on the Kandahar/Helmand split:

5 comments:

  1. "It doesn't matter whether you think Ms. Merkel is terrible or whether you think I'm terrible. It's about whether Europe will stand or fall!"

    Fall. Pretty please.

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  2. ♫ Goodbye, goodbye we're waving €uro goodbye, goodbye yatata ta ta ♪

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  3. Can you believe these idiots. The Federal European project fails at the first whiff of a problem and their solution is more of the same. So much for following Snotty's advice!

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  4. Hi FE and QM, I'm with you and beginning to think that this is WWIII - though nobody seems to realise it and there's no call to arms from the govt. It will fail - not because you and I are against it but because it was fatally flawed in its conception.

    The msm will bear a very large share of the blame for their non-reporting of the actual situation. Tbh I hope they all hang :-)

    Chin up, here's something for all of us, with Cathy MacGowan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8e1zWT9R1Y&feature=related

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  5. Yes, OR, more control, more regulation. I thought voting Conservative would help us.

    Cameron's making all the right noises - but so did many other PMs. I can't see it working given the backdrop of history. *Big sigh*

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