Friday, 16 September 2011

Jenkins' delivers right hook to Federasts

If you want three minutes of genuine pleasure this morning, read through Simon Jenkins' denunciation of European Federalism in the Guardian. In a piece that must leave many Guardianistas choking on their nut Muesli today, Jenkins says
This is a true reformation moment in Europe's history, when a centralised and authoritarian Holy Roman Empire, grown fat and arrogant on the tithes of subject peoples, suddenly overreaches its power and faces a crisis of legitimacy.

8 comments:

Sean said...

Its classic bread and circuses with a modern twist.

The plebs will ignore democratic legitimacy if we provide unlimited social welfare. Like all technocrats they have little or no idea how wealth is created in order to pay for the "circus" and went down the borrow and borrow route encouraged by the Bankers.

The French are going to be the really big losers in all this. They are on the hook for the liabilities of the ECB, their technocrat packed banks and they have not run a surplus since 1976.

Greg Tingey said...

Dan Hannan, in the Torygraph has been saying this for some time, but to see S. Jenkins in the Graun doing it ...
Interesting.
Two other relevant points:
1. Article by said Hannan in todays "T" and
2. .. another comment that the reason we won't get an EU referendums is the so-called Civil Service, erm, "government" would lose.....

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Surely the end must be nigh?

At Yachtsman Towers we've got the Champagne on ice...

Anonymous said...

A good article by Jenks, the final para's, very much a let down however.

Just like Max the other day, bash the EU but between them, they can't quite bring themselves to admit the horrifying truth.
That - Britain should never have joined in the first place and WTF are we still doing inside this western communist bloc tyranny?

Blue Eyes said...

Jenkins links to a Krugman article which has this paragraph which I like a lot as a person who loves Europe but hates the politics of the EU:

The Europeans have shown us that peace and unity can be brought to a region with a history of violence, and in the process they have created perhaps the most decent societies in human history, combining democracy and human rights with a level of individual economic security that America comes nowhere close to matching. These achievements are now in the process of being tarnished, as the European dream turns into a nightmare for all too many people. How did that happen?

Ian Thorpe said...

Even as the edifice they built on quicksand crumbles around them, Barroso and the other eluded clowns are still talking about expanding the community into the middle east and north Africa.

We'd better hope the Germans stick to their guns on Eurobonds.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

"We'd better hope the Germans stick to their guns..."

Whoever thought we would read this phrase, written in the hope that their so doing might help save our country?

Strange times indeed.

Greg Tingey said...

Weekend Yachtsman
You obviously don't know your history
Try looking up the 7 years war.