Friday, June 26, 2009

Optimistic official opposition...

"It’s finally happened," Daniel Hannan tells us, (in the - at last - revamped Daily Telegraph blog pages)...he was talking of a "real" opposition in the EU.

"The European Conservatives and Reformists held their inaugural meeting today [Wed 24th] in an atmosphere of unprecedented amity and optimism."

"It is one thing to read about the ECR on paper, another to sit among its members. Here was as sober and respectable a gathering as you will find in Brussels: ex-ministers, professors of economics, former diplomats. Six of the nine participating parties are in government in their home countries." Crackpots, extremists, facists...these are the taunts from the left; they are wrong, they are hypocritical.

"Odd, isn’t it, that pro-Brussels parties are somehow inoculated against the possibility of extremism"

God news all round. A new force to combat the careering juggernaut. "We now have a mechanism in place to advance a wholly different vision of Europe: one based on free people, free markets and free nations". I live in hope.

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Paul said...

I know I've said this before but the EU in its current state (no pun intended) isn't what people thought they were getting back in 1973 or whenever.

France and Germany love it politically for the mutual back scratching but the people don't. You wonder if a referendum were to happen, with people being fully aware of the facts, what would happen.

Span Ows said...

There's a conspiracy theory going round re Lord Mandy, the EU and Gordon Brown's apparent stupity and blindess.