EU task force to clamp down on ‘fake news’, but can’t define it. Calls EU control stamp for news “an option”
“A topic where we need to balance: balance rights, balance the freedom of information on the one hand, but on the other hand the right to receive transparent fact-checked and pluralistic information. (…) We really need to be pro-active here and not wait until things really are going wrong. Thank you for all the trust you’ve put in us and we will really do our utmost to take it to some next steps.”
Nigel Farage warned against the concept of an EU army sneakingly manifesting itself as a European reality, and was scorned for it. Then British LibDem leader Nick Clegg called it a dangerous fantasy and inserted that it was irresponsible to turn people against the EU in this fashion.
Surely, all EU member countries had these in place already? Why is this rambling piece of undemocratic legislation, which states the obvious in one case, before overstepping mandates in the next, considered to be such a major milestone? Where is the debate, where is the democratic mandate for these attempts at social engineering?
“An eclectic mixture of demands, the connection of which with the rule of law and democracy are not clear for all. What becomes clear from the adopted text is an extensive involvement by European Parliament with both the daily affairs in Poland.”
“When the world becomes too large to be controlled, social actors aim to shrink it back to their size and reach. When networks dissolve time and space, people anchor themselves in places, and recall their history. When the patriarchal sustainment of personality breaks down, people affirm the transcendent value of family and community, as God’s will.”
The people’s champs mincing as many words and giving as many fucks as ever. Be it on Islamic terrorism or Brexit, this boi has your back.
His brother, by the way, is quite opinionated on the matter of tea, and his treatise on the subject is being compared by many contemporary scholars to Plato’s Apology. Ignore at your own peril.
“Yes, we are observing a real ‘Swissness’-trend. The pride of the country increases. Even the identification as a citizen of Switzerland increases. That’s a new phenomenon, while we do not observe a European identity anywhere.”
EP President Tajani wants EU-tax to double EU budget to €280 billion, including a €40 billion African Marshall Plan
To be able to do this Tajani simply suggest to double the EU budget from €140 Billion to €280 Billion and to finance this by giving the EU the right to tax citizens directly, instead of working through member states.
British businesses “quietly sorry” economy didn’t take a hit, because it emboldens the no-deal Brexiteers
So, basically, the economists who predicted mayhem are disappointed that it didn’t happen as it obstructs their political ideals, now predict a “slow strangling of the economy” that they seem to find objectionable, because it will not help them stop, or reverse, Brexit.
The EP again warns against a “populist revolution”, calls for European Peace and pledges stuff no one cares about
“What we want is to reestablish trust, like in an insurance system. Everyone chips in. In the event of a crisis that they cannot cope with alone, everyone receives aid.” Well, let’s just quote the great poet Lady Gaga: “Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it’s broken, but you can still see the crack in that motherfucker’s reflection.”
Sexual Harassment in EP: “Trading sexual favors for legislative ones”, 57 cases reported to Politico, 50 in Notebook
Allegations made to Playbook include EU work contracts offered in exchange for sex, young women being sent to bars and dinners to trade sexual favors for legislative ones, a staffer asked to book prostitutes for their MEP boss, women bailed up in toilets at work functions, and men bullied, then sent on paid leave.