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.
During his opening speech for European Parliament, First Vice-President of the European Commission, “Frans Timmermans, repeated this point:”Respect for the rule of law is not optional: it is fundamental. If the law does not give you what you want, you can oppose the law, you can work to change the law, but you cannot ignore the law.”
EP’s chief Brexit-negotiator Guy Verhofstadt on Catalonia: “reform Spain into a federal state in a federal Europe”
Oh Guy you. Everyone’s favourite Federal villain has just decided to double down and outdo EU VP Frans Timmermans in his response to Spain’s use of disproportionate federal state violence against a peaceful and democratic Catalonian referendum. The Federal high priest’s solution is simply to “reform Spain into a federal state in a federal Europe.”
EU’s First VP Frans Timmermans on Catalonia: “Maintaining Rule of Law sometimes requires Proportional use of Force”
“It is, of course, a duty for any government to uphold the rule of law, and this sometimes does require the proportionate use of force. We understand people wanted to express their views. Freedom of expression is a fundamental right for all European citizens, and thus for all Spanish citizens. But one opinion is not more valuable than another opinion, only because it is expressed more loudly.”
“Noting that 75 % of the value added by the digital economy comes from traditional industry, Parliament called on Europe to use the great potential of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector to digitise the industry and maintain global competitiveness.”
Watch! Nigel Farage scolds Juncker over Catalonia and Member State plans for an EU Military Police Force
The EU’s response to the use of Spanish state violence against an peaceful democratic initiative in Catalonia has varied from calling the referendum a “coup against the EU” and calling the police actions a “legal” means of solving an internal matter, to utter silence. And as one has some to suspect, Farage was having none of it.
European Parliament Vice President calls Catalonian referendum an “Undemocratic Coup against Europe”
“Today we have witnessed a nationalistic propaganda act, undemocratic; a coup attempt against Spanish democracy, and so a coup against Europe.”