torsdag den 25. februar 2010

Nigel Farage giver van Rompoy tørt på

Af Jesper M. Rosenløv

De britiske EU-modtandere kan nu noget, som ikke mange andre kan. Nemlig give korte og ganske fremragende og mindeværdige indlæg i EU-parlamentet, hvor tingene kort og effektivt bliver sat på plads. Vi har tidligere set den konservative Daniel Hennan folde sig ud. I går var det så UKIPs Nigel Farage, der slog hovedet på sømmet overfor EUs præsident Herman van Rompoy.

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We were told, that when we had a president we would see a giant global political figure. The man would be the political leader for 500 million people! The man would represent all of us, on the world stage. The man whose job is so important that, you of course, is paid more than president Obama. Well I’m afraid all we got was you… And I’m sorry but that performance earlier that you gave, and I don't want to be rude, but, but, you know really… You have the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk and the question I want to ask – that we all want to ask is: 'Who are you? I'd never heard of you. Nobody in Europe have ever heard of you. I would like to ask you president: “Who voted for you? And what mechanism – oh I know democracy is not popular with you lot! – and what mechanism do the peoples of Europe have to remove you? Is this European democracy? Well, I sense though that you’re competent and capable and dangerous. I have no doubt that it is your intention to be the quiet assassin of European democracy and of European nation states. You appear to have a loathing for the very concept of the existence of nation states. Perhaps that’s because you come from Belgium, which of course is pretty much a non-country. But since you took over, we have seen Greece reduced to nothing more than a protectorate. Sir, you have no legitimacy in this job at all – and I can say with confidence that I can speak on behalf of the majority of British people in saying that we don't know you, we don't want you, and the sooner you are put out to grass, the better.