Thursday, March 17, 2011

Nigel Farage confronts the EU leaders in the style we have come to love

Daniel Hannan's blog gives a clear picture of how Nigel Farage confronted the EU leaders on their hypocrisy. Great piece.

  There was a delicious moment in the chamber    just now. Herman Van Rompuy had just made a sonorous statement to the effect that Muammar Gaddafi was a frightful chap who really ought to stand down. Then Nigel Farage stood up and brandished an excruciating photograph, taken as recently as four months ago, of the two unelected leaders grinning and holding hands (see above clip). “I have to say, I’ve never seen you smiling more or looking happier,” he teased the EU President.

The prize for shamelessness, however, must go to the leader of the Euro-liberals, Guy Verhofstadt, who called with manufactured passion for military intervention against Gaddafi, while making it clear that he expected Britain, France and the US to supply the men and materiĆ©l. This is, of course, the same Guy Verhofstadt who, as prime minister of Belgium, welcomed Gaddafi with full military honours. Indeed, I hope Nigel won’t mind if I point out that he lifted his little wheeze from a hilarious speech, a couple of days earlier, by the Belgian ECR MEP Derk-Jan Eppink....................

Go to the link for the other video. It's worth watching.

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