EU ‘Leave’ debate was a disgrace – but look what you wanted instead

Nigel Farage and his silly little flag.

Nigel Farage and his silly little flag.

Nigel Farage is a clown, no doubt about it.

Turning up to the European Parliament’s Brexit debate with his mini Union Flag and taunting other MEPs, he presented an image of the worst the UK has to offer.

Shamefully, the European Union has responded in kind.

The European parliament’s first debate on the UK’s vote to leave has been marked by bitter exchanges.

A central figure in the Leave campaign, UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, was booed, called a liar and accused of using “Nazi propaganda”.

Mr Farage shot back that the European Union itself was “in denial” as a political project.

He said hardly any of the MEPs had ever done a proper job in their lives, or created one.

Belgian ex-Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, who leads the liberal group in the European parliament, said Mr Farage had used “Nazi propaganda” in the campaign, referring to a poster showing lines of refugees.

“Finally we are going to get rid of the biggest waste in the EU budget, which we have paid for 17 years, your salary!” he told Mr Farage.

In a veiled condemnation of Leave campaigner Boris Johnson, a likely contender to be the next British Prime Minister, Mr Verhofstadt also attacked “the selfishness of one man prepared to do anything to become the prime minister of the UK”.

Source: Brexit vote: Bitter exchanges as EU parliament debates Brexit – BBC News

It seems many others in the EU have always considered the UK to be the “awkward” member – there to cause trouble – and can’t wait to see the back of us.

Sadly, their behaviour will only strengthen feelings among the UK public that we are right to go.

So, in the name of balance, allow This Writer to present the following, which I discovered on Twitter:

160628 congrats leave voters

And here’s a good point: The utility companies are still mostly owned by foreign firms – many of them nationalised, which means they are owned by the governments of other countries.

Why are the Tories happy to let those foreign powers continue taking our money?

Perhaps we should ask the leader of the Conservative Government.

What a shame there doesn’t seem to be one.


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4 thoughts on “EU ‘Leave’ debate was a disgrace – but look what you wanted instead

  1. David Woods

    Great post, very accurate!
    Now, how about US telling those we HIRE – our ‘lovely’ Members of Parliament what WE EXPECT not what we HOPE them to behave like!

    To act in an honest and transparent manner, putting country above party or personal gain!
    To actually enact what they ‘promised’ throughout the campaign!
    Our ability to ‘sack’ ANY Minister who is either totally crap at the job they’ve been given! Not have to put up with 5yrs mis-management. (So many seem to have no knowledge or experience in the areas they been given control of)!
    Bring in Accountability!

    Is there any reason an MP’s pension should be any higher than the ‘state’ pension (set by them) that they say is enough to live on and why any ‘extra’ guarantee on its security!

    They are not Statesmen/women, they are not ‘Heads of State’, they are senior civil servents who rely on our vote for their employment. So isn’t it high time we told them what is acceptable instead of them dictating to us about how they will do things!

    After all, if we’re after a ‘new beginning’ then let’s demand one!

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