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Questions for the sad, lonely Cleggo

Some questions Cleggo should ask himself:

A) Does Cleggo really want to live in a European superstate run from Brussels?

B) Has he heard of Switzerland, for example? Lots of votes, totally independent etc etc? Surely that’s quite “liberal”?

C) Does he fall for this lunatic “Without the EU you are doomed and there will be war.” rubbish?

D) Does he REALLY think we need a plethora of Presidents, each costing a fortune? Ashton? ditto – SIX BILLION EUROS on a “diplomatic service”?

E) Does he think we have any influence NOW, supposedly “at the heart” of the EU except for not being in the euro? The EU is run by Germany and France, always has been and always will be.

F) Does he WISH we were in the euro?

G) Does he think that EU policies are making the EU countries more competitive?

H) Is he happy with the increasing loss of independence. In future, all countries will apparently have a German inspector to make sure they are not overspending. I am not sure if Sarko has really internalised this …..

I) Have the Lib-Dems any relevance whatsoever?

J) Does he realize the extent to which he is out of touch?

K) HAs he had a serious fall recently – on his head I mean?

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Posted by on October 30, 2011 in Britain, European Union, Politics

 

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IT’S GERMANY’S FAULT

Sorry – it’s idiotic.

A) You cannot blame the Germans for ANYTHING AT ALL. When the euro was launched, they were PROMISED they would NEVER have to bail any country out; this was the ONLY way to get them to give up the Deutschmark.

B) Every other country has saddled itself with debt it CANNOT PAY. Why the HELL should Germany put itself into the SAME position to bail out the idle and useless, lying and fraudulent countries that are responsible for this shambles?

C) France hasn’t had a balanced budget since 1994 I believe. How the HELL can you run a country like that? Do they think money grows on trees? Apparently, yes. Germany DOESN’T and until this lunatic Franco-Greek-Portuguese-Irish-Italian mindset is totally exorcised this fiasco will go on for ever and bring Germany down, too if it agrees to play this idiotic game.

Countries such as Italy, Greece et al where cheating, lying and corruption including an absence of proper tax-collecting are endemic and indeed culturally-embedded will NEVER put their behaviour right until they are FORCED TO. A bailout simply keeps this shambolic roundabout spinning. NOTE, THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT – lie, cheat, allow their rich to put their money in Switzerland and so on if they like – but NOT at someone ELSE’S expense.

D) Germany has its OWN debt problems. After paying TRILLIONS to bring East Germany up to speed and HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of development aid to the feckless, idle shysters of Greece, Portugal et al through being “good Europeans”, THEY HAVE DONE THEIR BIT.

This slagging off of Germany is CRETINOUS.

 

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“There are no easy answers”

Errmmm ……. I disagree:

A) Live within your means.

ergo

B) Stop borrowing.

How much simpler do you want it?

There are sub-plots:

A) Teach schoolchildren a bit of politics, economics and logic so that there is some chance they may not elect idiots as their political representatives.

B) Make it illegal for a state to borrow more than a small % of GDP.

C) Ditto  for the state to spend more than a fixed % of income on its own expenses – civil service, benefits etc. And of course, if GDP goes DOWN then the amount paid on civil service, benefits MUST GO DOWN TOO.

All of the above is very simple.

Finally, I wish I had £1 for every time I listened to Gordon Brown talk about “the borrowing requirement”. WHAT A FATUOUS PILE OF DRIVEL-LADEN BILGIFEROUS TOSH. There is no “requirement” to borrow, just the WILL and OPPORTUNITY.

The “will” will not disappear (we mostly elect cretins who seek to impress idiotic voters and cronies with the vast amounts of money they can borrow) so remove the opportunity.

QED

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in European Union

 

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WHY THE CRISIS?

Few disagree about the euro being a great idea in principle. But you can’t avoid the facts:

  1. The EU’s OWN economists told them before the eurolaunch that it wouldn’t work with Greece et al in it as their economies are TOO DIVERSE from those of Northern Europe.
  2. Various criteria were set for entry, and these were based on economists’ assessment of what was needed for it all to work. However,
  •   Greece LIED blatantly about its entry qualifications and EVERYONE KNEW IT.
  • Almost EVERY COUNTRY completely ignored the “rules”, in particular the one about debt not    exceeding 3% of GDP.
  • Not ONE PEEP of warning was heard from the so-clever EU elite when the wheels started to fall off several years ago. If vastly-borrowing states had BELIEVED they would be slung out if they racked up vast debts then they WOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT. Once again, lack of discipline, accountability and YES, PUNISHMENT are to blame. This is why the Germans are now seeking to take over the finances of the feckless. It is the ONLY way to get “discipline”. Whether in the end the idle and feckless (including France) will accept the abandonment of their financial independence is the most interesting aspect of all this. France thinks it should be like Germany – able to what it wants and bend the rules willy-nilly while telling everyone else (especially the Anglo-Saxons) where to go. But France is ever-weaker and in very bad shape, though nobody is talking much about it. AAA rating, HA, HA ……

CONCLUSION: The euro COULD HAVE WORKED but not on the basis of LIES and IDIOTIC non-compliance with the “rules”, including by the eternally-whinging and German-dosh-grabbing France. When they early after the eurolaunch went over the 3% of GDP debt limit, a government spokesman said: “That rule was designed for little countries, not those like France.”

That just about says it all.

In ANY case, this fiasco is not really a failure of the EURO per se but of INDIVIDUAL STATES who cannot pay their debts.

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Business & the Economy, European Union

 

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Letter to William Hague

Dear Mr Hague                                                                                                     24 October 2011

I am stupefied by your party leadership’s stance about the demand for an EU referendum. We have just committed our armed forces to ousting one dictator who never permitted free speech and now your party leader is trying to prevent your own backbenchers from speaking freely.

MPs represent not only their party but ALSO their ELECTORS, and there is a very strong groundswell of anti-EU opinion in the country. Yes, it is difficult time for the EU and the eurozone but THIS IS THE FAULT of national leaders and the EU elite, NOT the people’s. The former are the REASON for the problems. Had the PEOPLE been given more say years ago THIS WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED.

There are many problems that you must resolve:

  • Pls don’t tell us you will “negotiate later”. There is NEVER any “negotiation”. Successive governments simply give in to EU demands. Mrs T was the last person to actually stick up for Britain against the multiple and various nonsenses of Brussels.
  • David Cameron says he is “fighting for Britain”. I am sorry, but I DO NOT BELIEVE HIM.
  • The last government committed Britain to spending BILLIONS more on the EU AFTER it was defeated but BEFORE you took over. This was the single most heinous and stupid act I can remember, but you accepted it without question. You could have REFUSED.
  • You are described as a “eurosceptic”. It is LIES. Your party has done NOTHING since Mrs T to show that it is in any way “eurosceptic.
  • In any case, this expression is stupid. Most people want to be in the EU but NOT with the lies, fraud, waste, arrogance, quasi-fascism and incompetence that we see on a daily basis.

Why are we sick to death of the EU in its present form?

  • the fraud
  • the lack of proper accounting (see fraud)
  • the cronyism: Kinnock, Mandelson, Ashton – Edith Cresson – Brussels is peopled by failed party hacks and cronies and indescribably-incompetent and unelected nonentities such as Borroso.
  • the endless barrage of interfering directives and the business-unfriendly and competitivity-destroying regulations (see above)
  • the UNMANDATED project to create a European superstate – as I write, van Rompuy is saying that they are going to “change the Lisbon Treaty”. EXCUSE ME!!! What the HELL is he talking about? Who is HE to decide that they are going to change the treaty? Well, UNANIMOUS 27 EU member support is required to change the treaty; let’s see what YOU do when the time comes, shall we?
  • the stupid THREE HUNDRED MILLION euros “diplomatic service”. The EU IS NOT A STATE – now that their functions are duplicated in the EU is the UK going to dismantle its entire diplomatic service? If not, that means we are paying for TWO diplomatic services. Frankly, you are all INSANE.
  • the venality: TWO “presidents” each earning nearly double our PM – loads of other officials earning vast amounts in salaries and expenses and STILL DEMANDING MORE AND MORE
  • these EU people pay HARDLY ANY TAX: it’s not Kazakhstan or Outer Mongolia, but BRUSSELS, just over the Channel ……
  • the stultifying urge to homogenize Europe – WE LIKE BEING DIFFERENT
  • the utter contempt for democracy, Treaties, peoples – ALL THESE BAILOUTS ARE ILLEGAL UNDER THE LISBON TREATY – Ireland had to vote TWICE to “get it right” etc etc.
  •  the insufferable arrogance and pathological self-righteousness of the UNELECTED EU elite
  • the WASTE in the CAP; the destruction of our fishing industry
  • the ludicrous grants to potty projects all over Europe
  • the contempt for our hard-earned money – LOOK AT THE VAST EXPENSE of EU institutions in Brussels
  • the IDIOTIC banging up and down to Strasbourg by the “Parliament”
  • the deceit – PARLIAMENTS make LAWS; the EU parliament is just a talking shop, and a VERY expensive one – it’s all PRETEND and PREPARATION for the UNMANDATED superstate they can’t wait to stuff on us

AND FINALLY – the current financial shambles is entirely down to A) the EU elite, which let Greece into the euro on a PACK OF LIES and for their OWN political agenda and B) idiotic national leaders, who did not keep to their OWN eurozone rules about debt, in some cases surreally so. Tell me, Mr Hague, has ONE SINGLE EU VIP been held accountable for this shambles? WHO GAVE THE ECB the right to spend billions on junk, useless, stupid Italian and Spanish BONDS? This is ILLEGAL under the Lisbon Treaty. WHO IS GOING TO PAY US BACK OUR, I repeat OUR – money when these countries default?

Some quotes from today:

  • Hague 24 Oct 2011: ‘we must repatriate laws from EU’ – yes, but we don’t believe you. We’ve heard it all before. NOTHING HAPPENS.
  • 23 Oct 2011:  Cameron vows to reclaim EU powers amid looming Tory rebellion – SEE ABOVE
  • Sarkozy tells Cameron: ‘We’re sick of you telling us what to do’ – GREAT, so France won’t want our money then, will it? Stop all payments at once, including to the IMF, run by a Frenchwoman. You couldn’t make it up.
  • “Ahead of the vote, Mr Hague claimed that a motion calling for a vote was similar to writing “graffiti” on the side of Parliament.” – a nauseating insult to your MPs and the people who elected them. The people who PUT YOU IN POWER. Remember us?
  • Hague: “I’ve argued for more referendums than almost anybody else, I’ve argued against the euro more comprehensively than almost anybody else.” Yes, but NOTHING IS EVER DONE. You do KNOW the “crying wolf” fable?
  • “But this proposition is the wrong question at the wrong time.” Well, WHEN is the right time? There hasn’t been a right time since the last referendum several decades ago …
  • MPs preparing to rebel were threatened with not being promoted to the Government or even losing their Parliamentary seat when constituency boundaries are redrawn before the next election. SICKENING BLACKMAIL. Contemptible.
  • The Europe Minister said that Parliament risked being seen as a “funny debating society”. You just DON’T GET IT. It is ALREADY seen as a “funny debating society.”

The turmoil has been caused by A) letting Greece into the euro on a pack of LIES and B) idiotic governments vastly over-borrowing. We, the PEOPLE, did NOT cause this shambles. Had we been able to vote on certain things, IT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED.

I can’t ever see myself voting Tory again Mr Hague, though I have done more often than not in the past. As I said at the beginning, I find David Cameron’s three-line whip incomprehensible and deeply insulting to the people.

Yours sincerely                                    Chris SNUGGS

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Core Thought, European Union, Politics

 

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SNUGGS’ LAWS

Snuggs’ First Law of EU Finance:

“In the EU, what at first seems like a mere catastrophe will always get much worse sooner or later.”

Snuggs’ First Law of EU Communications:

“An EU pronouncement which at first seems like mere bilgiferous drivel dreamed up by a moron will sooner or later turn out to be much more stupid than that.”

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in European Union

 

“Confidence”

I do wish leaders and the EU elite (who think they are leaders, even though they are grossly-overpaid functinaries)  people would stop banging on about “confidence”, which in fact for them seems to mean “ludicrous optimism based on delusions.”

There is no “confidence” among the plebs because there is NO MONEY.  If you have NO MONEY then all the “confidence” in the world isn’t going to help.

Same thing with the ratings agencies. They lower ratings because countries are nigh on bankrupt, not the other way round.

Stop putting the cart before the horse. Debt and financial incompetence are so deeply-ingrained in Europe that only an utter FOOL would have any “confidence”, and the only utter fools are in Brussels and certain other centres of power in Europe. LEAVE THE PLEBS OUT OF THIS. We’ll have “confidence” when our rulers and masters stop pissing about and we can see more money coming in and more to the point KEEP more of it to spend and/or save.

Until then, you can stuff your repeated whinges about our “lack of confidence”.

 
 

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