Just who the hell do you think you people are? – Preserving the EU project at any cost
The fear in the EU bunker This is the transcript of the speech: Good morning, Mr van Rompuy, You’ve been in office for one year and in that time the whole edifice is beginning to crumble, there’s chaos, the money’s running out — I should thank you; you should perhaps be the pin-up boy of the Eurosceptic movement. But just look around this chamber, this morning. Just look at these faces. Look at the fear. Look at the anger. Poor old Barroso here looks like he’s seen a ghost. They’re beginning to understand that the game is up and yet in their desperation to preserve their dream, they want to remove any remaining traces of democracy from the system. And it’s pretty clear that none of you have learnt anything. When you yourself, Mr van Rompuy, say that the euro has brought us stability. I suppose I could applaud you for having a sense of humour, but isn’t this, really, just the bunker mentality? Your fanaticism is out in the open. You talked about the fact that it was a lie to believe that the nation state could exist in the 21st Century globalised world. Well, that may be true in the case of Belgium, who haven’t had a government for six months, but for the rest of us, right across every member state in this Union — and perhaps this is why we see the fear in the faces — increasingly people are saying, ‘We don’t want that flag. We don’t want the anthem. We don’t want this political class. We want the whole thing consigned to the dustbin of history.’ And we had the Greek …
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