Nigel Farage is not particularly my kind of a guy, but I will give him this â€“ he is the most epic parliamentary troll in the world today. Check out his latest, post-Brexit performance at the European Parliament:
All this to jeers, before, during and after, from Europeâ€™s best and brightest.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: â€œYou were fighting for the exit … why are you here?â€
Ummm, Jean-Claude, because Nigel is a democratically elected member of this body, representing his constituency, just like everyone else here. This sort of a comment illustrates perfectly the mentality of the European Union: if you donâ€™t agree with our vision of Europe, there is no room for you. This is not democracy, it’s a cult.
Or the former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt: â€œFinally we will be getting rid of the biggest waste in the EU budget â€“ that we have paid for 17 years of your salary.â€
Because anyone at the EU has got credibility to talk about budgetary waste. Spare us, Guy.
The problem with the European Union is that itâ€™s full of second-rate politician like Junkers and Verhofstadt â€“ and in case of Junkers, second-rate politicians and third-rate human beings. The Union is a wet dream of every statist, snouts-in-the-trough, big government technocrat on the continent. As an institution itâ€™s got all the power without any accountability; no wonder all the failed politicians and bureaucrats love it. Itâ€™s so far removed from the concerns â€“ and from the control â€“ of the very people it supposedly â€œrepresentsâ€ and on whose behalf it supposedly “works”, it gives the Eurocrats a 19th century political carte blanche while allowing them to wrap themselves in aÂ 20th century democratic cloak.
This is the ultimate tragedy of contemporary Europe: people look at the many good things achieved over the years through greater cooperation, and then they look at all the tossers in charge of it, and say meh.