Embed from Getty ImagesYou could well have read this headline and thought “what in gods name are you talking about” but there is method in my apparent madness. I very much wear my pro EU stance on my sleeve for all to see, but I have never been in a state of blind love with the organisation as it stands. There are areas of grotesque waste, such as the laughable moving of the EU parliament between Strasbourg and Brussels every month at an estimated cost of £150m a year, lavish spending by MEP’s, many of who are considered political failures back in their home nations and who get big salaries for debating if McVities can legally describe ‘Jaffa Cakes’ as cakes etc. Oh yes, Jean Claude Juncker gets right up my nose too!
Despite all of this, the EU still serves it purpose of preventing war in Europe and sharing wealth and prosperity amongst its members. It invests the shared pot of money amongst its wealthiest and poorest member equally as needed and if you doubt me, just google EU grant funded projects in the UK; there are hundreds. This is important to understand as the pro #brexit lobby kept talking about bridges that we funded in Spain etc. Whilst conveniently overlooking what the Spanish (who get no EU rebate by the way) has funded in the UK.
“So then EU fanboy, why are you suggesting that Big Nige was good for the EU”?
As I said, the EU is far from perfect and is filled with gold plated cronyism that will continue to waste money and time instead of being the powerful force for good that it can be, and to avoid this you need dissenting voices on the inside, and Mr F’ was that man. I have had many genuine laugh out loud moments watching him winding up his fellow MEP’s, who look on incredulously at what he has said. Sure, some of the stuff he came out with was outrageous, but he would also state the blindingly obvious stupidity of some of the proposals put forward and let’s give praise where its due, in a room full of people who hate you it takes Godzilla sized testis to stand up and tell them that they are wrong.
Britain will not thrive on its own, not in the world as it it now, its strength is in being the oddball amongst conformity, the annoying hand at the back of the room asking the awkward question in the face of political correctness or stupidity. We have a weak government currently preparing to stockpile food and medicine in the face of a no deal #brexit as if they are doing something good rather than seeing that the fact that they even need to think about this shows what a catastrophe leaving the EU will be.
We not only need to cancel article 50, we need to elect a few more Farage style, awkward bastard MEP’s and send them back to the EU parliament to kick ass and get the EU working properly again for the benefit of all. So please Mr Farage, stop this Brexit nonsense and fulfil your destiny.
PS. We should tell Donald Trump exactly how far he can F’ off.