We all know that tragedies – terrorist and otherwise – are unfolding every day but one country it is easy to overlook in terms of terrible hardship is Greece.
The country is partway through its third eurozone bailout programme and it has come as no surprise to anyone that it has not gone smoothly. It has been teetering on the brink of economic collapse for so long that most people in this country scarcely give it a thought.
The on-going financial crisis has ruined the lives of tens of thousands of ordinary people and while politicians and finance chiefs bicker, residents of the land, famed for being the cradle of Western civilisation, struggle to get by.
The future does not look good for Greece and its plight highlights why we were so right in the UK to vote for Brexit and why not joining the eurozone was an immensely sensible decision for us. Continue reading Greek tragedy ongoing→
Jean -Claude Juncker’s revenge threats to campaign for the break up of the United States shows the bitter desperation of Eurocrats to stop their own union collapsing.
Apparently the EU Commission president’s remarks that he would push for Ohio and Texas to split from the rest of America if Donald Trump does not become more supportive of the EU were not meant to be taken literally.
But it does reveal how worried Juncker et al are, not just about Brexit, but the very possible knock on effect on some of the remaining 27 member states.
I personally have no doubt that as we progress along the bumpy road to regaining our independence, which we were tricked into relinquishing four decades ago, people in other EU countries will look on enviously and may well follow in our courageous footsteps.
I am glad to hear that European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker is looking forward to “a friendly relationship” with the UK after we leave the EU.
He has told the BBC that as well as hoping to have a friendly relationship over the next decades he is not in a hostile mood with Britain. Again I am glad to hear that.
Time will tell, of course, and there’s an awful lot of negotiations to go under the bridge first. One thing he has said that is undoubtedly true is that the EU is not in the best form and shape it could be in.
He admits that if three, four or five more countries leave the EU would collapse but does not believe that will happen.
Again time will tell, but the whole EU edifice is a flawed concept and collapse is its ultimate destination.
• Motion for a Resolution:
Proposal by Belgian MEP Sander Loones on behalf of the ECR group for a debate about how the EU will prepare negotiations once Article 50 of the EU treaties invoked by Member States
UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall spoke of his outrage over the explosions at Brussels Zaventem airport.
“This is an appalling attack, killing and maiming innocent people just going about their business. My heart goes out to the victims and their families and I hope that those involved, directly and indirectly, in causing this horrendous incident are quickly brought to justice.
“These incidents highlight the dangerous times in which we live but we must not be cowed down by these attacks on our society,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP speaking from the European Parliament building in Brussels.