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Belgian models: Business as usual Mr Nigel Farage Thank you, president. Morning. Well you couldn't really invent what's going on here this morning, could you? The Belgian presidency takes over its six-months term and everybody pretends that it's business as usual. Well I was somewhat vilified a few months ago for pointing out that Belgium wasn't really a proper nation. But I think the electors of Belgium have rather proved the point. A separitist party is now the biggest party in Belgium, we have before us a caretaker Prime Minister but we all turn to blind eye and pretend that it's business as usual. It simply isn't. You have no legitimacy here, monsieur Leterme; and what an extraordinary irony that a country that's on the verge of breaking into two is telling 26 other Member States for the next six months what they should be doing. But perhaps worse than that, of course, is your own sheer hypocrisy in this matter. Standing up this morning, being the good Belgian Let's just remember that you yourself as Belgian Prime Minister didn't even know your own national anthem! You famously said back in 2006 that it was only beer and football that held the country together. But now I suppose with the trappings of power that's all been forgotten. But really everybody in this chamber is in denial because Belgium is a huge embarrassment to you. It is a prototype, it is a model for the entire European Union and it's on the verge of breaking up. Yet none of you could admit it. What is going on today inside this chamber frankly is beyond satire. I would not have thought that there should be a Belgian presidency of the Union and wouldn't it be fun -- if at the end of the six-months presidency -- there still wasn't a government in Belgium I hope you're all very proud. Let Flanders and Wallonia be free! :: ::

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Duration: 2 minutes and 17 seconds
Country: France
Language: English
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Posted by: mmister on Jul 7, 2010

Flanders and Wallonia on the catwalk

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