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Back in the E.U.S.S.R.

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Back in the USSR. Tusk says we don't know how lucky we are In an age when the gap between ordinary voters and the European political class grows wider by the day, I have to ask you, having listened to your words this morning: just what planet are you on? This pretence that everything is going incredibly well... The EU is mired in deep structural crisis. Greece and Portugal and Ireland cannot survive inside the euro. The Danes have torn up the Schengen Agreement, and good for them, because the total free movement of peoples is a completely irresponsible thing to have done. Public opinion is saying, whilst they want a European cooperation – yes, of course I agree with that – what they don't want is this Europe, run by unelected bureaucrats like Mr Barroso. You say the EU is fantastic in a recent comment. You're supporting the destruction of national democracy. But it's with reference to Greece that I'm most concerned about you because, when faced with their recent enslavement, you said: ‘we lived for many years as a non-sovereign country, under Soviet occupation. For us European integration is not a threat to sovereignty because we experienced not long ago a serious threat to our sovereignty.’ So what are you saying? That this isn't quite as bad as the USSR? Is that really good enough for your people? And today you describe Greece’s problems as trivial. I'm sorry, there are hundreds of thousands of people out there on the streets of Greece fighting to get their democracy back. It beggars belief that you and our President, Mr Buzek, can talk about the Solidarity movement, can talk about Poland getting its democracy back 20 years ago. And yet here you are, surrendering the democracy and sovereignty of Poland to a failed European Union. Yes, sir. We all want a shared European cooperation for the future, but this most definitely is not the model. Are you ready to answer a blue-card question? Mr Goebbels, blue-card question. Thank you, President. Mr Farage is a little bit like a cockerel you know, he's sitting on a heap of unmentionables and going cock-a-doodle-doo. But apart from the criticism, what about suggestions? I haven't heard a single constructive suggestion as to how we could change Europe, you know, what ideas do you have for the future of this continent, Mr Farage? Post-1945 there were some very sensible ideas put together, namely the Council of Europe. Let's have a Europe where we sit down together, where we have a free trade agreement, where we agree minimum standards on work, on the environment. We can do all of these things without a European Commission, without a European Parliament and without a European Court of Justice. We've done it in security terms with NATO. Yes, it'll mean you'll lose your job, Mr Barroso. But, apart from that, why can't we do things as mature democracies? Yes I want you sacked, Mr Schulz, as well – I want you all fired! We can do those things, and that is a positive way forward. By taking away from people their ability to govern themselves and transferring that power to the European Commission, we're headed for a Europe of rebellion and violence. Let's take the democratic route. Pole positions. :: ::

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Duration: 3 minutes and 44 seconds
Country: France
Language: English
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Posted by: mmister on Aug 29, 2011

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk says we don't know how lucky we are

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