The typical anti-British Euro-federalist-fascist
His Grace was rather irritated by this speech. He was going to post on it, but really had nothing to add to Daniel Hannan's excellent exposure of the kind of anti-British Euro-fascist who dominates the European Parliament which recently voted overwhelmingly to give itself a 5 per cent budget increase. As Mr Hannan says: "...sneering, greedy, and openly anti-British." He continues:
Listen to the sneering way that Verhofstadt keeps repeating the phrase “Her Majesty’s Government”. Listen to the way MEPs snigger and applaud when he says that the very fact that the UK opposes the draft budget is proof of its merit. Listen to the mockery in his voice as he says we should join the euro.His Grace recieved the following further comment, which he is delighted to guest-post by way of a little history:
This man is a former Belgian Prime Minister! We recall that the IRA had much sympathy from Belgium, and that it was a Belgian fascist Henri de Man who in the late 1930s asserted that he would never take the side "of the democratic powers against the fascist countries" and that, according to the memoirs of Sir Alexander Cadogan, Permanent Secretary in the Foreign Office, the British were told that we could not (even in the face of the Nazi invasion of Belgium) send our troops across Belgian soil to face the Nazis.
Not that Belgium is unusual on the continent of Europe in propounding such pro-fascist and anti-British views, then and now. The Dutch furnished the Nazis with no less than two full SS Waffen divisions. The French Vichy regime in SW France was a Hitler ally and the French Prime Minister Lavalle was such a friend of Hitler that he wished "for a German victory" - the "good French" after the war shot him!
Then, of course, we had the pro-Nazi Croats, the pro-Nazi Slovakians who actually volunteered to send their Jews for extermination, the pro-Nazi Bosnian Muslims, the pro-Nazi Kosovo Albanian Muslims (with the cheer leader the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem) fascist Italy and fascist (but nominally neutral) Spain.
The four great attitudes of this virtually uniform Nazi front against the evil "Anglo Saxon" world we can sum up as follows:
1. "We are building Europe"
2. "We are fighting the Anglo Saxon world system"
3. They hated the "Anglo Saxon democracies"
4. They hated capitalism (prefering the "organisation of labour")
As the Nazi Professor Heinz Hunke said in a 1941 Nazi publication: "There is no sense in putting together all European countries by means of a customs union in order to reconstruct for practical purposes a reduced form of the English world economy."
No indeed! Which is why even the existence of the EU today is a threat to everything Mr Cameron claims we stand for, never mind our abject and spineless surrender to this new form of euro-fascism and our powerlessness to resist its orders and controls.
Mr Verhofstadt in this video must surely be cheered from the grave by Adolf and Benito and their miriad friends in Europe.