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CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS?

By David Vance On March 6th, 2011

Isn’t life GRAND when you are a Eurocrat? EURO MEPs have approved a £51million project to create a museum in Brussels to celebrate themselves.

The massive cost of the House Of European History, dubbed the “House of Horrors” by critics, was revealed last week as Britons  bunkered down for a year of soaring food and fuel bills, wage freezes and cuts in council services. The age of austerity is even used as an excuse for splashing taxpayers’ cash on a museum that will ignore most of Europe’s past and start its timeline with the Union’s creation.  “Especially in difficult times there is a need to be reminded of how the European integration developed and how many other  crises during the years have been overcome,” said an official document.

The Brussels beast is out of control, it recklessly lavished cash taken from our National coffers to celebrate itself. How much longer can the UK remain in such a tyrannical institution? And isn’t it lucky that there isn’t a recession….oops…

14 Responses to “CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS?”

  1. “The Brussels beast is out of control, ”

    And the ‘Brussels beast’, has an insatiable appetite for money and ever more power, it appears unstoppable, at the present time !

    We, all of us, at around the same age group, will be forever known as the generation, who lost a chance to stop the ”Brussels beast’ in it’s tracks, but failed miserably, unlike our forefathers, who gave so much.

    History, really does repeat itself, only blood and bullets can stop the Hated totalitarian EU monster now.

    We are the lost generation, not the yoof of today?

    The Germans now have the whole of Europe in there grip, and under control .. and they have not fired a single shot !

    You have to take your hat off to them.

  2. >>The Brussels beast is out of control, it recklessly lavished cash taken from our National coffers to celebrate itself. How much longer can the UK remain in such a tyrannical institution?<<

    Well, at least a change from your month-long jubiliation just before Christmas that the EU and the Euro are dead ducks.

  3. Noel

    Oh they are. But the death throes will take some time….

  4. And the tragic part is that they will wilfully and quite delibeately take the rest of us with them. — Spite is what socialists do so well!!!

  5. oh so true

  6. “Well, at least a change from your month-long jubiliation just before Christmas that the EU and the Euro are dead ducks.”

    Any christmas will do ?

    ‘Freedom from EU serfdom’ .. now that would really be a christmas gift.

    Noel, are you trying to imply, that the ‘Brussels beast’ is not a ‘tyrannical institution?

    Get a grip man!

  7. ‘Socialism’ .. and there are some who thought, Aids, Global warming, and Swine flu, was a problem?

    Good grief.

  8. >>Noel
    Oh they are. But the death throes will take some time….<<

    take some time? So at least by now you admit that its end is not "immanent" as you – Jehovah-Witness like – were claiming for so long.

    In fact, if the Euro is dying it's going about it totally the wrong way, and is now uncomfortably strong against the Dollar. But of course all this will be obvious to anyone simply from the fact that it's never mentioned here any more 🙂

  9. There is enough political muscle behind the Euro to ensure its survival for some time. If the Germans and French remain in full support, it’ll be around forever.

    Whether it makes sense long term for places like Greece, that is another story.

  10. True, and still another story is whether places like Greece make sense for the Euro.

  11. But boy oh boy the untangling of any countries would be a bear

  12. But are the Germans and the French in full support? I wonder.

  13. Greece should be turfed out of the Euro, as it got accepted to the currency in the first place only through fraud and subterfuge.
    The country has been living beyond its means, and regularly defaulting on its debts, literally for centuries. In 1999 it was well outside the convergence criteria set for Euro membership, but then started paying millions of $ to Goldman Sachs and other banks to hide the data from the ECB, after which it was deemed strong enough to join.

    Just like when a poor athlete suddenly starts recording great times, the Europeans should have suspected fraud. Even officially, inflation was around 4 pc while unemployment was 10 pc. If it was borrowing and spending too much before it joined, well it went on a veritable borrowing and spending orgy in Euros thereafter. In the first few years after joining, public employee wages doubled, and its state pension allowance to all workers – and G has a very ageing population – rose to a ridiculous 92 pc of the employee’s last wages. All paid for by borrowed Euros at low interest.

    The Greeks need to learn a bitter lesson about work and earning and spending and borrowing, and they can only learn it alone.

  14. That makes too much sense, so it probably won’t happen.

    It is funny that the Greeks have such a fundamental political and economic immaturity. The Greeks that come to American and other places aren’t like that at all.

    Maybe its one of the reasons they leave.

    Those who stay have two choices a) work hard and play by the rules and get killed with taxes, b) play the game like everyone else.

    Its no wonder the Germans and others are sick of paying for it all.