Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Speech in Strasbourg, 14th November 2011: Is this the future of Europe - unelected government by technocrats?
As this year draws to a close we can look back at a year that started off with democracy blooming across North Africa. However, the EU seems to be going in the opposite direction. First of all we had a Greek Prime Minister promising his people a referendum on the severe economic measures imposed on his country. He trusted the judgement of his electorate But he was banished for being too democratic and threatened by a German leader - De Ja vu Now we have the grotesque sight of an un-elected person, a former EU Commissioner Mario Monti, who has not been elected to any thing in his life; given a life-time seat and appointed Italian Prime Minister. Is this the future of Europe - unelected government by technocrats? You no longer trust the people of Europe for you know they do not trust you and have seen through this scam The Arab spring has given way to a nasty, bitter EU Winter