HERE IS THE TEXT OF A SPEECH I AM GIVING IN THE PARLIAMENT TONIGHT
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 into 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