Every now and then I see a glimmer of light at the far end of the tunnel
Now it could be the end of the tunnel, or it could be just someone further down lighting a cigarette. Or it could be an express train heading towards me.
When you are in a tunnel as dark and oppressive as the EU, any glimmer of light is welcome.
One little glimmer of light is Marine Le Pen.
To be honest, I have only just heard of her but what I read about her does indeed breathe a little fresh air into the tunnel, and give some hope in the darkness.
Reading between the lines, I gather she is somewhat of a radical with some fairly extreme views. Even Farage is reluctant to be associated with her movement. But on the other hand, I see the views of the likes of Merkel, Van Rumpoy and the rest of that cabal as being equally extreme with their desire for a Federal Europe where we all kow tow to the dictatorship of Brussels. Their extreme views have destroyed several countries, so how extreme can you get?
So what if Le Pen has radical views on religion or immigration? Her main aim is to bring Europe back to a collection of cooperating countries, so presumably under that situation the individual countries can form their own individual policies on religion and immigration? That's the way it should be, instead of Brussels dictating and forcing their own ideals?
So bring it on, Le Pen. I wish you the best of luck in your quest to break up this hideous monster. I can guarantee you have the support of the millions.
It won't be a minute too soon.
[and a wee tip of the cap to Brianf]
Bravo, Grandad, she (or her party) has my vote each time we have an election.
It will be interesting next year at the European Elections. At the moment the NF (Marine le Pen's party) has 24%; The UMP (Sarkozy's party) 23% and the PS (party Socialists 21%. I can't wait for hearing the squealing from the UMP and PS.
I would love to see a pan-European vote on the future of the EU. It would be very interesting to see just how many ordinary Europeans want this monster that has been created.
Wow, am I surprised! I would have thought that the liberal, progressives who read your ramblings would have castrated you by now for daring to agree with someone like Marine LePen. She is seen as a fascist because her father was one. She has taken her party to the intelligent right. Her party, as I see it, bears little difference from the UKIP, though I think Nigel may not agree with me. Her main point that Europe is a collection of separate co-operating countries seems dead on to me.
My attitude is that I don't really give a damn if she is a rabid fascist who wants to send all cat owners to the gas chambers. Once the EU has been broken up, she is free to spout whatever philosophies she likes, and if she's in the French ruling party, well – that is democracy. The prime focus though has to be on halting the forming of a Soviet Europe.
All kinds of people have doubts about EU policies and the operation of its prime institution. Some Eurosceptics have additional social and economic baggage that members of the public may find reprehensible. When 'mainstream' politicians, media people and prominent arbiters of public taste all gang up on the candid discussion of controversial matters of public concern, such as EU policies, immigration and multiculturalism, they thereby suppress public discussion and hand over a monopoly of comment and campaigning to NF, UKip and similar organisations elsewhere. Comment is free, but there is a tendency in contemporary 'liberalism' that binds this freedom with the shackles of politically correct attitudes and jargon. When the liberal intelligentsia control the public language they control the pubic.
…they control the public. (Hoping it wasn't freudian.)
I knoe this is that thing called the UK among other things but I'll lay odds Ireland is in a similar position
Annd still 95% of people are blissfully unaware…