There was an interesting little piece in the Times yesterday.
Our Glorious Leader, Dame Enda Average Kenny let slip a couple of home truths.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said next month’s European elections were the most important for 40 years when he urged voters today to take account of Fine Gael’s alignment with the most powerful voting bloc in the European Parliament.
We have had many elections in the last 40 years so why should these be the most important? Because [and I quote] "the parliament has unprecedented powers since the Lisbon Treaty took effect". This indeed is true, though I would contend that there are a couple of precedents, namely Hitler's short lived control, and before that, the Romans had a fairly good grasp.
By urging the electorate to vote his shower in simply because they are part of "the most powerful voting bloc" shows the nature of the parliament – if you belong to a minority group you may as well pack your bags and go home [but don’t worry – they’ll still pay you along with all your generous allowances]. Any policies are decided by Merkel and her gang and that's it. No argument.
Mr Kenny said a vote for Fine Gael candidates was a vote for MEPs with “real clout”, thanks to Fine Gael’s membership of the centre-right European Peoples’ Party group in the Parliament.
This group, which includes powerful figures such as German chancellor Angela Merkel, currently holds 275 of the 751 seats in the Parliament, more than any other.
So we are to have "real clout" are we? 751 seats and we account for 11? That is some massive clout? We have as much chance of changing policy as a rowing boat has of changing the course of a super-tanker. Not that that has any significance anyway as the vast majority of the crap that comes out of Brussels is decided by the Unelected, with the MEPs having little or no say anyway.
Dame Enda really is delusional. He thinks that because we were good little boys and rolled over for their Lisbon Treaty and bared our arses to be screwed by the troika that Brussels is going to look favourably on us? He still hasn't realised that the only reason that Brussels stepped in when we went bust was to save their precious fucking Euro and that respect for Ireland didn't even appear on the list of reasons. He still doesn't realise that Brussels is a dictatorship and that the upcoming elections are merely to give an illusion of democracy.
Dame Enda really is living in Cloud Cuckoo Land.
Hitler liked that expression too?