Enjoying a beer in the Strasbourg sunshine.
The week commencing the 24th October 2011 has been a funny old week. As readers of this blog will note I was in London on Monday for the mass lobby of Parliament campaigning for a referendum on EU membership, then the following morning it was back on the train to London, only this time to catch the Eurostar train on to Paris then the French TGV to Strasbourg - one of the homes of the evil empire known as the EU.
I travelled with Mrs B and my bother Bruce and his wife Chris, we arrived in the evening and the following day, which was bright and sunny, we had a day free to explore Strasbourg, which despite being blighted with one of the two EU Parliaments, is a beautiful city and well worth a visit.
The reason for our few days away, and of course no blogging here, was for a visit to the Parliament, and what a time to visit. Literally in the early hours of Thursday morning the EU leader finally agreed a pact to try to save their euro, which may have a reprieve due to their actions but will, in fact, never be saved as it was always doomed to fail.
As we and the group of other invited visitors sat in the balcony above, Herman Van Rompuy and Comrade Barroso made their historic speeches below where we sat - all tosh of course.
In their mind their euro, which I referred to as “urines” during my visit, is saved, but at what cost? It is costing the Greeks, and any other eurozone nation that lands in the same economic trouble, their democracy, freedom and sovereignty as the whole package has been designed to give the EU ever more control. All member nations, including us here in the UK, are now obliged to present our budgets to the EU for inspection - this is unprecedented. At a time when Cameron is talking utter drivel about repatriating powers from the EU - it is doing the very opposite and grabbing even more for itself.
Cameron and we Willy Hague can talk about taking back powers from the EU until EU approved cows come home, but unless they are intent on taking Britain out of the EU - which s the only real way power can be returned from the EU, they are doing nothing else but confirm what deceitful and dangerous people they are.
While in Strasbourg on that Thursday evening, I was actually a UKIP candidate in a local Walsall Council by-election in Bloxwich East - the result was not good - only 98 votes. The Labour candidate took the ward from the Conservatives, who in turn may take it back next May when the local elections take place. Sadly, the voters have chosen to continually vote for the two main political parties that have landed this nation in the mess it is in and which those very voters moaned to me about on their doorsteps in the run up to the vote. If they keep voting for these parties it is no wonder Cameron, Clegg and Milliband can get away with all the meaningless tosh they spout and continually get away with it. They are talking us into oblivion and sadly, the electorate keep voting for it.