Corrupt And Dirty EU

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

The EU: an iron fist in a velvet glove. An anthropomorphised EU would look like Peter Mandelson. It's corrupt, sleazy, unaccountable and undemocratic.

Marta Andreasen, who was elected as a Ukip MEP for South East England last month, has been blocked from becoming vice-chairman of the European Parliament's budgetary committe. They even broke convention on the allocation of committee posts by demanding a vote by secret ballot to do it.

Andreasen, the European Commission's former chief accountant, was fired in 2004 by Lord Kinnock after she publicly claimed there was a £172 million discrepancy between two sets of Brussels accounts. Kinnock accused her of "disloyalty and breach of trust" after she went to MEPs with her concerns.

Inge Graessle, a senior German Christian Democrat MEP, admitted that Andreasen had been opposed for the senior post because of her 'trouble-making' past. "The role she played in the past, what I feel was a certain scandalising of issues, is not really one we want endorsed by her becoming vice-chairman," she said.

"This is a message about how much they fear me. But I still know what I know and they will not stop me," Mrs Andreasen said.

Source: Daily Telegraph

Also, before I forget again, here's a link I've been meaning to post for ages:

Petition against the nomination of Tony Blair as President of the EU

Sarkozy is much more luke-warm towards Blair's candidacy than he once was and seems to prefer the Spanish Gonzalez these days but we should never underestimate the vaunting ambition of the Blair-Mandelson team. Machiavellian back-room deals are being struck all over Europe in anticipation of full ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and we still don't know which side of the fence Cameron will climb down from. It won't hurt to sign it - just in case.



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