From France to Greece, Voters Have Eurocrats Sweating Bullets
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  • Cunctator

    Why are they sweating bullets — because of elections that threaten the EU agenda? Really, how naive can one be. The Danes and the Irish, the French and the Dutch, not forgetting the Austrians, have all had elections or referenda that opposed EU initiatives and the results were just ignored by Brussels. I suspect that much the same will happen again. Yes, Hollande will make things un peu unpleasant for a while, but the immense EU machine will win in the end.

  • Kris

    And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people looked upon him with sullenness, and did commence rioting.

  • eon

    @1 Cunctator

    Exactly. The “wise heads” in Brussels are about as concerned about what French or Greek voters will do as Metternich was about France coming up with a second Napoleon.

    They are not elected, they are not answerable to anybody, and they control the increasingly-overbearing EU bureaucracy, which actually runs things. Now, their two top dogs are fighting over which one will be the actual EU President. Which, considering that it is an appointed, rather than an elected, position, is rather like spatting over who gets to be Charlemagne.

    Regardless of what its hoi polloi do or do not vote for, the EU leaders are determined to see Europe’s countries reduced to what Metternich once called Italy; mere “expression(s) of geographical location” rather than actual countries.

    If Britain is smart, they’ll cut their ties to Brussels now. The same for Germany.

    For the rest, it’s probably too late to get out before the roof falls in.

    clear ether


  • Kenny

    If Cunctator @1 is correct when he says, ‘… but the immense EU machine will win in the end,’ that’s only because no European country has a Second Amendment.

    In other words, the European citizenry has been neutered by the state, and the state (i.e., the elite) feels free to do what it wants to the sheeple there.

    Want freedom in the U.S.A., then support the National Rifle Association (NRA).

  • Jim.

    So if they’re weary of austerity now, what do you suppose they’ll do after they default on their loans, foreign creditors refuse to issue more, and they’re left to pay their own way?

    They act as if there’s some option here other than austerity. With the level of debt they’ve got, there really isn’t any.

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