Just been watching Newswatch on BBC One and the people that write in to complain about Nigel Farage being given airtime this week should stop moaning. Nigel Farage was, at one time, a loan voice urging Britain to leave the EU and everyone said he was mad. In the week that Parliament passes the bill to trigger article 50, I cannot think of a more appropriate person to interview.
This week he was also a news item himself following his brilliant attack on the EU parliament as you can see here. On matters relating to Europe he is not given disproportionate coverage, in 2014 UKIP, the party that he lead, won the European parliamentary elections in the UK with 4,376,635 votes. Perhaps this is a case of those on the other side of the referendum still having the taste of sour grapes in their mouths.
How come this type of thing is always happening in France, the French people must be starting to get annoyed that, perhaps their security is not as good as it should be. Why are terrorists targeting France? Do they see a weak target?
I am not blaming France for the attacks, the blame is squarely on those that carried them out. I am just pondering aloud the questions that I would want answered by the British government if this kept happening in Britain.
The other European countries, especially those that share a border with France, must be very concerned that there is a weak link on mainland Europe where attacks could emanate from. No details yet on the nationality of the latest attacker, but it would be interesting to see if this was home grown or a migrant attack.
You have to see this video, it just shows how uncomfortable the truth can be sometimes. I have never voted UKIP and don’t believe I ever would but sometimes a politician comes along who just says it as it is, or as you think it; but would never actually say. What a shame he did not stay in the Conservative Party, it’s a real shame, the more politicians speak the truth the better.
The European Parliament should be ashamed of itself, it is totally undemocratic and heading toward massive failure. People will only be ruled in this way for so long and then it will all come crashing down.
Thank goodness for that, we are now on the long road to being free from the European Union. Parliament voted by a large majority 498-114 in favour of authorising the government to trigger article 50, the process for leaving the EU.
I believe that Theresa May is tough enough to either get a good deal or stick to her word and walk away without a deal if necessary. It would be very damaging to Europe if she was placed in that position, Britain would be forced to attract business by offering lower tax rates for inward investment than the EU can offer, they would lose business.
Hopefully a good deal for both sides will be reached but if not we are still better off controlling our own borders, making our own laws and kicking out our own Government every five years if we decide to in a General Election. I would much rather live under those conditions than have a European commissioner that I do not know, making rules that I have to live under with no direct way of holding him/her to account. Those that say we do have those rights, referring to European Parliament elections, know full well that no one pays any attention to those elections. In the minds of British people it has and will always be about our Parliament and the MP’s we send there.