For those of us who don’t read Private Eye, here’s a couple of goodies:-
(Here’s their own site too.)
PRIVATE EYE 1213 27/6-16/7.08
47.9% Vote against Mugabe in Zimbabwe elections, which EU described as ‘travesty of democracy’ and supported MDC decision not to stand in second round.
53.4% Vote against Lisbon Treaty in Lisbon Referendum , which EU ‘regrets’ and would like them to run again a second time
“Well, of all the EU member states only Ireland voted ‘NO’”
Translation:- “Of all the EU member states only Ireland voted”
It seems our MEPs are so busy amassing personal fortunes they have forgotten the reason they were elected in the first place.
Having successfully blocked attempts to publicise their own dodgy expenses estimated at around £140m, they are now hastily trying to wipe out the last vestiges of dissent among their ranks.
Not only did they vote to ignore the Irish vote on the Lisbon treaty , but they have refused to allow an independent MEP even to talk about it.
Although MEPs are allowed at least one minute to voice their opinion, MEP Ashley Mote was almost drowned out completely as he tried to talk about bullying and intimidation before the Irish vote on 18 June.
Undaunted, Mr Mote strove on with a quote from Edmund Burke, “The people are the masters – not you. You ignore that – and ignore the rule of law – at your peril”.
Needless to say, his words fell on deaf ears. And next month MEPs will vote on the Faustian proposal of Europhile Richard Corbett to wipe out all independent MEPs and minority parties by raising the threshold for political groups in the parliament – that way everyone will agree about everything!