January 9th, 2014

The Empire Strikes Back
Un-Elected Euro-Loon Scaremongers About ‘Future’

Eurocrat-ess Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, has lashed out at David Cameron:

“I am mostly frustrated about the political leaders [in Britain], because what is leadership if you just try with populist movements and populist speech to gain votes. You are destroying the future of your people.”

Those ‘political leaders’ are also elected and accountable to the public unlike you, Ms Reding.

Via The Times.


  1. 1
    Me says:

    Who is Viv?

    • 10
      Euro watch says:

      A leftie Luxembourger.

      • 69
        Jack says:

        Vice President.
        Any black members you can introduce to me when Harriet’s away babe.

        • 113
          Father Preyer says:

          Shes the one who compared Sarkozy to Hitler for wanting to send home Roma illegally in the country

          • Mike Flechs says:

            A wild shot in the dark here, but does she live anywhere near the “diverse and vibrant” urban areas her and her kind like to promote?

            Or is that just for us?

    • 16
      Mustapha Djinn says:

      A typical unelected eurocrat who considers herself and her colleagues the only true messiahs and as such are showing everyone the only true path to paradise. Time to send for the rubber vans.

    • 18
      Fuck the people the Eurocrats know best what is good for them. says:

      So by populist, does she mean what most people in a democratic country want?

      • 36
        Democracy is Populist says:

        The term originates from the Greek δημοκρατία (dēmokratía) “rule of the people”.

        Obviously this Eurocrat does not believe the people should be allowed to rule.

      • 37

        She means politicians whose careers depend on the good favour of the People asking the electorate to vote for them by offering to enact policies that the electorate approves of.

        So yes. It is, of course, a concept entirely alien to the likes of Viviane Reding, Rumpy Pumpy and the rest of them.

      • 118
        Bulls**t Baffles Brains says:

        Populist means things that the voting public want but the ruling elites don’t. If it’s something the voting public want *and* the elites want too, then they’ll call it democracy. (if the elites want something the voters don’t, then that’s progress)

    • 29
      Never believe anything you find on Google (or anywhere else on-line) says:

      ex-Journalist Luxembourg MEP and supposedly as “graduate” of the ’68, Paris student riots: testament to how the Marxist intepretation of democracy “matures”

    • 70
      Father Preyer says:

      What good ever came out of Luxembourg?

      The E45 Motorway

      • 96
        Ancient Seafarer says:

        248 metres on the medium wave…. (probably before your time).

        • 106
          A Pedant says:

          208 meters actually.

          • Mrs Plinge says:

            All together now: “We are the Ovalteenies, happy girls and boys…” Those were the days when Luxemburg was jsut a word on the dial.

          • Tbw says:

            When the music was more important than the disc jockeys

        • 122
          Ancient Seafarer says:

          TQVM – tempus has fugitted for this ancient noddle! Still don’t suffer with night starvation though like that Dan Dare did…

        • 130
          Anonymous says:

          Barry aldiss , kent walton ( before his wrestling commentsry days ) Shaw taylor and muriel young , Programme tapes crecorded in Wardour Street and transmitted from Luxembourg to overcone the then legislation that allowed the BBC a national broadcasting stranglehokd . etc etc god bless em all .

          • A Pedant says:

            Hertford Street actually, number 38. In between the Park Lane Hilton and Shepherd Market, and round the corner from the Playboy Club.

          • (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

            You forgot Fluff Freeman (Hi there, Pop Pickers!), that (vnt Savile, Simon Raven, the truly inimitable Jack Jackson – thanks for breaking The Stones, Jack – and a couple of others who I can’t remember.

    • 84
      Witty Moniker says:

      Proof that the Brussels bubble makes the Westminster bubble look like a particularly gritty and realistic Eastenders episode.

      • 165
        Gini Coefficient says:

        - all true, the reassuring point, though,is that something like 30% of the entire economy of Luxembourg is offshore banking —– offshore, that is, to the rest of the EU—- and indeed the whole world.

        -bearing in mind that Luxembourg is a founding member of the EU one can rest assured that despite periodic rhetoric from what used to be the Left- the offshore banking/tax free offshore trust/ providing a legal home for squirrelling away ill-gotten gains industry will always be carefully protected

        -as messrs. Cameron, Clegg, Miliband and Barroso will be happy to concede- though only in private.

    • 108
      Llareggub says:

      Unelected, and paid from our tax, she’s essentially s civil servant. By what right does she critique the government? A civil servant’s job is to serve, and keep her opinions to herself

      • 128
        Anonymous says:


        ” A civil servant’s job is to serve, and keep his/her opinions to herself”???

        …. MINISTER !

    • 116
      Anonymous says:


    • 155
      CarryHole is the porcine homunculus says:

      Projection pure and simple.
      She has no future without the EUSSR. Britain’s future is very bright outside it.

    • 157
      Smartarse says:

      Common Purpose, New World Order, innit? Maybe that should be New World Order Order.

    • 170
      Anonymous says:

      Surely she is wrong to ask whether British ministers would fuel fears about European migrants to distract voters from the country’s economic problems? No, Tories would never try to play the UKIP race card.

  2. 2
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Reding nil points

  3. 3
    LIAR says:
  4. 4
    ZomBalls says:

    I had a very interesting discussion with our European Commissioner when she knocked on my door whilst our canvassing. We discussed my concerns in detail which was immensely helpful in helping me decide for whom I would cast my vote.


    Nah, fuck off Viv.

    • 50
      Gordon the invisble man says:

      She does not need to knock on anyone’s door she’s appointed get used to it in 5 years every politician will be appointed.

    • 142
      Viviane Reding says:

      We must take action at European level to ensure that at least 50 per cent of door-knockers are women.

  5. 5
    Denis Cooper says:

    Margaret Thatcher speaking in the Commons on October 30th 1990, Column 873 here:


    “The President of the Commission, Mr. Delors, said at a press conference the other day that he wanted the European Parliament to be the democratic body of the Community, he wanted the Commission to be the Executive and he wanted the Council of Ministers to be the Senate. No. No. No.”

    Which can be seen here:

    Viviane Reding, vice president of the European Commission as reported on January 8th 2014:


    “We need to build a United States of Europe with the Commission as government and two chambers – the European Parliament and a “Senate” of Member States.”

    Twenty-three years on, roughly speaking a generation, and exactly the same proposal is being advanced; since Thatcher rejected it outright item by item with her “No. No. No.” her successors as Prime Minister – Major, Blair, Brown and Cameron – have all played their part in allowing and assisting matters to move in that same direction; and does Cameron really believe that he can now reverse that process through renegotiation, and does he expect us to believe that he really wants to?

  6. 6
    Susanne says:

    Despotic anti democracy Europhile fanatics like her are what will bring the European continent to war again.

    Vote for UKIP to end this madness.

    • 119
      Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

      + 1,000

    • 143
      Viviane Reding says:

      The European Union is the greatest force for peace, freedom, justice and prosperity that our continent has ever known.

      • 148
        Llareggub says:

        Good God — did you see that? I could have sworn I just saw a pig. And it was flying!

        oink oink flutter flutter oink

      • 154
        Anonymous says:

        So all those wars in the Balkans were not encouraged by the EUssr so the Germans can sell moor goods to fund the bogus program.

  7. 7
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Latest pronouncement from Dave via the Beeb:
    “Prime Minister David Cameron says he respects Mark Duggan’s aunt Carole Duggan for saying family will pursue case through courts rather than on the streets.”

    Respects??? A woman and her family of thugs abuse a jury, smash up the High Court and give clenched fist salutes, shouting “no surrender” – and Dave RESPECTS them???

    I weep, I really weep for this country – led by spineless, blow-in-the-wind populist wankers.

    • 13
      Talk is cheap from Cameron says:

      He doesn’t really but he is the sort of politician who feels he has to tell lies in order to get an easier ride.

      • 25
        Mornington Crescent says:

        Oh, indeed – PR spiv that he is.

        Why aren’t those bully boys and thugs up before the judge this morning, charged with contempt of court and/or criminal damage? As if we can’t guess…

        • 132
          BRODERICK CRAWFORD says:



      • 40
        Never believe anything you find on Google (or anywhere else on-line) says:

        It is not a lie. It it merely that he and she have a different definition of “fighting a case through the courts”.

    • 27
      The BBC says:

      Hey Dave, I’m off to the shops now to buy stuff with my own money, instead of smashing the windows and grabbing what I want and running off. Can you say that you respect my decision please?

      • 48

        Of course. I respects your decision. And theirs. And mine. And everybody’s. I love everybody soooooo much.

        • 103
          Respect My Arse says:

          How is Sam Cam’s dildo arse widening action going Dave? Can you trap a fat on up the arse yet you spineless upper class twat? You’re beginning to make Edward Heath look like a true national leader.

    • 28
      Susanne says:

      What an utter arse Cameron is.

      Duggan got justice in the courts.

      The evidence was weighed & judgement reached.

      All equal before the law – unless you are black & then you get handwringing liberals wetting themselves trying to appease you.

      This will end with Police Officers in Court – guarantee you that. The PC lobby will not rest until all Police surrender their arms – they are all volunteers for firearms duty.

      Then the gangsters can run the streets with impunity.

      • 52
        Chuck Norris says:

        Duggan got Justice when the met put a cap in his ass.

        • 56
          Mitch says:

          Funny thing, justice. Ask Menezes and Cressida what they think of justice.

          • Democracy is highly overrated says:

            Menezes should have gone home when his visa expired. If he had then he wouldn’t be expired now.

      • 83
        McShane's not black says:

        You get handwringing “liberals” (Inverted commas because they are no such thing-they are left wing fascists) if you are a Labour MP and fiddle your expenses too.

      • 109
        Rob says:

        Sadly whenever the animals riot they always foul their own nests. If only they went a few miles down the road to Hampstead, Islington, Notting Hill etc and trashed the trendy middle-class areas it might get through the miasma of left-wing drivel and change a few people’s minds. Doubt it though.

      • 134
        Anonymous says:

        How can it end with Police officers in court ? The man who supplied the same gun to Duggan was convicted last year for it, what part of he threw the gun over a wall as he was shot ,cant you grasp ?

      • 138
        chewbakka says:

        you forgot o end your post with “init” comrade.This is regrettably bourgeouis. You are sentencing to a re education camp in Dalston for 60 months.

    • 62
      Jan says:

      Duggan’s uncle ‘Dessie’ Noonan ran Manchester for some 20 years…Biggest criminal in Manchester..Cameron needs to shut up.

    • 77
      Benefit Street maaan says:

      Will they get Legal Aid to pursue it?

    • 110
      A cheeky scouser says:

      FFS she is high on something or the other.

      How the hell did Cameron get to Oxford ?

      • 151
        Old Codger says:

        He was shot because he was black.

        No he was shot because he had a gun.

        • 171
          By the way says:

          The jury decided “by 9-1 majority that Duggan threw clear the gun he had with him in the taxi when the vehicle was stopped by armed police officers. Two police officers gave evidence that they had seen one, including V53, who fired the two shots that killed Duggan. V53 said he saw Duggan holding and levelling a gun hidden in a sock towards him when he pulled the trigger. Forensic evidence did not support this and other expert evidence suggested key parts of the police account were incorrect.” Today’s Independent

  8. 8
    The Public Face says:
    • 9
      The Private Face says:
      • 15
        Susanne says:

        Ein Reich, Ein Volk. Ein Euro. Ein Fuhrer.

      • 24
        The Meissen Bison says:

        She means ‘künftig’ rather than ‘küftig’.

        What she’s saying is close your accounts in Eurozone banks and take your money where she can’t get it.

        Good advice.

      • 87
        Can the Euro suurvive? says:

        Might be a bit early to be claiming victory in the fight (with other people’s blood) to save the Euro.

    • 19
      Mitch says:

      Ahem, sorry Viv, but the Euro is bust and certainly won’t survive. The only questions are when, and how much damage it will cause.

      • 42
        A few facts help says:

        Funny how the Euro has risen 30% against sterling since it was established

        A far better and stronger currency than GBP and USD

        • 47
          All thanks to the Deutschmark says:

        • 49
          Mitch says:

          Well strictly speaking, the £ and $ are bust as well. It’s the level of circular debt that will do for the Euro. We’re still in the ‘head in the sand’ stage at the moment.

          • Ancient Seafarer says:

            A lot of that difference is easily accounted for by Brown when he effectively devalued the pound by just on 30%. I seem to recall the pound was briefly worth less than a euro a couple of years ago. I made quite a lot of money when I transferred pounds into euros and waited for our currency to regain its strength.

          • Ancient Seafarer says:

            .. oh, and the closed the euro account altogether. Not really rocket science for them with a bit of basic economics knowledge. Not often the currency markets offer the public a dead cert winner.

        • 54
          Adam Smith says:

          Hiya Senor Barosso.
          #Tell that to the Greeks and Spanish

        • 55

          So olives, one of the few major industries that Greece can still lay claim to, is a third more expensive than North African olives? And there’s nothing Greece can do about this. brilliant.

          Why don’t you go and learn a few basic facts yourself? About economics, which you clearly don’t know the first thing about.

        • 58
          O level says:

          That’s just a simplistic view you have. We are free to position our currency as we feel. What you call a “strong Currency” is not any good for growing an economy in the times we now live. The Eurozone has no room for economic manoeuvre.

        • 67
          SFG says:

          Makes British Goods far cheaper and easier to sell within the Eurozone than those produced locally

        • 78
          Facts eh? says:

          Any state and central bank intervention in that trading record by any chance?

        • 115
          Father Preyer says:

          Ask the Greeks, Italians, Irish Portugese etc who are now enslaved to Germany and France

    • 26
      M­a­qboul says:

      She sounds like Sepp Blatter and his FIFA “family” of parasitic cronies who grow fat on the fruits of others’ work.

    • 59

      All together now: “I have a dreeeeeeam / A song to siiiiiiiing / To help me throooooouugh / Most anythiiiiiiing / If you seee the wondeeeeeer / Of a fairy tale / You can face the futuuuuuuure / Even if you faail”

      • 72
        The Specials says:

        Stop your messing around
        Better think of your future
        Time you straightened right out
        Creating problems in town

        Rudy, a message to you
        Rudy, a message to you

        Stop your fooling around
        Time you straightened right out
        Better think of your future
        Else you’ll wind up in jail

    • 64
      Nu Attack Dog says:


    • 65
      Nu Attack Dog says:

      The eurozone remains a united family and the #euro remains a strong currency.

      Absolutely bloody terrifying – Comical Ali in a skirt

    • 88
      The Green Fairy says:

      Translation follows:
      Please don’t withdraw your euros from the banks, just because there are suggestions of a 10% cash levy to balance the euro books. Nothing to see here, move along please.

    • 92
      Holly says:

      Wibble, wibble, wibble, in English.

    • 129
      Llareggub says:

      Remember when the Euro was going to increase everybody’s income by £2000 per annum in perpetuity?

      These days, the mere fact that it hasn’t fallen flat on its face is considered a triumph. And who gives a shit about the wops down south anyway?

    • 182
      (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:


  9. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Just because she isn’t elected doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a point.

    • 21
      Democracy or Communism says:

      And that point is?

      • 41
        Never believe anything you find on Google (or anywhere else on-line) says:

        Luxembourg should be free to screw everybody else.

      • 173
        Anonymous says:

        One of points was – and an issue unlikely to be welcomed here – are British ministers fueling fears about European migrants to distract voters from the country’s economic problems?

    • 31
      M­a­qboul says:

      It means she is not accountable to anyone except herself and therefore this explains her self centred position.

    • 32
      Mitch says:

      Being un-elected does rather reduce her credibility though, especially when commenting on the legitimacy of elected leaders!

      • 46
        Totalitarianism is alive in Brussels says:

        She has taken it to the next stage by criticising elected leaders doing what those who elected them want.

        This lady is a Marxist. When Communism in the East ended they did not give up and have now fully infiltrated the EU and we allowed them to do it, to our shame.

        We live in very dangerous times.

        • 174
          Anonymous says:

          You are not saying that “A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of

      • 144
        chewbakka says:

        But the whole point is that Europe generally doesn’t believe in democracy. After WWII they were sold the lie that people had elected Hitler and Mussolini (not true) therefore they could never be trusted and aonly a University educated Marxist elite should be allowed in goivernment.

        Worked fine under the Bretton Woods post War setttlement, but it’s creaking in an era of floating currency and competition from capitalist economies in India and chinja.

    • 39
      And her point is.... says:

      She has a point. And that point is to make sure her and her ilk are shut down or lamposted (new verb) asap

    • 85
      Democrarcy, who needs it? says:

      It does mean that she should keep it to herself though.

  10. 14
    Demos says:

    Populism = what the majority of people want.

    Democracy = the system by which people vote for those who will give them what they want.

    Er…that’s it.

    • 175
      Anonymous says:

      So Democracy is the way to go – even if the the majority want a left-wing government?

  11. 17
    bergen says:

    Frighteningly, she probably believes the rubbish she spouts.

  12. 20
    The BBC says:

    ‘Populist’ is one of the Left’s worst insults, just behind ‘fascist’. Do not be deceived by their lies when they claim to be the party of working or ordinary people.

    They are elitist authoritarians interested only in their own power. This waste of space is a tremendous example.

    • 98
      JH3094-0234-032 says:

      Never understood the ‘populist’ thing, I thought doing things that were popular was the whole idea of democracy?

      But of course to the left democracy is just a means to an end, and if they don’t get their way they whine about it.

      Just like they whine if a jury gives the ‘wrong’ decision on the shooting of some gangsta sewer rat.

      • 176
        By the way says:

        But did not the jury vote, 9-1, that this gangsta sewer rat threw the gun clear of the car? That is the problem with the hard right – they never let the facts get in the way of (their view of) events.

    • 177
      Anonymous says:

      Then again, such comments seem most fitting for Dave and his Party.

  13. 22
    Ed Miliband says:

    What she means is sometime ‘Tough Love’ is the only way.


    • 86
      Get 8illy to slip her a length says:

      She needs bending over and given some tough love up her arse.

  14. 23
    Ex banker says:

    Soon Jockland will declare independence

    Ulster will declare UDI

    And England will find itself in glorious isolation

    Overwhelmed by immigrants because it does not defend its frontiers

    And owned by foreigners

    Any reasonable English person should emigrate

    • 35
      M­a­qboul says:

      Back to Saxony where the English immigrants came from.

      • 45
        Never believe anything you find on Google (or anywhere else on-line) says:

        Leaving the Welsh in charge.

      • 158
        Get of My Land! says:

        Not according to my DNA, matches the Cheddar man which puts me about 3-4 thousand years on this green and pleasant land before the so called Celts arrived form what we now call France.

    • 74
      6 into 26 won't go says:

      Ulster won’t…Northern Ireland might.

  15. 33
    UKIP supporter says:

    London is already the Macao of Europe

    Cheap overpriced and full of gangsters

    Open more casinos I say

    Its the right thing to do

  16. 38
    Dave the destroyer says:

    The Euro-ass has spoken ‘I must obey obey obey obey’

  17. 42
    Vas I hate the British says:

    I will arrange the next influx of Roma to camp outside her mansion.

    • 150
      Llareggub says:

      Don’t be silly. Euro-policy only applies to the peasantry like you. The Nobel and Great Ones shouldn’t be required to submit to such indignities!

  18. 51
    UKIP to the max says:

    Why was PMQs so quiet the other day? It was not because some labour MP died thats for sure, to be sad you need to have a heart and human emotions.

    It means a by election, a very important one for Wallace & Grommet and if they lose a safe seat they are finished, and for Cameron it will see his party humiliated and likely pushed into 3rd place.

    As for Reding, the liblabcon collaborators will knuckle under and take it like the good little Quislings they are, next they will be summoned for a stern lecture.

    • 102
      Ancient Seafarer says:

      Given the deteriorating situation in Germany – and the fact that the German taxpayers are having to foot much of the bill caused by this euroballsup in so many states – do you think that Angela would approve of this outburst? How much longer before the Krauts say enough is enough, we are leaving it all behind wef Monday morning?

    • 136
      Anonymous says:

      I wonder if Nigel will go mad and attempt to become an MP ?

  19. 53
    Burr Lynn says:

    Bring back the iron curtain. It was simple in those days.

    Democracy in the West and Communism in the East.

    • 140
      JH3094-0234-032 says:

      It’s always nice to have a rolling demonstration of how utterly superior capitalism to socialism.

      France is looking like it will do the honours. Merci mon amis.

      • 160
        older person says:

        when i was a boy w0gs began at Calais. Now there are more of them than there are of us.

    • 179
      Anonymous says:

      Don’t you mean the stage-managed impression of democracy-in-the-West?

  20. 60
    Point of Information says:

    Dave isn’t popular.

  21. 61
    Denis Rodman says:

    She reminds me of a good friend of mine.

  22. 63
    Camerclegband says:

    They realise that the tide of opinion in Europe, not just the UK, is turning against them, and they will fight for their vastly paid, unelected non-jobs with every lie, distortion and scare tactic they can find !!

    • 104
      Ancient Seafarer says:

      What we really need is not a bonfire of the Qangos, but a bonfire of the Berlaymont!

      • 112
        Llareggub says:

        With the Eurocracy inside it!

      • 159
        Anonymous says:

        Were the Quangos burnt or did they just morph into a new entity like the RDAs are now fronted by heads of councils and unitary authorities with the same overall boundaries ( SE SW etc) the money still comes 50p per pound in so long as you match your half money you paid into this expensive club with yet moor money thanks Major.

  23. 66
    Andrew Efiong says:

    They don’t like it up ‘em!

    The Euro elite can’t hack criticism, especially when our Dave promises to derail their gravy train!

  24. 73
    What the people want says:

    Is populism bad then?

  25. 76
    UK Freedom Fighter says:

    For you continental folks…ze game iz oop.

  26. 79
    A Maimed Badger says:

    Interesting that the word the EU fears most is… Democracy..

  27. 80
    EC1 PhD says:

    What do you get if you cross Rachel Reeves and a musical instrument?
    A recorder left on message.

  28. 82
    Johnny Hindsight says:

    It would seem that democracy is the greatest enemy that the EU faces.

    The idea that people should be able to decide — for themselves — exactly who makes the laws and regulations that govern their lives and decide their future, threatens everything they stand for.

    (Sorry about that — I can do even longer sentences.)

  29. 89

    This leftie marxist whore ,needs reminding in no uncertain terms that she comes from a country with a smaller total population smaller than many medium sized British cities and put firmly in her place !

    • 183
      (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

      I’ll put her in her place all right, with her knees level with her boobs!

  30. 90
    Holly says:

    Personally, I would much rather our future be destroyed by our politicians, than un- elected Euro-bots, because like we did with Labour, we can boot them out.

    She may also take notice that it is the MSM in this country that has, finally! caught up with the British public’s mood, and Cameron has now found himself clinging on for dear life, to his stay in his role as leader of the party, & PM.

    Labour & the Lib Dems are due to fall into their own rhetoric, by continually refusing to listen to how folks have felt for nearly a decade, but were smeared into silence by…Erm…Labour/Lib Dems, and the MSM.

    Makes you want to smile, to see the genie out of the bottle.

  31. 94
    Lancashire Procurator Fiscal says:

    Please can she go to a theatre preferably one near a book depository and beside a grassy knoll

  32. 95
    General Pinochet says:

    Back in Chile in the good old days we knew how to deal with women such as her………..one minute she would be complaining about lack of political leadership……..the next minute she would have disappeared……….!

    Viva la Revolution, Viva El Presidente Farage!

  33. 97
    Moley says:

    Don’t you just love the way that Eurocrats sneer at “Populism”?

    The opposite of populism is dictatorship, which is the goal being pursued so assiduously by Reding and her fellow travellers.

    This of course explains their determination to form and control a European Army.

    Elections are so much easier to ignore if you have your own army; ask Mugabe.

    • 111
      Ancient Seafarer says:

      Mugabe needed the nasty vicious help of a brutal North Korean brigade in order to subjugate the country. If the EU tried something similar there might be a spot of unrest here and there….

  34. 107
    Anonymous says:

    An IQ of about 350 and she can’t work out what an idiot she looks like from these shores. UKIP should just play her on repeat loop, there is no better propaganda for them …

    • 117
      A cheeky scouser says:

      I reckon though that the minute Cameron gets in again and gives a date for a referendum on Europe there will be a run on the pound so I will definitely be shorting.

      The real issue will be in the detail of the Referendum Question itself .

      If it paves the way to withdrawal then foreign exchange controls should be introduced in May/June 2015 so that the situation can be managed.

      Four or five years after leaving Europe sterling could come back stronger but the real danger as I see it is the Referendum itself could destabilize the economy for a two to three year period unless it is clearly and forcibly managed.

      The complete shambles that followed Child Benefit reforms brought in by Cameron simply cannot be allowed to blight our macro economic outlook for the majority of the next Parliament.

      Please appreciate I do not have a clue what I am talking about so you must do your own research and reach your own conclusions.

      In any Referendum to come out of Europe there is plenty of money to be made by some.

      • 161
        Anonymous says:

        “Please appreciate I do not have a clue what I am talking about”

        To the contrary, that is all quite plausible …

  35. 120
    (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

    They really do talk boll*cks, dont they?

  36. 121
    Beware the death star says:

    “The Empire strikes back” – so where is Luke Skywalker when you want him?

    • 152
      Viviane Reding says:

      We must legislate at Galactic Federation level to harmonise Jedi conditions of employment and ensure that at least 50 per cent of Jedi knights are women.

  37. 123
    General Pinochet says:

    Beware the death star……..don’t you get it? Nigel Farage is Luke Skywalker!

    Come the revolution we will blow up the channel tunnel, put all lefties (especially Herman van Rumpy Pumpy ) up against the wall & decree Farage ‘El Presidente’

    Hasta La Victoria Siempre UKIP!

    • 131
      chewbakka says:

      Sorry Farrage is cast as Admiral Akbar. He has only one line. “It’s a trap!”

  38. 133
    Mark Wouters says:

    Hello Sovietsalami63,
    Weve decided that the Condom government has gone OTT and that they muse be Extracted by MOSSAD, We Deserve better and we had that nearly under Gordon Brown and The PLP ,the Tory establishment got Jellous and then the Tory esablishment became “controlling NAZINANNIES “.
    They Cannpot have More and they Must now go with the halp of other interested parties.

  39. 137
    Moley says:

    Here is an essay question for students of politics.

    Identify and describe the differences between the European Government and the Russian Politbureau in the Kruschev era.

    Trick question; there are no differences; from the protected wealth and privilege of the political elite to the complete disregard for the opinions, wishes and concerns of the populace, these two organisations are identical in all but name.

  40. 145
    Hargaret Modge, Labour MP and Hypocritical serial long term aggressive Tax Avoider + expenses thief says:

    Populist…ah yes thats what elistist unelected scum call democracy isn’t it.

  41. 149
    Stopthewhininglefties says:

    She knows, you know! She has a doctorate in Social Sciences from the Sorbonne. And a true Physiocrat to boot, no doubt

  42. 153
    Sue Brown says:

    Skanking Reding fails to understand that 77% of the population have serious concerns about immigration plus many are concerned about the uk’s relation with Europe! Very soon the likes of Reding will have to find another vehicle to sponge from while seeking ways to undermine & quell the democrative voice.

    While idiots like Reding exist the voice will only get louder!

    The EU is a MESS!


  43. 156
    Penfold says:

    Another EU apparatchik in La-La Land.

  44. 162
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Fuck off you unelected troughing worthless non-job sponger.

  45. 163
    Anonymous says:

    Viviane Reding is a cartel politician protecting and boosting the EU benefits for her region alone at everyone else’s expenses.
    Google Cartel Politician

  46. 164
    Anonymous says:

    Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, said that British political leaders had, in an attempt to win votes in the European election in May, created a myth that the UK would be swamped by migrants.

    Its no myth Viv we see it happening and we do not want anymore.

  47. 168
    EyeSee says:

    I know you mention she is unelected and unaccountable to have a go at her, but it is actually the point she is trying to make. The Eurocrats are getting very tired of the voters. They have always wanted to do away with democracy, but had to keep it quiet. Now their frustration with having to pay at least some attention to voters is so great, they cannot keep quiet any longer. By saying populist, she means responsive to the electorate. No EU project could succeed if the public had any say. It would be like turkeys voting for Christmas. And it would threaten the role and financial advantage of people like her. Outrageous.

  48. 184
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Vote UKIP!

  49. 185
    Anonymous says:

    Should Mr Scarfe’s cartoon in the times have had Mr Cameron as a poodle perhaps a French Poodle restrained by Ms Reding?

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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