February 11th, 2014

Quote of the Day

EU Commission vice president Viviane Reding speaking in London:

“The most powerful parliament in Europe is the European Parliament. Seventy per cent of laws in this country are co-decided there. There will be no repatriation of EU powers.”


29 Comments

  1. 1
    A Droyd says:

    Who the hell does she think she is? She’s just another jumped-up civil servant.

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  2. 2
    sodtheeu says:

    Go and get the dinner on silly mare.

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  3. 3
    Jen The Blue says:

    Now she can tell us something we didn’t already know.

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    • 10
      Just Saying says:

      Redding and own goals are synonomous.
      Nice to know she is squirmingly arrogant over the Swiss issue as is the BBC.

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  4. 6
    Nonny Mouse says:

    That’s why we need to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Giving them notice that we are leaving. Then the EU would be obliged to renegotiate an alternative amicable relationship with us. Article 8 of The Lisbon Treaty compels them to do so: “The Union shall develop a special relationship with neighbouring countries, aiming to establish an area of prosperity and good neighbourliness, founded on the values of the Union and characterised by close and peaceful relations based on cooperation.” Failing that we should just repeal the 1972 Act and reclaim our right to self-determination. Every Parliament is sovereign and no one Parliament can bind a future one.

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    • 16
      CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      Article 50 is long winded bullshit just tell them to go and fuck themselves!

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    • 18
      Politicus says:

      It needs to be approached carefully. Don’t underestimate the EU’s fear of a break-up. They might let Britain out but they will endeavour to keep the UK in the wilderness, even if it means cutting off their noses in spite.

      Brussels cannot afford to see a nation exit and flourish for fear it encourages others to strike out.

      As for Reding, she’s an unelected Kommisar who is just trolling. I suspect she wants UKIP to divide the Tory vote so that she can get her pal Ed Miliband in office and thereby ensure further EU control.

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      • 21
        Nonny Mouse says:

        They’d still have to trade with us. Supply and demand economics. Plus we currently have a £6 billion trade deficit with the EU. They need us. Sure they may impose tariffs but any tariffs would have to comply with World Trade Organisation rules and by which they would not be allowed to make trade uneconomic. Plus it would free us to negotiate our own bi-lateral trade agreements with other emerging and growing markets unlike the EU market which is in decline. We can still trade with the EU without having to be part of their grand plan for a EU superstate. We need to leave and it is in our best interests both politically and economically to leave.

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      • 26
        CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        The City OF London could destroy the Euro at a stroke.

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  5. 7
    Anonymous says:

    The EU’s arrogant/aggressive response to the Swiss referendum really made me uncomfortable – they really have no respect for democracy.

    A few more comments like this from the EU Commission and I’m worried I’ll turn into one of those crazy EU obsessed right wingers that (let’s be honest) split the right wing vote and let the lefties in

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    • 28
      Village Idiot says:

      …..I really do not care,and will vote UKIP,despite threats,as I have,over years,seen how all parties behave,and it is not in the interest of the country.It may even bring things to a political head!

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  6. 8
    Get us out of the EU dictatorship says:

    Thank you for confirming what we already knew, Ms Reding.

    The only way we in UK will ever govern ourselves again is by getting out of the toxic EU.

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  7. 9
    Geoffrey Brooking says:

    Bang goes Cameron’s dreams of re-negotiation.

    What was that about Tories and “hot air”?

    Vote Ukip!

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  8. 12
    Pleb says:

    Time to go on tax strike and cut these leaches off from the teat

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  9. 13
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Well I certainly will not be voting for her again….

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  10. 14
    Anonymous says:

    The Swiss have had their wrist slapped for stepping out of EU line. Meanwhile, like a wavering mirage viewed by world-weary UK voters amid the heat-stricken Westminster political desert, the much-promised EU In or Out referendum shuffles to and over the distant horizon with hypnotic regularity. No matter what the outcome of such a referendum I fear a result would be foisted upon us similar to that of the proposed new incinerator to be built up there in far-flung deepest Norfolk. The people of Norfolk solidly voted against it, and the government withdrew proposed tax-payer funding, but the irate folks of Norfolk will probably still be stuck with it, because the previously agreed cancellation of contract compensation terms would cripple the local council’s finances. I find it difficult to imagine that no similar crippling compensation terms would apply if we all voted to leave the EU. Maybe the UK would be free of EU interference if we voted Out. We’ll never know until we leave.

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    • 24
      broderick crawford says:

      HAVE THE SWISS YET BEEN TOLD BY BAROSSO(BUCO) THAT THEY ARE OBLIGED TO RE RUN THE REFENDUM AGAIN….AND AGAIN…..AND AGAIN …UNTIL THEY GET IT RIGH ??

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  11. 15
    Brussels ate my dredger says:

    She is the best possible recruiting sergeant for UKIP one could wish for.

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  12. 17
    Ingenieur says:

    She demonstrates how the (unelected) commissioners and the (unelected) civil service of the EU have become power-crazed, seeking daily to agrandise their influence or “competencies” whilst hiding behind the pretended democracy of the EP. No matter how massively people vote for the eurosceptic parties these would-be dictators will not relinquish any of their acquired powers without a fight. They will probably use military force to suppress “insurrection” just as Russia sought to retain its stranglehold on the Eastern Bloc countries.

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  13. 25
    broderick crawford says:

    DOES THE EUROPEAN COMMUSSION RESIGN EN MASSE AFTE THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS LIKE IN THE STATES… OR DOES IT JUST HANG ON WET FISH- LIKE AD INFINITUM … AS IN THE UK S SCLEROTERISED CIVIL SERVICE ??

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  14. 29
    Graham says:

    Arrogant bitch.

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