February 27th, 2014

EU’ve Got to Be Kidding
Botched Spin Job Lets Cat Out of Bag

Well done Bjorn Kjellstrom, Head of the UK Office of the European Parliament, for helping the Eurosceptic cause no end. While berating British journalists in a letter for not correctly reporting EU matters, the grumpy Swede has let the cat out the bag: “not all citizens are aware that possibly a majority of the laws that have an impact on their daily lives are decided on by MEPs in the European Parliament.” Something swivel-eyed Europhiles always try to deny…

Via @jonwalker121


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  2. 2
    unbelievable says:

    They are made by the commission and rubber stamped by the shame parliamentary farce.

  3. 3
    Mr Ned online says:

    Straight from the horses mouth. Our Parliament is not only mostly redundant when it comes to the amount of laws we are affected by, but they are subservient slaves to the EU masters too. hence why the vote about deporting foreign criminals was such a sham. Parliament does not have the sovereignty to decide such measures and it is a travesty that it doesn’t.

  4. 4
    Wanda Ringhands says:

    That signature is very worrying.

  5. 5
    Liar.Politicians says:

    UKIP should run with this and bash the LibLabCon over the head with it.

  6. 6
    Kipper says:

    Now you know it is time to VOTE UKIP

  7. 7
    Jacques Delors says:

    You are years behind Guido

    I told the British that neerly 20 years ago

    And it is true

    Even if you Brexit, you will still have to follow EU law like Norway and Switzerland do, but withiutrepresenatiin !!

    So try and catch up and tell the truth about Brexit…

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    erm, vote ukip?

  9. 9
    Vote SNP says:

    And get shot of the arrogant English

  10. 10
  11. 11
    Historian says:

    Even Northern Ireland is coming apart

    Britain is as bad as Ukraine

  12. 12
    Kipper says:

    yes Vote UKIP

  13. 13
    Runic Boob says:

    It’s a stock market forecast

  14. 14
    Jack the Ripper says:

    Possibly a majority? Why so reticent?

  15. 15
    Kipper says:

    No, we’re multicultural

  16. 16
    Historian says:

    You are 20 years too late

  17. 17
    I am suprised says:

    Camoron and his Conservatives are Centre Right, now that is news, I thought he was just part of the LibLabCon triangle.

  18. 18
    Whats wrong with it says:

    Rather that than a proper Liebour govt. again!

  19. 19

    Knowing Me, Knowing You, Aha!

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    any old crap says:

    What’s the surprise the public have known for years, that these so called MPs/MP are just jumped up village councillors.

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    Mrs Boggins says:

    My late husband Kenneth never trusted the EU – he never understood why foreigners couldn’t regard Dunkirk as a great British victory. He never lost faith in the desire of our kinsfolk in Canada, Australia and, above all, Rhodesia, to be regarded as British at heart. In his honour I refuse to travel to continental Europe until they have mains plumbing in the majority of their homes. How can they not respect British exceptionalism when our standard of living is so much higher than that of Sweden, Denmark, Germany or France?

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    Observer says:

    “The future of Britain is in banking”

    Looking at C o op R b s and Lloyds

    That looks like a pretty dodgy future

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    john in cheshire says:

    Our MPs have effectively nothing to do; and that explains why they have so much time fiddling expenses and buying and selling second homes at huge profit, with our money. But, I’d say the MEPs are not much different; they are, as Unbelievable says above, hardly anything more than a rubber stamp, giving a facade of democratic process. There is nothing, absolutely nothing democratic about the EU. In fact, there is nothing democratic about Westminster, these days. Playing the game according to the rules of the socialists, carpet-baggers and mountebanks who infest all levels of government, is a surefire way to continue along the path to slavery. For those who want enlightenment, Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged, and FA Hayek, the road to serfdom, are a must read.

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    Gerbil 7 says:

    Bunch of Kjunts.

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    Cazual Observer 9 says:

    The real admission is that the EU has neglected to manage it’s own PR and by dodging from that issue many people in Europe have become independently aware of its nature and have formed their own opinion.

    Because that opinion is decidedly negative towards the EU (and in most cases rightly so) the EU now seeks to regain the narrative by asking journalists to broadcast their propaganda.

    The fundamental point which is overlooked above, and which the people are aware of is that any attempt to recapture public opinion in favour of the EU, even if the EU were to start helping old ladies across the road gratis, is that there exists no political union between member states, or legitimate demos in the core institutions.

    This is an attempt at Soviet re-education light.

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    Gerbil 7 says:

    She meant bankrolling the bankrupt EU, it’s just that this was lost in translation.

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    Observer says:

    I think Nigel Double Garage agrees with you dear

    Except that he has taken a German wife as an insurance policy

    And prefers French food

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    Oh Dear says:

    I believe the London plod have bought some secondhand water cannons, I wonder does water go on fire, I wonder when the experiment will take place.

  29. 29
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

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    Anyoldiron says:

    You want out of the EU? Here is what you do. Come the General Election in 2015, realise that there is no point in voting for any of those three major Political Parties that want to remain in the EU-Forever. They have kept us all in the EU since 1972/3 so why do you keep voting for them? All you have to do is use your vote-so none other can use it- and place your cross by any Political Party or Organisation that wants out of the EU. It matters not if none has ever ‘Governed’ before, for lets face it, those that have been in “Office”, have only obeyed EU Orders anyway.

  31. 31
    Cazual Observer 9 says:

    Lisbon Treaty Article 50 is what you invoke in order to start the exit process, if it is to be done cleanly.

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    Observer says:

    Total bullshit

    Under Lisbon Treaty

    Any country can leave the EU

    And the EU parliament is elected

    And all major decisions are taken by the elected governments

    Your statements are worthy of G oebbels

  33. 33
    Phil from Pentonville says:

    I heard when she finishes with Cameron Merkel is driving straight over to Buck House to tell the Queen what should be in her next State Opening of Parliament speech.

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    Mr Ned online says:

    Definitely. No other national party wants to get us out of the EU.

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    A European says:

    Instead of complaining

    Just leave the EU

    We are not perfect, but we are not serial liars like you…

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    Mr Ned online says:

    Most MPs only have 2 jobs. One is voting fodder for rubber stamping gold-plated EU directives in the Commons. The other is as a signpost for constituents, telling them which unelected unaccountable quango now has the power over any given policy implementation, that MPs used to have.

    Other than those, MPs have nothing to do.

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    Oh Dear says:

    Changed channels from Sky crap duplicate news, all they had on was some foreign woman yapping about something, turned over to BBC 24 hr drama news and the same flippin women is on that channel yapping in some gibberish foreign language, so I turned the telly off, peace and quiet on all fronts.

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    Cazual Observer 9 says:

    The author of the above press release would perhaps have done better had he studied Dr G’oebbels.

    A more up to date and more sophisticated propagandist would be Mr. Campbell.

    Article 50 is very much worth invoking for exit now seeing as the attempt to renegotiate the terms of the UKs membership has been comprehensively rejected by the EU.

    The renegotiation part is the first step of Art 50 / Lisbon of which the UK has been attempting in very good faith.

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    Cazual Observer 9 says:

    When did the EU last pass an audit ? :-)

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    Not a European, an English person says:

    I agree now kick us out of the EUSSR please.

  41. 41
    Rob Roy says:

    But you have to appreciate that just as Scotland is a little fish enjoying exponential benefits from the UK equally the UK enjoys exponential benefits from its membership of the EU.

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    Mr Ned online says:

    We have to obey far more EU laws than Norway does. And we barely get any say whatsoever anymore. Basically we get 7% of a say over our own laws, and even that 7% is mostly ignored.

    Outside the EU we will only have to comply with the EU laws as regards to the single market. Much the same as Mexico does. But we would be much more free to decide our own laws. We can still have the EU laws which serve us. We just will have MPs pass those laws in the commons for the good of Britain, instead of rubber stamping them on behalf of the EU. What EU laws do not suit us can be abandoned and we woud be free to have laws which serve the British.

    Vote UKIP.

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    john in cheshire says:

    And Richard North at EUreferendum and Christopher Booker at the Telegraph are exemplars at explaining the workings of the EU. You want to know what is happening to us and why, they are the go-to guys.

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    English, Welsh and Northern Irish voters should not be allowed to veto an independent Scotland sharing the pound, Alex Salmond has said. – Telegraph

    We shall see about that, Bravefart.

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    The enrichment demographic says:

    Yes – the immigration has been an awesome benefit that has really helped enhance society and strengthen public finances.

    The balance of payments suggests that the UK is on the buy side of the trade deal as well, not the sell.

  46. 46
    A cheeky scouser says:

    Would you like one lump or two in your tea Herr Merkel ?

  47. 47
    A European says:

    Your Nigel Fromage makes me think of Alf Garnet

    Is he trying to be funny or does it come naturally?

    Or is it all big mistake?

  48. 48
    Danielle Stevens says:

    What is it with Europeans & dictatorships?

    They will not stop until we kick out our quislings & elect patriots.

    Vote UKIP.

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    Mrs Boggins says:

    Yes, I’m sure you are right, Anyoldiron. Experience in government somehow dirties the hands of any politician. I do feel groups such as the British National Party or UKIP offer us the prospect of a new start. We can stop all foreigners from migrating to the UK, and I’m sure no one will object to a prohibition on any of our dear British people wishing to live or work in any other countries in the EU. The Spaniards and the Portuguese and the Italians must send all British migrants home to the country from whence they came.

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    Mr Ned online says:

    You mean the banks that Gordon Brown had a hand in wrecking? I prefer to look at the hundreds of successful investment banks and finance houses which avoided Brown’s curse as proof that Banking will remain a very important sector of our economy.

  51. 51
    Alexander Dandy says:

    Unfortunately we are out of Wagon Wheels because my husband has been unwell but would you like a ginger nut?

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    Brexit Ahoy ? says:

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    Mr Ned online says:

    So the vast majority of people who use the pound, should not have a say, so that less than one in ten can dictate to the majority?

    Democracy SNP style!

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    Non Sequitur says:

    Why should other sovereign states seek to deport UK citizens in response to the UK regaining control of its borders ?

    That would be contravening international law and constitute a very serious crime against humanity.

    The UK would not be seeking to close the borders to all foreigners.

    The only foreigners who should be rightly restricted are those without money or those who have skills which we already have in plentiful supply.

    This would not impact the UK’s international obligations relating to refugee’s.

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    democracy says:

    It’s about democracy, sovereignty and who governs us. The people who I get to vote for or some unelected bureaucrat troughing away in the EU.

    The economic benefits are secondary and moot, plus you can be a member of the single market without the economic and political union if you are not in the Euro.

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    Mr Ned online says:

    Agreed and their investigation into the Somerset Levels flooding showed why it was so deplorable of Miliband to try to make political capital out of the Somerset floods at PMQs this week.

    He was environment secretary when the EA, DEFRA and the EU were implementing the policies of removing flood defences across the Levels to deliberately ensure that the Levels would flood. Miliband, Baroness Younge et al, effectively “put the plug back into” the Somerset Levels “bathtub”

  57. 57
    Labour bailed out the bankers says:

    The last time that there was actually any global warming.
    F*cking yonks ago.

  58. 58
    Taxpayer-funded astroturfing EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

  59. 59
    Mrs fork tongue says:

    Nice attempt at smear by association….….cretin.

  60. 60
    Stella Creasy says:

    Mad Al is fundraising for the Labour Party this evening in Walthamstow. There may be protests.


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    Taxpayer-funded astroturfing EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  62. 62
    EuroTrollSpotter says:

    You are a paid Eurotroll.

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    600,000 pa says:


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    The view from Haifa says:

    The mark of an illiterate commycvnt. I never trust anybody whose signature is illegible or an utterly meaningless squiggle..

  65. 65
    The view from Haifa says:

    It does if mixed with petrol and a Molotov cocktail.

  66. 66
    General Pinochet says:

    Like we have been saying all along: VOTE UKIP!

    Viva Farage!

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    Oh for gawds sake... says:

    Ha ha ha ha…

    Exponential benefits, my arse.

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    600,000 pa says:


    Are you one of those EU funded or Lynton Crosby funded paid for pro EU trolls ?

    You really shouldn’t reply to your own post so quickly.

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    Anonymous says:

    Do you get paid to troll and smear per post or per day ?

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    Myleene Thise says:

    The letter should be a campaign poster, and a copy carried by every UKIPper and real Conservative.

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    Anonymous says:


    You are a swivel eyed pro EU loon…

    You’ve been on the heroin and deep fried mars bars too long.

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    600,000 pa says:

    + 600,000 pa

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    Mrs Boggins / Observer

    Do you get paid to troll per post or per day ?

    And do you get paid by the EU or Lynton Crosby ?

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Harriet Harman and Jack Dromey supported an organisation that promoted paedophilia. They are also pro EU and would never vote to leave in a referendum.

    Cast Iron Cameron is also pro EU.

    This shows the disgusting type of people who are pro EU and who previously supported paedophiles.

    Cast Iron should be careful which ‘organisations’ he actively supports.

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    nice letter to the nice emarald isle people that make things go bang says:

    A left slant to the letters indicates emotional withdrawl.
    To me it looks like two kickboxers, or two speakers wives showing their ladyparts.

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    Anonymous says:

    H@rriet H@rman and J@ck Drom3y supported an organisation that promoted paed0phili@.

    They are also pro EU and would never vote to leave in a referendum.

    Cast Iron Cameron is also pro EU.

    This shows the disgusting type of people who are pro EU and who previously supported p@ed0philes.

    Cast Iron should be careful which ‘organisations’ he actively supports.

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    David Ricardo says:

    Rather than having hit the Mars Bars I thought he was hitting on Cameron’s thoughts yesterday about the benefits of North Sea Oil and the Union.

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    rather nice letter to the nice emarald isle people that make things go bang says:

    Dredged MPs moats
    Didn’t dredge Somerset Levels.
    Which is most important?

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    couldn't make it up says:

    There you go with EU article 50. No government can bind its successor to anything. You just need a vote in the commons and thats it

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    The only Country in Europe not to have a Parliament is England says:

    Lloyds were ok until Brown stitched them up to save his Scots nats mates

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    The only Country in Europe not to have a Parliament is England says:

    Two Germans planning England’s future in England’s capital city, how nice

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    broderick crawford says:

    the deputy speaker is female … does she also have a wife ??

  83. 83
    broderick crawford says:


    ” …our Parliament is redundant …” ??

    what a great wheeze to therefore ban all future general elections as they are obviously irrelevant ….

  84. 84
    broderick crawford says:

    ” … british forces had to delay a TRAINING JUMP … ” ??

    i was unaware we paid /deployed our troops to practice lovemaking whilst on overseas manoeuvres !!

  85. 85
    Matt says:

    EU TRoll.

    Good luck fighting the Russians. We’ll be right behind you.

  86. 86
    Matt says:

    Britain has 9% say in EU laws.

    And that includes the Lib Dems MEP’s !

  87. 87
    Hugh Janus says:

    If I spent my time at work doing nothing I’d be sacked.

    These gits wanted to sneak in a payrise late last year. The more “work” that goes to Brussels the LESS they should be paid.

    Redundancy notices all round, mefinks.

  88. 88
    Anonymous says:

    Why does everything Cast Iron say end up falling to sh1t in seconds.

    He promised Merkel would be offering some big concessions…

    Yet again Cast Iron is proved to be a liar within minutes of the women getting here.

    “Some expect my speech to pave the way for a fundamental reform of the European architecture which will satisfy all kinds of alleged or actual British wishes. I am afraid they are in for a disappointment,” Mrs Merkel said.


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    Anonymous says:

    When the shite hits the fan Bjorn can use his get out of jail word “possibly” in the first line.
    Still a very stupid letter to send around though.
    I wonder if this explains the latest medical research from Sweden that Swedish males having children when over 45 years of age, have a higher risk of contracting mental diseases?

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    Cor Blimey. says:

    When the shite hits the fan Bjorn can use his get out of jail word “possibly” in the first line.
    Still a stupid letter to send though.
    I wonder if this explains the latest Swedish medical research that Swedish males fathering children when over 45 years of age have a higher risk of contracting mental diseases?

  91. 91
    Cor Blimey. says:

    See below as I forgot my moniker

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    Swedish Polka says:

    Its a mirror image of the SS so must be the Swedish Communist Party.

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    Just Saying says:

    Listening to the two men lefties on the BBC programme Moral Maze this week was like hearing Trotsky and Stalin discuss the state of the nation.
    Why do the women run rings around the men on logic on this programme, but we have to put up with women like Harman and the Eagle Sisters in Wetminster (sic)

  94. 94
    Queenie. says:

    I will have you know that I get on very well with Frau Merkel.
    After all we have similar lineage and she speaks the truth more often than my politicians.

  95. 95
    Trust the Doctor. says:

    Throw the TV out, not pay the TV tax, AND you will improve your intelligence and blood pressure.

  96. 96
    Smart Alec Salmonella says:

    Silly man. I will be the next King of Scotland and starve you in England into submission by witholding Scottish Oil and Gas and Water and Whisky and………

  97. 97
    Herr Kraut says:

    Vote for anyone except Ukip and keep us in europe. Europe is the only solution after the failures of national socialism and soviet socialism

  98. 98

    With the impending euro collapse the will be only to glad to come home!

  99. 99
    Gotta little list, pal? says:

    …Scotch politicians?

  100. 100
    Anonymous says:

    Any Cast Iron, Any Cast Iron Any Any Any Cast Iron
    You think somehow we believe you now
    Well we’ve not forgot your CAST IRON VOW
    Your referendum laws will have a get out clause
    They are really just a try on
    So we all will still vote UKIP
    Get it in your brain
    We’ll be voting UKIP
    We’ll be voting UKIP
    We’ll be voting UKIP

    All right

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    Come all the electorate throughout the UK
    It’s time to ignore what the LIBLABCON say
    Lets face it these parties have all had their day
    Our politics need rearranging
    So go out and vote UKIP lets sweep them away
    For the times they are a changing

    Not one of them listens to our point of view
    They’d sooner give our cash to the EU
    So lets kick them out and try something new
    We can’t afford this lot remaining
    Political rethink is long overdue
    For the times they are a changing

    They lied about Lisbon and promised a vote
    There all Europhiles and in the same boat
    Their treachery just bring a lump to my throat
    As each other they just keep blaming
    So send them a message and let them take note
    That the times they are a changing

    We will no longer tolerate lies being told
    Tax breaks for the rich but more tax for the old
    Ruled from the EU and our birthrights sold
    They ignore us when we are complaining
    If we all vote UKIP their out in the cold
    For the times they all need changing

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron is in an utter panic and will say anything in the hope it might get UKIP supporters to return. Firstly he cannot discriminate against Romanians/Bulgarians so any action he takes MUST apply to ALL immigrants and possibly UK citizens. Failure to do so would be deemed racist. Those from the EU have a legal right to all benefits available to our own citizens. Secondly the Children’s Act would make it illegal not to offer accommodation to families regardless of where they come from. Thirdly and something I am sure he will evade in his next speech is the fact that if he makes social housing unavailable for families he MUST put families up in the private sector for which the tax payer will be funding. Stand by for yet another speech of useless propaganda and phoney sound bites.
    UKIP was right all along.

  103. 103
    2112 says:

    Legislation is passed by the (unelected) European Commission, NOT the European Parliament; but then you already knew that.

  104. 104
    Philip Oliver says:

    I have always been a Conservative voter and even was a Young Conservative, not any longer. Vote UKIP and stop the rot. This country can be great again.

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    Ld Elon says:

    Prejudice, not racist, silly…

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