Green MEP Discovers the Reality of Brussels

They say you should never meet your heroes, new Green Party MEP Magid Magid appears to be having exactly this experience in Brussels after discovering that the EU that he was passionately in favour of just a few weeks ago is actually a bureaucratic hellhole dominated by stale old white men stitching everything up behind closed doors. Brexiteers did try to warn him…

Magid even suffered the indignity of being asked to leave the Strasbourg Parliament by someone who assumed he wasn’t meant to be there because of the colour of his skin – the UK remains the only country to send ethnically diverse MEPs to the European Parliament in any significant numbers. He’s written a refreshingly honest account of what he actually found in Strasbourg and Brussels:

“Next to nobody in Brussels has any clue what the European Union truly stands for — beyond a flag and an anthem — and more crucially, where it is heading. And that includes the EU leaders and senior officials soullessly waddling through the corridors of power. When I arrived in the EU capital, I expected to find it brimming with activity and potential answers to these questions. Instead, I felt duped: Making a tangible impact on constituents’ lives is apparently not what being an MEP is all about.”

“In Brussels in particular, we need more transparency in the way we make decisions. Our institutions are plagued with convoluted customs, hidden handshakes and backdoor bargaining. I’ve seen it first hand already. How can we reject the accusations leveled against the European elite that we are out of touch, when the top dogs in our Parliament and Commission are chosen through obscure quid-pro-quo arrangements agreed over Champagne and truffles in Brussels’ finest hotel lobbies?”

“In Brussels, the go-to answer to a failed system is superficial; try a fresh coat of paint on crumbling walls. We have to be ready to burn down the house if necessary, to rebuild it in such a way that every citizen from Mansfield to Milan truly feels part of and represented by the EU.”

Looks like the Brexit Party could make it up to 30 MEPs before their term in the Parliament is done…

mdi-timer 12th July 2019 @ 11:36 am 12th Jul 2019 @ 11:36 am mdi-comment Comments
Father of Green Party Candidate’s Children Runs Tax Haven Linked Mining Company

A leading Green Party candidate has three children with a man who runs a global mining company, based in the Seychelles, a tax haven on the OECD blacklist. Vix Lowthion was recently selected as a Green MEP candidate for the South East of England. Despite some arguably non-green connections…

The father of Vix’s kids, Paul Craggs, actively operates 46 ‘primary resource extraction’ sites across Eurasia, running Xannat International Ltd. Xannat mines, produces, and distributes aggregates, concretes, copper concentrates, and construction stone for road, rail, marine, and concrete applications. He has said that he manages “a consolidated turnover significantly larger than many hedge funds.” Cragg’s job is to tear natural resources out of mother earth and sell them… for a profit… Which must have made for some exciting pillow talk.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this article said that Vix Lowthion and Paul Craggs were married. Guido is happy to clarify that they are not but do have three children together. Guido is happy to clarify that Craggs has confirmed that whilst Xannat International is based in the Seycelles, “All of our business streams in their various localities pay their full local tax obligation.” We can not confirm the ownership of Xannat International because the Seychelles has no public registry or indeed any filing requirements. It is for this reason on the OECD blacklist for enabling tax evasion.

mdi-timer 16th April 2019 @ 4:19 pm 16th Apr 2019 @ 4:19 pm mdi-comment Comments
Green MEP Arrested in Brussels

Amidst all the party splits and leftist infiltration of Labour, the Greens are doing their best to bring back the flavour of the 80s with a good old-fashioned CND-style protest. UK Green MEP Molly Scott Cato has been arrested in Brussels, along with two other Green MEPs and Belgian anti-NATO ‘peace activists’ after the group scaled the wall of a Belgian military base that stockpiles US weapons.

Scott Cato then blocked a runway for F-16 fighters at the Kleine Brogel military base near the Dutch border along with French Green Michèle Rivasi and Luxembourger Tilly Metz. Austrian Green MEP Thomas Waitz was also arrested for demonstrating outside the base. The Guardian is reporting that they could be facing five-year prison sentences under Belgian state security laws. The one thing we do know is that the police clearly haven’t confiscated her phone as she’s carried on tweeting incessantly since her arrest…

mdi-timer 20th February 2019 @ 9:25 am 20th Feb 2019 @ 9:25 am mdi-comment Comments
Churchill-Hating MSP is Self-Described Communist and Kim Jong-Un Fan

Ross Greer was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2016, as one of six Green Party MSPs. He rose to UK wide attention this week, attracting the ire of Piers Morgan, by calling Winston Churchill a “white supremacist” and a “mass murderer” on Twitter. People shouldn’t have been surprised. Greer has a long and distinguished history of writing stupid things on Twitter…

Guido has compiled some of the sillier and more sinister things he has tweeted over the years. These include…

  • Wanting the Scottish Youth Parliament to congratulate Kim Jong Un
  • Calling for “FULL COMMUNISM”
  • Calling on the Greens to oppose “NATO imperialism”
  • Wanting to sing the Internationale
  • Resenting being called a “former” communist
  • Stating that the only war was “class war”
  • Calling himself a “watermelon” (green outside, red inside)
  • Admitting to chanting “we’re selling the Falklands when Thatcher dies” at Tories

What a lovely chap. Read a curated selection of his tweets below…

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mdi-timer 30th January 2019 @ 4:31 pm 30th Jan 2019 @ 4:31 pm mdi-comment Comments
Green Party Mayoral Contender Hypnotises Women To Grow Bigger Boobs

Zack Polanski is standing to be the Green Party’s Mayoral Candidate and candidate for a seat on the London Assembly. His campaign video lists how he has worked in “schools, mental health services, universities, and prisons.” One job Zack does not mention is that of ‘hypnotherapist promising to boost women’s cup sizes’…

The Green Party hopeful charged women £220 a session to talk to their ‘unconscious brains’ about making their breasts grow. In 2013 he told The Sun that “This is an extremely new approach, but I can see it becoming popular very quickly, because it’s so safe and a lot cheaper than a boob job… In theory, it could work on other areas of the body, too.”

Guido has helpfully added this unusual skill to his campaign material…

Guido wonders if Zack will be able to work as many wonders to grow the Green Party vote…

UPDATE: A co-conspirator tells Guido that Polanski’s election video also misses out another important nugget of information. Along with having “campaigned in many different elections” he has seemingly campaigned for many different parties, having stood as a Liberal Democrat in the 2016 local elections. Guido also hears he may have been in the Labour Party before that…

mdi-timer 25th January 2019 @ 3:15 pm 25th Jan 2019 @ 3:15 pm mdi-comment Comments
Green Party Candidate Eats Out Of Bins

In what is probably the most Green Party thing ever, candidate John Cossham was featured in the Guardian over the weekend, describing himself as a ‘freegan’, “which means I get food from bins, from foraging, or from my garden.”

Aside from eating out of bins, John doesn’t own a car and has a tattoo of a compost symbol. Much like the Green Party’s manifesto, he even admits he doesn’t budget. “I never know when money will come in, so I don’t budget. But I believe happiness is separate to your income.” Props to him for living his agrarian society inspired life as we all would have to live under a Green government…

mdi-timer 21st January 2019 @ 11:42 am 21st Jan 2019 @ 11:42 am mdi-comment Comments
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