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Farage Slams Eurozone As "Complete Economic Disaster"

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"The air is thick with denial in this chamber," is how UKIP's Nigel Farage begins his truthiness rant at the most recent European Council meeting. Reflecting on the Italian election and overwhelming success of 'Eurosceptic' political parties, Farage barks that it "is absolutely clear that Eurozone membership is completely incompatible with nation-state democracy." The complete denial (and "unutterable drivel") about the Eurozone crisis incenses him as he says "you'd think listening to everyone this morning that it's over." The real problem, he explains, is that they won't face up to the reality that "You are not facing up to the consequences for what you've done," as he tries to make the technocrats comprehend, "the Eurozone has been a complete economic disaster," because of the Euro - and the disaster is still coming down the tracks.



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Wed, 03/13/2013 - 13:58 | 3326509 Cognitive Dissonance
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"I plead the Sgt Schultz defense." - Draghi at a recent press conference.

<"I see nothing, I know nothing.>

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 13:59 | 3326518 Divided States ...
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Another Euroland smackdown barrage from farage to make my day

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:07 | 3326541 camaro68ss
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Dont know what planet Farage is on but happy days are here again. Just ask MDB.


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:12 | 3326558 SemperFord
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MillionDollahBogus has to! He is in the business of Happy Endings!

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:22 | 3326634 ACP
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Someone is Europe just bought some drones.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:48 | 3326843 Hippocratic Oaf
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I'd love to put Nigel and that pussy Piers Morgan in a cage match.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:55 | 3326882 negative rates
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Double check that.

But when will the hypocrisy end is what I want to know!

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:58 | 3327265 MillionDollarBogus_
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I hear my name mentioned......

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:13 | 3326565 101 years and c...
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if only the US had someone to actually berate the US politicians as they sit smirkingly in the audience. 

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:16 | 3326568 Kitler
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Did anyone else notice that there was some scattered applause amongst the Eurocrats when he finished criticizing the more criminal aspects of Bulgarian and Romanian emigration to England?

Cracks in the Eurozone beginning to form indeed...

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:36 | 3326750 OutLookingIn
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Bulgarian & Romanian criminals.

Going to England, because theres nothing left worth stealing, in their own contries!

The politicians have already stolen it!

Remember, the Gypsies like to be known as "The Romany."

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 16:00 | 3327279 frenchie
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indeed don't mix Romanians and Roms, Tzigans, etc...

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:20 | 3326602 CharlieSDT
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Why pick on Bulgaria?  He says BG is under the control of organized crime?  Well, they did turn down the Euro recently, have a very reasonable 16% debt to GDP and a 2% deficit.  Britian conversely is the epicenter of banster fraud, has debt-to-GDP hundreds of percentage points higher than that, and is the violent crime capital of Europe.  I rarely saw Bulgarians in London, but I saw a shitload of Africans, Pakis, and Banglis.  Did they all get there as a result of EU membership?  Seems like a cheap shot and a political point, not a reality-based point.  Then the Bulgarian guy complains and Farage quotes stats about Romania arrests.  Not the same fucking country, dude!

But at least the British government is doing its best to “protect” the people of the nation by putting up CCTV cameras everywhere. I had heard the stories about England being the capital of Big Brother style spying, where there is one CCTV camera for every 32 people but I had to see it for myself. Those fucking cameras are everywhere. Not that they help keep anyone safe, as one crime is solved for every 1000 cameras in England. However, when it comes time to crack down and declare martial law as the world ponzi fraud comes down and people take to the streets, they will be a very good way of controlling the sheep of Britain.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:34 | 3326727 akak
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If this London public transport poster is not 100% fucking Orwellian, I don't know what is:

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:00 | 3326905 plongka10
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How many bombings has your city had?

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:36 | 3327118 akak
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"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety".

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 22:35 | 3328406 Reptil
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bombed by whom?

3 of the "islamic bombers" couldn't have done it, since they missed the train (so they were too late to be even at the scene)

the metal of the floor of the blown up bus was pointing upwards, which means the bomb was attached UNDERNEATH the bus


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 22:58 | 3328491 SilverTech
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Yes. With all the CCTV cameras, why is there no video of the 7-7 bombers?

All that's been shown are a few obviously composited still pics.

Amazing! "hydrogen peroxide and pepper" ho-ho-ho

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 07:47 | 3329067 Ayn NY
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Two that were significant; 1 in 1993 and an even bigger one on 9/11. CCTV cameras wouldn't have prevented either one.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:01 | 3326527 kaiserhoff
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I miss Sgt. Schultz, but I really miss Frauleine Helga;)

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 13:58 | 3326511 NoDebt
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He should call Grillo and do a pub-crawl with him.  They might just have that place whipped into shape by the time the hangover sets in.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 13:58 | 3326512 dcohen
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Europe was more united before EU. That has always been the strength of Europe, fierce competiton between nation states.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 13:58 | 3326514 PUD
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Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:09 | 3326549 RSBriggs
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Eventually, after a long time of wearing a human skin, the lizard person inside starts to show through...

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 13:59 | 3326517 giorgioorwell
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Another Nigel rant, how has he not gone postal sitting in that forum shouting at morons day after day?

I'm starting to appreciate Kyle Bass's advice to Buy Gold (and Sell JPY) and go to sleep....this is all getting very repetitive and very boring.  


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:15 | 3326577 tenpanhandle
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you can say that again.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:26 | 3326671 Toolshed
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I am quite amazed that he hasn't had an "accident" yet. He is a very brave man in my opinion.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:02 | 3326528 Ban KKiller
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There is no inflation...or, I mean, it is contained at 2%. Your government answers to the people, not the ECB. All is well in Europe as corruption is a thing of the past. OR NOT! 

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:07 | 3326540 Tom Servo
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Same shit, different day.... nothing new here, move along...Appreciate the effort Nigel though...



Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:07 | 3326542 Dick Darlington
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EU poverty 'eating into the heart of society'

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 16:54 | 3327508 TBT or not TBT
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Should read EU "poverty" with scare quotes, to clarify they mean relative, subjective poverty, not the real thing.    Real poverty is what you see in the turd world's shantytowns.   

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:08 | 3326545 Nothing To See Here
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Farage should be dictator of the G20 and CEO of each SP500 company

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:35 | 3326746 Colonial Intent
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And they have twinkies.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:35 | 3326747 Colonial Intent
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He's already the city of londons bitch, they pay a lot better.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:11 | 3326553 PUD
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:28 | 3326687 Key-Rick
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Hooray!  We only spent $3,0128,273.81 per hour more than we made last month.  Only in this country can the fact that we overspent by $203.5 billion be reported as positive simply because we did worse last year.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:42 | 3326801 OutLookingIn
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Time a debt clock.

It ticks over one million dollars every 20 seconds or so!

Fast approaching 17 trillion "Benny Bucks!"  

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:11 | 3326554 falak pema
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we have a pope ! WHite smoke! 

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:13 | 3326560 Proofreder
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Who you mean by 'we', kemo sabe ?

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:17 | 3326598 falak pema
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<I mean we humans of course, like I would say we humans have a new Miss Universe!

Its universal as figurehead. But I prefer Miss Universe! 

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:24 | 3326652 Toolshed
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Since I have no interest in abusing young boys, he has no influence over me. So speak for yourself and your catholic criminal bretheren.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:32 | 3326717 falak pema
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aint catho myself; so u jump to conclusions; you don't know how to read also, as I believe in Venus ! Change your glasses... 

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:13 | 3326962 Toolshed
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"I mean we humans of course"

How stupid are you? I mean really. You make the above statement, and yet you then claim to not be catholic? The poop only holds sway over catholics.....and Venus worshipping morons apparently.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:54 | 3327234 falak pema
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If I said "we humans are seeing a DJIA high like never before," does that make me a Banksta?

Its a statement of fact not of faith! 

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 16:44 | 3327463 Toolshed
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That is a good analogy as long as having and seeing mean the same thing, but since they don't...........

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 18:47 | 3327813 falak pema
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If by having you mean consuming then I'll be buggered not by a Pope but by Hope of seeing Venus's twin peaches blossom on the twig. 

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:37 | 3326754 Wile-E-Coyote
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Run little children run, the Cardinals are coming.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:11 | 3326556 Proofreder
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And this just in ...




yea, rah and all that

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:21 | 3326629 Toolshed
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New pope = new king of the child molesters


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:31 | 3326706 Key-Rick
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Yup. 774,746 words in the Bible and not one of them is "Pope."

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:35 | 3326745 akak
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Or "televangelist".

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 18:57 | 3327840 nmewn
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Or the Department of Health & Human Services ;-)

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:11 | 3326557 walküre
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Farage is treated as the anomaly by the media and the other eurocrats surrounding him.

He speaks truth but why bother? The others are paid to be there and vote FOR all things EU and EURO come hell or high water.

Bought and paid corporate shills to ensure the elite can enjoy the fruits of the EUR and EU-Diktat for as long as possible.

The people be damned. It will end in a bloody mess again and the elite gets chopped. I see long lasting bloody civil wars across Europe in the not too distant future. When the elite makes one wrong move, the fuse will be lit. Just a question of when.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:31 | 3326714 SmallerGovNow2
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Same in USA, question of when...

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:17 | 3326572 j.tennquist
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Who is the cute blond giving Nigel the eye?

Well, Nigel has slayed them once again, the Eurozone, like the black knight in Monty Python's Holy Grail keeps coming back weaker but more beligerent, even as he has no arms and legs.  

"Come back and fight ya pansy"!!

The Black Knight


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:14 | 3326573 Tom Servo
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How much time would you be willing to spend in a PMITA prison to be able to lay the mother of all whoopasses on Barroso or Von Rumpoy?

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:16 | 3326583 Rainman
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Nigel is guilty of selective inclusion in the world of organized crime. Romanians and Bulgarians are just small time street mutts compared to the big playerz..

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:16 | 3326585 monopoly
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Why can't we have someone like Farage in America. Why??? Amazing what the truth shows.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:32 | 3327133 monad
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Where have all the American statesmen gone? Ask the CFR. The ones who get through the screening process all, all, die suspiciously. Leaving Minerva's owl to clean up.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:44 | 3327172 rich_wicks
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Why can't we have someone like Farage in America. Why??

What do you think Ron Paul was?

Sheesh.  We've already been through this.  We have a bunch of stupid americans who just don't care, so why should anybody bother?

Remember Rand Paul's little fillibuster?  Well, did you also forget a bunch of "liberatarians" were also elected to the Senate?  Why did Paul have to do the fillibuster alone?

Farage won't have any effect on anything, just like Paul didn't.  Rand is a sellout first and foremost.  There's no savior coming down to help you.  This is the system you got, learn to work within it, because it's not changing anytime soon, even if we have a catastrophic financial collapse.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:12 | 3327584 Savyindallas
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How is Rand a sellout? If you make statements like that , be preapred to back them up. You sound like that idiot Karl Denninger who hates Ron Paul because he singlehandedly could not overcome the complete cesspool of treasonous idiots he works with on the Hill.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:13 | 3327585 Savyindallas
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Thu, 03/14/2013 - 04:05 | 3328904 Notarocketscientist
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Is that the same as a Libertine?

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:17 | 3326595 Kirk2NCC1701
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"Farage slams Eurozone as a complete disaster".  You mean.. as opposed to "Farage slams the UK as a complete disaster"?  LMFAO.

As in any CSI (Crime Scene Investigation), you first have to ask yourself:  Quis bono (who benefits)?  Q:  How does the UK and The City's "Pound" benefit from an EU breakup vs. a strong EU that leaves the UK (and its Pound) "pounding sand"?  If the EU and its currency are strong, that spells BIG trouble for The City as Europe's main money capital.  This is where the real action is -- away from the Magician's trick if Distraction (that is the EU).  London does not want to have its financial center shift to mainland EU. 

I submit that this clever, opportunistic politician would serve his country well if he turned his rabid -- if brutally honest -- attacks inward, toward the UK.  And I suggest that the Brits clean their own house of debt, before re-directing everyone's attention to the EU house (with its shares of woes).

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:03 | 3326925 plongka10
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He is elected to represent his constituents in the European Parliament. He is not an elected member of the UK parliament.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:15 | 3326975 dick cheneys ghost
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so what, he is still a whore for the cesspool that is 'the city of london'

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 19:37 | 3327940 hooligan2009
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i prefer "cui bono"

farage is the most articulate and rational articulator of what mistakes are being made...unfortunately, there isn't anyone with any ideas of how to put things right in the face of the corrupt businesses, banks and governments that bite away at the happiness that we should be experiencing in our daily lives.

what is even the point of coming up with ideas that generate 2-3% extra GDP growth and taxes when the monetary value of that growth is going to be stolen away by the rank stench of corruption that exists in the "race to debase" that goes for centeal banking these days.

i had hoped that the "bridging finance" being provided to governments to slash spending by the 30% required to leave people with more money to spend (from less taxes) would have been prevalent by now. unfortunately, the bridging finance is being turned into long term debt which, as we know, is perpetual debt with as close to a zero coupon as possible (think indestructible banknotes = coupon free government debt).

politicians do not have the right answer, neither do central bankers, neither does farage. since no-one has the right answer, there is no point in either objecting to his views or supporting them.  


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:19 | 3326605 yogibear
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Another win for Farage.

We need someone of his caliber to go after the fiat credit/debt junkie ministers like Krugman, Bernanke. and the rest of the Keynesian worshipers. 

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:19 | 3326607 ebworthen
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Romania and Bulgaria - sounds like Latin America invading the U.S. to get free education and healthcare, or to sell drugs and do home invasion robberies.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:19 | 3326614 walküre
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Inviting Romania and Bulgaria in the EZ WAS A HUGE MISTAKE!!!!!

Greece apparently hasn't been enough. GS has fingerprints all over this. The debt of both nations will soon balloon higher and GS is on the opposite side when the thing collapses. Just like Greece. It is just so fucking obvious who is running the show and who is benefiting.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:20 | 3326621 chaartist
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slamdown time. farage always entertains :) final bits of sanity there. I see a pattern, maybe he smokes only from time to time like George Carlin and then slams the shit out of them.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:20 | 3326622 orangegeek
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Great grasp of the obvious Farage.


Fucking idiot.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:27 | 3326677 whoopsing
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Yeah sure, blame it all on the gypsies

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:29 | 3326681 Lord Peter Pipsqueak
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Call me a cynic,and I really hope I am proved wrong,as the UK's future literally rests on the election of UKIP in serious numbers at the next general election and delivering on their manifesto promises.But I fear that Farage will be got at as UKIP's prospects improve to the point it could really change things.If it looked like UKIP might lead to a UK withdrawal from the EU,I think Farage might be made "an offer he can't refuse".

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 04:04 | 3328902 Notarocketscientist
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The gypsy gangsters will get him

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:31 | 3326704 Clowns on Acid
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Mr Farage ""the Eurozone has been a complete economic disaster," because of the Euro".

It has not been a disaster for the banksters. Indeed their heads have been spared., thus far. It has only been a complete economic disaster for anyone who believes in open markets personal responsibility, and NOT in open and victim based immigration (legal and illegal).


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:37 | 3326757 q99x2
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Organized crime rules. City of London doesn't want competition.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:37 | 3326758 They Tried to S...
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I noticed noone went to bat for the Gypsies......

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:43 | 3327163 Mediocritas
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Why would they? Having spent enough time in Eastern Europe, neither would I. Crime is an integral part of their culture.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:39 | 3326776 Wile-E-Coyote
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Nigel will certainly throw a spanner in the next UK elections, the Tory's really fear him. If Nigel gets his way the UK will of out of Europe in a flash.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:55 | 3326868 medium giraffe
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Totally out of touch, Mr Farage. 


1). We need more social spending.  If we increase the budget for local councils this will create more jobs.  We also need to increase benefits and minimum wage, which means, along with relaxing our immigration policy, we can help more people with our social welfare schemes.

2). We need less unemployment.  Offering easier and easier access to universities and colleges across the country on less 'academic' courses will ensure the youth unemployment figure is reduced.  Each new student will also require a loan in order to cover rising costs, this will further benefit the economy as these loans are paid back.

3). We need to ditch the GBP, which has been an altogether disastrous experiment, and fully embrace the single European currency, which has demonstrably benefitted all of the currently involved EU nations.

4). Although an expansion of the defence budget is unnecessary at the moment - our troops currently being equipped with the SA80, the finest assault rifle ever produced by a committee, we need to maintain current levels so we can continue to cover our commitments to our non-war-criminal NATO allies.

5). In order to spend more on budgets, we need to ensure that we are not only commiting more financial aid to oil rich middle eastern countries, we need to expand our contributions to the EU budget so we can help to offer a greater subsidy to the Spanish fishing industry, allowing them to further expand their illegal fishing operations in the Irish Sea.

6).  We MAY have to raise taxes, and possibly invent some new ones, but our debt should continue to be manageable and should not be seen as any sort of threat to our way of life at all.  Tax hikes are never popular, but everyone knows that the only way out of a recession is to spend spend spend.

THAT, Mr Farage, is why I will NOT be voting UKIP any time soon, and will maitain my support for the New Labour party, the only party in the whole of the UK with any idea at all about managing budgets correctly!


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:05 | 3326933 plongka10
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Great Trolling - congrats!

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 16:27 | 3327384 medium giraffe
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"Understanding the subtlety of this usage requires second-order interpretation of the speaker's intentions; different parts of the brain must work together to understand sarcasm. This sophisticated understanding can be lacking in some people with certain forms of brain damage."


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 16:13 | 3327342 akak
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Now that is comedy gold man!

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 20:30 | 3328103 gaoptimize
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Where was the \sarc tag at the end of this mindless rant? Britain has failed under Labour policies and this person wants even more.  In my lifetime, I've seen Margaret Thatcher remind the British of timeless principles that all free markets thrive under.  Now lost on even the Conservatives, sacrificed to greed and political expediency.  The culture of Britain has been irrevocably damaged by uncontrolled immigration and economic dependency.  When I listen to Handel's "Messiah" or "Coronation Anthems", I weep for what was and could have been, lost forever.

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 05:36 | 3328978 falak pema
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empire builders and boomerang effects...

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 16:31 | 3330615 medium giraffe
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Does it always have to have a /sarc tag? Rather spoils the effect.  I thought the 'non-war-criminal' 'disastrous experiment' 'SA80' 'illegal fishing' 'in order to spend more on budgets' comments were enough to tip off the ZH intelligensia that I was extracting the urine.  That and the fact that any seriously enquiring mind would know that the stupid 'government spending to create jobs' argument is utterly false.  This is still a trading/investing/finance blog, no?  Oh well, next time I'll draw a fucking picture I suppose...

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 07:59 | 3329081 TWSceptic
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The stupid is strong in this one. If meant as sarcasm: not obvious enough so you fail either way.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 14:54 | 3326875 citizens divided
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the massive government spin machine and their media moguls that lies daily to a gullible public and uses tactics of intimidation, threats and smear campaigns to silence dissenters pooh-poohs on.  Indeed, all is swimingly well.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:02 | 3326918 Herkimer Jerkimer
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At some point, all this politically correct bullshit is going to get tossed so fast, it'll make yer 'eads spin.

Can you imagine Farage calling out the Romanians like that?

Give this a few years, and they'll be so fed up with ethnics like this in our countries, they'll be ropin' down on boats, stakin'em like cord wood and shippin' back.

People are tired of the bullshit and are getting really tired of not being able, or anything being done about it.



Wed, 03/13/2013 - 20:49 | 3328158 Orly
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I have said that and been shouted down.

Oh, the Brits are such panty-waists, they'll just throw their hands up and slunk back home.  One comment was the British wouldn't confront anything more severe than who is your favourite actress.

I am saying there is a line and it's getting closer every day...


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:08 | 3326945 Darth Stacker
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Doesn't Nigel know he should just shut up? Maybe he didn't get the memo. Strange

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 16:57 | 3327520 tlil5774
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Amen, he should focus his attention on the pathetic state of Britain instead, which has stats a lot more mediocre than most other European countries. He compares Britain to the EU while he should compare it to f. ex. Sweden and admit defeat!

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:13 | 3326967 Crash Overide
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The collapse of the Europe is the trigger, who's first, Italy, Spain, Greece, UK, etc...?

1. Down goes Europe

2. Down goes Noth Amerika

3. PM's skyrocket

4. Down goes paper Asia *where the fuck did they get all that gold and silver?*

5. at this point everyone is screwed, hungry, thiristy, and not taking their meds.

6. zombies?

7. I don't even care anymore, it's just silly at this point, going back to the garden and home brewing.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:18 | 3326988 Lord Peter Pipsqueak
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Medium Giraffe has successfully(tongue in cheek) described probably over half of the UK electorate,dependant in some way or an other for benefits or their job on the state,Labour in the absence of a huge UKIP protest vote will walk the next election,and the result be entirely predicable.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 16:49 | 3327486 medium giraffe
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Yup. Entirely predictable and utterly depressing.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:26 | 3327056 monad
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I just shat myself. Doesn't that smell wonderful to you Nigel? Don't worry, the taxpayers will clean it. There, I did it again! I've shat myself twice before lunch! Bravo!

Nigel Farage is wasting his breath. They know what they have done, and what they are doing. They have no intention of stopping.     


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 16:25 | 3327389 Tango in the Blight
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Fat slob Guy Verhofstadt heckles him again. If Rompuy wasn't the EU president he probably would have taken over Barroso's position.


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 16:53 | 3327506 tlil5774
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While I do love the entertaining comedy that Nigel Farage brings, I do wonder why it is lost on this "genius" that the only reason why his sorry British Isles are still alive economically is the fact that some local central bank there has been buying a large part of the recently issued bull**it government bonds. It's about time he took a look at the pathetic state of his homeland before he goes off about the EU/EMU again.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:53 | 3327709 Bazza McKenzie
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It has apparently escaped your attention that the UK is part of the EU (that's the reason Farage can be a member of the EU parliament).  Britain's laws affecting its citizens, its social composition and its economy are now largely set by the EU.  So any attention to his "homeland" inevitably required debate about the EU and its policies.

In addition, while Britain is not in the EZ, the policy setting of the EU is increasingly dominated by EZ members and their flailing attempts to find ways to prop up the EZ disaster (eg an EU tax on financial transactions). So anyone wanting to improve government policy for the UK is forced to deal with the impact of the EZ disaster on the UK (including the money the UK government has provided to help bailout EZ countries).

And if the UK is in such a "pathetic state" one wonders what must be the state of EU countries like Romania, Bulgaria, and Poland (and now France), that their citizens have chosen to flock to the UK.  There does not seem to be much movement in the opposite direction.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 18:17 | 3327749 tlil5774
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"It has apparently escaped your attention that the UK is part of the EU"...eehhh, not really, how did you come to that conclusion? As for people flocking to the UK - watch them leave your beloved Britain just as fast if another decent alternative offers the same tax deal - because you are no doubt British considering your spirited and "objective" response. And by the way, congrats to Britain for people having "chosen to flock to the UK" from eastern Europe, quite an achievement, and almost the same as people moving there from Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, etc (and yes, you did get some rich people from there too - mainly because of tax levels offered to these people)!!! Please get the point - the UK remains afloat because its Central Bank is buying the government bonds issued to finance the country's huge multi-year deficits, and Farage should simply recognize that rather than to bash other nations!

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 16:58 | 3327525 Paracelsus
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He is right more often than not.Spain,Portugal,Italy and of course Greece are all insolvent or on the way.If all this real estate and other assets were correctly valued in a FREE market? The ECB was taking the paper equivalent of rusty bicycles as collatoral for loans. Do you think the banks and other institutions were handing over the good stuff,or the toxic crap they wanted off their balance sheets? Greece could have been partly fixed if the debtors were willing to take a haircut.But Nooooo.They want a bailout,always,everytime. Legions of unemployed youth?

War coming up in 1,2,3.......  

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:17 | 3327608 americanspirit
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A second Nazi Pope - the first a member of the Master Race in his youth, and this one a Patron of those who caused "The miracle of the disappearances".

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:56 | 3327718 Volaille de Bresse
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I HOPE our beloved Herman "king of Europe" Van Rompuy will punch this guy Farage in the mouth!!  <sarc>

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:58 | 3327720 Volaille de Bresse
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I have a vision of Farage waltzing with Beppe Grillo on the ruins of the EU parliament.


Will happen in 2020?

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 19:47 | 3327988 shayneals shayneals
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Being born in the UK but living abroad, I can comment on an insisders view with an outsiders prospective.

We have total social breakdown amongst the lower middle and lower class caused through worsening financial situation, immigration of criminals/uneducated people from a diverse of places. Those that were smart escaped this worsening financial situation and become police etc who have an abolsute obsession with power borne of out inadeuqacy created by our class system. At the same time the financial elite have a place above everyone else and their ploicies of self enrichment have made our other industries non descript. And our security/military industries (which have been very big in the uk since margaret thatcher) have turned our country in a sci-fi film. i am both impressed and shocked by the way the UK has been turned into a systematic prision whereby anyone without a property paid off has become a pseudo slave. 



Thu, 03/14/2013 - 13:20 | 3329938 wolfgang0007
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Dear avid ZERO HEDGE readers.


Like this is supposed to be news, it was a mistake 13 years ago

when they decided to go ahead with the 27 nation, mix of bankrupt countries. How does that



Sincerely ,




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