Farage Unleashed: "You Are Common Criminals"

Tyler Durden's picture

"Years ago, Mrs Thatcher recognized the truth behind the European Project," UKIP's Nigel Farage reminds his European Parliament 'colleagues', "she saw that it was about taking away democracy from nation states and handing that power to largely unaccountable people." In one of his most wonderfully vitriolic remonstrations, the fiery Farage blasts Europe's leadership, "this European Union is the new communism." Slamming Olli Rehn and his Troika cohorts for "resorting to the level of common criminals and stealing people's money", Farage warns, rather chillingly, that, "it is power without limits. It is creating a tide of human misery and the sooner it is swept away the better." Simply put, he concludes, the European Parliament is living out a federal fantasy which is no longer sustainable.


Full Transcript:

Years ago, Mrs Thatcher recognised the truth behind the European Project. She saw that it was about taking away democracy from nation states and handing that power to largely unaccountable people.


Knowing as she did that the euro would not work she saw that this was a very dangerous design. Now we in UKIP take that same view and I tried over the years in this parliament to predict what the next moves would be as the euro disaster unfolded.


But not even me, in my most pessimistic of speeches would have imagined, Mr Rehn, that you and others in the Troika would resort to the level of common criminals and steal money from peoples' bank accounts in order to keep propped up this total failure that is the euro.


You even tried to take money away from the small investors in direct breach of the promise you made back in 2008.


Well the precedent has been set, and if we look at countries like Spain where business bankruptcies are up 45% year on year, we can see what your plan is to deal with the other bailouts as they come.


I must say, the message this sends out to investors is very loud and clear: Get your money out of the Eurozone before they come for you.


What you have done in Cyprus is you actually sounded the death knell of the euro. Nobody in the international community will have confidence in leaving their money there.


And how ironic to see the Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev compare your actions and say, ' I can only compare it to some of the decisions taken by the Soviet authorities.'


And then we have a new German proposal that says that actually what we ought to do is confiscate some of the value of peoples' properties in the southern Mediterranean eurozone states.


This European Union is the new communism. It is power without limits. It is creating a tide of human misery and the sooner it is swept away the better.


But what of this place, what of the parliament? This parliament has the ability to hold the Commission to account.  I have put down a motion of censure debate on the table. I wonder whether any of you have the courage to recognise it and to support it. I very much doubt that.


And I am minded that there is a new Mrs Thatcher in Europe and he is called Frits Bolkenstein. And he has said of this parliament - remember he is a former Commissioner: 'It is not representative anymore for the Dutch or European citizen. The European Parliament is living out a federal fantasy which is no longer sustainable.'


How right he is.

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slaughterer's picture

How can anyone with common sense and a heart not love Farage?

fightthepower's picture

When is he going to call out the Rothschilds and their EU project by name?  The people he is talking to are mearly paycheck players.



Mr Poopra's picture

We need him alive a bit longer.  Uttering names like those will get him Berezovsky'd faster than you can imagine, especially with the desperation being openly displayed as of late.

kaiserhoff's picture

They are not COMMON criminals.

They are extraordinarily arrogant and stupid criminals.

Please Nigel.  Give the Devils their due.

outamyeffinway's picture

Good thing there's a Plan B....

Acet's picture

If only Farage was just as outspoken when criticizing the politicians in his own country and the City of London (where his father made millions as a broker, paying for Nigel's education in one of the exclusive private colleges where the UK's elites and politicians meet their future cronies).

Strangelly, whe's only outspoken against foreigners and only in vague ad hominem attacks.

One might almost think that Nigel Farage's speciality is simply to hypocritically pander to the prejudices and unsupported sense of superiority that a certain segment of the British (and the American) public has against foreigners ...


NotApplicable's picture


and Them.

But after all,

were only ordinary men.

Muddy1's picture

NOBODY, NOBODY, in the US Senate or House of Representatives has the balls, nor the integrity, to stand up and say these types of things in regards to printing, high taxes, defecit spending, etc., and etc.

Ghordius's picture

how many political parties in your Houses? we have +150
Farage's UKIP has not one single seat yet in the Commons, btw

AldousHuxley's picture

Spent borrowed money.

Now they blame savers.

Germany had experiences with hyperinflation so they naturally lean towards hawkish stance.

People like to learn things the hard way because they are stupid.

logicalman's picture

Nobody 'likes' to learn the hard way.

It's just that, for the stupid, it's the only way.

Fixed  it.

TwoShortPlanks's picture

#1, Daniel Hannan

#2, Nigel Farage

I see nothing else but rope!

AldousHuxley's picture

I think for certain stupid people, they NEVER learn.

Poor Grogman's picture

"People like to learn things the hard way because they are stupid."

Are you a person?

AceRimmer's picture

UKIP is the fasting growing political party in the UK. Would you bet the breakthrough wouldn't come in the next general election? People are slowly waking up and turning to UKIP as the only common sense party who actually look after the interests of the working man, instead of the interests of the global elite.

ncdirtdigger's picture

Try to pay attention if you are going to make such claims. Mr Paul, both Ron and Rand, have and do make such statements. 

Joe Sixpack's picture

NOBODY, since Ron Paul retired...

Mr. Magniloquent's picture

Rand is a hawk who sold out to the embodiment of nearly everything he claims to be against, Mitt Romney. He not merely endorsed him, but "happily". It took 30 years for Dr. Ron Paul to get noticed. Rand can spend another 30 years living up to his father before I trust him.

auric1234's picture

and Alan Grayson. What some of his videos at youtube.




Acet's picture

Neither does Farage - he has yet to raise a rokus about "printing, high taxes, defecit spending, etc." in his own country.

Farage's speciality is to go on vacations to Brussels, paid by the EU, and there raise a rokus about anything and everything of the policies of countries other than the UK.

It requires no balls to go to the EU, under the protection of all its treaties and with the implicit support of his country and complain all about those filthy foreigners. It's like going to visit the house of somebody who is an impecably polite host and criticize everything about it while ignoring the filthy mess that his own house is. (I've met people like that and they're scum)

I've been waiting for a long time to hear him complaining about British Pound inflation from the Bank of England's money printing or the excessive influence of te City of London in British politics or the collusion between the Press and the main political parties in the UK. So far, no show!

Day_Of_The_Tentacle's picture

As much as I like Nigels scull splitting of the concrete mastodont, I am left with a hmmmm, when I read the sheet on Frits Bolkenstein, that Nigel pulls out as a beacon of light here.


Connected with Shell. Later with Bank Menatep and Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky in an alleged scandal involving secret accounts in Clearstream - a Deutche Boerse clearinghouse of sorts. As commissioner he was involved with developing patent rules. The beforementioned tidbits are enough to caution my enthusiasm before cheering further for Nigels focus of praise. Additional fact seeking is warrated.   

Acet's picture

That's more or less my point here:

- Nigel Farage is a member of the status quo, not the EU status quo but the UK status quo.

He has no intention that the financial system is fixed, money printing stops, the markets become trully free, the law applies equally to all or sane economic management is back. What he wants is that HIS set of cronies get the bigger slice of the cake rather than the other set of cronies.

Cheering a for this guy just because he's a loudmouth is pretty shortsighted.

Cathartes Aura's picture

voters love to cheer.  always looking for the next in line to support.

politicians love their voter's support.

voters will always overlook the details, or a politician's "mis-step" however obvious.

voting, and politicians - same game, played by people being played.


voting, it's the least you can do. . .

ClumsyBoatman's picture

Well maybe, but he's the only loudmouth we have. Tell me which other high profile UK politicians is contrarian on topics like EU membership and unchecked immigration? Really, I'm all ears. Who you got?

Who should we be cheerleading for if not Farage? None of the fence-sitting, hand-wringing fucks in the Lab/Lib/Con establishment possess one iota of backbone or original thought between them.

Tango in the Blight's picture

Bolkestein won the 1998 Dutch elections for his party (VVD) in 1998 on an eurosceptic and populist platform and then promptly left for Brussels to fill a lucrative position as European Commissioner. He left his party in the hands of Hans Dijkstal, who diametrically opposed all of the positions which made his party the big winner at the elections.

It is one of the causes of the Fortuyn revolt in 2001/2002.


aragornsos's picture

One man did, but he retired.  A few others tried, and they were gerrymandered away as well.

dick cheneys ghost's picture

Nigel is a whore for the CITY of LONDOn.......people just dont want to believe it......

piliage's picture

That doesn't make him wrong about what he is saying regarding the eu taking private property from it's citizens. He can be a shill for the city, and be right about what a bunch of whores the eu are.

Also, British common law holds property rights as inviolate. When the uk starts direct confiscation (yes, not including artificial inflation before you blow a gasket) of. private wealth or property then I'll start to tell Farage to pipe down. Until then, he can let the eu bastards have it.

ClumsyBoatman's picture

And he's the only politician in the entire UK speaking out against rampant unchecked immigration, so go fuck yourself

FutureShock's picture

Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan. Once and a while guys on C-Span, media never covers it so you don't see it.


Cathartes Aura's picture

lol, nice easy short names - lotsa paul in there, hmm.

JOYFUL's picture

err, one might also be excused for thinking that the man's skin of his teeth survival from a plane crash(a common element in the untimely demise of many a Merikan political dissenter!) might have caused Nigel to bite his tongue a bit before callin out the elites closer to where he calls home!

Hey, if you don't like the guy just open up n say so!

ps...I very much suspect that Mr F's 'speciality' as you put it, is pandering to that segment of British society which is somewhat put out about now feeling like 'foreigners' in the country of their birth...

Ghordius's picture

+1 this is indeed part of his target group. the rest he meets as Fellow of the City of London Corporation. A short while ago he was granted the honour of meeting Murdoch himself for dinner, to the dismay of many invidious MPs

Cathartes Aura's picture

every politician has a role to play. . . in the grand scheming of things.

NoDebt's picture

"(where his father made millions as a broker, paying for Nigel's education in one of the exclusive private colleges where the UK's elites and politicians meet their future cronies)."

You know, I really don't have a big problem with that.  Doing what I do I've probably made "millions" (like maybe 2 of them!) if you add it all up over the years.  So, no, that really doesn't bother me unless he did it by lying, cheating and stealing.

You would prefer only the homeless and destitute be allowed into politics?  And since when do we hold people responsible for what their fathers did?


ronaldawg's picture

So you are only pure of heart if you come from a poor background eh?

Like OBAMA?   Gag....

Acet's picture

Nice strawman there. Nothing like a lovelly generalization and trying to put words on my mouth.

Feel free to point out where Nigel Farage has ever criticized money printing by the BoE, the City of London or the Financial Industry in the UK.

Until then, I have no reason to believe that he is a fair an honest man as willing to criticize those who employ his family and friends as he is foreigners.

patience...'s picture

Nigel Farage continues:


“Now everyone has decided, the Bank of England, the Fed, and the European Central Bank, who are utterly brilliant people that have led us to the mess we are in, they’ve all decided that the solution is quantitative easing.  The solution is to go on printing and creating false money in an attempt to buy our way out of the (ongoing) crisis.


My take on that, my historical perspective is that all we are really doing is actually compounding the problem....





now STFU

Argent's picture

A)  Well played to his father.  Why hate him just because the man made some money?

B) WTF does it matter which college he went to?  Clearly he is not brainwashed or working with the 'UK's elites and politians' 

At least this man is out there making a stand against the status quo.  WTF are you doing for Europe or the UK that allows you to be so high and mighty?

Acet's picture

The man is part of the status quo in the UK. His father made many millions working for financial services and he himself went to the exclusive kind of college attended by the heads of the main UK parties and by other members of the elites. The only way in which he could be more part of the status quo in the UK than that would be if he was a member of the Royal Family.

He has yet to critcize the status quo or the elites in his own country: all he ever criticizes is foreigners, never the status quo in his own country.

The oldest ploy in the book that the status quo uses when trying to maintain their priviledges is to convince the riff-raff that the fault is all of the foreigners.

Lo-and-behold the guy who just happens to have a father who made a lot of money in financial services and who attended the same schools as other members of the elites ALWAYS blames the foreigners for all the problems of the UK.

Argent's picture

Sorry but i don't buy it.  You dont like that his father made some money and that he went to a fancy school.  That is hardly his fault and frankly he should be congratulated for having a mind of his own.  Considering the few leaders with such a positiive stance, maybe we should be more supportive, until the point they turn out to be just like the rest....which he has yet to do as far as I can see.  


Not everyone who works in finance is the devil.

Acet's picture

My point is that Nigel Farage has a potential conflict of interest because of his family's tradition and that he had the kind of upbringing (private boys college) that in the UK is tightly associated with members of the elite.

I'm also pointing out that he criticizes the EU and its elites for economic mismanagement and yet does not criticize the UK's institutions and it's elites for similar economic mismanagement.

Last but not least, blaming the EU for everything while remaining mute about the mismanagement of its own government and elites is a common ploy in the UK by politicians from the mainstream parties and by certain newspapers who have deep and tight connections with mainstream parties.

Given all this, I find Nigel's motivations suspicious.

So far in this thread I've heard a lot of fanboyism and hero worship and yet not a single poster has pointed me out an instance of Nigel Farage criticizing the UK's institutions for things like money printing.


PS: I actually worked in Investment Banking in the City of London, so your ad hominem attack on me for seemingly implying that "everyone who works in finance is the devil" was exceptionally idiotic.

MS7's picture

I find him a sympathetic character, and I like listening to him. But I too wonder about his motives. I doubt he is so outspoken because his heart bleeds for the people of Europe. He's certainly not risking anything politically at home by speaking out against the euro dream/nightmare. I do like that he's around and that he makes the EC look like fools.

piliage's picture

Farage has and does speak out against QE, even against that of the BoE. A simple google search will bring up many instances.

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

Indeed, much like the Russians he quoted, sometimes it "takes one to know one".  

KickIce's picture

Look at the bright side, he probably pissed the off calling them "common".

WTF_247's picture

They are only criminals if someone holds them accountable.  Until then they can do as they wish.

I do not see any form of law enforcement doing so.  They are in on the take.

It will be up to the people.  However, the breaking point is very high.  People will put up with a lot until a crack in the dam.  At that point I would guess it escalates into a civil war - people vs govt. Once that happens there is no turning back.

A Nanny Moose's picture

No. they are common criminals with the most dangerous power of all...the power to legislate.