Nigel Farage Booms "Europe Is Now Run By Big Banks, Big Business, And Big Bureaucrats"

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With Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras settling into his role as EU President, UKIP's Nigel Farage stunned the "Goldman Sachs puppet" with a 150-second tirade of truthiness he has likely never experienced. Farage sacrastically remarks how Greeks "will be dancing in the streets" at Samaras' 'successful' negotiation on MiFiD reminding him that "60% of youth are unemployed and the neo-nazi party are on the march." Europe is now run by "big business, big banks, and big bureaucrats," Farage goes on, suggesting the smarmy-looking Samaras should "rename his party from New Democracy to No Democracy." People do not want a United State of Europe, the outspoken UKIP leader explains, they want a "Europe of sovereign states," and concludes ominously, "the European elections will be a watershed."



...And you come here Mr Samaras and you tell us that you represent the sovereign will of the Greek people? Well, I'm sorry, but you're not in charge of Greece, and I suggest you rename and rebrand your party - it's called 'New Democracy', I suggest you call it 'No Democracy'.


Because Greece is now under foreign control. You can't make any decisions, you've been bailed out, and you've surrendered democracy, the thing your country invented in the first place.


And you can't admit that joining the euro was a mistake - of course Mr Papandreou did that didn't he, he even said there should be a referendum in Greece and within 48 hours, the unholy trinity (troika) that now run this European Union had him removed and replaced by a ex-Goldman Sachs employee puppet.


We are run now by big business, big banks and in the shape of Mr Barroso, big bureaucrats...


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VD's picture

Farage is the man!

The Thunder Child's picture

Chuck Norris wears Nigel Farage pajamas

knukles's picture

Chuck Norris is Nigel Farage's Lord Privy

Dr. Engali's picture

Delete that fucker. Somebody beat me to the post.

Keyser's picture

Can we trade Farage for Boehner? 


Rukeysers Ghost's picture

Can we trade Farage for Boehner?


How about him replacing all the elected officials in the Federal Govt.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Nigel Farage is need of Kruschev's shoe!

maskone909's picture

And a kalashnikov

Nigel farage should make like a true english gent, come to the colonies, write up a constitution, and show these blokes the people mean business.

JohnnyBriefcase's picture

How has this dude not been Hastings-ed or JFK-ed or Gaddafi-ed?

Flying Tiger Comics's picture

He survived a suspicious plane crash years ago and since then he's been too in the limelight for a second attempt.


Scarlett's picture

As much as I like him, he never says anything bad about the UK.  He knows and loves the hands that feed him.

merizobeach's picture

These rants are classic.  They always produce in me a "fuck yeah, bitchez!" response.

Where is the WH petition to offer Farage a passport, then we could write him in on ballots...  "President-elect Nigel Farage has also won several open senate seats and slightly over half of the HoR.."

Welder's picture

A dual citizenship POTUS ?

GetZeeGold's picture





I'll pay for his fake birth certificate.


Sooo....what state would you like to be from?


I demand AmnestyTM for Nigel Farage.


If we can't swing that....let's buy him a ticket to Mexico so he can just walk into the country.

WarriorClass's picture

Farage finally figures out that "Europe is now run by "big business, big banks, and big bureaucrats" 

There, fixed it.

search's picture

He never says anything bad about the UK because they aren't a part of the euro. Loving the hand that feeds him? No, not attacking the hand that has a functional legal system that infers his right to speech, you will find if you strain your little brain beyond its mediocre limits, is the reason for his aim elsewhere.

Oracle 911's picture

If before the EU elections SHTF situation occur, the elections will be postponed indefinitely. Mark my words.

old naughty's picture

Let's see now, 22-25 May, so we have about four months max, to get the elections postponed, eh, shtf!


Oracle 911's picture

If things play out as I think, we have 2 months at best.

Winston Churchill's picture

I'm thinking second quarter TSHF.

It is very close ,whatever.

SAT 800's picture

He's doing pretty well without a shoe. there's an old English saying, Boris, that the Pen, meaning public discourse, is mightier than the shoe.

drendebe10's picture

I think he was really talking about the USSA. 

Ghordius's picture

no, for once it's really, really not about the US. beside a lot of other issues he mentioned a very important point


Nigel Farage said: "Whatever you may say in this Chamber, the People out there don't want a United States of Europe, they want a Europe of Sovereign States, trading and working together…"


which is correct. the Members of the European Parliament do tend to be more federalist than their electorates. it's the usual drive to centralization which a center of power, if left uncontested, exerts

In this, I agree wholeheartedly with Nigel. What we have now is a (proto-) confederation of still fully sovereign nations (note: armed national forces fuelled by national taxes, the true age old litmus test of sovereignty) and Brussels' bunch should stop trying to make it a federation

Meanwhile Farage does not mention that most europeans don't share his "pick-and-choose" (and typically British) attitude versus the four freedoms, the very basis of the current EU

1. Freedom of movement of goods. 2. Freedom of movement of services. 3. Freedom of movement of capital. 4. Freedom of movement of people (meaning EU citizens, not extra-europeans)

Typically our dear British cousins are all in for the first three (including enlargements of the EU vs East, military and diplomatic cooperation, etc. - the whole imperial shebang) but don't want the fourth freedom. Well, it's a package, all four or nothing, and continental (including popular) opinion on this is crystal clear

XAU XAG's picture



1. Freedom of movement of goods.

2. Freedom of movement ofservices.

3. Freedom of movement of capital.

4. Freedom of movement of people (meaning EU citizensnot extra-europeans)



Not sure no 4 was part of the VOTE for..........................




That is what it was called when UK had a vote to go in or not under TED HEATH....................don't know anyone who voted yes!


I get fed up with was supposed to be a "Common Market" not what we have now!


Reminds me of the Weapons of mass distruction in Iraq (that they never found)


We were donkeys being promissed a carrot only to find we get a turnip shoved up our back pasage!


Why politicians think they can coral all the sheep, chickens etc with foxes and wolves and all will live happy ever after with no wars and that was the "European" agenda is mad!

XAU XAG's picture

4. Freedom of movement of people (meaning EU citizensnot extra-europeans)


Further more


If Freedom of movement was in, it ment for holidays/business without boarders...................Europeans had not bean invented at the common market stage...........but guess what..............later the carrot become a turnip.................

And in Europe we are all TURNIPS now

XAU XAG's picture

And more


The reason UK does not want freedom of imigration within europe is a simple one..............the europeans that come to the UK for our socialist payment system that is better than many of it's common market partners.......................why do you think people are prepaird to kill them selves........................trying to get to the UK ( in the lorries, boats and trains that cross the channal.........................because London is pathed in Gold! LOL


So now the UK will have to reduce it's bennifits system (should have been done 15 years ago) to the detrement of it's Uk citisens that pay into that system....................or ban them from claiming as the Uk gov are toying with at presant.

Socialism is killing economies all over the world and governments do not want to remove/reduce as they are frightend of being voted out or social unrest.

In the UK I can see that they have started to cap benifits (Like shutting the door after the horse has bolted) and it will take along time for thease caps work in getting peeps back to work when it pays better to stay at home and watch TV all day than go out to work. (jobs available permiting)

And that brings us to all the Europeans doing low paid work in the UK that the lazy paid to stay at home will not do!

So the Uk pays peeps to stay at home and allows Europeans to work (pay thier taxes) but send thier earnings home ..........thats a lose lose situation.


Also the europeans with kids at home in thier country claim bennifits from Uk for thier kids, so Uk is supporting European kids that will never contribute to the's mad!

Ghordius's picture

I somewhat* agree with you, and find that your posts confirm what I am writing above

I also note that the root of your issues is in British politics, done by Britons for Britons

We continentals can't be blamed to have, in a club of 28 sovereigns, a different, more detailed, deeper discussion on all things EU (and EUR, though that is again a different club). And we can't change the fact that there is a language barrier in all this, since we tend to have those national discussions in foreign languages. which just happen to be our national languages, it's not done on purpose in order to exclude you, but it acts this way. and frankly, the American Cousins don't help. they tend to see the EU "like the US", and are even more superficial about it

the average Briton is a complete outlier in the EU. knows less about, is less interested in (even when against, which is doubly strange for us), tends to be for more free trade (which we continentals tend to want only intra-EU), tends to be for more globalization (which we tend to see as a serious treath, particularly when it comes to food), tends to be way more friendly to the other Five Eyes (where we would prefer to them to stop spying on us), and so on

a stunning super-majority of Britons (75%!) is against the EUR. in the eurozone, majorities are still for it, and the rest does not share this special POV. that's a fact

yet The Deal is the Four Freedoms. the South (and the New East, which Britain pushed to get in) won't accept a three-freedoms solutions. out of 28 some 24 would find it utterly unfair. it's still a club of peers, even though Britain sometimes sleepwalkingly thinks it should be led... by Britain, of course (or constantly searches for the other leader, and is baffled not to find one, but just a series of consensus decisions)

my hope is that until 2017 Britons starts to have a honest and detailed discussion, in order to take a serious national decision. but we can't force you to be less superficial about it. it's your can of worms


*(I disagree on the details of British immigration, which I urge you to study a bit better. only a fraction of immigrants born in other countries are from the EU. and this includes, imho, not only the millions from the Subcontinent and the former Commonwealth, this includes the 500k Irish, which had a separate, earlier deal)

XAU XAG's picture


Yes they are our problems 

We don't want to make our problems your problems but Euro wants thier problems to become ours!

When I go to most towns/cities in the Uk you would not think you are in the hardley hear any English being spoken.

I am not against immigration per/say...............but the ballance of scales is too lop sided in the UK.

Our unemplyment could be wiped out if we did not have EU citizens doing Uk Jobs ( I am talking low paid) not the better paid that we have for skills that we are in short supply.


And as for study better...........I live it, breath it every day I see it, smell it, every day.


We have more Poles here than anything ( I am not against them many are hard working and not sucking the UK tit ) they are claiming for thier kids back home, they get a UK pension if they work here for ten years and you think that is right ...............that the UK should subsidise Poland or any other EU Country.............we already subsidise on our contribution.

You quote Freedom


Well What about the FREEDOM OF CHOICE!


We want our carrot back and return the turnip!


"We continentals"...........yes you sheep,chickens etc, foxes and wolves have been fighting each other for ever and if you think by collectivly joining together you will stop that fighting...............history tells a differant story and this miss guided European experement ( And that is what it is) is going to blow up at some stage.


In britain if we had a vote...................brits will want to come out.....................but because we have so many europeans that could would be a tie!

How is that for freedom!


Why do you think the labour party let so many in..............they new that that would vote for labour in the elections...........politians always do what's good for them...............not the country.


We need to start getting leaders like Nigel...............who wants to put Britain FIRST!

Ghordius's picture

XAU XAG, I'm sorry, but you are mistaken. Poles can't vote for the British Parliament. The only EU citizens (except of course you Britons) that can are the Irish, and this by an Act of Parliament from 1949. Which includes the Commonwealth citizens, i.e. the Pakistani, the Indians, etc. Again, I urge you to study the true composition of foreign born people in the UK

and it's only the British Parliament that can decide about the UK leaving the EU or not. or alternatively call for a referendum on that

XAU XAG's picture




Do you understand english?

Note European citizen who is resident in the uk!!


16 years old or over and a British citizen or an Irish, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizen who is resident in the UK - See more at:


As you are continental I will not expect an appology

All I can say is TURNIP...............and you know where to stick it

Ghordius's picture

I do somewhat understand English, though it's only my fourth language. yet this is for local elections. regional. not for the British Parliament

and it's only Westminster that can decide over treaties, national laws, referendums and of course things like leaving the EU or not

BigJim's picture


Citizens of the European Union (who are not Commonwealth citizens or Citizens of the Republic of Ireland) can vote in European and local elections in the UK, elections to the Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies (if they live in those areas) and some referendums (based on the rules for the particular referendum) but are not able to vote in UK Parliamentary general elections.

Yes, if UK citizens want to stop attracting people who want to parasitise rather than work, they need to make their system much more 'pay as you go' - principally in healthcare and education, as well as unemployment benefits. Get rid of those incentives, and the only people migrating to the UK will be those who can intend to offer value... rather than use the system to extract it from resident taxpayers.

But the UK sheep have been brainwashed with decades of socialist thought. They'd never surrender their 'fairness'... though they might vote to exclude foreigners from receiving it.

Occident Mortal's picture

The UK will leave the EU this decade.

We didn't want a monetary and fiscal union we wanted a trade union. But the adoption of the euro has fucked it all up.

Everyone in the UK is utterly delighted in hindsight that we got booted out of the EMF and avoided sleepwalking into the euro.

And that's the truth.

We will leave and adopt a relationship similar to the one Switzerland enjoys. You can say whatever you want, but laws and treaties are there to be rewritten.

It's pointless pretending that the UK is simply being obnoxious. We fundamentally do not want to surrender control of our interest rates and our currency. Not to Europe, not to anyone. Ever.

This club was nice whilst it was a trading block but now it's all getting a bit too serious. From the outside the Eurozone looks like lemmings racing to the cliff edge of a currency crisis.

BigJim's picture

It's a bit like dating a good looking woman who turns out to be an alcoholic... and then demands to marry. er... no thanks.

Ghordius's picture

in average & aggregate we continentals wanted a monetary union. you can trace this back to the Latin Monetary Union and the whole shebang of the currency grids aka European Exchange Rate Mechanism, from which the British Pound fell off on Black Wednesday

and that's what we currently have. the request for a fiscal union? I have to point out that the loudest voices for that came from... the City. followed by a minority of continental federalists. there are no majorities on the continent for fiscal union, no serious plans, nothing (don't get me started on the EMF and the other funds)

yet I have to repeat: the Four Freedoms is what defines for us the trading block. that's The Deal. those are the Club Rules. and the current British discussion about that is centered on the fourth freedom, paired with a scare for an introduction of the EUR in Britain. yet the UK's GBP does not even qualify for it

my wish is for a British political discussion where it's not a given that the continent wants Britain to join any further clubs. and instead read and understand the current club rules. and take a decision, instead of poisoning the political discussion

BigJim's picture

PS - your English is fine, Ghodius, and considerably better than XUA XAG's

merizobeach's picture

"Do you understand english?"

After your litany of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors in your previous few posts, I think you only ought to ask that question to a mirror.

SAT 800's picture

"---majorities are still for the EUR;" propaganda works, Ghordius, tha't why people pay for it. Your opinion is manufactured for you.

Ghordius's picture

why my opinion? I was for the EUR before it was born, and before there was any propaganda for or against it

meanwhile the current propaganda against the EUR is all about "competitive" devaluation. is this what you want?

Dugald's picture


What appalling spelling, have you not heard of a spell checker?

XAU XAG's picture

@Dugald and others that berate bad spelling and grammar on forums


Did you not understand the words.................thought so


Spell checker is no good for really bad spellers!


Plus you donot get spell checker when you fill out prison forms


Some of the worst writers and spellers make the best entrepreneurs as they donot give a monkeys backside what other people think about them including bad spelling, grammar etc


So you can go fourth and multiply


merizobeach's picture

Your excuses for your extremely poor typing skills are as a pathetic as your extremely poor typing skills.

Ghordius's picture

Tyler wrote: "UKIP's Nigel Farage stunned the "Goldman Sachs puppet" with a 150-second tirade of truthiness he has likely never experienced."           Truthiness or truthyness, Tyler?

GeezerGeek's picture

Or, perhaps, truthfulness? FWIW, Bill Gates, via Microsoft Word, allows truthiness but not truthyness, at least in the 2007 version here in the US. There is no higher authority, right? And the intent of the word used is unclear, as considers truthiness to relate more to opinion than fact. So was Farage giving an opinion or were his statements based on fact?

English is hard enough for those whose native language is English, no matter which version. Homophones abound, and only diligent study and caring allows one to be proficient. I never realized this until I met my (Chinese) wife, back in 1976, and started helping her with a course about English for Speakers of Other Languages. Her constant questions about words really gave me pause. Still do, in fact.

Ghordius's picture


"...And you come here Mr Samaras and you tell us that you represent the sovereign will of the Greek people? Well, I'm sorry, but you're not in charge of Greece… (…) Because Greece is now under foreign control. You can't make any decisions, you've been bailed out, and you've surrendered democracy, the thing your country invented in the first place."

here dear Nigel mixes truthiness with his electorally valuable (in the UK, mind) EUR bashing

yes, Samaras is the Prime Minister of Greece. he does represent the Hellenic Republic

yes, the Greek Parliament that appointed Samaras does represent the Greek People

yes, the Greek Parliament was elected freely (with a proportional multi-party electoral system) by the Greek People

yes, the majority of the Greek People still wants the EUR. and this is reflected in Parliament. do you have a better option, Nigel?

yes, the Greek Sovereign is still free. it could default, it could adopt a New Drachma, it could do a lot of things. but does it want to?

Nigel, don't call a whole People unfree only because they don't want to solve their current problems by devaluation, the currently preferred monetary solution on your island.

If you are truly for democracy, then you should respect other People's democratic decisions. If you are truly for sovereignty, then you should respect the decisions of a foreign sovereign.

Criticise as much as you want, but don't call them unfree only because they take the freedom of not doing what you think it's best for them

janus's picture


can't readily recall whether or not we've crossed swords....and since i cannot readily recollect, i reckon there's no bad-will wafting amongst us; all that being said, i feel i must inject a point or two into your soft-bellied platitudes.

all in good-will and all to the betterment of man, mind you.

EUR bashing?  well, my dear friend, the 'euro' and what was initially meant and what has now manifest are two totally distinct things.  

what, pray tell, do you esteem belongeth withing the rubric of (in the most expansive and inclusive sense) the 'euro'; and what, prayest thou, did you in your ambitious reckoning imagine would solidly configure it, perchance, the dream that the roma would be welcome with both warm embrace and open arms; that all civilized peoples would lure unto themselves and licences as peers the very most wretched, to be the  accommodated and accepted within the supremely evolved among mankind (let us not play silly games any longer... the cushite savage and the 'western' new-age-man are two totally disparate entities  (i'm now done playing the deferential games that tally only in our denouement)) -- (deny it though you may) -- the new accord signed haplessly and wrecklessley amongst the various 'members' of this wildly ambitious project that was to 'unite' the peoples of irreconcilably inimical cultures, is was, and will remain, a damnable and cursed project of some sorta satan...but we cannot assume satan is a moron; give the devil his due -- something else is afoot.

bolshevism, i say.

fuck it all; and damn it all to hell.

if the resolution of this mess has within it the germ of jingoistic potency; well, i, for one say God bless it!  fuck em.  if nationalizm is the sole recourse to enmity and hatred...let civilization and liberty win (and to resounding effect).  i'd much sooner see the betters develop at the expense of the lessers -- no matter how goddam 'unfair' that may, at its face, appear.

time for choosing sides, ZHealots.

i side with Farage.

and the more antagonistic you pussies make it; the more viscous will be our response.  

godless commies, you are playing a VERY dangerous game...and you will lose (and lose much that you love).

it is our custom to accommodate dissent; nevertheless, it is our duty to extinguish hostility whensoever it assumes a disproportionate influence.


we will soundly route you out...and. moreover, if janus has his say (and it's likely he will) i'd with joy and bliss force you all beneath a gallow or other-such sharp and implacable blade.  

(not necessarily you, gladious...just the folks that intend harm unto me and mine -- cause i don't take kindly to harm; and i KNOW they mean to deliver it to me...(but janus has bigger and brighter gifts to delvier))

so, in closing, let us freely define what is 'euro'; what is 'American'; what is white; what is black; where we all stand; what we all mean in both the aggregate and individual sense to one another; and what we all mean within that melange...there is some truth both within and without that swirling vortex...and, more importantly, there are great and abiding lies.

be a member of some meainglingless 'group' or join the fraternity of 'man'

win or lose...choose.

and to all that read janus,please-oh-please provoke within me love or hate -- cause i gots both; and i can cast them out with equal potency....fair warning.

THE white-devil (who else), janus.

what the hell, maybe a song or two to drive the point home soundly (janus plays to win).

and win we will...

i paid my sentence/

but commited no crime/

...we are the champions, my friends/

and we'll keep on fighting till the end/ time for losers cause we are the champions/

of the world....,

(heaven and hell are relative and HIGHLY subjective),