President Of The European Parliament: "It Is Not The EU Philosophy That The Crowd Can Decide Its Fate"

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If anyone needs another confirmation that the European Union is fundamentally the most anti-democratic entity currently in existence, then the following statement by European Parliament Martin Schultz should put all confusion to rest.

Schulz: "The British have violated the rules. It is not the EU philosophy that the crowd can decide its fate".

Confused: Here is what Deutsche Bank said earlier today:

The shockwaves and consequences around Brexit will resonate for years. It's probably an understatement to say that most in financial markets regret the UK's decision to leave but we should respect the forces that have been pushing us towards what has always been an inevitable political accident sometime soon. I wasn't sure whether the Brexit vote was the one but I was pretty convinced one was coming and this is probably not the last. Spain yesterday started a general election cycle (more below but relatively market friendly) of the largest 5 euro-area economies (Spain, Holland, France, Germany and Italy) over the next 18 months or so, not forgetting the US this November. Throw in the crucial senate reform vote in Italy in October and you've got plenty of opportunity for rebellion against the establishment that haven't managed to produce satisfactory enough growth for the lower paid/lower skilled to offset the forces of globalisation and immigration.


It's worth looking at the voting split in the UK's EU referendum based on polls compiled by Lord Ashcroft to get an idea of the disenfranchisement. In terms of socio-economic groups, 57% of ABs (upper/middle class - professional/managers etc) voted remain, 49% of C1s (lower middle class - supervisory/clerical or junior management/administrative), 36% of C2s (skilled working class) and 36% of DEs (Ds - semi & unskilled manual workers. Es - casual/lowest grade worker or state pensioner). So there's no escaping the fact that this is a class war. Whether its globalisation, immigration, inequality, poor economic growth or a combination of all of them it's quite clear from this and other anti-establishment movements that the status quo can't last in a democracy. Eventually you'll have a reaction. This is one such major reaction and given that the UK growth rate has been ok of late, it would be strange if pressure didn't continue to build elsewhere where growth has been lower for longer.

It is indeed a class war, and the European "Union" is not used to losing...

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froze25's picture

Good to see that Democracy is alive and well in Europe. /s

nibiru's picture

Ein Volk Ein Reich... Ein Schulz!


I see the same socialism now in more pan-European coat emerging. Good that UK jumped this sinking ship, hopefully other will follow soon.

F U EU, we need to be more like Switzerland not Venezuela *cough EU *cough 

Harlequin001's picture

Terribly sorry for buggering it up old stick.

So fucking sue me!

BaBaBouy's picture

The EU Biach Needs A SHAVE...

SHAVE, Clean yourself Up...

bamawatson's picture

bravo to you; correct, he is a filthy unkempt slob ((hell, he is nasty enough to qualify as a muslim))

however, There Will Be NO Exit

ShrNfr's picture

Eh? You want to be Sartesfied with the outcome?

NidStyles's picture

"If you don't like what we tell you to believe in, we'll kill ya."

Bush Jr.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

"You are belong to us naow, SLAVES!"

Temporalist's picture

Isn't the same true of a Republic?

eatthebanksters's picture

Who the fuck is this guy...the next dictator of Europe?

All Risk No Reward's picture

No. The Debt-Money Monopolists are the current dictators of Europe and the entire western world.

This guy is a rental rhetorician paid to do what he's explicitly told to do in order to further the agenda of the Debt-Money Monopolists.

“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.”
? Napoléon Bonaparte

Inequality: Why are the rich getting richer?

Debt Is Not a Choice

How To Be a Crook

Renaissance 2.0

Debunking Money

Krugman to Lietaer: "Never touch the money system!"

"You are killing yourself academically if you touch the money system."
~Paul Krugman

philipat's picture

Strange how GhorEUs never shows up for the discussion of such posts? First of all Juncker stated "There can be no democtratic choice against European Treaties" and now this. Yet GhordEUs still somehow believes that the EU is a beacon of democracy.

The fact that Schulz would make such a statement NOW is a perfect demonstration of the fact that these EuroPrats just don't get it and never will. The EU must reform or it will shortly no longer exist. Yet with "leadership" such as this, it is clear that no reforms will be forthcoming and that, therefore, the EU will die.

If the EU were to reverse the steps towards a "United States of Europe" and return to what was originally voted for, a free trade area involving individual democratic states each with their own distinctive sovereignty, language and culture, the EU would survive and prosper. In fact I believe that the UK would return to the fold. Yet with this present leadership, it is clear that there is no intention to change course and the end is, therefore, close at hand.

Shibboleth's picture

Why isn't there someone who shoots this Schultz?
Because, really.

TheRedScourge's picture

My goodness, they broke the rules? I suppose that means they could get kicked out of the EU :P

TheRedScourge's picture

My goodness, they broke the rules? I suppose that means they could get kicked out of the EU :P

SamboSays's picture
SamboSays (not verified) TheRedScourge Jun 27, 2016 1:39 PM

This Schulz fucker looks like a German Gartman.... talks like him too.... short EU.....

new game's picture

where is "whatever it takes" cental banking ass rammer? the former goldman sacked human race fucker, dick stick, is awefull quite. speak up and represent your handlers...

Al Tinfoil's picture

Dismal Draghi has been very busy the last few days, delivering money to the EU banks in an attempt to keep them from closing their doors to avoid the rush.  The ECB shoveled out 399 Billion Euros on Friday alone to the EU banks.  All at ZERO percent interest, due in 4 years.  'Tis a good thing that the ECB does not have to back the Euro with anything of substance, otherwise the cost of currency invention could be high.   

johngaltfla's picture

Pretty much validates that most Europeans, especially the Frogs, are fucking pricks. Next time, we should just leave them be to the Russians.

Crash Overide's picture
"It Is Not The EU Philosophy That The Crowd Can Decide Its Fate"


Isn't that way they voted to leave?

TBT or not TBT's picture

This time the French have surrendered mostly to native born muslims who have been outbreeding them while the French pay them to do so.   

TBT or not TBT's picture

Democracies do have a long history of succumbing to popular madnesses and treasury-draining handouts.   The USA was designed to prevent that and it has taken this long to reach the democratic apocalypse, but reached it we just about have.   I expect in the resulting crisis demagoguery and tyranny, as always.   There is so much debt that will have to be repudiated.  

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Temporalist Jun 27, 2016 7:35 PM

Schulz has voiced strong support for Israel, going as far as saying that "Germany exists only in order to ensure the existence of the State of Israel and the Jewish people"

source: wikipedia

RaceToTheBottom's picture

Doush Bank is glad that the Brexit happened.

This guarentees that more free money will flow to them.


They don't become Lehman II for another year at least.


Manthong's picture

So the electorate is just a mob or a crowd now…

You just cannot get more totalitarian than that.

Brussels needs to be nuked.

Troy Ounce's picture



Globalists Move To Create A Superstate Called EU.

This is a declaration of war.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Why dont they just send in the drones?

TBT or not TBT's picture

Brussels is done already.  Massively infected by Islam, it will die without external help or a very very unlikely rally by the immune system.  Unlikely due to contracting PCIV from unnatural acts with marxists.  

Raging Debate's picture

Brussels was done the moment they started. You lead a union on political framework, not monetary. Based on the latter taxes cannot be collected or common defense supported. Current federalization still works in the US because of what I said, however the people have to have some input and agree and that is waning, understandably so. Us becoming empire was not a good thing. 

BlindMonkey's picture

Send in the drones?


Hell yeah!!

Schultz needs a hellfire injection of some American supersonic democratic values!

Restorative_Ally's picture

Speaking of nukes and war, two of the four doomsday planes are now airborne and on patrol. (E-4 Nightwatch).

BlindMonkey's picture

I'm going to be in Moscow tomorrow so I wouldn't mind dying there.  Let's get it on!!

BorisTheBlade's picture

Easy mate, Moscow is covered:

Just don't piss into the fountains.

Last but not the least, don't sit in Porsche Cayenne:

Amun's picture

I must say this feels indeed like  1939 al over again and

the tanks are rolling through Eastern Europe in a renewed  "Drang nach Osten".

El Vaquero's picture

New European land war when?

TBT or not TBT's picture

As long as it's not in Asia you can go all in.  

jeff montanye's picture

figuratively of course.

as noted in a comment above this odious man is named "schulz" not "schultz" as in the post.  he is also president of the european parliament, a designation missing from post, if not the headline.  tighten up the copy editing.

as for his comment, the sharks here are tearing sufficiently bloody hunks from him for my taste.

Condition 1SQ's picture

Kind of irrelevant though isn't he?  If someone decides to leave the EU, they clearly don't give two shits about what EU bureaucrats think about it.  This guy can cry all he wants, but his perspective is precisely why countries are looking towards the exit.

conscious being's picture

Hey JM, look at your reply to manthong, your use of the word figuratively and the timestamp and compare to my post with the same timestamp just below. Are you reading my mind?

conscious being's picture

Ghordius needs to get nuked {figuratively}. He's always on here claiming that 'No, despite all the facts and evidence to the contrary, the EU is a great democracy'.

Maybe he needs to explain that to Martin Shultz and crew?

Bank_sters's picture

Gordo is full of shit.  While literate he lacks comprehension.

Ghordius's picture

and do you have search engine comprehension? search for ""It Is Not The EU Philosophy That The Crowd Can Decide Its Fate""

while you are there, look for the original source, or the most trusted source

did you find any material you can trust? really, really trust? if not... is it plausible?

this piece of news has been bounced around between blogs, financial newsites of the smaller categories, and a few places more

problem is, I can't prove Schultz did not say that. but can you prove he actually did?

a good link would be enough, an actual video or audio better

likely, it is NOT. Schultz is an insufferable idiot, in my view. But he is a socialist, and a democrat. And they don't get popular among their core audiency by spouting this kind of elitist messages. They want to belong to the crowd, hard

so no, I call bullshit. prove me wrong

monk27's picture

You proved yourself wrong so many times already that it would be a futile exercise... EU is DOA !

Muh Raf's picture

I rarely agree with Ghordo, but in all fairness to him the statement attribution is almost definitely false. Compare Schulz's tweet of 23 Jun. That said, the EU has become a stinking cesspool of mediocracy and political granstanding, with almost zero men of substance.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Socialist democrat=lying demagogue.   Usually.   The non lying types are literally useful idiots in Lenin's sense.  

Ghordius's picture

if you want so, then have it so. but the article and the false quote suggest an incompetent "lying demagogue"

I repeat: those european social democrats work hard to have a kind of aura like Bernie Sanders in the US

would you believe that Sanders would say such a thing?

Jafo's picture
Yanis Varoufakis said that the EU listened to his presentation and said it did not matter, the Greek people had signed an agreement and there was no going back.  Welcome to the pretend democracy of Europe, slave.
Ghordius's picture

Yanis made a presentation to 27 of his collegues. all finance ministers of their countries, and all very, very unimpressed

if Varoufakis thinks that 1 vote is more then 27 votes... then who is for a "pretend democracy"?