Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nigel Farage, eurosceptic

Nigel Farage is a very strong eurosceptic. He sees the European Union for what it really is. In all of his addresses and speeches in the EU parliament, he constantly attacks the EU for being undemocratic. He often refers to the fact that the position of president of the EU and other executive positions within the organization, are unelected. He highlights the fact that many of the procedures and operations of the political organization mirror that of the Soviet Union. In the above YouTube video, Mr. Farage welcomes Prime Minster Orbán Viktor to the European Parliament in 2011. He praises Hungary's and Orbán's struggle with communism over the decades. He tells Orbán to beware of the European Parliament as there are many communists lurking in it.

Nigel Farage as a young man, was a strong supporter of the conservative party in the UK. He left the conservative party after they signed Maastricht Treaty. He maintains that he is not a conservative but a libertarian. He later became the leader of the UKIP (UK Independence Party). He is now an MEP (Member of the European Parliament) and co-chairs Eurosceptic Europe of Freedom and Democracy group. Farage is a strong eurosceptic. He opposes what he calls the "euro project". He believes that the European Union can't work for all the European countries as they have structurally different economies. Mr. Farage believes that current situation in the EU will lead to violence as people are unable to determine their own future through the ballot box. This is due to the fact that people in various EU members countries are unable to vote on policies and changes introduce by the EU. Mr. Farage is quoted as saying "I can only hope and pray that the euro project is destroyed by the markets before that really happens".

As a libertarian/conservative, Mr. Farage knows the importance of freedom, democracy and the dangers of a large unelected political institutions. He is one of the vocal few in the European Parliament that stand up to its undemocratic principles. As the problems with the EU persist, more and more people living in Europe will see the European Union for what it really is, an unelected, undemocratic, Soviet-style behemoth.