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 Post subject: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:01 pm 
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The poor little darling Cameron, in Brussels, is reported to be "appalled" on seeing a glossy 16-page brochure advertising Herman Van Rompuy's new £280 million HQ.

The Guardian steps up to the plate to tell us that the Darling Boy seized on an opportunity to voice "immense frustration" at the lavish spending of the Brussels élite after being handed a glossy brochure promoting the European council's soon to be finished €300m (£270m) headquarters.

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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:14 pm 

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These days even those on benefits can eat brioche. It's bad beer and mouldy bread that drive a man to rebellion and we've a long way to go before the bastards are pushed out, shivering, onto a platform in Whitehall, or dragged to Marble Arch to swing before the tax payers.


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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:39 pm 

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Richard, one explanation is that he is not ignorant of the building plans, but that he relies on the UK population remaining ignorant and disinterested in matters EU, and that they also have short memories. In that way, he can pretend he just found out what they are doing, and portray himself as a fighter against the socialist onslaught that is the Eu without it costing him anything. If this explanation is half correct, then it supports the conclusion that Mr Cameron is as mendacious as he has shown himself to be on such serious issues as a Referendum for withdrawal from the EU.


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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:08 pm 

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I agree with john in chesire, Cameron thinks the moment is right to 'talk tough on Europe' as Tories do from time to time, relying on people's short memories, and keeping the faithful on-side for no cost. He isn't likely to attempt anything substantive, just make tut-tutting noises. If he'd wanted to do anything, he's had plenty of chances so far which he's let slip through his fingers.

Whether he knew or ought to have known about this building is another question and largely irrelevant. There have been so many other examples of waste and corruption in the EU over at least 15 years to make the conclusion that the EU is riddled with waste and corruption inescapable; this classes as one of the minor ones.


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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:34 pm 

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From the Guardian article:
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"The prime minister didn't think this was very well-judged," said a Downing Street source. "Taxpayers won't thank us for reminding them how much it costs."

This taxpayer thinks the prime minster should dare to remind us how much this sort of nonsense costs at every available opportunity. But he won't. Getting the actual, real, genuine public behind him would be a means to rapidly gain authority to tackle it but he doesn't want to tackle it.

Perhaps it should be a standard question at PMQs:

Some backbencher: Would the Prime Minister tell the House how much the EU has cost the taxpayer this week?

*tumbleweed*


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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:42 pm 

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gareth,

What I make of the Guardian quote is that the PM isn't incensed by the waste as a matter of principle, he merely thinks it inadvisable because it might scare the horses.


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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:48 pm 

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I agree, that's why I think it should be regularly highlighted. And for obvious reasons Cameron would wet himself at having to do it.


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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:49 pm 

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No surprises really. The Van Manny has to keep up with NATO. http://bit.ly/hk3K3p


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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:58 pm 
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Subrosa wrote:
No surprises really. The Van Manny has to keep up with NATO. http://bit.ly/hk3K3p


Nice spot!

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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
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Pure Spin/Lies......don't believe a word of it.


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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:30 am 
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How much did our unSupreme court cost?


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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:30 am 

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EuroSlime Dave wasn't complaining about the cost of the building, he already knows about that, as he was planning to live in it when his turn came around; what he was "appalled" about was the cost of production of the 'glossy brochure' which announced the building was ready for occupation.

If the publication had been printed on re-cycled 'bog paper', no one would have heard so much as a bleat from the sheep!

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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:39 pm 

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WilliamGruff wrote:
These days even those on benefits can eat brioche. It's bad beer and mouldy bread that drive a man to rebellion and we've a long way to go before the bastards are pushed out, shivering, onto a platform in Whitehall, or dragged to Marble Arch to swing before the tax payers.


Its stupid comments like this that make one despair that the EUrosceptic movement will take off .


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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:01 pm 

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Its stupid comments like this that make one despair that the EUrosceptic movement will take off .


It is provocative comments like this that build and maintain feuds among allies.
This, too, is unhelpful to euroscepticism.

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 Post subject: Re: The epitome of ignorance
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:39 am 
NOBODY MOVE. MY WALLET'S GONE.





WAIT. FOUND IT. IT WAS IN MY OTHER POCKET.

OK. RELAX.




Sandy,

You were saying...?


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