It’s 17 million “Flag offs” from the EU, in a shocking final act of hypocrisy as the EU silences Nigel Farage, yet EU-loving MEPs are allowed to wave pro-EU banners.
Brexit triumphed over a day of nausea-inducing, maudlin, EU-speak from Rejoiner MEPs. Yesterday the EU Parliament approved the exit agreement of the UK from the EU. The vote (621 to 49, with 13 abstentions) had already been decided the week before, as we reported last week. The real news was that the EU also inadvertently chose this day to give an award-winning display of its breathtaking hypocrisy and totalitarianism to the British people and to the World.
Putting aside some typically-uninspiring speeches in the massive and very expensive hemicycle that is the EU Parliament in Brussels, the headlines were all about Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party.
Below we expose the staggering and suffocating hypocrisy which infects the EU from top to bottom, exhibited yesterday in one afternoon in Brussels. The EU cuts off Mr Farage for an invented offence, but allows blatant propaganda which IS an offence.
Yesterday Nigel Farage was finally allowed to speak in the EU Parliament’s debate on the Withdrawal Agreement which sees the UK formally end its membership of the European Union tomorrow (Friday) evening at 11pm GMT. As was to be expected after 20 years’ at this institution, Mr Farage delivered an excoriating speevch in the four minutes allotted to him. Towards the end of his speech Mr Farage waved his small Union Jack flag
in a gesture of farewell, upon which his fellow Brexit Party MEPs followed suit. The Anti-British Irish Vice-President of the EU Parliament cut off the leader of the largest single political party.
The Irish Vice-President of the EU Parliament promptly cut the sound from Mr Farage’s microphone. She then said the following. “If you disobey the rules you get cut off. Please sit down, resume your seats, put your flags away, you’re leaving, and take them with you” Mairead McGuinness, First Vice-President of the EU Parliament, Brussels, 29 Jan 2020.
Another example of how the EU makes up rules as it goes along. Brexit Facts4EU.Org took a look at the “Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament”. [More correctly the EU Parliament – Ed.] Rule 10.3 under “Standards of conduct” for MEPs states:- “Members shall not disrupt the good order of the Chamber and shall refrain from improper behaviour. They shall not display banners”.
So, banners are banned, flags are not – yet anti-Brexit banners were allowed everywhere yesterday. There are pictures of anti-Brexit British MEPs in the chamber yesterday, clearly waving banners. This below is prominent Labour MEP Richard Corbett.
Just when we think the EU can’t get any worse, it does. There is a serious point here apart from the blatant hypocrisy of the EU and its totalitarian and bureaucratic structures such as the EU Parliament, Commission, Council, and the EU’s hundreds of agencies.
Just think for a moment about the arbitrary banning of national flags in the EU Parliament – something which is not written in the rules but which exists in practice as readers can see above. The reason for this is simple. The EU is quietly airbrushing out the very concept of national identities from the minds of the citizens of all its member states. Thank goodness we are leaving this dystopian nightmare tomorrow evening – albeit in name only.