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EU fiddling whilst the Treaty of Rome burns - UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall MEP
Date 15/03/2017 11:46  Author webmaster  Hits 335  Language Global
I also agree with Frau Merkel for the first time when she spoke about a two speed Europe coming down the line. It’s true. There is going to be a two speed Europe; there’s going to be Britain with Brexit in the fast lane and all you guys going in reverse - UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall MEP

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Speaking today in the Strasbourg European Parliament plenary debate on the conclusions of the European Council meeting, UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall MEP urged caution in the midst of the Treaty of Rome celebrations and stressed that despite the motives behind the origins of the European Union being noble, it has evolved into a ‘political monster’ which wants to destroy the nation state.

Paul Nuttall MEP stated: “What began as a noble economic plan has evolved into a political monster, egged on by successive eurocrats who are hungry for ever more power and determined to destroy the nation state and what continues to amaze me is that you never learn. You talk about an existential crisis but you say what is needed is even more EU, you are fiddling whilst the Treaty of Rome burns.”

The UKIP leader also addressed the issue of Turkey by saying, “Turkey under Erdogan is moving towards a theocracy akin to the Middle East, it has nothing in common with the democracies of Europe and therefore Turkey should never ever should be allowed to join the European Union.”




Transcript:

Thank you, I’d like to start by agreeing actually with virtually every other President in this chamber, everyone seems to be a President, on the issue of Turkey. Turkey under Erdogan is moving towards a theocracy akin to the Middle East, it has nothing in common with the democracies of Europe and therefore Turkey should never ever should be allowed to join the European Union. I’m also going to agree with Frau Merkel for the first time actually when she spoke about a two speed Europe coming down the line, it’s true. There is going to be a two speed Europe; there’s going to be Britain with Brexit in the fast lane and all you guys going in reverse.

But I am going to speak quickly about the Treaty of Rome. Even though Britain wasn’t an original signatory it would be churlish of me not to accept that it was a noble and grand plan put together by men and women who witnessed the holocaust, who witnessed Nazi occupation and the horrors of war, but they were men and women of their time, as it is a treaty of its time. To paraphrase the Scottish poet Robbie Burns ‘the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry’ and boy has this gone awry. Because what began as a noble economic plan has evolved into a political monster, egged on by successive eurocrats who are hungry for ever more power and determined to destroy the nation state and what continues to amaze me is that you never learn, you talk about an existential crisis but you say what is needed is even more EU. You are fiddling whilst the Treaty of Rome burns, so what I will say is simply say this; I urge caution when you are celebrating next week because Brexit could trigger a floodgate whereby other countries leave that same treaty you are celebrating next week. Thank you.
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