AUDIO "We're going to see great massive seismic political change in Europe over the next few years." - Nigel Farage MEP • "I don't think that the bailouts that we've seen so far this year will be the last," UKIP Leader Nigel Farage told Eric King on King World News on Wednesday (December, 1).
"You've got countries like Ireland and Greece trapped in deflationary spiral, whose government has now been taken over by European institutions and because they haven't got their own currency; because they're trapped inside this economic prison which is called the euro, they are facing very, very grim futures indeed."
"It means that unemployment in those countries will continue to rise; it means their opportunities in trade cannot be enhanced in any way at all, and really what's happening is millions of people, who are losing their jobs and finding life tough are being made the fall-guys for this European project, because nobody dares to admit that actually they've got this whole thing wrong; that Europe is a continent of different peoples who speak different languages, who have different patterns of business.
"We can be friends together, we can trade together, we can cooperate together, but we can not ever be one state. We're just too different."
"Whichever way you look at it, Ireland is actually trapped in deflation. What is happening in the rest of the EU is that we're seeing some signs of inflation and right across the world we have commodity price rises and we will have an environment very shortly, where interest rates, which are now set in Frankfurt by the European Central Bank will start to go up," he said.
"The Irish government is clearly in terminal decline as it deserves to be. It is through the greed and stupidity of the Irish government that they signed up to the euro project and agreed with the Eurocrats. It is they that have now pulled the EU in to bail out the banks and the economy and to take control of everything. And of course confidence in the Irish government has gone, so it's time for a general election. Unbelievably, one of the European commissioners, a nondescript Finn called Olie Rehn, said you can't have an election in Ireland until first you agreed a four-year budget.
"So here we have an unelected bureaucracy, based in a glass and steel tower in Brussels telling Ireland when they can and can not have a general election and that makes me so angry, so I ask the question: 'Just who the hell do you people think you are?'
"It is a total denial of democracy. We're seeing the beginning of a Euro state that is dictatorial in style and design. It is dangerous. It is mad. It is bad."
But will the eurozone survive?
Quoting former Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont, Mr Farage said: 'If they survive this crisis, they won't survive the next crisis, because they're beginning to be held in contempt by the public.'
"And that really is the point, that all of this - this whole project, this whole dream, this whole modern sort of Marxism, which is basically what it is - this has been imposed upon the peoples of Europe without their view being sought. And in the case of France and the Netherlands, when they did give their opinion, they simply ignored them and continued.
"The reason I say they are very, very dangerous people is: the whole point of a parliamentary democracy is to be able to change the government.
"If you say to people: it doesn't matter how you vote anymore, because we're in charge - [that] it's the institutions of Brussels that will decide what maternity legislation you have... what your carbon emission policy is... what your corporation tax rates are... Once people realise that who they vote for in general elections has become no more than a charade, then if they want to change things all they're left with is civil disobedience and violence. And we're beginning to see this already.
In response to whether he feels any safer with police-state tools, such as CCTV monitoring, Nigel Farage said:
"I don't feel any safer at all. What I feel is that in the so called 'war on terror', which of course has been the excuse that is being used for all of this stuff, that actually we've lost so many of our liberties, so many of our freedoms, and increasingly government tells us what we can and can't do.
"There is too much governmental control of our lives. The continual building-up of data on individuals is worrying.
"I don't feel any safer through this stuff at all and I am really fearful that we may be heading towards a time when the state starts to use some of this data to deal with people that do not agree with its views. We're not that far away from it.
"'Nineteen Eighty Four' was supposed to be a warning, fictionary novel, not a handbook for governments in the 21st century. It is Orwellian."
"One thing I do sense in Britain and in other European countries... is that it is the younger generation who are very, very alert to all of this and really don't like what's going on at all.
What about the potential use of terror by the government?
"Well it could be. I made the point again that all the while you have relatively benign governemnts, building up data... you can say that's okay, they're only doing this in the 'war on terror', they're only doing this because they want to protect us. But what happens when you get bad government? What happens if you come from a country like Greece or Ireland where effectively the unelected European Commission has now taken over your country? Then we have a situation where the state can start to use this data... on individuals using different tools of oppression. Perhaps if we said this five or ten years ago, people would have laughed. I don't think they'll laugh now."
Why are people allowing themselves to be governed from Brussels?
"The realisation is that it is the political class - the emergence of the professional career political class right across the Western world in each of the member state countries. These are the people who have signed up to the European project. These are the people that have denied their own electorate the truth... that consistently have been trying to stop the people from having referendums on their own constituitonal future and I think we're going to see great massive seismic political change in Europe over the next few years," Mr Farage said.
"I just hope and pray that that seismic change is towards people who actually believe in democracy. I hope that what we don't see and what I feel we will see is extreme nationalist governments beginning to succeed.
"Let's not forget that Mussolini and Hitler came to power through the ballot box in the first place. My fear is that we begin to see the rise of that kind of movements again. ... We need good, moderate, sensible democratic solutions to that and that's what I'm committed to."