• The new European Commission was accused today of wielding an 'iron fist' as it flexes its muscles to dictate economic policy to Greece.
Speaking to the European Parliament sitting in Strasbourg earlier today, UKIP MEP Nigel Farage said that the new Commission was essentially a de facto 'government of Europe', and that Greece found itself in a Brezhnevian 'doctrine of limited sovereignty'.
"What Greece needs is devaluation, not sado-monetarism. Instead, like the countries of Eastern Europe, it has found itself trapped inside an economic prison, its hands tied by article 121 of the Lisbon treaty.
"While Greece suffers today, who will suffer tomorrow? Spain? Portugal? Ireland? Whichever former nation it is, they will soon find themselves, like Greece, a protectorate of the new EU government."