• UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom
today poured cold water on the EU's 10-year central economic plan, the so-called 'Lisbon Strategy 2020', comparing the European Union to the Soviet Union.
Speaking at the Brussels plenary session, "Europe 2020 - New European Strategy for Jobs and Growth," Godfrey Bloom told Euro-Parliamentarians "not to worry too much about the EU in 2020" because it will not last.
"It will go the same way as the Soviet Union which it so resembles - and for the same reasons," Mr Bloom warned. "It is centralised, it's corrupt, it's undemocratic and it's incompetent," he said.
"It is driven by an unholy alliance of big business and fat cat bureaucrats. It is sponsored by an eco-fascist agenda from a platform of perverted junk science referred to as climate change," he added.
Refering to the various occasions when the people had rejected further EU integration in referendums, Mr Bloom said "the British were not given a chance to have their say thanks to the deceit of the only three parties with access to television debates in my country, aided and abetted by an EU-corrupted public service broadcasting known as the BBC."
Mr Bloom concluded: "The EU is already crumbling. The seeds in Greece today will spread through the other Mediterranean countries sooner than we can imagine. And they will eventually reach northern European countries who have been left to pick up the tab. Our children and grandchildren will curse us as they are left to pick up the pieces of this wholly avoidable shambles."