Friday, May 25, 2007

Ramblings from the EU

For those that don't know, the European Union (EU) is a project to turn the sovereign nations of Europe into something like the old Soviet Union where decisions are all taken centrally by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats and forced onto an unwilling populace.

However, it started out in 1957 with the Treaty of Rome, with entirely different aims. It was originally planned as a place to give useless windbags who never held a proper job, had completely failed at everything they had attempted, and had no meaningful contribution to make in any sphere, somewhere they could not do too much harm while continuing to receive generous salaries and benefits from the public purse.

Here's somebody who fits that description to a "T" and also looks like he wouldn't be out of place in the STASI high command.

Richard Corbett, MEP

So in the article I link to above he waxes lyrical about how much Prague has changed since he visited in 1978 (probably invited by his mates in the Politburo). You can read how sad he is now Communism has been relegated to a museum. He probably fancies himself as a mid-ranking Politburo member waving from Lenin's tomb. Anyway I doubt many Czechs share his nostalgia, particularly not those who had their testicles wired up to the mains in the torture chambers of the notorious StB, the Czech intelligence service.

Richard Corbett - what a prick. Funded by the British taxpayer to the tune of over $200,000 a year, and he doesn't need to submit any receipts for his expenses under EU law.

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