Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The EU 'does' irony

Richard North, EU Referendum, posts on the situation in Greece, while pointing out a development of sinister proportions in Hungary:
"Meanwhile, a potentially more harmful (in the short-term) situation is developing in Hungary, with the EU commission launching legal action against the Fidesz government for violations of European Union treaty law and "erosion of democracy"."
The irony of the European Union launching legal action against anyone for "erosion of democracy" will no doubt escape the notice of our third-rate politicians and media who presently inhabit the Palace of Westminster where they are consumed with the spectacle of two grown men playing with the latest toy that they acquired in May last year.

Just saying...........


Anonymous said...

The cause belli according to some sources is that the Hungarian Government is going to make Judges retire at 62.

Well pardon me but what a bloody good idea! If you are a former communist country one of the problems you face is that your judicary is stuffed full of throwbacks to the communist era! Any self rerspecting democrat really wouldn't want them around the place!

Anyway its all academic. The Hungarian government has a democratic mandate. Like all governments it will do some good and probably a lot more bad. However it is absolutely none of the EUs business to interfere. Apparently the EU is also annoyed at the Hungarians anti abortion stance. Well I am sorry regardless of what the rest of Europe may or not think, that is what the Hungarians voted for.

PS if we are talking irony, how delightful that Captain calamity Cameron has tripped over and fallen into a sensible policy!

Self determination for the Falkland Islands. Couldn't agree more. If its good enough for the Falklands then we'll have some of that self determination thingy in the UK please!!

TomTom said...

A Maoist in charge of the EU Commission and Communist Apparatchiki in charge of the bureaucracy and businesses in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary is supposed to inspire us ?

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Anon: Quite agree with your last paragraph - but Scotland and the FI does not equate with the UK - this is based on Cameron principles!

TT: Now where did I say Hungary was supposed to inspire us?