The Daily Mail, in classic “Hun-baiting” fashion has had a pop at the Germans today. Entitled “Europe speaks German now!“, it centres on comments made by one Volker Kauder who is one of Angela Merkel’s closest allies. He is, in fact, the parliamentary leader of Merkel’s CDU party and he made the comments in a speech to members of said party last night.
He accused Britain of being selfish and insisted it was wrong for London to defend its own interests, adding: “Only going after their own benefit, and refusing to contribute, is not the message we’re letting the British get away with.” He also criticised Britain for opposing the Tobin Tax, declaring that it was “not acceptable” that the UK was “only defending its own interests” rather than that of the wider European Union.
As if that were not enough, the part that’s really inflamed the situation is where he states that German is “being spoken in Europe” in that the rest of the EU is backing Chancellor Merkel’s diktats. However one looks at it, it is an extraordinarily insensitive statement for a senior German politician to make.
Nigel Farage nails this one, and the Euro-elite totally. This is a fantastic piece of film. By God, those people in the European Parliament must absolutely hate him. I certainly hope so. Watch the bastards squirm…
Enjoy. I did: