Monday, February 18, 2013

The grasping millipede

Millipede E was out and about in his beloved EU today trying to garner support to pick our pockets from other socialist (another word for thieves I think) leaders to make those of us who contribute to the EU's excesses pay more to fund the pipe dream of ever closer union penury.
Left-wing leaders must unite across Europe to reject “collective austerity”, Ed Miliband has declared as he embarked on a tour of the region.
Austerity which is only necessary due to left wing overspending particularly in the UK due to in part Millipede's hand in it.
The Labour leader said the European Union was failing to work for its citizens and called for reforms to ensure that the single market helps reduce unemployment. Mr Miliband has already held a number of talks with Francois Hollande, the Socialist president of France, on how to tilt European economic policies away from deeper public spending cuts. On Monday, he met the Social Democrat Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, before travelling to Sweden. Later this week he will visit the Netherlands. After his meeting with Ms Thorning-Schmidt, over Danish pastries in Copenhagen, Mr Miliband said Europe should be reformed “now”, rather than waiting for “years” under David Cameron’s timetable for a referendum in 2017.
It's failing to work because of its socialist roots Millipede, not in spite of them. Socialism only works till other people's money runs out and we've ran out of money.
Also there's the r for reform word again, the EU is basically unreformable because basically there's no mechanism in place to reform it in a way which might work. Ever closer union means that what the EU takes, it does not give back. The only way to reform it is to destroy it and perhaps start again with saner objectives, you can pretty much guess how that will go down with the EUphiles, there's also the entrenched moneygrubbing aspects in the way too.
No, Millipede is spouting the same magic moneytree policies that have been tried and found wanting whenever a left wing government gets into power, they all fall foul of market forces and a total lack of feasibility in that whenever government gets involved, things take longer, cost more and never quite work the way anyone expects.
That's what Millipede E is selling.
I just hope no one is buying.

2 annotations:

Dioclese said...

He conveniently forgets that it was Labour's tax and spend policies that got us into this shit in the first place...

Dan said...

To be honest I reckon the EU is already pretty much dead in the water now; trying to reform it, modify it or really interact with it in any way is a waste of time and effort.

Normally, when a new country is formed you expect it to run fairly smoothly for quite a while, even in the face of having batshit-insane fiscal policies. For instance, Zimbabwe carried on for forty years before Mugabe finally buggered the currency there.

By that score, getting into deep shit with a currency less than half that age, and not run by utterly bonkers politicians does not auger well at all. Rather, it would seem to indicate that the currency's prospects for a long and happy existence are pretty much sod all.

So, where the EU is concerned, best thing to do is to wait and try to ignore or avoid most of the loonier ideas and laws, and wait while it snuffs it. It won't be long, it is pretty much circling the drain right now.