Thursday, 13 October 2011


A word that has up to now only applied to the mounting Euro crisis, is more and more being used to describe the growing political EU disobedience, It's becoming pretty clear that the EU political class is running scared. As an example here's the Guardian on the Slovakian 'no' (my emphasis):
As the dust settled after Slovakia's rejection of the euro bailout, politicians all over Europe were trying to figure out how a tiny party with just 22 MPs and only 300 members had managed to put such a spanner in the works – a feat that had eluded far bigger eurosceptic parties in the other 16 eurozone countries.

The soon-to-be-ex-prime minister, Iveta Radicova, was in no doubt that it was the fringe Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party, a member of her own ruling coalition, that had sabotaged the bill and caused the government to collapse. In an ill-tempered press conference following Tuesday night's vote, she railed at the "irresponsible" and "populist" politics of the SaS, which she said had failed to realise that "we are a small and export-oriented economy, and we need partners around us".
Slovakia will undoubtedly pass the bailout measure eventually, as predicted, but what is significant is one by one democratic EU countries, such as; Finland, Germany and Slovakia are starting to say no to Europe:
Slovakia’s cry of defiance has not been entirely pointless. Richard Sulik – the speaker of parliament – has caught a mood of popular disgust that goes far beyond his own country.
The flawed EU 'not even God can sink this' ship has hit the democratic iceberg.


  1. No matter what one thinks of Mr Farage, he is a great performer and says things that should be said to those who rule over us in the EU. It's always a pleasure to see him perform.

  2. Not so fast.

    The socialists in Slovakia will vote in favour of the bailouts next time - which might be next week.

    They just wanted to get rid of their current local administration.

    Democracy's got nothing to do with it.

  3. @JiC Farage is certainly a great performer I agree

    @Weekend Yachtsman I've no doubt Slovakia will eventuality agree to the bailout (and indeed they have) but what's significant is that eurosceptic voices are becoming more vocal and more important across Europe.

    It will be a slow process but democracy against the EU consensus is fighting back.