Wednesday, 24 November 2010
The EU, Godfrey Bloom, Free Speech and historical parallels
Godfrey Bloom called out "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer" during a speech by Martin Schulz, MEP, the Socialist Group President. I think Godfrey Bloom might have been upset by Martin Shulz's remarks that the UK's 'special position needs looking at' as it is tearing Europe apart and that Europe needs taking in 'another direction'. Godfrey Bloom, like many in the UK and elsewhere in the EU, is not certain that the EU should move in 'another direction'.
Nigel Farage's logical assessment is dismissed and Godfrey Bloom is removed from the chamber.
So if one day a majority of MEPs decide 'democratically' that all MEPs not in agreement with them be removed from the chamber will that be acceptable to the Chairman & President? If, once these dissenters are removed, the MEPs pass resolutions 'democratically' to keep the removed MEPs from ever re-entering the chamber would that be acceptable to the Chairman & President?
What might follow then?
This is a very slippery slope and before you dismiss my argument I suggest that you brush up on your history surrounding the passing of the 1933 Enabling Act in Nazi Germany before deciding.
Thanks to Grant Tucker at Iain Dale for the video spot.