Monday, August 8, 2016

Brexit happened because the EU is a 'broken DICTATORSHIP' Italian MEP blasts. Spot on...it's an oligarchy of the non productive ruling class


Brexit happened because the EU is a 'broken DICTATORSHIP' Italian MEP blasts

A FURIOUS Italian MEP has branded the European Union (EU) a failed "oligarchy" and blamed its undemocratic nature for driving Britain out of the exit door. 



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Barbara Spinelli has launched a scathing attack on the EU
In a scathing outburst Barbara Spinelli said Europe is facing the terrifying prospect of a rerun of the 1930s and the rise of fascism because of the intransigence of Jean-Claude Juncker's EU Commission. 
She called for a complete overhaul of the entire project to iron out its "ruinous deficiencies", saying the unaccountability of decision making has made Brussels unsustainably unpopular. 
The influential MEP's stinging attack is just the latest salvo between competing visions for the EU's future, with politicians locked in a battle to determine its direction post-Brexit. 
There have been calls in eastern and northern Europe for a return to a looser form of trading alliance in light of Britain's decision to leave, stripping the meddling EU Commission of a large amount of its power. 
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She railed against the 'oligarchy' of Jean-Claude Juncker's EU Commission
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The Italian politician blamed the EU's undemocratic nature for the Brexit vote
But the foreign ministers of France and Germany have put forward a competing vision for total federalism and the creation of a United States of Europe, saying that is the only way to solve the continent's economic and political crisis. 
In an interview Mrs Spinelli said Brussels has reached a "tipping point" and argued, as many other European politicians have, meddling through with the status quo is not an option. 
And in a stinging attack she accused Mr Juncker's army of bureaucrats of deliberately muddying the waters with reams of legislation in an attempt to keep things as they are. 



We have to admit democracy as a whole is left with broken bones 
Italian MEP Barbara Spinelli
She said: "We have arrived at a tipping point in the EU where the obsessive insistence on the institutional method is not only insufficient. 
"It is a technical masking of a political substance that does not change, of a European project that does not want to become neither political nor democratic, but deliberately tends to be a programme of oligarchic domination."
Calling for far greater political involvement from citizens of the EU - including a US-style constitution for the 28-member bloc - she said only "permanent scrutiny" will stop eurocrats from "behaving as an oligarchy".
And she blasted: "We have to admit democracy as a whole is left with broken bones. 
"I am convinced of the influence of the Greek events over Brexit, a vote that has been claimed by a large number of people who said to themselves…what Athens has not been able to reach - the restoration of popular sovereignty - we, as a stronger and older state, have the power and strategic weight to achieve it." 
Mrs Spinelli, a leading member of the Confederal Group of the European United Left at the European Parliament, also insisted it was useless denying how unpopular the EU has become with many citizens. 
She highlighted in particular the perception that Brussels represents the interests of "small power cliques and privileged groups" rather than the hundreds of millions of people across Europe struggling to get by. 
And she said the euro elite can no longer ignore and dismiss the rise of eurosceptic, anti-immigrant parties post-Brexit, saying the EU needs to act to ensure its future. 
She said: "Such denial of reality is also one of our ruinous deficiencies. The reality doesn’t disappear just because we call it 'populist'. 
"We have to start again from here, from this irruption of the reality principle, if we want to avoid the remake of the 1930s."

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