|John (scouse) Hirons|
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Quoting: Michael Potter
Think you are looking at the wrong political body Scouse, they are just the pawns in the eu power game. who are easily manipulated and coerced, or threatened by the eu bureaucrats, to fall into line, a prime example is when Ireland voted no, they were summoned to Brussels told they had to have a yes vote, sweeteners were given to the main person opposing, and bingo they got the yes vote. I think you could say "typical left wing tactics."
Now of course the big guns are turned on Britain because they dared to use their veto, it will be interesting to see what extremes they will go too, to ensure that our government also fall into line.
If you look at the make up of the European Parliament you will see there is a left leaning majority, not by many but nevertheless a majority.
Alright Michael, I think it’s safe to say there will be repercussions from Europe over Camerons walk out but to blame it on a ’left wing plot’ is well wide of the mark. The days of ’reds under the bed’ died with Senator McCarthy & is not missed. To say it’s a right wing plot would be equally wrong, it is a power play & most genned up nebbies are pointing at Sarkozy as the prime mover.
I’m afraid your claim of a left leaning EU parliament doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. MEPs sit in seven political blocks inside the Parliament these are;
European People’s Party (EPP) right of center with 265 MEPs
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) left of center with 184 MEPs
European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) right wing with 56 MEPs
Greens/European Free Alliance (GRN/EFA) left wing with 55 MEPs
European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE) far left with 35 MEPs
Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) far right with 27 MEPs
Non-Inscrits (NI) mainly far right 29 MEPs
By any way of counting the center/far right has a majority of eighty three.
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