Skip to comments.Watch out for the rise of a European Tea Party
Posted on 10/21/2013 11:08:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Americas debt-ceiling crisis achieved something quite remarkable. It made the EU look well governed by comparison. Both the EU and the US systems are weighed down with checks and balances that make it hard to get things done. But Europe currently has one thing going for it that America lacks. All the most important decision makers in Brussels are committed to making the system work. There are no Tea Party types who regard compromise as a betrayal.
This broad centrist consensus was an unacknowledged strength of the EU throughout the euro crisis. Although it became routine to complain that European leaders always do too little, too late, the markets also realised that even if Europes leaders did not get it right first time they would just reconvene, at yet another emergency meeting, and keep bashing away at the problem. The fact that all 28 national leaders at EU summits are committed to working together is crucial in keeping the euro alive.
In the coming year, however, the big danger to the European single currency is that the political consensus that underpins the euro could come unstuck. A weak economy, weariness with austerity, anger about immigration and resentment of a remote-seeming EU are fuelling the ascent of anti-establishment and nationalist political parties across the continent.
These rising political forces are gaining ground in big EU countries such as France, the Netherlands, Britain and Italy and also in smaller nations such as Greece, Hungary, Finland and Austria. Given that the EU requires unanimity for many big decisions, even a small state that goes rogue could cause real trouble.
As the Tea Party has demonstrated in the US, anti-establishment radicals do not need to capture the position of president or prime minister to gum up the system.....
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Good. Kill the beast.
>> Good. Kill the beast.
... a dysphemism directed at the inanimate.
Socialism NEVER plays well with others... never..
Their way or the highway....
Socialists are brain damaged... worthless.. broken...
Compromise with them IS LOSING...
So let’s see if I got this right.
On one hand...
“This broad centrist consensus was an unacknowledged strength of the EU throughout the euro crisis.”
But on the other hand that broad centrist consensus has resulted in...
” A weak economy, weariness with austerity, anger about immigration and resentment of a remote-seeming EU are fuelling the ascent of anti-establishment and nationalist political parties across the continent.”
So the Euro is alive but the EU is collapsing and about to disintegrate. Great consensus!
>> Be Ungovernable.
“Madness call I it for what else is to describe madness but to be nothing else but mad.”
They will go down before we do, and worse than we will, so they can shut up.
How absolute the knave is!
“Need to get something done” = Bigger, more intrusive and less responsible government.
Those great debts really knock me out
They kick the Wests behind
Angelas blubbery cellulite is hanging out
That EU troika is always on my, my, my, mind
Take me to the Carpathian mountains way down South
Let me foreclose your daddys farm
All the way the bankers hands are reaching out
Come and grease your comrades palm
Im back in the EUSSR
You dont know how lucky you are... boy
Back in the EU
Back in the EU
Back in the EUSSR
Hey, I’m proud to be an “anti-establishment radical”.
Yet...we still have a lot of fools and statists pushing Free Trade....while the most glaring evidence it does not work...the EU...is about ready to crash
It's members face heavy barriers to trading outside of the EU. Internally they have to deal with formidable Government intervention in the form of subsidies and vendor-financing for protected industries, and EPA-level regulation that acts to suppress smaller competitors
The EU was originally advertised as a Common Market. It isn't any such thing.
Moreover the Euro - the common currency of most of the EU - is a statist strait-jacket that acts to remove competition and economic freedom and to protect vested interests. Countries in the Eurozone cannot adjust their currencies to make themselves competitive with other nations - and currency is half of every transaction.
Hope you find this useful.
In a world gone mad the coherent look like the insane...