Androulla Vassiliou’s pathetic attempt to wrap The King’s Speech in the EU flag

The excellent England Expects blog today relays the story of European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou’s triumphant comments about the Oscar success of the British made film, The King’s Speech.

An article in Eurasiareview reported that European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou welcomed the major success of EU-backed film ‘The King’s Speech’, which was crowned with four Oscars at last night’s 83rd Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood.  No, really.  Vassiliou, who is the bureaucracy’s lavishly paid placeman in the role of education and culture, went on to say:

“What a great night for the European film industry and the MEDIA programme. Europe loves cinema and the world loves our films! My congratulations to Tom Hooper and Susanne Bier, who showed that you don’t need a massive budget to make world-beating films. This shows that the European film industry can compete with the best.”

The European Film Industry?  The King’s Speech was produced by UK company Bedlam Productions.  Along with the UK Film Council, which put around £1million into the production of the film, the companies listed below – which include Aegis and Molinare, both British companies who also contributed funding – were instrumental in making this British film that competed with the best:

There is a distinct absence of European companies here.  So where is this triumphant European Film Industry?  For this to be claimed as a European success is pure cant.  It is the worst kind of cheap propaganda to make the EU look relevant.  The £500k contributed by EU MEDIA that Vassiliou refers to was post production funds for the purpose of distributing the finished product.  It’s yet more pathetic Eurobullshit.

5 Responses to “Androulla Vassiliou’s pathetic attempt to wrap The King’s Speech in the EU flag”


  1. 1 Woodsy42 28/02/2011 at 3:28 pm

    The latest psychological push appear to be using the language of the USA, talking up the idea that the EU is the country and what were countries are now just member states. Control the language and you gradually control the ideas.

  2. 2 The EU - Billions in wasted British money 28/02/2011 at 8:15 pm

    “The £500k contributed by EU MEDIA that Vassiliou refers to was post production funds for the purpose of distributing the finished product”

    Actually, even that is British money as we are annual net contributors to the EU wastefest, sorry err.. budget

    http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/6098773/the-eu-must-face-cuts-too.thtml

    “Even after taking into account the money that the EU graciously gives back to us (which is often misspent), the amount we pour into Brussels is going to grow from £6.4bn last year, to £8.3bn this year and then goes on to peak at an eye-watering £10.3bn in 2014-15.”

  3. 3 българче 01/03/2011 at 9:43 pm

    But why don’t you leave the EU? You are masochists?

  4. 4 Autonomous Mind 01/03/2011 at 11:14 pm

    No, we don’t live in a democracy and the politicians will not give us a referendum to vote to leave. Many are still not convinced by the EU withdrawalist party UKIP, although their support is increasing. Perhaps we are due another English uprising against the establishment…

  5. 5 stelios 26/03/2012 at 3:45 pm

    do you really know who androulla vasiliou is?

    she is an obnoxious housewife with naive and communist ideas. she never too real part in the political life in cyprus and had no involvement in the struggle of cyprus for independence, democracy and freedom from the turks.

    do you know why androulla vasiliou is a commissionaire?

    because she is the wife of the president who submitted the cypriot request to join the EU. she was sent to the EU by the communist president of cyprus, demetris christofias, maybe the worst president cyprus had.

    do you know who that president is?

    george vasiliou, a naive businessman with communist ideas, who was elected president with the support of the cypriot communist party.
    he came in the scene out of the blue. he was never part of the political life and the struggle of cyprus for independence, democracy and freedom from the turks. his policy of accepting all turkish proposals for the sake of a solution failed. he was a failed president which the communist party discovered and a man who is not able to be elected again even as a village mare.
    his father was a convicted communist who escaped in hungary after the greek civil war.

    as a cypriot and a greek I am sorry for sending that person to the EU. I hope some day our european brothers will forgive us.


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