EU hypocrisy plumbs miserable new depth

It never ends does it?

This week the Brussels spin doctors were tasked with selling we benighted serfs a tall story of supposed ethical probity, designed to give the impression that the unelected unaccountables who govern us are whiter than white:

The European Commission today (20 April) announced tougher ethical rules for commissioners while they are in office and after they leave the Commission […]

The Commission said the changes to the code of conduct were discussed with the European Parliament and the new rules reflect comments made by MEPs.

People must not be taken in by this hypocritical attempt by the EU to kid us its leaders are ethical.

For at the same time the European Commission preaches at us about ethics, the EU is laying siege to Switzerland in an effort to bully and threaten it to increase tax rates that are far lower than its own and we see the tawdry tale of tax evading German MEP, Elmar Brok, shielding behind the utterly outrageous immunity from prosecution afforded to members of the European Parliament.

This country has been assimilated by the political class into an unholy federal and undemocratic union.  A union that on the one hand claims to stand opposed to corrupt regimes, but on the other places its own self selecting leadership out of reach of the laws that bind the rest of us.  But all is well of course because we are supposed to be reassured by this meaningless code of ethical conduct.

7 Responses to “EU hypocrisy plumbs miserable new depth”

  1. 1 john in cheshire 22/04/2011 at 1:48 pm

    The EU cannot be reformed. It must therefore be destroyed; completely and utterly, without mercy.

  2. 2 Dave H 22/04/2011 at 1:59 pm

    The tax evasion MEP is OK, nothing wrong with that. He’s immune from prosecution and his fellow MEPs won’t lift that immunity if his activities can be considered to fall within the scope of his political activities. Considering the main purpose of the EU bureaucracy appears to be depriving European taxpayers of their hard-money, I’d say he’s adequately covered by that.

    As for the rest, presumably the recently-announced request for a 4.9% budget increase is in response to the extra laundry services required to portray the leadership as whiter than white.

  3. 3 William 22/04/2011 at 2:36 pm

    The Cheshire man has it the union has to be destroyed by fair means or foul sooner rather than later.

  4. 4 Martin Brumby 22/04/2011 at 3:07 pm

    “ethical rules for commissioners”

    My nomination for oxymoron of the year.

  5. 5 stupidboy 22/04/2011 at 3:11 pm

    Many Europeans seem to be afflicted with a collective form of frontotemporal dementia the symptoms of which include the inability to recognise sarcasm and lies.

    The subtlety of EU sarcasm is that it is serious. It has become, as Barthes said, “the condition of truth”. The sarcastic pretence of ethical rules applying to the EU is a deceipt which mocks the gullible.

  6. 6 jameshigham 22/04/2011 at 3:11 pm

    tougher ethical rules for commissioners

    Did I have to read that while sipping on coffee? Now I have to clean up the mess.

  7. 7 andy5759 26/04/2011 at 1:00 pm

    This is gagging disguised as ethics. Already Eurocrats are threatened with the loss of their pensions if they say anything less than positive about the project. Bastards.

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