HOW ON EARTH CAN WE CONCENTRATE ON MAKING MONEY OUT OF THIS WHEN WE’RE CONSTANTLY DISTRACTED BY THE ENVIRONMENT . . . . . . . .
Ilargi: Earlier today, in a fancy location in Brussels, – no, you’re right, they probably had it €500 a plate catered, can’t take the risk of venturing out into the real world where the people live they’re supposed to represent-, one bullet-proof limo after another arrived to deliver the honorable hoi polloi from 27 EU countries and their servants for an informal gala dinner during which they could, in hard-fought peace, discuss the maximum extent to which austerity measures can be taken in various member countries without provoking outright civil war.
“You’re either at the table or you’re on the menu.”
Only, he meant his country’s government should have a say in what goes on (not just France and Germany). He did not mean the people of Poland themselves should be at the table. They are, like all other European people who were not delivered by bullet-proof limo to attend the dinner, very much on the menu. It’s the 1% vs the 99%.
Look, the US has a constitution. The EU has 27 different constitutions. Some modeled after England, some after France, some after the US, and some just made it up as they went along. There are lawyers and judges in all these 27 countries that know their respective constitutions.
And I’ll leave you a wild guess as to how many of them stipulate that you can’t just sign away broad based sovereign powers and rights to Brussels or anyone else without first consulting your parliament and/or your people.