Thursday, 15 January 2009

Vaclav Klaus - CzechMate

Mark Wadsworth has been running a series of articles entitled "They really hate Vaclav Klaus, don't they?" 

To prove the point that if there is a bandwagon in motion you can rely on the LibDems to jump on it, Graham Watson MEP is a prime example.

Commenting on the fact Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek has let slip to the European Parliament that he thinks the Lisbon Treaty is "worse" than the Nice Treaty, and that there was some very harsh criticism of Václav Klaus, Graham Watson is quoted as saying "If Václav Klaus compares the EU to the Soviet Union, we should not be concerned by it".

So, Mr. Watson you have experience of having lived under the Soviet regime, have you? You are the font of all knowledge on that subject?

It is interesting to note that amongst those who did experience life under the Soviet regime they had this to day:

"The most puzzling development in politics during the last decade is the apparent determination of Western European leaders to re-create the Soviet Union in Western Europe.Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet President 1985-1991. Date uncertain.

Vladimir Bukovsky, in an interview with Paul Bellin, asked to explain his 'parallel' between the EU and the USSR replied:

"I am referrring to structures, to certain ideologies being instilled, to the plans, the direction, the inevitable expansion, the obliteration of nations, which was the purpose of the Soviet Union. Most people do not understand this. They do not know it, but we do because we were raised in the Soviet Union where we had to study the Soviet ideology in school and at university. The ultimate purpose of the Soviet Union was to create a new historic entity, the Soviet people.....The same is true in the EU today. They are trying to create a new people."

Vladimir Bukovsky is also reported to have told Nigel Farage MEP: "I have seen your future and I don't like it."

Whilst on the topic of quotations, with regard to Graham Watson I can but quote Winston Churchill: "A modest little person, with much to be modest about"

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