**Posted by Phineas
Nigel Farage is the leader of UKIP, the UK Independence Party, which is a small-government, free-market party that advocates Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. He is also, like the more well-known Daniel Hannan, a Member of the European Parliament. In the following clip, he addresses the President of the European Commission, Mr. Barroso, on matters of democracy, national sovereignty, and border control. I think you’ll find he expresses sentiments that many Americans would agree with:
(BTW, the “star-spangled banner” he mocks is the European flag, not Old Glory, before anyone gets in a lather…)
Now, I don’t know much more about Mr. Farage other than the few speeches I’ve seen and the general platform of his party, but, since he’s a thorn in the side of the statists of the EU and most Americans aren’t fond of our own statists, I’d like to suggest a trade to our friends in Europe: you send us Messrs. Farage and Hannan, and we’ll (gladly) give you President Obama, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and most of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus(1).
via Hot Air’s Green Room
(1) Granted, there’s quite a bit of overlap between the two. Oh, and we get to keep Allen West.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)