Daniel Hannan, a British member of the European Parliament (MEP), made an eloquent, impassioned speech this weekend on what should take place in Brexit talks.
After listening to Hannan on Brexit, regulation and trade, I am certain he would make a far better US president than anyone in the entire field from 18 months ago.
A few videos will make the case, the first is only a minute long.
Hannan on Switzerland and a Reasonable Brexit Approach
Some may that was a self-serving speech. Perhaps, it was. However, Hannan’s proposed framework is also in the best interest of the EU.
Unfortunately, the Eurocrats are far more interested in punishing the UK than negotiating a win-win settlement. Doing so makes the EU nothing more than a prison, with walls restricting trade.
Outside of war, it never make sense to restrict trade. But here we are, with the EU bound and determined to punish the UK, even though they will fear even worse by doing so.
Hannan on Brexit
I was so impressed with Hannan’s speaking ability in that short clip, I sought out more videos. Here is a great 12 minute clip from June 15, prior to the Brexit vote.
We need to look not at a fantasy union that is all about peace and collaboration among nations, but rather look at the one that has in fact taken shape under our noses: a racket far from benefiting the least well off, takes money from low and medium income people and give it to most privileged and to the biggest corporations.
Just ask yourself why is it that the mega-banks and the multinationals are
pouring money into the remain camp. Why is it that Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citibank, and Morgan Stanley and all the rest are funding the people campaigning not to let us recover our independence.
I’ll tell you why. The biggest surprise to me, when I was a newly elected MEP was the extent to which these giant corporations wanted more regulation. I had supposed, being elected as a conservative that being private enterprises, they would want freedom of action. I was disabused of that within a week of arriving. They love regulation because they can afford the compliance costs more easily than their smaller rivals. They have captured the Brussels machine and used it to raise barriers to entry, very good use for the cartel of established multinationals, very bad news for the innovator, the startup, the entrepreneur.
And that’s why the European Union is falling further and further behind. … That’s why despite being myself, within that privileged caste of eurocrats with large salaries and tax expenses, I am inviting you to fire me.
Anyone in the US delivering such a speech, with such passion, would have won the nomination and the election.
Trump and Hillary Debate
Instead of having an honest discussion, by impassioned speakers, the US debates look like this.
Please play the videos. The first is short. The third is hilarious, but it’s also a sad testament to what transpires for politics in the US.
Sadly, the US has no one like Hannan, an eloquent speaker who understands trade, and is willing to take a personal financial hit simply because it is the right thing to do for the country.
- European Council President Promises Salt and Vinegar for Everyone
- EU Seeks €20 Billion Divorce Settlement
- EU Doesn’t Want Brexit “Negotiations”, the EU Wants “Blood Revenge”
- Brexit: How Hard is Hard? Searching for a Soft, Hard-Boiled Egg
- Article 50 Perfectly Timed
Mike “Mish” Shedlock
Mish, the EU, in it’s push for equalisation is morphing into something like the Soviet Union. States dare not leave, territorial increases, equalisation and centralisation the mantra.
Hannin is a ‘type’. Not the only one. If anyone denigrated the Leave campaign they need only look to others like Lord David Owen, Peter Lilley, Martin Howe QC and many, many others including Hannan. Intelligent, capable and largely selfless when it comes to the national interest.
Charles Gave: https://sputniknews.com/europe/201602261035385539-european-union-collapse-scenario/
The UK exit from the EU will be very hard and intended to damage the people of the UK.
We do need friends and support from those that share our innate values, the EU does not. Neither, now, does the US.
Hannan and others have been up against this bias too, paid for by the tax payers. The Neo-liberal media elite part working against the voters.
Clinton Broadcasting Company?
Re: talking to US Voters
Unless the candidate can touch the voters in the same way the Beatles touched US music in the 1960s, then all they can do is use what they have in the best way they can. Voters are pro or con Kardashian in mindset.
voters are pro or con Kardashian
Bans illegals and throws them out of the country
Extremely tough immigration laws
Practically no muslim refugees
Assault weapons and guns freely available
Just voted down basically a free living wage to all citizens
Enforces it’s borders
Voter ID and extremely difficult to become a voting citizen
Only agrees to trade deals that benefits them
Who does that sound like?
‘EU’ will try to use the UK to prove that it exists. That is all that EU has become about – a perpetual attempt to establish itself. Free trade and movement can be signed between any countries in an instant and do not need a third party, legally unaccountable and without any existent jurisdiction, as manager.
In fact, EU is a conduit for certain political powers on the continent, ones that lack credibility at a purely national level. There was never more needed than a simple and civilized set of accords that represented a mutual respect across the region.
It’s gotten to the point in the US where all of our legislation is written by corporations and the majority of the legislation is designed as a barrier to entry. All the US Representatives and Senators do from the day they are sworn into office is go begging for campaign contributions from the same corporations that write the legislation. We are more like the EU than the EU, and soon these corporations will become the only place where you can buy or sell anything. I’m sure Clinton will make this even worse. I’m betting the next big war will be waged by NGO’s merged together under the white helmet banner and they don’t need Congressional approval to wage war… come to think of it, how many wars have we been involved in since WWII and of those wars, how many of them were waged to protect American/multinational corporation’s interests, and more importantly, how many of these wars are not just outright wars of aggression?
Maximus Minimus said:
I could not but notice the stream of MEPs leaving while Hannan was speaking. UK as a still paying member should ask for a refund for absenteeism in the EU parliament. Not only for this instance caught on camera, but all the other absenteeism that has been caught on camera when someone actually looked into it.
We see the naked face of corruption in American politics. We can no longer pretend we live in a free society. Our politicians are corrupt and controlled by special interests. Assuming and knowing for sure are different. We know for sure now. This will lead to despair and cynicism among us. Why bother watching propaganda called news. Why listen to editorials or opinion pieces. Apathy will bleed into business and finance. America is in decline.
MSM steps up lies and corruption again:
Thanks for providing another piece of evidence that shows the media in the bag for Hillary, Greg.
Media has a HUGE influence on public opinion.
How is it possible for a candidate to have a fighting chance in an election when all the networks and most of the cable channels are vomiting all over him and treating crooked Hillary like a queen bee?
You’d have to have your eyes closed not to see it.
Have you ever talked to somebody that watches “The View”? It’s like talking to bag full of nails. That’s what that shit is aimed at, which is about 20% of the population, which is more than enough to put the big C into office.
The American education system has failed us and Hillary’s popularity with a sizable population of Americans is just a manifestation of that.
All those viewers of “The View” propagate and the problem grows exponentially.
I’m damned glad I’m as old as I am.
Maximus Minimus said:
Don’t blame the media, blame the masters of the media.
I’ll blame the media.
There’s supposed to be a semblance of integrity in the media. They were supposed to help protect us from tyranny – not fan the flame of tyranny.
Let’s not act as if the media had no choice in the matter. Please don’t make them a victim.
It’s the same here and the young are particularly vulnerable to being programmed and targeted.
Steve Allmart said:
Sent from my iPad
We would like to think that someone like Hannan could be a success here, but how much of a success is he in UK?
The reason we have Trump is because he is the only one who could/would do it.
We can pretend that a sharp well spoken and literate man like Hannan would be a natural winner, but we already know that rational argument and real debate don’t work. people have tried it for years, decades, CENTURIES, and the MEDIA still decides who is credible and who is not. Do we think they would not be dragging out some old queen or such, to tie Hannan to? Personal destruction? Character assassination?
Trump had relatively few critics until he announced. Now he is the devil.
And worst still….he likes WOMEN. If he could have only been gay…..he could be speaking with a castilian lisp and we would not hear a word from SNL.
The reason we have Trump is because he was able to fund himself just long enough to get the media interested. Then he played it just right long enough to get all the free media attention that he did before the media figured out what had happened. Obviously now they regret it and are trying to turn the tables back. I’ve got my fingers crossed that it’s too late to fix and that somehow Trump gets swept into office but I don’t think history is on Trump’s side this time.
Trump has no choice but to get personal when the media which is working for Hillary unfairly targets him and focuses on groping accusations from 10, 20 or 30 years ago that were never made at the time, nor was there any police reports taken.
Trump didn’t take the first shot at the Town Hall debate. Hillary did. What’s Trump supposed to do? Take the cheap shots about his potty mouth from a woman who impugned her sexual predator husband’s female victims, one after another?
Politics is a contact sport. You gotta fight fire with fire. Maybe it doesn’t work that way in England. But it sure as heck works that way here!
It is rather amusing that the dolts involved with the European Union actually believed that they needed encyclopedias full of legislation in order to have free trade in the first place. Back in reality, free trade needs no regulation whatsoever.
Greg Ludvigsen said:
I have been watching Daniel Hannan for some while from here in Australia and believe he was the right person to become UK Prime Minister. However he is in European Parliament not UK one and therefore ineligible. I do not see anyone of his calibre anywhere in world politics. Like him I am being impressed by Theresa May who did not vote for Brexit but is determined to ensure her people get what they want rather than what vested interests want.
The Teresa May thing… that’s what I am watching and wondering if the big betrayal is just around the corner.
Soon to find out. Interestingly she was Home Secretary and that is a top 3 job.
She, plus Chancellor, have to tow the Prime Ministers line but she didn’t canvass. Osbourne (Chancellor) did. He not actively canvassing was noticed and commented upon. Home Secretary not backing the Prime Minister would have been explosive.
I think she was a closet Leaver or just on the 50:50 line and willing to serve the electorate in their decision.
SNL is not funny at all. They try to mask their political agendas with humor (poorly I might add), but it’s clear where they stand.
Anyhow, the second video is excellent, but in my experience with Brits, the more articulate, the more charismatic they are… the more FOS they are! Although I agree with everything Mr. Hannan says.
He kept talking while people kept walking out (on him?).
You have to do that over here and sometimes the faster they leave the closer to the truth the words being said.