I Still Approve Of This Beatdown.

Andrew Stuttaford, on the EU Parliament:

Sleazy, profoundly undemocratic and wary of real debate, the EU’s parliament is a grotesque parody of what a parliament is meant to be.

This statement comes in response to the fining of British MEP for this fabulous verbal beatdown of European council president, Herman van Rompuy:

Any excuse to repost that video is adequate.

Tea Parties… In Great Britain?

Daniel Hannan = Gob Bluth? Crazy Delicious

We often hear that America should be more civilized like our friends across the pond in Europe.  But is this a sign that our friends across the pond are starting to become a little more like us?

Conservatives in Britain will hold their first Tea Party protest in Brighton on Saturday, with British member of the European parliament (and frequent Fox News guest) Daniel Hannan giving the keynote.

The party web site is here.

“Labour has raised more than a trillion pounds in additional taxation since 1997. Yet, unbelievably, Gordon Brown has still managed to run up a deficit of 12.6% of GDP (Greece’s is 12%). A far lower level of taxation brought Americans out in spontaneous protest last year,” Hannan wrote for the London Telegraph.

It’s about time someone like Hannan showed up in Old Europe.  Goodness knows they’ve needed a dose of fiscal sanity.  Too bad it might take the utter collapse of Greece to wake up that continent.