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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Nigel Farage MEP, the UK's Ron Paul

'When the people fear the government there is tyranny, but when the government fear the people there is liberty.' 
Thomas Jefferson
The United Kingdom has its very own Libertarian Party, the UK Independence Party. The UK is not a federation but a union which differs from the model used to federate Germany and the European Union.

Nigel Farage, A Ron Paul Admirer 

But the hot topic for the EU Libertarian's is Greece which once more erupted into violence as economic disaster and quarter after quarter of deflation caused by the inability of the Greeks to devalue their currency (i.e. the wages that are paid to their civil servants) and never ending tax rises leads to violence.


Police officers are the subject of violent attacks and petrol bombs from their own people. Their families, their friends, their neighbours. You have to wonder how long they will continue to turn up to work knowing what they face when their own pay being severely reduced and they are paid later and later, some estimates put them a month behind on pay.

Police are people too and they have no wish to attack people protesting when they themselves would like to protest. How long can the government continue to ride roughshod over their own people before even the Police, who have left their hungry families at home to be attacked, turn against them?

The EU and the Greek government ignore the suffering of the people of Greece for the sake of saving their bureaucracy (rather like the Jersey government) the difference is that Greece is further down this road than us.

Where will it all end? Well Nigel Farage puts his thoughts to the European Parliament.

What happens in a Free Market when a government goes bust? Well it disappears and the debt disappears. Has the time not come to put the Greek government out of its misery, write off all debt and start again. They have already stolen their self-determination, their democracy, their benefits and privileges so why are these people still paying their taxes? Oh, they are not!

Like Ron Paul, Mr Farage is not afraid to speak his mind, to point out the failing of government, any government, it can never see its own failings.

At some point soon the government of Greece may learn to fear the people.