This is the correct attitude to have

and attacked the European commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker. “Mr Juncker was a very adequate mayor I think of some city in Luxembourg, and maybe he should go back and do that again,” he said.

The BBC is confused here. “Told the truth” is not a synonym for “attacked”.

Manfred Weber, leader of the centre-right EPP and an ally of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and Guy Verhofstadt, who leads the liberal ALDE group, accused Malloch of “outrageous malevolence” towards “the values that define this European Union”.

I like him more already.

A letter from the leader of the Socialists and Democrats group, Gianni Pittella, describes Malloch’s statements as “shocking” and urges the EU institutions to treat him as a “persona non grata”. He writes: “Mr Malloch openly expressed himself to be in favour of the dissolution of the EU – to be ‘brought down as the Soviet Union’ – and wants to see the demise of the common currency within months, clearly show[ing] Mr Malloch’s hostility not only toward the European Union as such but also to our common values and principles.

Sounds perfect. So, we give him Juncker’s job when he goes back to being Mayor, do we?

26 comments on “This is the correct attitude to have

  1. The “values” of the EU are cultural marxism, smug superiority and an absolute contempt and hatred for ordinary White Europeans.

    The sooner the EU is destroyed the better.

    Drunker and the Boris-Karloff-as-The-Monster lookalike Verhofstadt should be hanged. As should the entire EU hierarchy.

  2. …accused Malloch of “outrageous malevolence” towards “the values that define this European Union”.

    Yet, arguably, the Fourth Reich has displayed “outrageous malevolence” towards the USA for decades, while creating a tariff walled fortress Europe to restrict imports and an artificially low currency to assist its main manufacturing exporters.

  3. If they think Trump will send them somebody more to their liking if they refuse to accept Malloch, then they really haven’t got the measure of the man at all.

  4. The more hysterical the Left’s attacks on Trump, the more hysterical their affront at attacks on them becomes.

    You’d think if you were willing to dish it out, and had been doing so for decades, you would least learn to take it. But their response to 2016 has been to try and turn the crazy up beyond even ’11’ where it was before.

  5. Its a shame we haven’t had such candour from May and Davis.
    The ” we want the EU to be a success” line is wearing thin, better to say we want a good trading relationship with all European Nations and not mention the vile organization we are escaping from.

  6. @Chris,

    Quite. The calculation is whether a clown or no ambassador is preferable.

    @Theo,

    It’s Trump who has killed the no-tariff deal with Europe. Most European tarrifs on everywhere are of rounding-error magnitude.

    The currency manipulation (quantitative easing) started in the USA (taking the dollar to 60 eurocents) before spreading to the UK (taking the pound to euro parity) and finally to Europe. The Euro is behind the curve on the competitive devaluation thing, and the accusation of currency manipulation is at best pot and kettle.

  7. I note he claims to have brought down the Soviet Union, presumably by doing one of the many non-jobs that pack his CV.

    It seems alternative facts are fine if you are a Trumpoid.

  8. Most European tarrifs on everywhere are of rounding-error magnitude.

    Bullshit.

    Try telling that to the African farmers charged 7.5% for trying to add value to their coffee beans by roasting them before export. Or the cocoa bean farmers facing tariffs between 30% and 60% for processed (ie, value-added) products.

    Sources (first hits from 2 seconds of googling): https://capx.co/how-the-eu-starves-africa-into-submission/ http://www.tuaeu.co.uk/how-the-eu-starves-africa/

  9. Do you understand the meaning of the word “most”?

    All tariffs should be zero, which is why I do not support Trump. He wants to make tariffs higher, not lower.

  10. Tariffs are a failing of Trump’s –however compared to the arachnid dictatorial middle-class marxian vermin who run the ESpew he still smells sweet indeed.

    And his Ambassador calls the scum of the EU just right.

    Piss on them all and their friends and allies as well.

  11. ‘…adequate…’ my favourite term of damning praise. I use it often in restaurants and cafés.

    S/h(e)/it*: “Is everything OK {sir – optional}?”.

    Me: “Adequate, {thanks – optional}”.

    *we have to be open-minded

  12. What is the purpose of an ambassador in this day and age? I can understand if you are talking about a country without up to date technology or where values are different from the norm. The US Ambassador to the UK, for example, is given as a thank you. The UK Ambassador to the USA has sometimes been treated similarly, eg David Owen. Unless you are talking about countries such as Yemen or Ecuador, this Ambassador stuff just looks like an expensive way of issuing visas and engaging in espionage

  13. BiG

    QE wasn’t introduced with the aim of lowering the exchange rate. Germany joined the Euro knowing that it would have a more favourable exchange rate long-term than it would if it retained the DM. The German state is ruthless in pursuit of advantage for its manufacturing sector.

    Trump has torn up the trade agreement with the EU because it would institutionalise the Fourth Reich’s unfairly gained advantages.

  14. On US/EU tariffs: If I was a betting man I’d be rereading some of the stuff the guy does the cartoon thingy has put out.
    Trump’s a dealer & his tariff position may well be his opening offer. So ask yourself what he might want in exchange for US/EU free trade. For instance, the EU countries – particularly Germany – actually carrying their own weight in NATO would take a burden off the US taxpayer

  15. “this Ambassador stuff just looks like an expensive way of issuing visas and engaging in espionage”

    Yeah, but it gives the spies a secure desk to work from.

  16. Wot Diogenes said. With knobs on. A farcical, antiquated charabanc of flatulent self-regard and permanent governing class beanos.

  17. Diogenes – Should that be Peter Jay rather than David Owen or have I missed the point? Incidentally, Helmut Schmidt on David Owen was priceless but I’ll let Der Großer (aka BiG) deliver the teutonic put-down because he’s our window onto the thinking, past and present, in Berlin and Brussels.

    Edward Lud – how can I get hold of you in case they come for me? I want to hear your closing speech in my defence!

  18. It would be nice, not to say amusing, if Trump simply bypasses the EU and other multi national institutions like the UN, G7, etc and focuses on the nation states. It is what he is doing to the liberal media, bypassing them and revealing them for the irrelevancies that they are. No wonder they are furious.

  19. @Theo,

    Whatever the declared intent QE (and the accompanying slashed interest rates) did lower the exchange rate. Without the QE, the central bank can say whatever interest rates it likes but the market will ignore (cf Europe circa 2008).

    Supply and demand, innit. So it’s more than hypocritical to criticise Europe for doing what the US did, to a lesser extent than the US did. It’s happening at a different time because the ECB, in its infinite wisdom, actually raised interest rates at the outset of the crisis.

    There’s a lot of hypothesising about why Germany joined the euro. At 18 years and counting the “economic” fig-leaf arguments of the antis are beginning to wear a little thin. It’s been about to collapse next week for all that time. I have a theory that if the euro had been called the pound, had the Queen’s head on the back and “two world wars and one world cup” written around the side, the Brits would have been totally happy with it.

    @TMB,
    I have a (lowly) man in Brussels, and one at the Bundesbank, but no ears in Berlin.

  20. TMB, my brain faded! Peter Jay was Callaghan’s son-in-law and David Owen’s mate and was appointed Ambassador, purely on merit, of course

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