The people of Europe deserve to decide for themselves

Nigel Farage

The hypocrisy and absurdity of the anti-Europeans just keeps on growing. In the European Parliament yesterday, protesting at the signing of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, UKIP leader Nigel Farage declared:

“Referendum, we want a referendum. The people of Europe deserve to decide for themselves.”

The people of Europe? Normally, Nigel Farage rejects the existence of such a concept. The people of Britain, yes; the peoples of Europe, possibly. But suddenly, a man who denies that different European countries have enough in common to make shared democratic politics possible finds it helpful to argue the opposite.

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