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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 21 and 22 March 2019 (debate)

  Mike Hookem (NI). – Madam President, while some compared Ms May’s dash to the European Council last week with Chamberlain’s Munich mission, I think it’s more like ‘rage in our era’ than ‘peace in our times’.

However, the real depth of public anger at the political establishment’s Brexit betrayal continues to go unnoticed, and as the EU elite continues to try and ride roughshod over the will of the European people, the stirrings of serious unrest are becoming manifest in equal measure. The fact is, the people of Europe have had enough of lies being used as the building blocks for an EU superstate, while the governments of Europe are deaf to their concerns.

If you’re complacent enough to think Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was just a protest vote cast by the fickle British, then you’re kidding yourselves. Brexit was the starting gun for a new European political era, and as Paris burns, the Dutch people scream for change at the polls and this Parliament braces for a Eurosceptic invasion, the superstate dream is shattered.

(Applause from certain quarters)

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