The British media finally, begrudgingly, gave some publicity to Conservative MEP Dan Hannan’s marvellous peroration to Prime Minister Gordon Brown from the floor of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
Watching the hated, useless, arrogant bully Brown squirm and try to deflect the attack using his twisted Aw Shucks smile was beautiful to behold – (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/5050574/MEP-Dan-Hannans-Brezhnev-apparatchik-attack-on-Gordon-Brown-is-a-YouTube-hit.html). What a great day it will be when, to quote Jeremy Clarkson, this one-eyed idiot, is prised out of Number 10 Downing Street, presumably in a straight jacket and dragged by a white-coated mental health squad.
I’m not sure why the British media, led by the BBC of course, ignored this huge story. Is it corrupt, or just stupid and lazy? But they backed into the story the next day. Channel 4 news ran the video, and then recruited disgusting fascist Labour commissar Derek Draper to try and belittle Hannan. All this corrupt little man could come up with was some class warfare garbage about Hannan being a public school boy.
Channel 4 then wheeled on Liberal Democrat Vince Cable, who had the audacity to call Hannan “batty”. Hannan leads the effort to end the control and corruption of our political system by the unelected dictatorship called the European Union, which the Prats can’t wait to embrace. A Literal Demoprat calling another politician “batty” is a little lacking in self-awareness.
The first I saw of Hannan’s magnificent effort was on Fox News, the U.S. news programme which makes it quite clear it has a right-of-centre perspective on the world. What is so aggravating about the BBC is its claim to be unbiased, when it’s a lefty mouthpiece. Hannan was interviewed on the Glenn Beck programme, and was clearly amazed and excited by the attention his remarks had stirred up in the U.S. He was resigned to it being ignored by the BBC. Talk show host Rush Limbaugh and The Drudge Report also featured the speech, which attracted attention in the U.S. conservative media because of the simple, direct way Hannan shredded Brown’s nanny state approach, which is horribly similar to U.S. President Barack Obama’s.
Hannan’s words had Brown to a tee.
“When you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we are well placed to weather the storm, I have to tell you, you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line. You know and we know, and you know that we know, that it’s nonsense.”
Brown was “pathologically incapable” of taking responsibility.
I first came across Hannan at a Tory party selection conference which selected candidates for the European elections, maybe 10 years ago. I had tried, and failed to get on the list, but after listening to Hannan speak, I almost didn’t mind. Hannan’s views on Europe reflected mine exactly, but his ability to speechify was very impressive. If I was going to lose, it was almost worth having to concede to such a fantastic, classy performer as Hannan. I also heard him speak at a Conservative Party function at my local golf club. He made a superb speech, and later, answering questions, launched into a Shakespearian monologue, which was funny and, well, simply magnificent.
Since his speech in Strasbourg, Hannan is surely destined for super-stardom as a politician, but maybe not in the Tory party. His views seem to be much more in line with the United Kingdom Independence Party. And one minor criticism; at the start of the speech, Hannan talked about Brown nationalising the car industry.
Where did that come from?