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    brughahaha brughahaha is offline

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    Germany tightens its grip on the levers of power in the EU

    The appointment of Martin Selmayr by Jean Claude Junker to the position of sec gen of the EU commission has raised even the heckles of the normally servile EU based journalists.

    https://www.politico.eu/article/mart...-vs-the-press/

    Apart from the very questionable process involved in his appointment ,or his complete lack of experience ,or even his less than flattering reputation , there is the small matter of the allegations of him winning commissioners support by promising them even bigger severance packages at the end of their terms (tax free of course)

    Apart from all that , there is the small matter than a German is now in the sec gen of the Commission , the EU Parliament ...and the External Action service ...so policy , parliament and foreign affairs are all controlled by Germans .......

    Now many of us are fully aware that since German reunification and the introduction of the Euro , the EU has become a vassal for Germany's (rightful in their view) Economic and Political domination of the continent ,but others prefer wilful ignorance or delusion

    As the Irish media glossed over this I thought i would bring it to the attention of the latter
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    Germany runs a tight ship. Perhaps it's not a bad idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brughahaha View Post
    The appointment of Martin Selmayr by Jean Claude Junker to the position of sec gen of the EU commission has raised even the heckles of the normally servile EU based journalists.

    https://www.politico.eu/article/mart...-vs-the-press/

    Apart from the very questionable process involved in his appointment ,or his complete lack of experience ,or even his less than flattering reputation , there is the small matter of the allegations of him winning commissioners support by promising them even bigger severance packages at the end of their terms (tax free of course)

    Apart from all that , there is the small matter than a German is now in the sec gen of the Commission , the EU Parliament ...and the External Action service ...so policy , parliament and foreign affairs are all controlled by Germans .......

    Now many of us are fully aware that since German reunification and the introduction of the Euro , the EU has become a vassal for Germany's (rightful in their view) Economic and Political domination of the continent ,but others prefer wilful ignorance or delusion

    As the Irish media glossed over this I thought i would bring it to the attention of the latter
    Many of us are aware that many people here wear tinfoil hats
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    The German is either at your throat or at your feet
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    brughahaha brughahaha is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulp View Post
    Many of us are aware that many people here wear tinfoil hats
    Indeed ..they'd be the ones unable to factually counter whats put to them and resort to ad hominem comments my 7 year old would find lame

    got a mirror handy ?
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    I am waiting for some nEU imperial fan to claim that it is all completely democratic, and then to instruct everybody to shut up, and obey orders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brughahaha View Post
    The appointment of Martin Selmayr by Jean Claude Junker to the position of sec gen of the EU commission has raised even the heckles of the normally servile EU based journalists.

    https://www.politico.eu/article/mart...-vs-the-press/

    Apart from the very questionable process involved in his appointment ,or his complete lack of experience ,or even his less than flattering reputation , there is the small matter of the allegations of him winning commissioners support by promising them even bigger severance packages at the end of their terms (tax free of course)

    Apart from all that , there is the small matter than a German is now in the sec gen of the Commission , the EU Parliament ...and the External Action service ...so policy , parliament and foreign affairs are all controlled by Germans .......

    Now many of us are fully aware that since German reunification and the introduction of the Euro , the EU has become a vassal for Germany's (rightful in their view) Economic and Political domination of the continent ,but others prefer wilful ignorance or delusion

    As the Irish media glossed over this I thought i would bring it to the attention of the latter
    The Irish media are bought & paid for.

    However, to their credit they deliver excellent value for money for those that bought & paid for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    The German is either at your throat or at your feet
    Can't there be a compromise? I could use a German about waist height...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blokesbloke View Post
    Can't there be a compromise? I could use a German about waist height...
    Sounds like it's a Corkwegian you're looking for, bb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blokesbloke View Post
    Can't there be a compromise? I could use a German about waist height...
    With a flat head no doubt ?
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